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 Afterpay or Zip 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.

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Does the price include parts and labour?

For all servicing and repairs, our pricing includes parts, labour and GST.

For inspection and diagnostic jobs, our pricing includes labour and GST but does not include parts.

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 other 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 the list of Service Tasks at the top of the booking confirmation page.


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 Manufacturers 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 manufacturer's 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 at the top of the page under Service Tasks. This is found directly underneath the name of the service you have chosen.

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. 

Their listing will have a special Mobile Mechanic badge which can be found directly underneath their operating hours. 

Can I get quotes for repairs and inspections?

You sure can! Once you have entered in your vehicle details and location on the home screen, the next page will ask you what repair or service you're after.

You can browse through the categories that we've listed, such as Brakes, Clutch or  Timing belt/chain, or by clicking the blue "Search repairs & inspections" button at the bottom of the page, you can search for the repair you're after. 

If you're still unable to find what you're after, click on the blue "Can't find it? We can help!" button and you'll be provided with a comment box where you can describe the repair you need. 

Once you've selected a repair, either click "Continue" to move on in the quote process or, If you'd like to add another repair, click the "Add more items" button. 

What are my payment options?

Booking through AutoGuru gives you access to three payment options:

1. Pay upfront and online using your credit card or PayPal
2. Create an Afterpay account that allows you to pay now and make four, fortnightly interest-free payments
3. Create a reusable, interest-free Zip account to pay now and make easy weekly or monthly payments over time
4. Pay the workshop when you pick your car up and the service and/or repairs have been completed 

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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 at the top of the page under "Service Tasks". This is located directly underneath the name and price of the service you've selected. 


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How Much does a Brake Wheel Cylinder Replacement Cost?

The braking system is the primary method for slowing your car to stop or maneuver.

A car with drum brakes employs wheel cylinders as a critical component to making the brakes function.

These brake wheel cylinders are prone to failure with extended use and over time and need to be replaced once they begin leaking brake fluid or seize.

Brake wheel cylinders usually last around three to five years, or approximately up to 100,000km, but that varies depending on the make and model as well as the type of driving being done.

The average price to replace one brake wheel cylinder ranges from $200 to $350, although some may be more.

The cost of brake wheel cylinder replacement is usually less, however, because it’s commonly done at the same time as brake shoe replacement. 

Brake Wheel Cylinder Replacement

What is a Brake Wheel Cylinder?

A brake wheel cylinder is part of the hydraulic braking system in a car with drum brakes.

There’s a wheel cylinder located behind each brake drum.

When the brake pedal is pressed, hydraulic brake fluid pressure extends the wheel cylinder to force the brake shoes against the drum, and the friction causes your car to slow down.

A wheel cylinder is a cast iron tube with a machined bore, and brake fluid enters in the centre section.

Two small metal pistons, one at either end, are forced outward when the fluid pressure builds up inside.

Each piston has a seal to prevent fluid from leaking past. If the pistons seize in the bore or the seals begin to leak, the brake wheel cylinder must be replaced.

Symptoms You Require Brake Wheel Cylinder Replacement

  • Fluid leaking from the wheel area
  • Rear brakes are dragging or locked up
  • The brake pedal eases to the floor when pressed
Brake Wheel Cylinder Replacement Costs

How Are Brake Wheel Cylinders Replaced?

  • The technician lifts the rear wheels off the ground and removes the wheels
  • The brakes are inspected and faulty wheel cylinders identified
  • The brake drum is removed
  • The wheel cylinder is removed and a new brake wheel cylinder fitted
  • The brake fluid is topped up and the brakes bled of air
  • The technician reassembles the brakes, installs the wheels, and lowers the car
  • The car is road tested to confirm the repair is complete

Tips to Remember

  • Commonly, brake wheel cylinders are replaced in pairs, and often at the same time as brake shoe replacement
  • Drum brakes must be adjusted after brake wheel cylinder replacement
  • The brake fluid must be bled of air, otherwise a spongy pedal and inconsistent brake operation could result

How Important is Brake Wheel Cylinder Replacement?

Having your brake wheel cylinders replaced once they are showing signs of failure will let you drive confidently, knowing your brakes will function properly whenever you press the pedal.

Continuing to drive your car when one or both brake wheel cylinders are faulty can be dangerous for you, your car’s occupants, and other people around you.

It can be the difference between avoiding a collision and being involved in a serious 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

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