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.

You don’t pay anything until the service/repair is completed and you pick up the car.

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.

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 service (up to 5km from the workshop).

Click Show Details on the workshop listing and scroll down to Facilities.

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.

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?

Certified mechanical workshops and mobile mechanics are indeed qualified to carry out logbook servicing as per manufacturer’s specifications, without affecting a 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 unaffected.

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, click the “All Filters” button (top of page) and select “Mobile Mechanic” so that your search results feature only mobile mechanics servicing your area.

Can I get quotes for repairs and/or inspections?

You sure can! Simply type your inspection or repair job into the “Here are your quote details” section of the quote form (under +Repair or +Inspection buttons).

If your particular repair or inspection task isn’t listed under the common items tabs, type in your particular requirements 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.

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How Much does a Brake Hose Replacement Cost?

The brakes on your car are hydraulically operated, using fluid pressure to come to a stop.

Brake hoses are used to contain the brake fluid on its way to the brake caliper where it squeezes the brake pads.

Under ordinary usage, brake hoses deteriorate with age over time and brake hose replacement is necessary. On average, brake hoses last from five to ten years, and often longer.

Typically, the cost of brake hose replacement is from $145 to $250, although some makes and models may be significantly more.

For cars exposed to extreme hot and dry conditions consistently, brake hose replacement may be necessary more frequently. 

Brake Hose Replacement

What is a Brake Hose?

At every wheel with disc or drum brakes, a brake hose connects a rigid steel or aluminum brake line to the brake setup at the wheel.

Brake fluid is pressurized when the brake pedal is pressed, and fluid travels through the flexible brake hose.

The pressurized fluid exerts force on the mechanical brakes and the friction slows your vehicle.

The brake hose itself is made of synthetic rubber, and its inner liner often contains Kevlar or other reinforcing fabrics, or it may contain braided steel for strength.

The outer layer of rubber on the hose is the primary indicator of wear, showing cracks or rub marks when the brake hose is deteriorating.

When cracking is evident or there is brake fluid leaking, brake hose replacement is required.

Symptoms that Your Brake Hoses Require Replacement

  • Brake fluid leaking from hose
  • Cracks evident in the brake hose sheath
  • Rub marks through the exterior layer
  • Brake hose collapsed or pinched
Brake Hose Replacement

How are Brake Hoses Replaced?

  • The car is lifted and the wheel is removed
  • The brakes are inspected and the faulty brake hose identified
  • The brake hose is disconnected from the steel brake line and the brake caliper or drum
  • A new hose is fitted
  • Brake fluid is topped up in the reservoir and the brakes are bled
  • A technician performs a road test to confirm the repair is complete

Tips to Remember

  • Brake hoses should be carefully inspected when the brake calipers or wheel cylinders are replaced.
  • Brake hoses will need to be replaced if the brake fluid is contaminated as the inner liner may swell and deteriorate.

How Important is Brake Hose Replacement?

Replacing your brake hoses when wear and tear is noticeable or when a leak is present will give you the confidence that your car will stop safely and securely every time you hit the brakes.

Driving your car with brake hoses that don’t pass an inspection puts you and your passengers in danger. Should a leak develop, you may not be able to stop in an emergency and you could cause an accident.

If you’ve read this far, you obviously care about your car. A lot. So next time you need a service, repair or inspection, visit AutoGuru.com.au.

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