With major suppliers such as Bursons, Repco, R&J Batteries, Penrite, Wurth, Tyre & Tube, Bacchus Marsh Tyre & Battery, Mr Brakes, Ballarat Autoglass and Smart parts, Springfields Garage is the place to be.
For dash warning lights and identification of vehicle computer related issues.
Pre purchase/post purchase inspections and safety reports.
Springfields Garage Ballan will talk to you about the services you are booking in for, and what is included. You can ask us about everything to do with your vehicle as our highly experienced and qualified mechanics are the best in Ballan.
What Does a LOGBOOK Service Include?
A logbook Service includes all the items that your vehicle manufacturer specifies to be included based on the kilometers traveled by your vehicle.
This may include:
- Oil and Filter Change
- Battery Check
- Diagnostic Checks
- Mechanical Safety Checks
- Consumable Parts Replacements – such as pollen filters
- Brake and Hydraulic Fluid Replacement
Springfields Garage Ballan uses authorised spare parts to ensure that your new car warranty is preserved.
Who Can Perform a LOGBOOK Service To Keep My Warranty?
Springfields Garage Ballan can perform a logbook service on your vehicle without negatively effecting your warranty. Know your rights here.
The ACCC have issued a statement, that by Australian Law, you can have your car service carried out by a mechanic or service centre of your choice provided they are qualified.
You can read more about your choice of repairer here.
ACCC Clarification On - Servicing Your Vechicle While Under Warranty.
The New Car Retailing Industry market study report released in December 2017 by the ACCC found that some manufacturers log books contained false and misleading statements such as:
•authorised dealers must carry out services and repairs;
•an ‘authorised’ dealer should stamp or otherwise confirm a routine service had been undertaken during the manufacturer’s warranty;
•strong recommendations for dealers to undertake maintenance or repair work;
•references to dealers (instead of repairers generally) in the context of information about servicing or repairs;
•statements linking servicing at a dealer to a better chance of long-term reliability and performance of the car, or its resale value;
•statements recommending against the use of non- ‘genuine’ parts because, for example, of claims that such parts are less likely to be suitable to the car and therefore may impact its functionality or safety or result in the manufacturer’s warranty being voided;
•requests for the repairer to confirm that they had fitted ‘genuine’ parts as part of repair or servicing work.
Following the release of the report the ACCC undertook the following actions:
•developed a concise and simple explanation of consumer guarantees and their interaction with warranties which should, as industry best practice, be provided to consumers at the point of sale of a new car;
•updated the Motor vehicle sales & repairs – an industry guide to the Australian Consumer Law (ACL);
•gave assurances that instances of misleading or deceptive conduct, or misrepresentations, in relation to the use of independent repairers or non-OE spare parts will be targeted through action by the ACCC, including enforcement action where appropriate.
Click here to download the “Just bought a new car” fact sheet.
Click here to download the updated industry guide.
When servicing a vehicle while under warranty you need to ensure that:
•work is performed by a qualified technician;
•use genuine or appropriate quality parts (be wary of cheap counterfeit parts as these are not tested in accordance with manufacturers standards);
•work is carried out in accordance with manufacturers log book service specifications and procedures.
Should the part/s installed fail or not perform satisfactorily, the consumer has rights against the fitter and or/or manufacturer of those replacement parts. If a non-genuine part fails, the dealer and the vehicle manufacturer will not be liable for damage caused by that failure.
The VACC Automobile Repairers Division (ARD) Executive Committee will continue to monitor false or misleading behaviour in relation to the above findings and is in constant dialogue with the ACCC. If you encounter anything that may constitute a breach of the ACL and servicing a vehicle while under warranty, then we would like to hear from you
How Long Does A LOGBOOK Service Take?
A logbook Service is typically completed on the same day that you book in for.
If Springfields Garage are required to order in a part or item due to an issue we have notified you about, your vehicle may be required until we have received, fitted, and tested that part.
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