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LOGBOOK SERVICE IN NORTH LAKES

Call the experts at Platinum Auto Group Mechanical.
 

Countless happy customers can’t be wrong.
Platinum Auto Group Mechanical is one of the best in the business when it comes to getting your car serviced, repaired and back on the road with minimum fuss and no nasty surprises.

Your regular log book and general services are no exception.
Did you think you had to take the car back to the dealer? Think again!
You can take your car to any qualified mechanic, like ourselves, for your logbook servicing and still keep your warranty intact.

What’s involved in a Log Book Service?

The timing and details of a logbook service depend on the car. You should have received a manufacturer’s handbook with your car when you bought it and that will contain the specifications for your car’s ongoing logbook servicing. The handbook/logbook contains information about what should be serviced and when. Sticking to your logbook service schedule is important for maintaining your vehicle’s statutory warranty. We perform fully qualified log book servicing on a wide range of makes and models including Holden, Ford, Mazda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Audi, Hyundai, Honda, Kia – and many more.

Ensuring that your car is regularly serviced maintains the service history of your vehicle and keeps your manufacturer’s warranty intact.

We don’t have to have a physical log book in order to do a logbook service – it just means we follow the manufacturer's guidelines. We can certainly provide you with a logbook to help you record your car's service history, which will be a benefit if you ever decide to sell your vehicle.

Many people believe they must go back to a car dealership for new car logbook servicing in order to maintain the warranty. Actually, the ACCC has consistently confirmed that under Australian Law, you are free to have your car service carried out by a mechanic or service centre of your choice provided they are qualified to do so.

BRAKES

           DON’T LET YOUR BRAKES PUT THE BRAKES ON YOU!

It’s never a good idea to gamble with your safety.
It’s important to make sure your car is safe and in working order.

Your car’s various brake systems play an important role in keeping you and your family safe whilst driving. While some noises and abnormal behaviours might not be immediate cause for concern, others are signs of serious problems which could lead to brake failure if not attended to. We recommend getting your brakes checked out if you notice anything out of the ordinary to be on the safe side.

Platinum Auto Group Mechanical has many years of experience in the Brisbane Northside in brake repairs.
 

Call us today! We can check your brakes and get them working correctly ensuring your car is safe for you and your family.
 

OUR BRAKE SERVICE INCLUDES

  • Handbrake inspection

  • Disc brake inspection

  • Drum brake inspection

  • Brake line inspection

  • Brake fluid inspection and refills

  • Hydraulic system inspection

  • Master cylinder inspection

  • Repairs and replacements
     

BRAKE PAD REPLACEMENT

Brake pads are an important safety system in every car. The brake system must be checked regularly and preferably by a qualified mechanic. Depending on the car type and driving conditions, brake pads should be replaced every 15,000 kilometres.

 Conveiniately located in North Lakes, minutes from Westfield North Lakes and the M1 Highway.

BELTS AND HOSE REPLACEMENT

From the family car to an entire fleet of commercial vehicles, when there is a hissing, squealing or overheating issue with your vehicle, you should turn to the team at Browns Plains  Service. We are well versed in all makes and models, which helps us help you get back on the road in no time.

Our team is always up to date on the latest tools, parts and diagnostic equipment.

 

SERVICES WE OFFER:
 

  • Coolant Hose Replacement

  • Serpentine Belt Replacement

  • Timing Belt Replacement

  • Fan Belt Replacement

  • Air Intake Hose Replacement

  • Hose Clamp Replacement

As there are so many belts and hoses in your vehicle performing a myriad of functions, we want to pass on some basic knowledge of what belts and hoses are.

  • Coolant Hose: Connects the radiator to the engine to cool engine fluids.

  • Serpentine Belts: Control the pulleys with the mechanisms of the steering pump, water pump, and alternator.

  • Timing Belt: Manages the timing of various valves in the engine.

  • V-Belt: Controls the timing of various valves in the transmission.

  • Fan Belt: Draws air into the radiator.

  • Air Intake Hoses: Brings air into the engine to control the ratio of fuel and air.

Knowing the common belt and hose issues which can arise will help you identify what issue you may be facing:

Overheating: There may be a crack or hole in the coolant hoses.

Belt Wear: Usually identified by inspection, belt wear can result in a broken timing or serpentine belt.

Squealing From the Engine: This sound may be a broken or worn fan belt.

For a yearly inspection or if you are facing these issues, make an appointment with one of our technicians today!

                   STEERING AND SUSPENSION

If you find yourself fighting for control while driving then there are two main causes – either someone takes backseat driving too seriously or you need steering and suspension servicing.  At Platinum Auto Group Mechanical our expert mechanics can service and repair your steering and suspension systems to help you get a better grip on the road, you’ll be back to driving in a straight line in no time.

Know the Signs of Bad Steering and Suspension

With all the potholes and road works around, effective steering and suspension systems are what will keep your car in good condition on Brisbane’s roads. They ensure stability and absorb shock while you drive, providing a smoother experience, even on uneven roads. Steering and suspension also assists with your braking, helping to keep you safe on the road. With all these important features, it is imperative that you know the warning signs and common problems that may affect these systems.
 

Problems and Warning Signs for Your Suspension
 

If you have driven smoothly over potholes and road works around Brisbane then you have experienced the positive effects of suspension. Even if you don’t experience any problems with your suspension you should have it checked every 20,000kms. If you think you have a suspension problem, here are a few common things to look out for:

  • Worn out shock absorbers

  • Sagging or broken springs

  • Worn out ball joints

Look out for suspension warning signs including:

  • Excessive bouncing, especially on uneven roads

  • Poor handling

  • Car not level when parked

Know Your Steering Problems and Warning Signs

The benefits of steering are obvious because the steering is the main way you keep your car on the road. Your steering works hand in hand with suspension and should be checked every 20,000kms or every 12 months.

If you’ve let your service slip, here are a few common steering problems you might encounter:

  • Misaligned wheels

  • Damaged pads or rotors

  • Uneven wear of your tires

And here are the warning signs to look out for:

  • Vibration and a clunking noise when turning

  • Shaking when you brake

  • A sharp, screeching noise when turning

  • Pulling to one side while driving

Superior Suspension and Steering Services

At Platinum Auto Group our suspension and steering services will keep you on the road. Our trusted and qualified mechanics can take care of all your steering and suspension issues from wheel alignments to replacement parts and even full system repairs.   

The team at Platinum Auto Group is all about keeping you on the road, not off it.  

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