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Logbook Services

If you are looking for quality logbook services on your car – look no further than Mannys Mechanical Repairs.

Mannys Mechanical repairs is a specialist in servicing & tuning, we record your repairs & servicing not in just the logbook but in a data base, hence when it is time to sell your car – we can print up a complete history.

call Manny on 0411 496 621 and book a logbook service in.

What is a logbook service?

A logbook is a booklet supplied by the car manufacturer which is generally stored in the glovebox of your car.

The logbook contains vital information about service requirements to your vehicle for the first 200 000km of the vehicle.

This book is the `BIBLE` of stored information on servicing & repairs to be or has been done to your vehicle.

It is  a organised procedure that must be followed by the technician before a stamp of service can be given.

On the other end of the scale, the logbook can show the lack of servicing done to the vehicle, by omissions & incorrect entries or plain hubris in performing the required service work required.

When selling a car the logbook is generally the first & most vital reference to the condition of the car, a sale of a vehicle can vary in thousands of dollars if the logbook is not up to date or followed to required procedures.

logbook services

Logbook Services

Keeping your logbook updated and your vehicle well maintained is vital for the following reasons:

  1. you have a detailed history of the service schedule which makes selling your car for a good price more viable
  2. the technician conducting your service has a clear idea that your vehicle is in good condition and has a clear history of what has been done to your vehicle. This minimises confusion and overselling
  3. Manufacturer are now offering 5-10 year warranties, missing out on a logbook service can easily void your warranty so do not give a mug a chance to diddle you out fixing something which they should because of a minor technicality.

I hope this has helped – Manny 0411 496 621

To Serve To Perform To Guide- Bringing Automotive power to the people

At Manny’s Mechanical Repairs you are in good hands, our main services include, Safety CertificatesLogbook ServiceFree Pickup & Delivery, and Car Cooling System Repairs.

We have the latest diagnostic equipment and my work van is fitted out with an industrial air compressor. This enables me to perform heavy duty work and give you – the customer – the best service at any place and at any time.

For Bookings and enquiries, please contact us on 0411 496 621email us at agrade@mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au or visit our site www.mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au.

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Pre Purchase Inspections – Secondhand Car

Purchasing a secondhand car can be stressful. Also it can possibly be one of the biggest purchases apart from a home or business.

  • A poor choice of vehicle can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs!
  • If you cannot measure it, you cannot manage it.

Due diligence is required with a set of measures and checks especially with the car log book servicing recordings. A car log book should be with the car and have a history of all service recorded. Things like timing belts and gearbox oil replacements can be the difference of thousands of dollars when purchasing a car… so how do you get the knowledge?

The first step is do your own homework on the type of car you want to buy – how much is the same model selling for – you can find this out on Car Sales and Gumtree, to name a few.

The second step is to find a good mechanic.

Here is a list of steps that should be done:

  • Walk around the vehicle, note any panel damage or window/windscreen cracks or damage.
  • Test drive (with radio off)
  • Check steering while driving (does it drive straight?), test brakes under light and heavy conditions, test handbrake – report any defects or noises.
  • Scan computer-check for any faults with lights or warning lights, test battery and alternator.
  • Check interior of car, check seatbelts.
  • Check under bonnet.
  • Check fluid, brake coolant, check cooling system and note condition.
  • Check brake and clutch master cylinders for leaks. Check for engine oil leaks.
  • Lift vehicle – check tyres, suspension, steering components, note any defects.
  • Check brakes – report condition.
  • Life vehicle – check engine, gearbox and differential mountings.
  • Check shock absorbers for leakage and damage.
  • Check condition and security of exhaust system – check for leakages.
  • Check chassis and sub frame for any damage.

Make a complete list of all relevant faults or pending faults. Also be wary of cars that have been over-serviced but under repaired – meaning the car is miles ahead in their service times by getting their services done prematurely but resist on getting the big repairs like timing belts and in-tank fuel filters replaced… all show no go!

The goal when buying a secondhand car should be, when you finish a busy week you should be able to jump in your car and drive to one of our beautiful beaches and enjoy yourself and the car, without problems and pending costs.

At Manny’s Mechanical Repairs we use not only the above systematic checks and measures but we wish to continue servicing and looking after your vehicle even after the purchase to ensure peace of mind motoring.

– Manny, 0411 496 621
To serve, to perform, to guide.

 

At Manny’s Mechanical Repairs you are in good hands, our main services include, Safety CertificatesLogbook ServiceFree Pickup & Delivery, and Car Cooling System Repairs.

We have the latest diagnostic equipment and my work van is fitted out with an industrial air compressor. This enables me to perform heavy duty work and give you – the customer – the best service at any place and at any time.

For Bookings and enquiries, please contact us on 0411 496 621email us at agrade@mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au or visit our site www.mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au.