CAR SERVICE IN MELBOURNE

Monday – Friday : 08:00 – 17:30
Saturday – Sunday : Closed

1715 Dandenong Road
Oakleigh East VIC 3166

CT Motors is the premium car repairs shop in Melbourne, offering exceptional care services for all makes and models of cars. We specialise in prestige cars services in Melbourne. We believe that you can do better with an authorised service centre like us to get your logbook servicing even during your warranty period (we use OEM parts to ensure your warranty remains intact).

CT Motors is born from the passion for putting customers at the centre of car repairs in Melbourne. We are an exceptional team of knowledgeable mechanics, but beyond that, your satisfaction with our car repair shop is paramount to us. We strive to build a long-standing rapport with you and your car, so we can provide that finely nuanced car service in Melbourne that only comes by understanding the machine as well as the driver.

Professional and Trusted Car Repairs Shop in Melbourne

Melbourne’s car repairs shops have evolved with the latest systems, and we have the latest onboard diagnostics (OBD) reader and tools to perform logbook servicing that can be recorded quickly for warranty purposes. Many car dealerships propagate false claims that you have to use their car service centre in Melbourne during the warranty period and be treated as just another number in their roster.

Alternately, you can choose an affordable and appreciative seasoned car service provider in Melbourne like us. Our car repair shop is equipped with the latest electronic diagnostic tools and equipment to provide an accurate reading of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and read the errors codes of the OBD system.

We have various fixed price logbook car services in Melbourne to check oils and belts for regular preventive maintenance. With CT Motors as your car repair shop, be assured that the prices we quote are the final payment you make. Our prices are honest and transparent.

We also licensed inspection centres for RWC (Roadworthy Certificate) and pre-sales.

Here is an overview of our car services and car repairs in Melbourne :

Visiting Car repair shops and the car service interval in Melbourne depends on the time and distance travelled between services and the driver’s style and driving conditions. The manufacturer’s handbook should act as the guide or timeline for scheduling car services in Melbourne for brand new cars.

However, whether you are a daily long-distance commuter or frequent short-trips taker, your driving style influences the wear and tear on the car systems. Repeated start-stop trips are demanding on the engine system, and the alternator doesn’t get enough time to charge the battery resulting in a bad charge/discharge cycle. Then again, the engine is unable to reach smooth operation at higher RPMs for it to be completed lubricated and cooled during the drive. As a rule of thumb, if your drive less than 5000km

overall in multiple short trips within 6 months, then be sure to check and top-up the engine oil and change the oil filter for a smooth operating engine.

On the other hand, if you are a commuter raking up kilometres over long journeys daily, you can schedule your car service in our repair shop in Melbourne by following the recommended timelines indicated on the service sticker or by the distance travelled, whichever comes sooner. 

As a full-service car repairs shop in Melbourne, we offer the following car services :

A major service covers all of the above elements, in more depth, with some additional servicing requirements. Here is a list of what is above and beyond a minor service to help you better understand a major car service:

Check and top up all fluids.
Inspect the vehicle for safety issues.
Check all external engine belts and hoses.
Check tyres and pressures.
Test the battery, cooling system and coolant condition.
Replace spark plugs.
Repack all wheel bearings – they take all the weight of your car so it is important to look after them.
Change all transmission oils.

A major service will take most of the day on some vehicles. The cost varies depending on the vehicle type and the service which is specified.

A minor service focuses on changing and topping up fluids and checking over numerous elements to ensure they are in working order. These include inspecting for wear and tear, replacing some elements and testing the following:
Checking the oil and oil filter – dirty oil will affect the running of your car.
Checking the brakes and brake fluid – response time is measured, the depth of the brake pads is measured and brake fluid is topped up if required.
Checking the leads – they can last up to a decade but should be checked every service.
Testing the air conditioning system – to ensure it is running efficiently.
Testing the steering and suspension – response time is measured and functionality.
Testing the lights – bulbs will need to be replaced if not working.
Checking windscreen wipers and washers – important to ensure visibility.
Check the spark plugs – they are a good indicator of engine condition, greasy spark plugs could indicate an oil leak.
Check the air filter – it may need to be cleaned or replaced.
The fuel filter, belts, hoses, the car’s cooling system, battery, exhaust, transmission and tyres are also checked at a minor service.

