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Why is it important to maintain mechanical services?

When you have your car regularly serviced, you can feel confident that it is operating at its best. Vehicles that are not well maintained can become a safety concern and create more expensive repairs by not addressing or identifying minor issues as they occur.

A well maintained vehicle has many associated benefits, which include:

  • Reduced fuel consumption
  • Enhanced vehicle safety
  • Extended engine life
  • Prevention of worn moving parts
  • Maintains road-worthiness

Regular mechanical servicing also means that you’ll have a complete service history of your vehicle. This can help with the resale value of your car when the time comes.

How often should you have your car serviced?

If you aren’t sure when you need to have your car serviced, you can find your car manufacturer’s recommended service schedule in the owner’s manual. Typically, car manufacturers recommend that you have your car serviced every 6 months, or every 10,000 kilometres, whichever comes first.

You will generally also find some basic vehicle maintenance listed in your owner’s manual that you can do yourself. This includes replacing the windscreen wipers and bulbs such as the headlight bulbs.

Your owner’s manual will also outline when different components on your vehicle will need to be replaced, which includes the car battery and air filters.

The bottom line? Regular mechanical servicing is a necessity if you want to keep your vehicle safe on the road.

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How can Openpay help with mechanical servicing?

Finding the money upfront for mechanical servicing may not always be a straightforward task. Using Openpay you can arrange simple, interest free repayments over a nominated timeframe - anywhere from 2, 3, 6 or 9 months.

This kind of flexible repayment scheme may greatly assist you in maintaining regular mechanical servicing and ultimately save you money in the long term by addressing minor issues before they become major, and expensive, problems later on.

How do you open an Openpay Account?

Creating an Openpay account is a simple process that involves the following steps:

  • Signing up to the service on their website
  • Downloading the Openpay app from the App Store or Google Play Store
  • Registering your basic information via the app
  • Linking your Openpay account to your credit or debit card

The approval process tends to only take a few minutes and once your account is approved, it is ready for immediate use. You can learn more about Openpay by visiting their website.

How do you use Openpay for Mechanical Servicing at Marks & Wallings?

You can pay for your mechanical service simply by selecting Openpay as the payment option at the time of payment. You will be required to select a repayment option using the app and these repayments are automatically deducted from your nominated credit or debit account.

Repayments occur on a fortnightly basis, as agreed upon and scheduled by you. You also have the option of making an early payment through the Openpay app.

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What’s included in a regular mechanical service?

At Marks & Wallings we offer different kinds of mechanical servicing. Our qualified technicians will ensure that your vehicle receives the appropriate mechanical servicing to meet your specific needs.

Mechanical services at Marks & Wallings include:

  • Checking or replacing vital fluids, including engine oil and radiator coolant
  • Diagnosing electronic functions, including the air conditioning system and lights for faults
  • Inspecting mechanical functions, including safety systems such as the brakes and steering

Regular mechanical servicing can help to give you peace of mind that your vehicle is safe and operating as it should. If we identify any possible issues, we can provide you with a quote for the necessary repairs or replacements.

Located at 940-946 Victoria Rd, West Ryde in West Ryde, we are open Monday through to Saturday. Contact us, or give us a call on 02 9807 1000 to see how we can assist you with your next mechanical service.