Services

Logbook Servicing

To maintain the warranty, drivers are often required to have their vehicles undergo regular logbook servicing, which the dealers may try to convince you must be done at the dealership, in many cases at your expense and inconvenience.

You're actually able to have your logbook services conducted by any reputable motor repairer, saving you more time and money. South City Automotive is able to give logbook services to all makes and models of petrol, diesel, LPG and hybrid cars. If your next scheduled service is approaching, book your vehicle in with South City by contacting us today!

Inspections

Before selling, transferring ownership or re-registering your vehicle, it must be deemed roadworthy by VicRoads, ensuring that its next owner isn't buying or driving an unsafe car. South City Automotive is a VicRoads accredited vehicle tester, and can conduct the roadworthy inspection necessary to have your vehicle issued a Roadworthy Certificate and cleared for use on the road.

We also conduct pre-purchase inspections for used car buyers looking to purchase their next car with more confidence. If you're in need of a Roadworthy Certificate for your vehicle, or if you want a used car checked out, contact us today to book in an inspection.

Steering & Suspension

Issues with ride comfort and handling are commonly traced back to wear and tear in your vehicle's steering or suspension components. Faulty steering can often create 'play' in the steering wheel, hampering control while on the road, while worn suspension can create body roll when going around corners.

Our team can service and repair your vehicle's steering and suspension systems, covering:

  • Car springs and shock absorbers
  • Bushing replacement
  • Lift kits and 4x4 suspension upgrades
  • Power steering repairs and replacement
  • Wheel alignment and balancing

If these symptoms sound familiar, bring your vehicle in for a service or call us today.

Exhaust

Your exhaust is the final point of your vehicle's air flow, responsible for carrying air used in engine compressions out of the engine. Faults with your exhaust can cause decreased engine efficiency, leading to greater fuel consumption, loss of power, and corrosive build-up in the engine itself in extreme cases.

In addition to repairing and replacing exhausts on a wide range of makes and models, we can also supply and fit a range of high-performance aftermarket mufflers, extractors and exhaust equipment, or modify existing exhaust systems for optimal airflow.

Contact us today to find out more about our exhaust services.

Air Conditioning

Particularly in the warmer months, a properly functioning air conditioning unit is essential to Australian driving. But like all other areas of your car, your air con is subject to the usual wear and tear; cracks and leaks in the hoses, valves and seals can sap your air conditioner of its cool during the winter, leaving your car a figurative hell to drive.

Our team is accredited by ARC (No. AU23513) to inspect your vehicle's air conditioning unit for faults, cracks and leaks, and conduct a re-gassing of your unit to restore is ability to chill your vehicle. Contact us today to find out more.

Clutch & Transmission

If your vehicle's having trouble changing gears or staying in gears, or if you're noticing strange noises or smells from under the car, the likely cause is a drive train problem, whether it's a sticky clutch or faults in your transmission.

Our experienced technicians can service or repair your drive train, including replacement of worn clutch parts and installation of new or reconditioned transmissions, manual or automatic. Contact us if you think your vehicle may have transmission problems.

Radiator & Cooling

Keeping your engine cool enough to operate efficiently is essential to maintaining a good bill of health for your vehicle. An overheating engine can result in damage to your vehicle's engine and head gasket, poor performance and a potential expensive engine rebuild.

The team at South City Automotive can help maintain your vehicle's cooling system, repairing or replacing damaged radiator units, heater units, head gaskets and thermostats, thoroughly checking your cooling hoses, valves and seals for leaks that could dampen your cooling system's effectiveness, and conduct a complete coolant flush to rid your system of debilitating clogs and blockages.

To have your vehicle's cooling system checked for problems, call us to book your vehicle in today.

Diagnostics & Auto-Electrical

As vehicles get more and more sophisticated, a greater reliance is placed on your vehicle's auto electrics to support a broad range of on-board devices and essential systems. Should a fault develop in your vehicle's electrics, it can affect anything from your car stereo system to your anti-lock brakes, airbags or power steering.

Our team uses the latest in diagnostic tools and equipment to locate faults in your vehicle's electrical system, restoring power to malfunctioning electronics. We're also able to replace batteries with new units from our extensive range, repair or swap in new alternators and starter motors, and upgrade your vehicle's lighting and other electronic accessories. Contact us to find out more.

Brakes Servicing

Your vehicle's brakes are arguably your vehicle's most important safety feature, but with the stop-start nature of inner city driving your brakes are subject to more than their fair share of wear and tear. Poorly maintained brakes can affect your vehicle's stopping power in emergencies, and can also create uneven tyre wear that decreases the life of your rubber.

We can offer customers a complete service of their vehicles' brakes, from repairing and replacing brake pads, rotors, discs and drums to machining brand new, custom tailored parts for your make and model of vehicle. We can also check your brake hoses for fluid leaks.

If you believe your brakes are in need of a service, call us today to organise a booking.

Tyres

Our team can supply, fit, balance and align the right tyre for all makes and models of vehicles, drivers and typical driving conditions, from conventional passenger cars to light commercial vans and utes, trucks and 4x4 vehicles. We can also offer advice to best care for your tyres, and diagnose tyre trouble to help our customers get the most out of their new wheels.

Contact us if you'd like to know more.

Other Services

In addition to everything listed above, South City Automotive also provides a range of other services, including:

  • Third party towing
  • Windscreen replacement
  • Restorations

Contact us today to find out more about these additional services we provide.