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Booking in your car for servicing or repairs during COVID-19

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Updated 1 Jul 2021

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UPDATE: 1 July 2021

Can you get your car service or repaired during lockdown or increased restrictions?

As of this update, yes.

Currently, businesses catering for repair and mechanical services (including roadside assistance) are listed as essential services.

Additionally, seeking vehicle mechanical services is listed as a permitted reason to leave home. However, local government areas may have restrictions on who can leave to get these services, and how far you can travel. See your relevant state information below.

COVID-19 Response to restrictions across the following states and LGA’s:

South East Queensland and Townsville 3-Day Lockdown

From June 29 2021, South East Queensland and Townsville (Including Magnetic Island) or Palm Island implemented a 3-day lockdown in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19.

For the most up to date information regarding the lockdown please visit the Queensland Government website

Greater Sydney including Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong Stay at Home Order

From 6pm June 26 2021, Greater Sydney including Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong implemented a stay at home order until 11.59pm July 9 2021 to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak.

For the most up to date information regarding the stay at home order please visit the New South Wales Government website

Perth and Peel 4-day Lockdown

As of 12:01am 29 June 2021, Perth and Peel will enter a 4-day lockdown until 12:01am 3 July 2021.

For the most up to date information regarding the lockdown please visit the Western Australia Government website

Greater Darwin Area and Alice Springs 72 Hour Lockdown

Alice springs entered a 72 hour lockdown as of 1pm June 30 2021.

Greater Darwin Area has extended a 72 hour lockdown, ending 1pm July 2 2021.

For the most up to date information regarding the lockdown please visit the Northern Territory Government website

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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.

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.

Need assistance booking a car service or repair in your local area? Give the friendly AutoGuru team a call on 1300 655 661. 

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