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 Headlight Bulb Replacement Cost?

The headlights are the main source of light from your vehicle at night time, which allows the driver to see where they are going, and more importantly, helps drivers see other vehicles coming towards them. Most modern vehicles allow the changing of just the bulbs, instead of having to replace the whole headlight - which is more cost effective.

Most vehicle have four bulbs in the front – two for the normal low beams and two for the high beam/dip lights, as well as separate fuses for each side.

Replacing a headlight bulb can start at around $20 and can increase to $100+, especially if the headlight assembly has to be removed from the vehicle. 

Headlight Bulb Replacement

What is a Headlight Bulb?

A headlight bulb is based on the same principle as the bulbs in your house. They are a glass bulb with a filament inside, which glows white hot when a current is passed through it. This glowing filament provides the light output which is then directed forwards by specially angled reflectors inside the headlight.

Symptoms your Headlight Bulb may need replacing:

• One Headlight is dimmer than the other
• Headlight does not work
• Headlight Bulb is flickering when switched on

Headlight Bulb Replacement

How is a Headlight Bulb Replaced?

• The headlights are switched on and inspected
• The fuses will be checked to ensure they are not blown
• The faulty bulb will be removed and the socket checked
• The new bulb will be fitted and tested for operation

Tips to remember

• Some vehicles will require the removal of the front bumper to access the headlight bulbs – This may increase the labour time required to replace the bulbs
• Some modern vehicles are fitted with ‘High Intensity Discharge’ headlights (HID) or LED headlights. These bulbs are more expensive to replace, and may also require other components to return the headlights to proper operation. If you are not sure if your vehicle is fitted with these lights, it is best to book a ‘lighting inspection’ to determine the correct repair required.

How Important is replacing your Headlight Bulb?

Your headlights are essential in providing visibility in dark or poor lighting conditions, and having a headlight bulb that is not working not only decreases visibility, it makes your vehicle harder to see by other drivers and pedestrians.

It is also illegal to operate your vehicle with lighting that is inoperative, so you may also end up with a fine from the local authorities for operating a vehicle with a blown headlight bulb.

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. We let you search and book from over 1,600 qualified mechanics, who eat car troubles for breakfast.

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