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The difference between the minor and major vehicle service is the amount of time and parts required to carry out the vehicles specific maintenance plan.
At Highway Auto Mechanics (HAM) the main difference between the minor and major vehicle service is the amount of time and parts required to carry out the vehicles specific maintenance schedule, but there is a lot more to consider.
During both major and minor services we do checks of your brakes, suspension, steering, exhaust, oils & Fluids Tyres and pressure, transmission and driveline, brake lines, oil & Fluid leaks, keeping your vehicle safe and reliable.
The Different Names For Car Services
Alternative names for vehicle services are MINOR SERVICE
which is the basic building block for all vehicles services. Then there is MAJOR SERVICE
as the name suggests a comprehensive and very necessary service. New car owners would be familiar with the dealer reference to LOGBOOK SERVICE
where the manufacturer has set out a best case servicing program for a new vehicle.
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A Minor Vehicle Service
A minor servicing generally includes a comprehensive vehicle inspection and diagnostic checks, engine oil and filter replacement, vehicle lubrication and tyre rotation by a professional factory-trained technician. It can be part of the logbook service, and sometimes it will be referred to as a basic or general service.
As a rough guideline - this really depends on the vehicle, manufacturer requirements, engine type and how your vehicle is being used - a minor service is required at minimum every 10,000km or once every year.
At Highway Auto, we offer a comprehensive and all-inclusive approach to managing and correcting your car’s engine system. Remember that not all problems are localised, which means that one particular issue might have a greater effect on other aspects of your vehicle’s automotive systems.
By ensuring that all minor service requirements are in order, we can then move on to inspect any other problem areas of the vehicle to ensure you drive away with the confidence of a fully-managed major service by qualified and professional mechanics.
This extensive major service includes all the items from our Minor Service, replacement spark plugs and front wiper blades, plus an analysis of the engine management system with any stored fault codes.
Highway Auto Mechanical may also recommend an engine flush treatment to maximise the effectiveness of your oil change and a fuel treatment to help clean the fuel system and improve performance and economy.
Key service items to do and to ckeck:
- Change engine oil and filter
- Check and top up all oils and fluids
- Check brakes
- Check exhaust
- Check transmission
- Check steering and suspension
- Check (external) engine belts and hoses
- Check all lights
- Check tyres and pressures
- Check windscreen wipers and washers and (standard) front wiper blades
- Pressure test cooling system and test coolant life
- Battery test and report
- Test brake fluid life to run
- Check (external) air and fuel filters
- Check (internal) cabin filter if fitted
- Replace spark plugs as required
- Fuel additive and engine flush treatments as recommended
- Safety inspection
A check or inspection may reveal the need for additional parts to be replaced at extra cost. Additional cost applies for platinum or iridium spark plugs, semi or full synthetic oils and wipers blades in lieu of inserts. An additional surcharge may apply to 4WD, commercial and some imported vehicles.
NOTE: Highway Auto's minor and major services do not replace a Manufacturer’s Handbook Service; however, it may be all that is needed, especially as your vehicle gets older or when you want the assurance of extra care, reliability and safety.
Delivering mechanical repairs with a all-inclusive approach.
At Highway Auto we look after your whole car, not just the rudiments of car repairs that are our specialty. To explain, we mean that our approach is different since we consider the many aspects of your vehicle, which may not be obvious to the naked eye upon first inspection.
We keep you informed and up to date with any unexpected events or obscure discoveries as we progress with analysing your vehicle. Phone, text or email.
Examples of vehicles we service
● Isuzu Ute
● Land Rover
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