Does my logbook service need to be done by the dealer?
No. Since 2010, when Australian consumer laws were revised, you have the right to choose who services your car.
The benefits of bringing your car to our Mittagong auto service centre include:
- Keeping your warranty intact. We follow your car manufacturer's specifications.
- No worries about parts. We source genuine parts quickly.
- Penrite motor oils are used for superior performance.
- Quick turnaround so your car is back in your hands sooner.
- We do it all at better prices than your dealer can.
How often should I get an oil change?
The general rule is every 6 months or after 10,000 km, whichever comes first. This the recommendation of the oil manufacturers. Factors that will lead to your oil degrading at a faster rate, include heat generated when driving in stop-start traffic, at high speeds, and in hot conditions. Driving in dusty areas will also have an impact, as will not using the vehicle. Because of its superior performance in all conditions, we use Penrite motor oil at Jim Wall Automotive.
How long does a car battery last?
Most brand name car batteries will last around 4 years. If your battery gets much older than that, you can get caught out and find yourself unable to start the car. During a service, your battery is checked and load-tested. That's often what's needed to find out if your battery is holding up when you have no idea how old it is.
When should I rotate my tyres?
It's a good idea to rotate your tyres every 10,000 km. This helps with wear and tear, by sharing it among the 4 tyres
and ensuring that your front tyres, which you rely on so much for cornering, have a good amount of tread. Each time your car is serviced, you should also have your wheel alignment checked. Properly aligned wheels will not suffer so badly from uneven wear.Read more Frequently Asked Questions…