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Booking in your car for servicing or repairs during COVID-19
Updated 20 Apr 2021
UPDATE: November 19, 2020
South Australian Circuit Breaker COVID-19 response.
From November 19 2020, the entire state of South Australia will be implementing a Circuit Breaker in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The Circuit Breaker is being referred to as a pause, which will require everyone to remain home for the next 6 days.
Can you get your car serviced or repaired during Circuit Breaker?
As of this update, yes.
Currently, businesses catering for vehicle repair and mechanical services (including roadside assistance) are listed as essential workers.
Additionally, seeking vehicle mechanical services is listed as a permitted reason to leave home. However, the restriction of only one person being able to leave their home, per day, for the purposes of obtaining essential goods or service still applies.
For updates regarding Circuit Breaker and car servicing & repairs, we will be posting rolling updates on this page.
For the most up to date information regarding Circuit Breaker on a whole, visit https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/response.
Social distancing and self-isolation is now a common occurrence as Australia works to combat COVID-19 - also known as Coronavirus.
With all kinds of measures and steps being taken to prevent the spread of the virus, many routine tasks have been thrown into doubt.
Car servicing, repairs and maintenance is one of them, however, industry experts are saying that now is the time to move and make sure your car will be reliable and safe for the coming months.
The strains that the virus has put on global supply chains cannot be ignored. It’s been reported that auto service providers may be running short on essential parts sooner rather than later.
But it’s not all bad news. Aussie brands such as Bendix, who have their own manufacturing facility in Australia, can continue to service the braking needs of Australians.
Whilst it’s great to know that there are companies still able to supply the necessary parts for our cars, for the time being, it’s important not to leave it too late in case that does change. Luckily, it still is safe to get work done on your car with a local service provider, as long as you are not showing symptoms, or have a confirmed case, of the virus.
All businesses are taking steps to ensure unwell employees are not coming into work, making sure they maintain a safe environment for both staff and customers.
Additionally, large automotive industry bodies, such as the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) have been on the front foot when advising the automotive industry on how to maintain high levels of hygiene when working on customers cars.
This includes advising businesses to wipe down contact points on cars with anti-germ wipes both before and after working on them. Contact points include door handles, steering wheels, gear knobs and bonnet latches, or any other area that has been touched.
Understandably, you still might be a bit concerned about taking your car in, or, you might be self-isolating. In this case, booking with a mobile service provider is an excellent way to keep your car running smoothly, without needing to leave your house and keeping contact to a minimum.
Mobile service providers are easy to find and book online through AutoGuru, - it’s a stress and hassle-free way to get work done on your car.
An additional benefit of mobile service providers is that they’re equipped to complete the same jobs as workshop-based businesses, so you don’t lose out on any service quality.
Keeping up to date with your servicing is especially important for those with new cars that still have a manufacturers warranty. You need to make sure you’re getting your car serviced on time and at the correct intervals. Letting too much time pass might cause your warranty to be void.
So, to prevent yourself from being caught off-guard when that repair you’ve been putting off suddenly causes a huge problem, get your car booked in as soon as you can, so it’s one less thing you need to stress about in the coming months.
Whilst the world might be going through an uncertain time, don’t let your car's performance reliability also become uncertain! Keep on top of servicing and repairs and make sure your car is safe for the road.
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