Valiance believes that it is part of a mechanics role to provide the customer with a clear picture of their vehicles current and future condition and requirements. If needed, we provide a realistic assessment of any pressing issues and discuss specific priorities and achievable schedules. Routine car service and maintenance will keep your vehicle running well for years to come. It can also help you save money since you’ll get better mileage and your car will run more efficiently overall.

Car service involves a number of different elements. Some of these elements can be done at home; more complex car maintenance tasks must be performed by an experienced technician at a reputable shop.

The following tasks should be done at home on a monthly basis:

  • Check the car’s lights, including headlights, marker lights, brake lights and tail lights.
  • Check your vehicle’s tire pressure. Also examine them for any noticeable defects.
  • Top off the windshield washer fluid levels.
  • Check the oil levels to ensure your engine has a sufficient amount of motor oil.

There are a number of car service and maintenance tasks that need to be performed by your auto mechanic every 6 months or 8,000 kilometers. These are as follows:

Oil changes

Oil changes should be performed, at minimum, every 8,000 kilometers or more often, if recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

Transmission Fluid

Your car service technician should check the transmission fluid levels and add some if necessary.


The vehicle’s filters, like the oil and air filters, must be changed regularly to ensure optimum performance.

Power Steering Fluid

Your mechanic South Melbourne should check the power steering fluid levels to ensure it’s at an appropriate level.

Hoses, belts and lines

Your car service technician will examine your vehicle’s hoses, lines and belts to ensure they’re in good, working condition.

Battery condition

Batteries can leak and corrode with time, so it’s important to check the battery to ensure it’s in good shape.

This regular car maintenance session will also serve as an opportunity to spot indications of a problem that could result in a very serious and dangerous malfunction. For instance, if your vehicle is leaking more oil or fluid than expected, this can be an early warning sign of an underlying problem.

On your next visit, don’t forget to ask about how often you should perform various tasks to ensure you have an optimal car service and maintenance regime!

We are based in South Melbourne, but also offer reliable car service and repairs for residents of Port Melbourne, Albert Park, South bank, South Yarra, Prahran, St Kilda and surrounding areas.

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