So, being the start of the new week it’s time to pool our collective knowledge and debate the merits of something. Last week was gyms, this week let’s discuss garages.
Where, in your experience is the best place to get a car serviced?
Canberra Toyota – a five week wait for a $1.50 part.
Genie – Your car your call – ill repeat what I said above – just relaying my experiences – not yours.
Maybe its ready to snap – maybe its not – maybe they said it isn’t ready to snap even though it is – and they end up gaining – who knows – if a mechanic told me mine was on the way out – I would replace it quick smart – being mechanically minded as I am – I am pretty good with a workshop manual and anything thats external to the block. to the short engine.
Timing belt on my car should be changed every 120,000 kms. Cost me a lot, they had to remove the front end of the car just to get at it.
I think you guys are all missing the point i made. The mechanic TOLD me my timing belt was ready to snap – 5 mechanics later over 3 years, THERES NOTHING WRONG WITH IT. IT DOESN’T NEED REPLACING. I get scammed EVERY time i get my car serviced and told it needs work done to it when nothing it wrong – so far it hasn’t mattered where ive taken my car.
Do yourself a favour and find out if your engine is an ‘interference’ type or not. What this means is if the belt breaks and the valve gear stops, do the pistons smack the open valves as they (the pistons) keep going for a second or two. The diference, as noted above, is probably $1-2,000.
Certainly peace of mind or otherwise, and may affect your maintenance spend.
Genie – just relaying my experiences – not yours.
Do you support or oppose the construction of stage 2 of light rail from Civic to Woden?