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[QLD] Major Car Service Special $139 @ The Piston Pitstop (Caboolture) via Shopa Docket

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Family owned and run business, based in Caboolture. Specializing in the repair and servicing of all makes and models motor vehicles. Also certified roadworthy inspection station.

Offer Details
Major service special $139
Includes:
• Oil (up to 5.5 ltrs)
• Oil filter
• Spark plugs (standard)
• Full mechanical & air con check
• Suspension check
• Inspection of hand brake & adjustment

Offers can only be redeemed once per day.

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  • You know, it costs about $70-80 for parts (oil, filter and spark plugs). An extra $70 for someone to do it and report back on any problems is a good deal. Blows my mind that some mechanics and dealers charge $350-400 for a service.

    • My mechanic charges around $220-240 which is ok. The mechanic needs to profit somehow

      How is the mechanic going to make a profit from $139?

      • Kind of what I mean - it’s a good deal. They do need to profit. But at $400? I drop the oil and do basic stuff like brakes on our car so get the work involved. And I cannot say that a simple oil change and filter with a few checklist items is worth $400

  • $40 cheaper here - https://www.shopadocket.com.au/coupon/mechan-x-and-son-major-service-special-$99-lawnton-service-and-tune-up

    I'd be asking what brand of oil and parts they were using. There are some exclusions and surcharges involved, so be sure to check them out before committing.

  • Offers can only be redeemed once per day

    Reflection of the business? Yes, I know it is shopadocket. Different story if it was KFC.

  • Try Groupon and you'll find cheaper deals in your local area.

  • You know what always confuses me?

    "Specializing in the repair and servicing of all makes and models"

    Can you really specialize in all? Nothing to do with this business in specific, it's a marketing phrase I hear often, and just wonder how much speciality knowledge they must have to be able to claim they're the specialists for 'all'.

  • I would personally avoid a mechanic that advertises as the jack of all brands. You may drive away with more issues, but since this is bog standard oil, oil filter and spark plugs, it should be fine (if they do the right thing).

  • or just service the car yourself?

    • It's a fairly small proportion of people that have the ability to do that and that's often because they were taught how to by family or friends. It's not part of any standard curriculum in school. What seems trivially easy to many may just overwhelm others.

  • Seems more like a minor service than a major one?

    • Agree. the checks would likely be cursory at best. Still, if they guarantee their work you can always sue them should a mechanical or suspension issue arise. At the bottom end of servicing you get what you pay for. With mechanic's businesses charging $100+/hr it's relatively easy to calculate the time they'll spend on your "full" mechanical and suspension check. Anyone booking should ask to see the list of tasks they'll undertake.

  • Keep in mind it's also my state of QLD; where you don't need to be a mechanic to offer car servicing.
    You just can't stamp the logbook.

    I've actually considered starting a super-budget mobile service, for people who "Never service their car".
    You know, the type who had an oil change "in the last 5 years", and checked their brake fluid roughly "What's that?" ago…

    • don't forget the "i'll wait 17 years to change my timing belt because i haven't done 100,000kms yet" types.

      also be prepared to get haggled to death over the bill lol

      • As much as it's still not wise, since Australia doesn't really go through the cold-months like the States, or Japan, usually KM's are the be all and end all for timing belts.

        I'll happily add a year to the interval if the KM's aren't reached yet.

        Unless you own a late 90's-early 2000's Astra, in which case, it's getting done yesterday, because the original belts were faulty and snapped at about 75k-kms like clockwork.

        • my mother only changed her timing belt after 17 years when it snapped and left her stranded on the side of the road. she would've stretched it out to 20 or whatever magical number she was waiting for. lucky hers has a non-interference engine or she'd be coughing up for a new car. still, why go through all that stress and inconvenience just to save a few bucks on preventative maintenance?