Our Services – Springfields Garage Ballan – Service you can count on
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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.

SERVICES

You can count on Springfields Garage to keep you safe and on the road.
We offer a wide range of local services to the Ballan area.
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Battery Replacement

With a full range of R&J stock and battery testing.

Tyre Fitting

Tyre replacement and puncture repairs as well as balancing, with a range of tyre brands available for sourcing.

Logbook Servicing

Logbook servicing with VACC accreditation. Peace of mind knowing your new car warranty will not be voided when using Springfields qualified technicians.

Brakes

Brake replacement and machining with an in house brake lathe.

Spare Parts

Extensive range of filters, fuses, globes, etc. in stock with two daily deliveries for extra items. We also have several second hand suppliers to suit all customers needs.

Diagnostic Scanning

For dashboard warning lights.

Wheel Alignments

To get the most out of your tyres.

Roadworthy Checklist

A comprehensive check of your vehicle to ensure your safety and compliance with Vicroads.

Penrite Oils

Top quality Penrite oils and a range of stock available for purchase.

Towing Service

24 hour emergency towing and breakdown service available with ``Ballan Absolute Towing Specialists``.

Ask our friendly staff about

GoPay

At Springfields Garage Ballan you can use GoPay to pay for your vehicle repair and service costs in three easy interest-free payments.
NO FEE. NO INTEREST.
NO CATCH.

You pay 1/3 upfront, and the rest over the following two months.
Make sure the precious cargo you are carrying is safe.
So simple to setup and no credit check for under $1500

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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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 Vehicle 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.

Important Note:

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.