When you buy a brand new vehicle, the manufacturer provides you with a warranty that protects you from the cost of mechanical parts failure. This warranty is voided if you don’t have your new car serviced by a certified mechanic according to the schedule and specifications laid out in the vehicle’s logbook.
Here at Spacelane Mechanical, our expert mechanics are fully certified to provide logbook servicing for all:
- Petrol vehicles
- Diesel vehicles
- Electric/Hybrid vehicles
Roadworthy Certificates and other vehicle Inspections
When you’re transferring registration of a vehicle (whether that’s by selling, buying, gifting, trading, etc.), it must first pass a roadworthy inspection, issued by a licensed tester. If your vehicle passed the inspection, it will receive a roadworthy certificate (RWC) and can then be registered in the new owner’s name. The inspection ensures your vehicle meets the legal safety standards to be driven on Victorian roads.
If you’re thinking about buying a secondhand vehicle, we would recommend bringing it in for a pre-purchase inspection. This way you can know exactly what you’re buying, and avoid any nasty surprises.
When you’re planning a long road trip or camping trip, we would urge you to consider a pre-trip inspection. This way you can discover any issues with your car in a workshop, where they can be fixed, rather than the middle of nowhere, and enjoy your trip with peace of mind.
Spacelane Mechanical can help you with:
- Roadworthy Certificates
- Pre-Purchase Inspections
- Pre-Trip Inspections
Your brakes are the most important safety feature your vehicle has. While other safety systems, like airbags, can reduce the severity of an accident, your brakes can act preventatively, and the condition of your brakes is often the difference between an accident and an emergency stop.
Here at Spacelane Mechanical, our expert brake technicians can help you with:
- Brake Component Replacement (pads, rotors, drums etc.)
- Brake Machining
- Brake Hoses
- Brake Restorations
Steering & Suspension
Faults and flaws in your steering and suspension affect handling and ride comfort, causing issues such as vibrations at speed, play in the steering wheel, and body lean through corners. Your suspension is also responsible for maximising the grip that your tyres exert on the road surface, so a poor suspension will increase your stopping distance.
Here at Spacelane Mechanical, our experienced mechanics can help you with:
- Wheel Alignments
- Shock absorbers, springs and struts
- Wheel Balancing
- Bushing Replacement
There’s not much worse than being stuck in traffic on a hot day with faulty air conditioning. Your aircon actually degrades more from disuse than from use, as the rubber tubing and seals dry up and crack, allowing the refrigerant gas to leak out and rob your AC of its cooling power.
Here at Spacelane Mechanical, our expert team can fully repair your air conditioning, starting by replacing any faulty compressors and condensers, then swapping out any cracked tubing and seals, and once we’re certain your system is airtight, we’ll recharge your system with refrigerant.Contact Us
Clutches & Transmissions
As part of the assembly that transmits power from the engine to the wheels, the transmission is made up of some of the most complex and intricate machinery in your car. Due to its sophisticated nature, even minor flaws can quickly escalate into costly repairs, so if you notice you’re having difficulty changing gears, a grinding noise when changing gears, or a burning smell after driving, you should have your transmission checked sooner rather than later.
Here at Spacelane Mechanical, our skilled mechanics can help you with:
- Repairs & Replacement
- Manual Transmissions
- Automatic Transmissions
Engine & Exhaust
If you ask people what fuel their engine needs to run, most will remember petrol, but very few will remember the other fuel their engine needs to keep running: oxygen.
Your exhaust allows fresh air to enter the engine bay and fuel the combustion process, by drawing the waste gases out and away. Your exhaust system has a much larger effect on your engine performance than most people realise, and if you’re looking for a cost-effective performance upgrade, a new exhaust system gives you a lot of bang for your buck.
If your engine isn’t working, the condition of the rest of your car doesn’t really matter, you’re stuck until you fix it.
Here at Spacelane Mechanical, our expert team can help you with:
- Exhaust repairs and replacement
- Exhaust modifications and upgrades
- Engine Reconditioning
- Engine Blocks
- Cylinder heads
- EFI diagnostics
If your cooling system is malfunctioning, it can cause myriad effects from reduced power output and fuel efficiency, to decreased engine lifespan as overheating and leaking coolant damages the engine. If these problems are left untreated for long enough, they can render your vehicle immobile, with the cost of repairs being comparable to buying a secondhand car!
Spacelane Mechanical’s skilled technicians can help you with:
- Radiator/Heater Repairs and Replacement
- Head Gaskets
- Coolant Flush
- Thermostat check and replacement
As modern vehicles have increased in complexity, more and more functionality is being governed by the vehicle’s onboard auto electrical network. This network handles everything from playing music and measuring fuel consumption, to assisting with braking and gear changes, even monitoring your engine and notifying you if a serious flaw is detected.
Here at Spacelane Mechanical, our experienced auto electricians can help you with:
- Alternators and starter motors
- Battery check and replacement
- Component test and replacement
- Diagnostic scans
- Windscreen repair and replacement
- Tyres from major brands for all makes and models of:
- Light Commercial vehicle