Whenever you purchase a new vehicle, the manufacturer provides you with a warranty that covers the cost of parts failures. This warranty is only valid, however if you have the vehicle regularly serviced by a certified mechanic, according to the vehicle’s logbook.
Here at Newman Mechanical our expert mechanics are fully certified to provide logbook servicing for all:
- Petrol vehicles
- Diesel vehicles
- LPG vehicles
- Electric/hybrid vehicles
Safety certificates and other vehicle inspections
Whenever a vehicle is being sold, or ownership is being transferred, the vehicle has to have a safety certificate. This certificate, issued by a licensed tester after a thorough inspection, ensures the vehicle meets the legal safety standards to be driven on Queensland roads.
If you’re thinking about buying a second hand vehicle, we would recommend bringing it in for a pre-purchase inspection. This is a thorough inspection that ensures you know exactly what you’re buying, and helps you avoid any nasty surprises.
When you’re planning a camping trip or just a long road trip, we would urge you to consider a pre-trip inspection. That way you discover any issues with your vehicle in a mechanic’s workshop, rather than out in the middle of nowhere.
Newman Mechanical is a licensed inspection station, and our skilled team can help you with safety certificates, pre-purchase, and pre-trip inspections.contact us
Your brakes are the most important safety system your vehicle has. While other safety features, like airbags, reduce the severity of an accident, your brakes can act preventatively, and the condition of your brakes often makes the difference between an emergency stop and a trip to the panelbeaters.
Here at Newman Mechanical, our team of skilled technicians can help you with:
- Brake component replacement
- Brake component machining
- Brake hose repairs
- Brake restorations
steering and suspension
Faults and flaws in your steering and suspension affect handling and ride comfort, causing issues such as play in the steering wheel or vibrations at speed. Your suspension also affects your tyre’s grip on the road, so issues with it will increase your stopping distance.
Newman Mechanical’s expert mechanics can help you with:
- Wheel alignments
- Shock absorbers and springs
- Wheel balancing
- Bushing replacement
- Power steering repairs and replacement
- Lift kits and 4WD upgrades
Many people don’t realise how important the exhaust system is for your vehicle’s smooth functioning. Issues with the exhaust affect power output and fuel efficiency, as the exhaust draws the waste gases out of the engine bay, allowing fresh air to enter and fuel the combustion process.
Here at Newman Mechanical, our skilled team of technicians can help you with:
- Exhaust repairs
- Exhaust replacement
- Exhaust modifications
- Exhaust upgrades
Nothing ruins a summer drive faster than faulty air conditioning. Your AC actually degrades more from disuse than from use, as the rubber tubing and seals which make up most of the system actually dry up and crack when not used, allowing the refrigerant gas to leak out and rob your aircon of its cooling power.
Here at Newman Mechanical, we can fully repair your air conditioning, replacing faulty compressors, condensers, evaporators, hoses and valves, and recharging your system with refrigerant gas once we’re certain it’s airtight.contact us
Clutch & Transmission
As part of the assembly that transmits power from the engine to the wheels, the transmission is comprised of some of the most intricate and complicated machinery in your vehicle. Due to their sophisticated nature, it’s important to catch issues with your transmission before they develop into serious problems. Pay attention to your transmission and if you notice any of these problems, you should bring it in for appraisal:
- Difficulty changing gears or staying in gear
- A grinding noise when changing gears
- A burning smell after driving
- Fluid leaking from under the car
Newman Mechanical’s expert technicians can help you with:
- Automatic transmissions
- Manual transmissions
- CV Joints
- Repairs & Replacement
If your engine isn’t working, you don’t really have a car, you have an expensive and heavy lawn ornament. As the beating heart of your vehicle, it’s important to keep your engine in good condition.
Here at Newman Mechanical, our skilled mechanics can help you with:
- Cylinder heads
- EFI Diagnostics
Cooling system services
If your cooling system is malfunctioning, it can affect power output, fuel efficiency, and even engine lifespan, as overheating and leaking coolant damages the engine block. If these issues are ignored for long enough, they will render your vehicle immobile, with the cost of repairs being comparable to buying a secondhand car!
Newman Mechanical’s experienced technicians can help you with:
- Radiator/heater unit repairs and replacement
- Head gaskets
- Coolant flush and leak check
- Thermostat check and replacement
Auto Electrical services
As modern vehicles have increased in complexity, more and more functionality is governed by the auto electrical network. This network handles everything from playing music and measuring fuel consumption, through to assisting with braking and gear changes, even monitoring the engine bay and notifying you if any serious flaws are detected.
Here at Newman Mechanical’s talented auto electricians can help you with:
- Alternators and starter motors
- Battery check and replacement
- Component test and replacement
- Diagnostic scans
- Audio installations
- Lighting upgrades
- Accessory installation
- Solar/battery systems
Your tyres might seem simple, but they are actually a feat of modern engineering. The treads of your tyres are designed to continue to provide traction even as they wear (as long as your wheels are aligned), and during wet weather they act as channels to divert water away from the tyre’s contact patches.
We stock a wide range of tyres for all makes and model of passenger car, truck and 4WD. We can supply and fit these tyres for youcontact us
We can arrange towing for you, and we will ask if you’re an RACQ member as this may entitle you to a free tow in the surrounding area. Even if you’re not, we’ll happily organize a reputable company to tow your vehicle safely.
We can also replace cracked windscreens, and repair small chips in windscreens.contact us