An approved NRMA Repairer complies with NRMA’s high standard of service and facilities. They are experienced automotive technicians performing general repairs to specialist repairs including auto-electrical, air-conditioning, radiators and automatic transmissions.
How often should you service a newer model 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.
What about an older car?
For older cars, you need to have at least a brake inspection and tyre condition, plus an oil and filter change every six months or 10,000km, whichever comes first. All cars have different service requirements but a service should at least contain:
– an engine oil change,
– an engine oil filter replacement,
– a safety check.
Does it matter who services your car?
In order to maintain your log books, it generally doesn’t matter who you choose, however, it is important to ensure that your Mechanic is reliable and has a good reputation in the community.
Keep in mind, that for some specific makes and models. they have to be maintained by authorised repairers. Check with the Dealership as to whether this is appropriate.
My mechanic told me my car needed additional parts to repair my car. How do I know that they are required?
Sometimes additional problems arise when the car is being repaired. Be sure to ask your Mechanic to contact you before they undertake any additional repairs and ask for a quote, including parts and labour. You could even ask to view the parts they have replaced for added reassurance.