Why Choose an Independent Mechanic for Your New Vehicle Log Book Service?

The debate as to whether we should go to our car dealer or an independent mechanic for our new vehicle log book service is one that has people split, usually due to lots of misconceptions.

See, most car dealers will have you believe that your new car warranty will be void if you don’t return to the dealer for your services and choose to go with an independent mechanic instead. This is not always the case and depending on your state, there are consumer laws that override whatever fine print a dealer puts on their paperwork.

So, if that’s not the case, we need to weigh up the pros and cons of each. Why choose and independent mechanic?

Pricing is one of the biggest differences. Your local mechanic is, in most cases, always going to be cheaper than returning to your dealer. In this day and age, many of us are trying to stick to a budget and using an independent mechanic gives you the freedom to shop around for the best price. Customer service also plays a big part in the decision. You are never going to get the same level of personalized service from a large dealership that you get from a smaller business.

Many people also fall victim to the misconception that a dealer mechanic has more expertise than your local guy. This is far from the case! Having a big, well-known name doesn’t automatically equal ‘expertise’ and in a lot of cases, quite the opposite is the case.

So, if you are in need of a new car log book service in Perth, the expert team at Autorite have got you covered! If you have any questions about the services we provide, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

Diesel Engine vs Petrol Engines: Which One is For You?

In recent years, diesel engines have had somewhat of an image ‘makeover’. They have gone from being known as dirty, smelly, truck engines to a now very popular choice in new cars. So, what is the better option? Should you make the switch from petrol to diesel?

Since its renewed popularity, diesel engines are now as quiet, if not quieter than petrol engines. They are more fuel efficient and economical than ever before while still retaining their power and grunt. Diesel engines, almost all of which are turbocharged in modern cars, also offer more torque (pulling power).

Diesel engines are more efficient and use 15−20% less fuel than petrol engines and the cars tend to have a slightly higher resale value. One of the biggest benefits of the new diesel-powered cars is that they emit lower CO2 emissions meaning diesel drivers are rewarded with lower tax bands than petrol owners.

While diesel engines have many benefits, there are still some cons that need to be weighed up. While diesel fuel has historically been cheaper than petrol, the price has been steadily rising in conjunction with its popularity and projections tell us that the price will continue to rise as the demand gets higher.

Another aspect that needs to be considered is the cost of maintenance.Because diesel engines are more technologically advanced than petrol engines, if you neglect the maintenance and the fuel injection system breaks down, you may have to pay a diesel mechanic more money to get things fixed.

At Autorite, we are experts in auto mechanics. We have the knowledge and tools to service and repair both petrol and diesel engines, so to book a service or repair, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team today.