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Custom servicing plans for all cars Rockhampton

Custom Servicing Plans for ALL CARS at HAC Rockhampton

Your Custom Servicing Plan evolved out of the fact that drivers use their vehicles differently. You might be paying for what you don’t need! Read on.

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If you use your car for short trips on perfect road surfaces then some of the manufacturer’s services will not be required. On the other hand if you do a lot of towing and travel on rough country roads that schedule will leave your vehicle underserviced. Perhaps you do only long highway trips, that requires another approach.

Know the limitations of Capped Price servicing

Capped price servicing is part of selling more cars, also locking you into servicing arrangements which may not be in your best interest. New car dealers now rely on locking you into servicing arrangements to maintain a tidy profit. Remember this: Price is what you pay - Value is what you get. Your logbook service page with a rubber stamp is the evidence that your car has been serviced as per the book. But has it? Was it the best service for your usage? Remember, dealer servicing is about profit, can you see the wriggle room for more profit from your service?


Warranty on your new car! No Worries.

If your car is still within its warranty period, here is the choice for you.

Keeping your car regularly serviced plays a critical role in maintaining the resale value of your vehicle. Our Custom Servicing Plan is created for your car and how you use it.

We believe there’s no better place to have your car serviced than here at Highway Auto Care Rockhampton.

Why pay the high prices associated with franchised dealers when our fully trained technicians can provide the same level of service – and use the same high quality parts – at a fraction of the cost of your car dealerships?

Is Your car Still Under Warranty? Are You Sick Of Paying Inflated Dealer Prices?

If so it’s your choice where to have your car serviced. At Highway Auto Care Rockhampton, we can service your vehicle without voiding the manufacturer’s warranty.

We’ll ensure all work is carried out in exact accordance with how the manufacturer intended. This means that we will follow the manufacturer’s specifications and use only approved parts. You will basically receive a dealer type service according to the manufacturer’s specifications but without paying the inflated prices.

Upon completion of your service, we’ll stamp your service book to keep your warranty intact and let you have a car that is safe, well maintained and running efficiently.

Regular Custom Maintenance Services

Your custom servicing plan suggest kilometre intervals when your car should be brought in for maintenance. This maintenance will include services such as:

  • Fuel System Cleaning Service ✓
  • Air Filtration Replacement Service ✓
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid Services ✓
  • Fuel System Cleaning Service ✓
  • Full-Service Oil, Lube & Filter Change ✓
  • Battery Maintenance Services ✓
  • Light Bulb Replacement Service ✓
  • Brake System Fluid Service ✓
  • Cabin Air Filter Service ✓
  • Serpentine Belt Replacement Service ✓
  • Tyre Rotation Service ✓
  • Cooling System Service ✓
  • Wiper Blade Replacement Service ✓
  • Fuel Filter Replacement Service ✓

Your Custom Severe Maintenance Schedule

Every car comes with a normal and a severe maintenance schedule. You need to be able to identify which schedule you need to be following in order to prevent wear and tear and extend the life of your car.

Some reasons to follow a severe maintenance schedule include:

  • If you live in a high humidly climate
  • If you live in a very dusty area
  • If you live in an area where it is regularly below 12 degrees or above 32 degrees
  • If you are driving a fleet vehicle or service vehicle that is seeing more use than an average car (i.e. police car, taxi, tow truck)
  • If you only take very short trips, or drive in stop and go traffic daily

Custom High Kilometre Maintenance

If you reach over 160,000 kilometres on your car this means you have done a great job at keeping up with your suggested car maintenance schedule. However, as your car gets older, and has more kilometres on it, it will begin to need maintenance more often and you must be even more diligent about keeping up with car maintenance.

If you are over 160,000 kilometres you will need oil changes more frequently to keep your engine safe – about every 5,000 kilometres rather than every 8,000-10,000 kilometres. At this time make sure you have your mechanic checking all fluids, your brakes, belts, and other hoses to stay on top of any developing problems

At 160,000 kilometres it is also time for a new timing belt if you did not replace this part at the 130,000-kilometre mark, as this crucial part needs to be replaced every 130,000-kilometres.

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Manual Transmission Car Maintenance

Back in the day maintaining a manual transmission car used to be considered easier than maintaining an automatic transmission car. However, these days the maintenance requirements are about even.

Manual transmission cars will typically need at least one clutch replacement throughout their lifetime, and it is important to watch out for warning signs that your clutch is beginning to slip.

Warning signs will include:

  • Your clutch is hard to press
  • Your clutch feels too soft
  • Your transmission won’t stay in gear
  • There are unusual noises coming from your transmission
  • You find it hard to shift gears

Regular Servicing Is Important!

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Brake Service & Repair You Can Trust

If Your Vehicle Is Out Of Warranty?

Are you looking for quality, value and convenience? Then look no further. We offer a first-class service and repair facility and provide you with a dealer type service at independent garage prices.

At Highway Auto Care Rockhampton we undertake all types of work, from servicing, replacing timing belts and full engine diagnostics to electronic management and service warning light reset. All work on your vehicle will be carried out to the very highest standard using approved parts.

Brakes and Tyres are Your Stopping Power

Your Brakes are the most important component of your vehicle. At Highway Auto Rockhampton we offer a no obligation inspection to make sure that your brakes are working at their best.

According to a study by the NRMA, bad brakes are partially to blame for approximately 22% of crashes caused by vehicle-related conditions (second only to tyre problems, which account for 35% of such crashes).

Since crashes can severely shorten your vehicle’s lifespan (and compromise your safety), it’s vital to take care of any car issues that could heighten your risk for collisions! Get your tyres and brakes checked during a Complete Vehicle Inspection at the first sign of common tyre problems or brake issues to help you steer clear of performance problems that can affect your safety on the road.

Additionally, a complete vehicle inspection can give you a more in-depth look at your car’s inner workings, helping you make more informed service and repair decisions!

Our expert advice

Our team of super skilled technicians have many years of industry experience, always upskilling and offer a full range of automotive solutions combined with old-fashioned, friendly and reliable service.
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