Log Book Service
We all depend on our cars to get around. But sometimes there can be issues with our cars operation that is frustrating and annoying. It always happens when you least need it to e.g. on the way to a job interview, going to a mate's a wedding!
It's that little "tink" noise that has now developed into a lurching "heave", that slight lack of power that is now make it impossible to get anywhere up a slight incline. When your car has got you feeling as though you don't know what to do, this can be a wise time to call on a mechanic. Don't wait a moment longer.
KATS Automotive has the experience and knowledge to get your car serviced and running right as rain with a minimum of fuss to you. Do you want to have the KATS purr then just....
Our General & Log Book Servicing includes (as required): -
- Petrol and Diesel Vehicle Servicing
- Camper Trailer Repairs/Servicing and Modifications
- Air Conditioning Service and Repair
- Auto Electrical
- Axle/CV Joint work
- Battery Installation/Replacement
- Electronic Work
- Engine Diagnostics
- Engine Repair
- Four Wheel Drive Systems
- Heating and Cooling
- Oil & Lube
- Preventative Maintenance
- Qld Transport Safety Certificates
- Radiator Repair/Replacement
- Safe T Stop testing
- Safety Inspection
- Steering and Suspension
- Total Vehicle Inspection
- Transmission Work (Automatic and Manual)
- Tyres, Wheel Balancing
- Wheel Alignments
We all know being without your car is a big inconvenience. However, it has to happen at some point so it's better to bring it in for a regular service on your terms rather than having it break down at any old time.
Rattling, whirring, whining and other noises, odd smells, poor fuel economy or bad performance are all signs that something isn't right and if you just keep driving with the mindset of ‘I'll fix it later' the eventual damage and cost to fix it could be much greater than if you'd just had it looked at the first sign of trouble.
What is a Log Book Service?
Every time a new car rolls off the lot it
comes with a ‘Log Book.' This Log Book is basically the manufacturer's guide to
how often vehicle services should be procured. The Log Book also carefully goes
over what should be checked, what your car's diagnostic readings should be as
well as other important servicing guidelines which remain specific to your
Often there will be times with your car that you think you have diagnosed just from common sense and you will in fact wind up putting a bandage on a much larger issue.
Take, as an example, when your engine won't start. Or your car does start but it's taking a long time to "turn over." You might simply think that's a matter of your battery being dead. The simple solution may be to just replace the battery; done and done, right? You don't need a mechanic to replace a battery! However the simple answer isn't always the correct answer. Your battery may be fine; it could be your alternator which isn't charging your battery correctly. Even if you replace the battery, if your car still isn't working then you may need to bring it in to have it looked at and you may discover that the battery itself wasn't really "dead" at all!
Another case of the simple car service symptom trumping the larger car issue is when your car delivers a "clunk" or "squeak" noise when you catapult over a bump in the road. That's totally natural right? Maybe you've just got worn struts or shock absorbers? If you replace those then the issue is fixed, right? Well not always. Your noise while going over bumps could be related to your shocks or struts but this could also be something far more subtle like worn stabilizer bar end links or ball joints. It's no secret that one common symptom doesn't always mean one common problem. If you don't have a mechanic go in and look for these issues then you are doing your car, yourself, and that ailing car noise a disservice.
Next time you hear a bump or a clunk or your car is due for its next Log Book or General Service just pick up the phone and give us a call or you book online using our handy form.
At KATS we make your car purr...
Trading Hours: Open Monday to Friday 7:30AM to 5:00PM