Frequently Asked Questions

Is the price quoted, the price I will pay?

Yes, the price quoted is the price you’ll pay. You won’t pay a cent more and you’ll get exactly what’s listed in the inclusions.

And don’t worry, if there’s any additional work required, the mechanic will contact you and get your consent prior to starting.

Can I change my service date?

Sure, we get that things pop up. Just call our friendly team on 1300 655 661 and we’ll happily reschedule your booking.

There's no fee to reschedule your booking, however, if you’ve prepaid upfront on credit card, PayPal or ZipPay and wish to cancel your booking altogether, you will be refunded the original booking fee paid, minus a $20 cancellation fee.

Should you fail to show up at the time and place arranged with the Workshop without canceling in advance, you will forfeit the entire prepaid amount.

For full details see https://www.autoguru.com.au/terms#refunds

Does the price include parts and labour?

Yes, all our pricing includes parts, labour and GST.

Is there a loan car available?

Some of our workshops do offer a loan car and/or a drop off/pick up service (up to 5km from the workshop).

If the workshop is a Preferred Partner, these extras will be listed on the right hand side, underneath their pricing.

If the workshop is not a Preferred Partner, click the ‘Book Now’ button and then click the ‘Add a Roadworthy, Pink Slip or other common tasks’ text underneath the inclusions box at the top of the page.

Any additional services offered by the workshop will be included in this section.

What's the difference between a basic service and a logbook service?

A basic service includes engine oil and engine oil filter change, as well as a general safety inspection and inspection of all fluids.

If minor quantities of fluids are required, the mechanic will top these up.

A logbook service is a series of scheduled tasks recommended by the vehicle manufacturer at certain time intervals. Every logbook service is different. See “What’s Included In My Service”.

 

Will the mechanic stamp my logbook?

Absolutely, the mechanic will sign and stamp your logbook to meet manufacturer requirements.

They will sign off each task as it’s finished, and only stamp your logbook once all tasks specified by the manufacturer have been completed.

Will my warranty be affected if I book with one of your mechanics rather than the dealership?

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) states that any certified mechanical workshop or mobile mechanic is indeed qualified to carry out logbook servicing as per manufacturer’s specifications, without voiding your New Car Warranty.

Our mechanics are able to carry out logbook servicing, according to the manufacturer’s specifications, using quality parts and lubricants.

The mechanic will sign off each item and stamp your logbook once all tasks are completed and your warranty will remain intact.

Where can I find the inclusions for my service?

Once you’ve typed in all your details and submitted the quote request form, you’ll see a list of suitable mechanics in your area and their costs to carry out your car service.

You can view all the inclusions for your service by clicking the blue 'Service Inclusions' button at the top of the page.

Can the mechanic come to me?

Yes! Our network of mobile mechanics can come to your home or workplace to carry out vehicle inspections, car servicing and some minor repairs.

Go through the search process and when you come to the page listing mechanics in your area, mobile mechanics in your area will be listed along with workshops.

Can I get quotes for repairs and inspections?

You sure can! Simply hit the “Repair” button under the ‘Great, what can we quote you for?’ section of the form and a bunch of common repairs tasks will come up automatically for you to select.

You can also type your specific repair issue into the blank search box and our system will bring up any related tasks.

If your particular repair or inspection task isn’t listed under the common items tabs, click the ‘No match? Add comment’ button and type your issue in the “Describe what you need” box at the bottom of the section.

Should you have more than one repair or inspection task to quote, you can add more tasks by clicking the +Repair or +Inspection tabs.

What are my payment options?

Booking through AutoGuru gives you access to three payment options:

1. Pay upfront using your credit card or PayPal;
2. Create a reusable, interest-free ZipPay account to pay now and make easy weekly or monthly payments over time; or
3. Pay the workshop once your car service and/or repairs have been completed.

Cancellation fees apply. For full Terms & Conditions visit https://www.autoguru.com.au/terms

What’s included in my service?

Once you’ve typed in all your details and submitted the quote request form, you’ll see a list of trusted mechanics in your area and their costs to carry out your car service.

You can view all the inclusions for your service by clicking the blue 'What's included?' text at the top of the page. It’s just under the three black boxes.

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Rapid Tune Preston

348 / 350 Bell Street, Preston

"Although the price of the service was alot more than expected due to alot of small things that neede..."

"Although the price of the service was alot more than expected due to alot of small things that needed to be done, I found the mechanic to be quite thorough and went through everything with me. It was great that I was offered finance options which took alot of stress off me. I will be taking the car back to get a once over check in the next few days just to make sure everything is sweet."

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Holden Astra

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ABS Brunswick

441 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

"Absolutely fantastic!!! I've recently relocated to Melbourne and had a very hard time finding a trus..."

"Absolutely fantastic!!! I've recently relocated to Melbourne and had a very hard time finding a trustworthy mechanic that wasn't $$$ focused. ABS not only found the cause of some long standing issues with my car, but took the time to explain the issues to me in detail. The service was very reasonably price and I was informed of the costs before any work was done. Highly recommend if you are looking for a reliable mechanic!"

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Holden Commodore

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Northern Automotive Heidelberg image

Northern Automotive Heidelberg

65 Northern Road, Heidelberg West

"First time using this mechanic. The price seemed fair and free use of the loan car was very helpful...."

"First time using this mechanic. The price seemed fair and free use of the loan car was very helpful. Customer service was really solid and clear communication, which isn't always a given. Dean, the mechanic let me know what work needed doing now and what could be put off safely and called before commencing any extra work so there were no nasty surprises. I will use them again."

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Toyota Corolla

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ABS Heidelberg image

ABS Heidelberg

647 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg West

"A good team of mechanics who know what they are doing and recommend anything that needs to be repair..."

"A good team of mechanics who know what they are doing and recommend anything that needs to be repaired. When the car came back it drove well and that is all you can ask for."

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TOYOTA CAMRY

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Top Speed Motor Group Pty Ltd image

Top Speed Motor Group Pty Ltd

31A Catherine Street, Coburg North

"Great mechanic, very friendly and professional. Dropped vehicle in the morning and all works complet..."

"Great mechanic, very friendly and professional. Dropped vehicle in the morning and all works completed by the afternoon. Prompt and reliable will definitely use Top Speed Motor Group more often!!"

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Honda Jazz

Find the best car service options in the local Preston area using AutoGuru. Compare services from national brands and local mechanics for the best deals right across Melbourne. All prices are fixed upfront, so simply provide us details of your vehicle make and model, confirm the mechanic and click the button to book. Or give us a call on 1300 655 661 and we can do it for you.

AutoGuru help you find the best mechanics in Preston and beyond, in Melbourne. We allow you to search for the closest workshops with the fixed price that suits your individual budget. The results you’ll see are for the same scheduled service task, with just parts and labour costs varying, depending on mechanic.

All of the Preston mechanics we list on AutoGuru are trusted locals who have a reputation for excellence. Regardless of your car’s make or model, you’ll easily find the right mechanic at the right price for your service or repair.

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2008 Holden Commodore

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