Whenever you purchase a new vehicle, the manufacturer provides you with a warranty that covers the cost of parts failure. This warranty is only valid, however, if you have your vehicle periodically serviced by a certified mechanic, who records and stamps these services in your vehicle’s logbook.
Mackey Electrical & Mechanical’s skilled mechanics are fully certified to provide logbook servicing for all:
- Petrol vehicles
- Diesel vehicles
- LPG vehicles
- Electric/hybrid vehicles
If you’re planning on selling or otherwise transferring ownership of a vehicle, you first have to acquire a Safety Certificate, issued by an Approved Inspection Station after a thorough inspection. The Safety Certificate ensures that your vehicle can safely be driven on Queensland roads.
When you’re thinking about buying a secondhand vehicle, we would recommend bringing it in for a pre-purchase inspection. This way you know exactly what you’re buying, and avoid any nasty surprises.
Pre-trip inspections are a great idea if you’re planning a camping trip or long road trip. Would you rather discover an issue with your vehicle out in the middle of nowhere, or in a mechanic’s workshop?
Steering & Suspension
Faults and flaws in your steering and suspension affect handling and ride comfort, causing play in the steering wheel and body roll through corners. Your suspension is also responsible for maximising the grip that your tyres exert on the road surface, so a poor suspension also increases your stopping distance.
Here at Mackey Electrical and Mechanical, our expert technicians can help you with:
- Wheel alignments
- Shock absorbers, springs and struts
- Wheel balancing
- Bushing replacement
- Power steering repairs and replacement
- Lift kits and 4WD upgrades
Nothing ruins a summer drive faster than faulty air conditioning, especially if you’re stuck in traffic. Your aircon actually degrades more from disuse than use, as the rubber tubing and seals which make up a lot of the system dry up and crack when out of use, allowing your refrigerant gas to leak out and rob your AC of its cooling power.
Here at Mackey Electrical and Mechanical, our experts can fully repair your air conditioning, starting by replacing faulty condensers and compressors, then swapping out cracked tubing and tyres, and finally re-gassing your system with refrigerant once we’re certain it’s airtight.
Clutch & Transmission
As part of the assemblage that transfers power from the engine to the wheels, the clutch and transmission are comprised of some of the most intricate and sophisticated machinery in your entire vehicle. Due to their complex nature, even minor flaws can quickly escalate into extremely costly repairs.
Here at Mackey Electrical and Mechanical, our skilled technicians can help you with:
- Clutch repairs
- Automatic and Manual transmission servicing and repairs
- Transmission coolers
If your cooling system is malfunctioning, it can cause a lot of different problems from reduced fuel efficiency and power output to decreased engine lifespan as leaking coolant and overheating damages the engine block. If you ignore these problems for long enough, they will render your vehicle immobile, with the cost of repairs being comparable to that of buying a secondhand car.
Here at Mackey Electrical & Mechanical, our expert technicians can provide the following cooling system services:
- Radiator/heater unit repairs and replacement
- Head gasket replacements
- Coolant flush and leak check
- Thermostat check and replacement
Your brakes are the most important safety feature your vehicle has, while other safety features, like airbags, can only reduce the severity of an accident, your brakes can also act preventatively, and the condition of your brakes is often the deciding factor between an accident and an emergency stop.
Your brakes suffer a surprising amount of wear, routinely bringing over a tonne to a complete stop multiple times every day. For this reason we agree with brake manufacturers that you should have your brakes checked at least once a year.
Here at Mackey Electrical & Mechanical, our skilled technicians can help you with:
- Brake component replacement
- Brake component machining
- Brake hose repairs
Auto Electrical Services
As modern vehicles have increased in complexity, more and more functionality is being governed by the on-board auto electrical network. This network handles everything from playing music and measuring your fuel tank, to assisting with braking and gear changes, even monitoring your engine and ensuring that no major damage is done if a serious flaw is detected. This network assists you in the driving and maintenance of your car in thousands of ways.
Here at Mackey Electrical and Mechanical, our skilled auto electricians can help you with any and all auto electrical work, including, but limited to:
- Alternators and starter motors
- Anderson plugs
- Battery check and replacement
- Component test and replacement
- Dual batteries
- Lighting upgrades
- Accessory installation
- Solar/Battery systems
- Body electrics
Here at Mackey Electrical and Mechanical, we provide a wide range of other services, including but not limited to:
- Tyres from major brands for all makes and models of car and 4WD
- Caravan repairs
- Trailer repairs
- Windscreen repairs
- Towing organised for you
- Timing belt replacement
- Turbo replacement
- Petrol and common rail diesel specialist
- Wheel balancing
- Wheel rotation
- Tyre repairs