Any new car bought from a dealership typically comes with a warranty, protecting your investment by covering the cost of certain unexpected problems or expenses. To maintain the warranty, you're asked to bring the vehicle to a reputable mechanic for a logbook service, to examine your vehicle for potential trouble spots before they become big problems.
We're able to perform logbook services for a range of makes and models of petrol and diesel passenger cars, as well as various light commercial vehicles. We'll let you know of any issues in your vehicle, and you'll drive away with an intact warranty.
To have your next logbook service done with us, get in touch today and organise a booking!
Before you sell, trade, transfer ownership, or re-register a vehicle for use on the road, VicRoads will insist that it's inspected by a licensed mechanic to ensure it meets the strict standards set by Australian road laws.
Pakenham Mechanical is a VicRoads licensed vehicle tester, allowing us to conduct roadworthy inspections and issue roadworthy certificates, allowing you to sell or re-register your vehicle for the road. We can inspect all makes and models of passenger car and light commercial vehicle under 4.5 tonnes in weight.
Contact us today to organise a booking.
Your brakes are both your vehicle's most important safety feature, and your vehicle's most wear and tear prone area. Your brakes are put under a tremendous amount of strain, especially in the stop-start nature of city driving, and poorly maintained brakes can result in an accident.
Pakenham Mechanical can repair or replace your brakes' key components, from brake pads, discs and drums to the machining of new parts specific to the needs of your vehicle. We can also service your vehicle's anti-lock braking system. To find out more about how you can get the most out of your brakes, contact us today.
Steering & Suspension
Badly performing steering and suspension can create problems in many other areas of your car, from increased tyre wear and poor ride comfort to unresponsive handling and body roll while negotiating corners.
We can repair your steering column and other related components, and fit a new set of shock absorbers for improved ride comfort. For tighter control on the road and reduced tyre wear, we can also perform wheel alignments.
To learn more about what we can do for your handling or ride comfort behind the wheel, get in touch with us today.
Australia's unpredictable and sometimes harsh climate makes an air conditioning system ready to keep you cool on demand essential to driver comfort. While your air con would get a lot of use through summer, the cooler months usually see it used far less - this can lead to cracks and leaks developing in the valves and hoses, meaning your air con isn't ready when you need it.
We can service your air conditioning system, patching up leaks and replacing damaged hoses and valves as required. We can also re-gas your air conditioning system, keeping your car nice and cool.
To find out more, or to organise an inspection of your air con, give us a call today.
Your exhaust is responsible for drawing spent air and fumes away from your engine and cabin. A leak may create performance problems in your engine, leading to power loss and increased fuel consumption.
The experienced team at Pakenham Mechanical can make repairs to your exhaust system, from patching up leaks to complete replacement and installation of a new stock model muffler or aftermarket extractor, more effectively letting clean air back into your engine.
To find out more about our exhaust services, get in touch with us today.
Auto-Electrical & Diagnostics
As cars become more sophisticated with a greater range of electronic components, a properly functioning auto-electrical system is now more essential to your vehicle than ever. With your vehicle's on-board diagnostic tools only communicating problems to you through at-times-confusing lights on your dashboard, knowing exactly what in your vehicle needs fixing can sometimes be tough.
We can diagnose and repair faults in your car's electrics, solving lighting and indicator issues and bringing SRS, ABS and power steering systems back to working condition. Our team can also use the latest diagnostic scan tools to troubleshoot any issues your vehicle might have, allowing us to make effective repairs and get your vehicle back into shape.
If your vehicle's suffering from electrical trouble, contact us today to organise an inspection.
Whether you're a business owner looking for extra accountability from employees with your company cars, or if you've received a court order, we can fit your vehicle out with a Smart Start alcohol ignition interlock device.
We can install the device, train drivers in its proper use, and in the event of an infraction reset the device, with all the due friendly service and discretion expected by customers.
To learn more about interlock devices, give us a call today.
Your tyres can be subjected to unnecessary wear and tear without being properly fitted to your rims, and without a comprehensive wheel balancing and alignment service.
We're able to fit, balance and align your new tyres, ensuring maximum contact between your vehicle and the road for reduced tyre wear and optimum benefit to your handling behind the wheel.
To ask about our tyre services, get in touch with one of our friendly staff today!
Our team at Pakenham Mechanical also offers a variety of other services, including:
- Tyre fitting and balancing
- Windscreens repaired or replaced
- 4x4 system servicing and repairs
- Classic vehicle servicing, including auto-electrical
- Pick-up and drop-off within the local area (conditions apply)
Get in touch with us today to find out more.