Category Archives: News

Aaron’s Career

With Finley starting his apprenticeship with us this year, it’s interesting to note that Aaron’s career started with his apprenticeship in 1991 less than a minute around the corner in Able Street at what was Don Pellatt repairs but is now known as Able Auto Repair/Repco Service Penrith. It was under the watchful eye of Steve Kennett-Tribe, that Aaron was Continue Reading...
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The Truth About New Car Servicing

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) have recently provided updated information regarding consumer rights and new car servicing under warranty. There is no requirement under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) for a vehicle to be serviced by an authorised dealer in order for the consumer guarantees to apply. FAQ’s What is a warranty? A warranty is a voluntary promise Continue Reading...
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Holiday Road Trip Checklist

It’s that time of year when lots of Australians are getting ready to head off on holidays, many of us on a road trip. A long trip is a serious test for your car, even a small problem such as a worn windscreen wiper or an out of balance tyre can cause a lot of trouble. Whether you are driving Continue Reading...
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Why Should I Service My Car?

Regular servicing prolongs the life of mechanical components, helps to maintain roadworthiness and contributes to greater reliability, economy and resale value. Without regular servicing you increase the potential of breakdowns and expensive repairs. Refer to your owner’s manual for maintenance information specific to your car. You should service your new car as often as is outlined in your owner’s manual. For older cars, you need to Continue Reading...
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Tyres – What we check for your safety

Well maintained tyres are paramount to your safety and are a legal requirement. Every time your car is serviced we will inspect your tyres including the spare as part of the safety check. The first thing we check is the tread depth, the minimum tread depth in NSW is 1.5mm. A tyre with less than 1.5mm will result in greater Continue Reading...
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Diesel Induction Service – Loss of Power, Running Rough, Fuel Economy

  The development of modern diesel engines provides motorists an engine that is more comparable to petrol engines with extended service life, lower emissions and greater on-demand performance. It isn’t surprising that we are seeing more diesel cars in Aussie workshops. Consequentially we are now seeing new performance issues, notably contamination of the air intake system. The common symptoms include Continue Reading...
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Pink Slip – what you need to know

Pink slip – What you need to know   There has been a rise in the number of vehicles being detected as unregistered and motorists are confused about the registration process and their rights. Although universally know as a Pink slip it is officially called an E-safety check  and is required on vehicles 5 years or older. To confirm whether your Continue Reading...
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Baby seats – Safety Restraints

  Baby Seats, Safety Restraints Baby Seats – Safety Restraints Often called baby seats or child car seats, safety restraints are required by law for children from birth to 7 years old. For them to be effective they must be installed correctly. The law states that Children younger than 6 months must be secured in a rearward facing safety restraint. Children Continue Reading...
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What You Need to Know About Cheap Car Service Coupons

Let’s face it. Taking your car in for a service can be intimidating at the best of times. Unless you’ve got a regular mechanic you can trust, you never know what to expect or how the visit is going to affect your hip pocket. We all know the scenario where a trip to the mechanic for a simple service or Continue Reading...
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New Car Warranty

Important Facts You Should Know You do not need to take your new car back to the Dealership for servicing. They do not have a monopoly on new car “Log Book” Servicing. It is illegal for them to suggest that your rights to a warranty are void, simply because the vehicle is serviced by another qualified mechanic. This comes up Continue Reading...
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