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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How Much does a Clutch Master Cylinder Replacement Cost?

On a manual transmission, the clutch pedal must be pressed in order to shift gears, and the clutch master cylinder is an important part to make that happen.

During normal driving, the clutch master cylinder may last a car’s lifetime.

Occasionally, however, the clutch master cylinder can unexpectedly fail or develop wear, which requires replacement.

For many cars, the average price to replace the clutch master cylinder is between $350 and $500, although some specialty and high-performance models could be much higher.

It’s much more common for the clutch master cylinder to need replacement if the car has been sitting for several months or years undriven. 

Clutch Master Cylinder Replacement

What is a Clutch Master Cylinder?

A clutch master cylinder is a component that converts the mechanical force of pressing the clutch pedal into hydraulic force instead, which is used to operate the clutch system.

The clutch master cylinder is located at the driver’s side of the engine bay, typically opposite the firewall from the clutch pedal.

When the clutch pedal is pressed, a rod in the clutch master cylinder forces a piston forward, creating pressure in a hose that feeds the clutch slave cylinder.

The clutch master cylinder is machined into a cylinder with a small fluid reservoir mounted atop.

The piston inside has a seal that prevents fluid from leaking past.

If the bore of the cylinder wears or the seal no longer holds pressure properly, the clutch master cylinder must be replaced.

Symptoms that your Clutch Master Cylinder Requires Replacement

  • The clutch pedal has a ‘chatter’ feeling when pressed
  • The clutch fluid is low or dirty
  • It’s difficult to shift gears
Clutch Master Cylinder Replacement Cost

How is the Clutch Master Cylinder Replaced?

  • The bonnet it lifted and the clutch master cylinder fluid condition and operation is inspected
  • The clutch fluid line is disconnected and the clutch master cylinder is unbolted from the car
  • A new clutch master cylinder is fitted, the fluid line is attached, and the reservoir is filled with new, clean fluid
  • The clutch system is bled of air
  • The technician performs a road test to confirm clutch operation

Tips to Remember

  • A worn clutch or broken pressure plate can exhibit similar symptoms to a failing clutch master cylinder
  • The clutch fluid should always be topped up using the correct fluid indicated by the manufacturer. Incorrect fluid can damage seals and cause premature failure.

How Important is Replacing Your Clutch Master Cylinder?

If your clutch master cylinder isn’t working as it should, driving your car will be more difficult than usual.

It will be frustrating to shift gears, especially when trying to drive away from a stop.

Having your clutch master cylinder replaced can restore your faith in your car and make it easier to once again drive and shift gears.

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.

We let you search and book from over 1600 qualified mechanics, who eat car troubles for breakfast.

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