Car Starting Issues? Part 2.

A few weeks ago we wrote about what might happen if your starter motor has failed. This time it is all about your Alternator! If your alternator is failing then: Lights on your dash may start to flicker or even disappear, The alternator/battery light most likely will come on (or maybe not at all) The…

Car Starting Issues? Part 1

The last thing you want when your heading to work or school drop off is your car not starting!  Many times it could be your battery, starter motor or alternator. Your starter motor uses power from the battery to spin either the flywheel (if manual car) or flex plate (if auto car) which gives it…

Australia Fires 2020 Support

The whole of Australia is suffering and while I am so grateful to not have been personally affected, so many people have lost family, their houses and their whole lives. I couldn’t help but think about how we can help them. So many people (as have we) have already donated and it’s amazing to see…

Customer Rewards Program

We like to keep things as simple as possible, so to receive a $30 credit towards servicing or repairs, all you need to do is refer a new customer to Ipswich City Mechanical! THAT’S IT!! When they mention your name as the referral when booking in their car, we add the $30 credit towards your…

Why we don’t do major services!

We hear it all too often that another mechanic can do a major service for $199 or even worse $99! WHAT??!! See this example (business name and details blocked out due to their privacy. So why don’t we do major services or even like that wording…… The mechanics that will offer a major service, each…

REPAIR ISSUES ~ PART 3

On follow up from last week repair issues, I covered authorizing repairs, making sure you have the correct documentation/invoice, warranties and 2nd hand parts.  This last week I will talk about sublet repairs, disputes and your options, record keeping and Safety certificate disputes. 1. Sublet repairs. A sublet repair is when something is sent to another…

REPAIR ISSUES ~ PART 2

On follow up from last week repair issues, we covered finding a repairer you feel comfortable, getting a quote and describing your issue. You can find that blog post by click here.  This week I will talk about authorizing repairs, detailed invoice, warranties and 2nd hand parts. 1. Authorising repairs. Not many repairers will carry out…