A minor service can be relatively quick, taking as little as an hour and a half. Depending on the make and model of your car, it can also be relatively inexpensive.

CT Motors use the latest diagnostic tools and equipment to ensure that your car’s health and performance is kept as to manufacturers standard. Whether it is a handbrake reset to a reprogram of the engine management system we ensure that your car is running at its optimal.

Modern vehicles are controlled by many sophisticated onboard computers are more commonly known in the industry as Electronic Control Modules (ECMs) or Electronic Control Units (ECUs). In fact, some cars have over 20 different control units that are constantly reading, exchanging and manipulating data between themselves. When a module senses a problem with an electronic command, it will often override the issue by altering the parameters of the pre-programmed data without “advising” you through lights on the dash.

ECUs make these improvement processes automatically and in real time. In a closed-loop system, different sensors accumulate data from the network and send data to actuators that provide the interventions required to achieve the best outcome for the driving conditions and service item condition it has to deal with. The output of sensors tell the system what the car is doing and the contribution of new inputs back to these sensors from the ECU makes the critical amendments.

VicRoads have introduced stringent roadworthy certificate standards to ensure unsafe vehicles are not on-sold to unsuspecting buyers. According to current Victorian legislation, roadworthy certificates are necessary if you wish to sell your car privately. They are not required if you are selling your vehicle to a licensed motor car trader (LMCT). At CT Motors, we can assist with information about getting roadworthy certificates in Victoria and the best way to go about selling your car. We offer this free service to help you avoid some of the common pitfalls that we see in these situations.

These include vehicles being sold before being inspected for roadworthiness which can lead to a situation where it is not economical to sell the car with a roadworthy certificate. In these situations, VicRoads will allow you to cancel your registration and refund you money outstanding on the remainder of your registration period. Call us today to know more about roadworthy certificates in Victoria.

A timing belt, timing chain, or cambelt is a part of an internal combustion engine that synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft(s) so that the engine’s valves open and close at the proper times during each cylinder’s intake and exhaust strokes. In an interference engine the timing belt or chain is also critical to preventing the piston from striking the valves. A timing belt is usually a toothed belt—a drive belt with teeth on the inside surface. A timing chain is a roller chain.

In an internal combustion engine, the application of a timing belt or chain connects the crankshaft to the camshaft(s), which in turn control the opening and closing of the engine’s valves. A four-stroke engine requires that the valves open and close once every other revolution of the crankshaft. The timing belt does this. It has teeth to turn the camshaft(s) synchronized with the crankshaft, and is specifically designed for a particular engine. In some engine designs the timing belt may also be used to drive other engine components such as the water pump and oil pump.

Keeping our customers need’s in mind, we offer free tyre check, vacuum and dashboard sanitisation. You can choose to have your car picked up and dropped off or opt for your courtesy cars to have hassle-free car repairs in Melbourne.

Experience the difference of getting your car services in Melbourne by a team of knowledgeable and seasoned auto specialists at affordable prices. We are sure you’ll be delighted with the outcomes and performance of your car. Book an obligation-free diagnostic test or drive by our repair shop on Dandenong Road.

FAQ's

What are common car repairs?

Here are what’s included in CT Motors minor car services, which are the typical car repairs:

  • Checking the oil and oil filter
  • Checking the brakes and brake fluid
  • Checking the leads of the battery
  • Testing the air conditioning system
  • Testing the steering and suspension
  • Testing the lights
  • Checking windscreen wipers and washers
  • Check the spark plugs
  • Check the air filter
  • The fuel filter, belts, hoses, the car’s cooling system, battery, exhaust, transmission and tyres are also checked at a minor service.
What is the average cost to repair a car?

Depending on the make and model of your car, the year it’s been manufactured and regular maintenance it has received over the years, plus the driving style and frequency of long or short trips, the cost of a repairing car will vary. At CT Motors, we provide accurate fixed quotes, so you are assured of the price before we undertake to repair your car.

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Monday – Friday : 08:00 – 17:30
Saturday – Sunday : Closed

1715 Dandenong Road
Oakleigh East VIC 3166