What does a Major Car Service Include and why is it critical?

With regards to your vehicle, it is always safe to remember that it is better to prevent the potential issues from happening than having them resolved, as they occur. If you maintain and service your car regularly, it will be more reliable, safer to drive and you are less likely to spend a lot of money on expensive mechanical repairs.

Car services can be classified into basic and minor car service. The basic or minor car service will generally include engine oil, comprehensive vehicle inspection, filter replacement, diagnostic checks, vehicle greasing and tire rotation. This should be done; by a professionally trained technician every 10,000 km or every year. 

On the other hand, a major car service is considered the highest level in car servicing packages. This service is usually done after two minor car services or 30,000 kms. At 1st Choice Mechanical, this important car service includes transmission replacement and differential oils. These lubricate the pinion and ring gears, which causes power transfer from driveshaft to the wheel axles. We check and replace clutch and brake fluid and do everything to ensure that the vital part of your engine; the tappet clearance keeps running in its optimal condition. We also check and replace the grease concerned with wheel bearings.



For us, at 1st Choice Mechanical, a major car service is one of the most critical and important service that we perform on your car. It is essential since certain parts of the car will have experienced wear and tear or will be damaged during the times that you use it. Therefore, there are certain parts that may require to be changed or replaced. This is an overall and complete check of your vehicle.

If you’re driving and you experience grinding and squawking upon hitting the brake or when there is tapping, knocking and clicking; whilst the engine keeps running, these are signs that you should bring these issues into 1st Choice Mechanical; so that they can have a look at it immediately. We are a leading major car service provider in Wollongong. Our team of professional mechanics have many years of experience, working on nearly all brands of vehicles, including Nissan, Ford, Mercedes Benz, Suzuki, Audi, Volkswagen, Toyota, Jeep, Mitsubishi and many others.

We can make our major car service suit your budget and meet your car’s need specifically. After checking your vehicle, we will discuss with you our findings and make recommendations; to make your car back to top condition. Rest assured that our team would not let you down; by carrying out essential checks and correct parts replacements.

If you are ready to give 1st Choice Mechanical a try, please contact us for a fast quote. You can visit us at www.wollongongmechanical.com.au or call us on 02 4228 7949. You may also wish to speak to one of our knowledgeable and skilled technicians for any concerns or questions that you need clarification on. 

Our services are available across the areas of Wollongong, Shoalhaven, Mount Pleasant, Greenwell Point, Kiama, Albion Park Rail, Warilla and surrounding suburbs.