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Member Since 01/11/2018
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I don't say I insisted or needed breakdown of labours but the breakdown (regardless of from dealerships or independents) to me is a great…
18/02/2024 - 19:17
I mentioned the independent mechanics/workshops I went to, not sure why you assume they are dealers? This might not be important for you…
18/02/2024 - 17:28
I went to independent mechanics/workshops mostly, so rarely capped services. Just normal services and extra if necessary.
18/02/2024 - 12:58
Thank you 👍
18/02/2024 - 12:57
Thank you. It's good to know that. I think the regulations got circumvented with itemised invoices but still generic. I have better…
18/02/2024 - 12:56
18/02/2024 - 12:56
Not really, or perhaps I was lucky to come to honest German car workshops/mechanics.
18/02/2024 - 12:56
Hi, I'm fairly new to the automotive industry practice and regulations in Australia. Is it a legal requirement for a workshop/mechanic to…
18/02/2024 - 10:57
Darn, just read that email. Just started my chopper game with iFakeLocation ;)
23/01/2024 - 12:01
Thanks for the info, JimmyF. Yeah, it has full service, just not the details, that's what I meant as "whole history". No complaints though,…
30/09/2023 - 22:08
Thanks for the clarification, brendanm.
30/09/2023 - 22:06
Yeah, I would just do that then, as the history is unknown.
30/09/2023 - 16:05
Thanks, I will just look for the next matching one then.
30/09/2023 - 16:04
Maybe you are right ;) Nonetheless, I got a number of unpleasant experience of car breakdown out of the blue, water pump failed during a…
30/09/2023 - 16:04
I will note that for 150k. Thanks
30/09/2023 - 15:59
It's me again with my Camry MY2013 ASV50R, Engine Code 2AR-FE, odometer at 125000 km. Unfortunately, the previous owner(s) lost all…
30/09/2023 - 12:35
I found a post on ToyotaNation and felt myself too silly to replace the bushes due to the cracks. This is the video of a Toyota/Lexus…
16/09/2023 - 22:57
^ this. I got this once or twice, falling for cheap prices as baits and $$$ for extra services.
15/09/2023 - 21:07
@brendanm thanks. I might be overthinking and as just pretty new to Japanese cars and how they are services.
15/09/2023 - 21:06
Thanks, very handy information. I might use it later as of now, I don't have sufficient space and tools for this task. From the mechanic,…
15/09/2023 - 10:32
Yeah, I'm kinda lean towards semi-proactive as I got few serious breakdowns and am often travelling with kids. When the mechanic mentioned…
15/09/2023 - 09:41
Oh, good to know, thanks. Bookmarked Pedders for next time.
15/09/2023 - 09:39
As I mentioned in the original post, I would like to learn more, pretty new to Japanese cars and services ;) Of course, only in case you…
15/09/2023 - 09:28
Thanks for the info. The price difference between 5w30 and 5w40 does not seem significant. May I ask what oil brand you prefer/have been…
15/09/2023 - 09:07
Thanks for the chart, I recall that when reading about oils for German cars yonks ago. Wouldn't it better to use engine oils, such as 5w40…
15/09/2023 - 08:29
Make sense, and also as SBOB mentioned below, 5w30 seems to cover a large spectrum of car engines, very wise and beneficial, I think.
15/09/2023 - 08:25
That's also my thought too, from a workshop's perspective, and it totally makes sense as far as it does not mess up car engines. Kind of…
15/09/2023 - 08:23
I have owned a decent amount of German cars and recently gone to the dark side with a 10 year old Camry ;) With German (VW) cars, I usually…
14/09/2023 - 23:42
As you seem to be a mechanic, is that a standard practice for workshops/mechanics to give the customers itemised invoices with breakdown of…
14/09/2023 - 22:13
> Always worth asking the mechanic is this the cheapest option and why they recommend this choice over others. That's a good one. I was…
14/09/2023 - 22:07