Graham Ratcliff Motors source genuine, quality aftermarket parts at competitive rates for your logbook servicing.You can rest assured that your car
is in the hands of experts, dedicated to delivering the best service for your vehicle possible.
At Graham Ratcliff Motors we offer:
Manufacturer Log Book Servicing
Testing & Diagnostic Repairs
Tyre replacement, wheel alignment and balancing
Pre-purchase inspections & appraisals
Genuine & quality aftermarket parts and car service at competitive prices
Servicing your car is important for preventative maintenance. Changing the oil and filter is
only the beginning of maintaining your vehicle. We perform a comprehensive safety inspection
of all major components of your vehicle and keep up to date with the latest automotive news
to keep our customers aware of vehicle recalls and useful advice.
Our service regime generally exceeds manufacturers service requirements and therefore in
no way affects your new vehicle warranty.
Lube Service includes:
Perform initial road test and report
Use Wurth Engine Flush, drain oil and change oil filter, refill with Penrite OEM
spec motor oil
Check all drive belts, under bonnet fluids and top up with Penrite fluids as necessary
Fill washer bottle with Penrite additive and adjust jets
Replace wiper blades
Use Wurth fuel conditioner and injector cleaner in fuel tank
Perform full safety check including brakes, suspension, tyres, fuel system, etc
Check and correct tyre pressures including spare
Perform Coolant and Brake fluid condition tests
Perform battery load test, clean and spray terminals as required.
Perform final road test and check over
Maintain that smooth engine idle and fuel efficiency.
Our tune service (detailed below) checks and renews parts that greatly affect
fuel efficiency, smooth idle and overall engine performance - saving you money
at the fuel pump and extending the life of other engine components.
Tune Service includes:
Engine tune – either electronic computer tune or 4 gas analyser scope tune
Replace Fuel filter as required
Replace Air filter
Replace Spark plugs
Perform Carbie/Throttlebody clean
Perform Airmass meter clean
Perform Road test
Please note as vehicles vary greatly in condition and requirements, we only
perform the above tasks as appropriate to your vehicle and always in
consultation with you our customer.
Also many modern vehicles use long life spark plugs and have cabin/pollen
filters fitted – replacement intervals vary and these are replaced as per
manufacturers logbook schedules.
Panel & Crash
We recommend Graham Brache Panels Factory 2/10 The Nook Bayswater 3153
Breakdown & Towing Service
RACV Members : 13 11 11
Non RACV Members : We recommend Kerrigan Towing 9836 1444
We realise that you're busy, but bringing your car in to us for a service doest have to interfere with your day.
We offer a courtesy car to our customers if the need arises or alternatively we can organise to pick up and drop off your car directly to you. (Local customers only)
It takes about 20 kilometers from a cold start to fully warm up the engine oil and reduce the rate of contamination.
Short trips can cause engine oils to become saturated with contaminants.If your vehicle isn't given adequate time to expel these contaminants, they will destroy the oil's ability to protect your engine.
Car trips less than 20 km increase fuel dilution and result in engine oil thinning. Fuel enters the oil on cold start-up and is not vapourised out as the engine has not had time to reach normal operating temperature.
Short Trips = Engine Wear & Tear
If you often take short trips on a day to day basis then your vehicle faces increased risk of engine wear and damage compared to those that travel long distances.Approximately 80% of vehicles fall into this category.
Oil Change Scheduling
Generally a vehicle that often travels less than 20km per trip should have an oil change every 5000 to 7000 km or every six months (whichever comes first).
Vehicle Oil Level
It is exetremely important to keep your vehicle's oil at the coorect level. Contaminants increase in concentration each time the oil level drops which accelarates engine wear.
Oil Change Frequency
Many modern engines have reduced oil sump capacities causing the oil to be placed under stress because of a lower cooling capacity.This makes combating acid formation and oil sludge more difficult.Frequent oil changes are therefore essential to minimize the negative effects on your engine associated with oil stress.
We fit and recommend the following products for our customer's vehicles