Whenever you purchase a new vehicle, the manufacturer provides you with a warranty that protects you from the costs of any parts failures. To keep your warranty, you must have your vehicle serviced by a certified mechanic, according to the schedule and specifications laid out in your vehicle’s logbook.
Many people think that if they don’t get their car serviced at the dealership, it will invalidate their warranty. It’s actually illegal for manufacturers to discriminate based on choice of repairer, as long as the work is done by a certified mechanic.
Here at Bothwell Motors, our expert mechanics are fully certified to provide logbook servicing for all:
- Passenger cars
- Light commercial vehicles (Vans, Utes and 4wd’s)
Before you sell your vehicle, transfer ownership to a third party, or before you re-register a vehicle for use on the road, it needs to be deemed fit for the road by a workshop certified by the Department of Transport and Main Roads. This involves having your vehicle undergo a safety inspection, to ensure it meets the minimum safety standards to be driven on Queensland public roads.
Bothwell Motors is properly accredited to conduct safety inspections and provide certificates of inspection for a wide range of vehicles, including:
- Safety Certificates for light vehicles up to 4.5T GVM
- Safety Certificates for light trailers and caravans between 0.75 and 3.5T GVM
- Certificate of inspection for CL light vehicles up to and including 4.5t GVM (CL)
- Certificates of Inspection for heavy vehicles between 4.5 and 16T GVM
- Certificates of Inspection for trailers and caravans between 3.5 and 10T GVM
We’ll check your vehicle’s key safety features and basic components to make sure it meets the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ strict standards.Contact Us
Your brakes are the most important safety feature your vehicle has. While other safety systems, like airbags, can reduce the severity of an accident, your brakes can act preventatively, and the condition of your brakes often means the difference between an accident and an emergency stop.
Your brakes also suffer an astonishing amount of wear, as they routinely bring over a ton of material to a complete stop from high speeds, many times in a single driving session! For this reason, we agree with brake manufacturers that you should have your brakes checked at least once a year.
Here at Bothwell Motors, our skilled technicans can help you with:
- Brake Component Replacement (pads, rotors, drums etc.)
- Brake Component Machining
- Brake Hoses
- Brake Restorations
Steering & Suspension
Faults and flaws in your steering and suspension affect handling and ride comfort, causing issues such as vibrations at speed, play in the steering wheel and body lean through corners. Your suspension is also responsible for maximising the grip that your tyres exert on the road surface, so a poor suspension will also increase your stopping distance.
Bothwell Motors’ expert mechanics can help you with:
- Wheel Alignments
- Shocks, Springs and Struts
- Wheel Balancing
- Bushing Replacement
- Power Steering Repairs/Replacement
- Lift Kits and 4WD Upgrades
Your air conditioning actually degrades more from disuse than from use, as the rubber tubing and seals dry up and crack, allowing the refrigerant gas to leak out and rob your aircon of its cooling power.
Here at Bothwell Motors, we can fully repair your air conditioning, starting by replacing any faulty compressors, condensers and evaporators, then swapping out any cracked tubing and valves, and finally recharging your system with refrigerant once we’re certain it’s airtight.Contact Us
Clutches & Transmissions
As part of the assembly that transmits power from the engine to the wheels, the transmission is made up of some of the most intricate and complex machinery in your vehicle. Due to their sophisticated nature, even minor flaws can quickly escalate into very costly repairs. If you are having trouble changing gears, notice a grinding noise when in gear, or a burning smell after driving, you should have your transmission checked sooner rather than later.
Bothwell Motors’ expert technicians can help you with:
- Manual Transmissions
- Automatic Transmissions
- CV Joints
- Repairs & Replacement
If your engine is malfunctioning, you don’t have a car anymore, you have an expensive and heavy lawn ornament. Your engine is extremely hard working, and even with regular maintenance and service, every so often additional repairs are necessary.
Here at Bothwell Motors, our talented engineers can help you with:
- Timing Belts
- Engine Blocks
- Cylinder heads
- EFI diagnostics
Issues with your cooling system affect power output and fuel efficiency, even engine lifespan as overheating and leaking coolant damages the engine. If your vehicle is overheating, and these issues are left untreated, they will render your car immobile, with the cost of repairs being comparable to buying a secondhand car!
Bothwell Motors excellent technicians can help you with:
- Radiator/Heater Unit Repairs and Replacement
- Head Gaskets
- Coolant Flush
If the engine is the heart of your vehicle, the auto electrical network is the brain and nervous system. The network handles everything from playing music and measuring fuel consumption, to assisting with braking and gear changes, even monitoring the rest of your car and notifying you if any serious flaws are detected.
Here at Bothwell Motors, our expert auto electricians are equipped with state of the art diagnostic scan tools, which they use to generate and analyse a detailed report. Bothwell Motors’ auto electricians can also help you with:
- Alternators and starter motors
- Battery check and replacement
- Component test and replacement
- Diagnostic scans
- Minor wiring repairs