Browns Plains Road Safety: What Is a Minor Car Service and Why Do I Need One

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Browns Plains Road Safety: What Is a Minor Car Service and Why Do I Need One

A minor car service is essential to maintaining the safety and integrity of your vehicle. As road users we know that traffic is becoming busier all the time, especially in South-East Queensland where the population is continually growing, and particularly in areas such as Browns Plains.

Minor car services are therefore an inexpensive way to maintain the roadworthiness of your vehicle, in between major services. Another important, and often overlooked, aspect of car maintenance is a transmission service. In Browns Plains, with the expected growth over the next few years, both a minor service and a check-up on your transmission make good road sense.


Typically, minor car services are performed in between major services. These minor check-ups help to keep your vehicle on the road and help to prevent any costly repairs down the track. Sometimes drivers simply don't realise that they have a problem or might even suspect they that have a problem - but believe that it is not important.

Some minor problems however, if ignored for too long, can deteriorate so quickly that your car is off the road for weeks and the bill ends up much higher than if the problem had been picked up earlier.

Included in your minor service is an overall safety check. So it will pick up any problems that may affect the safety and roadworthiness of your vehicle. Prevention is always better than a costly fix.

So if you live in a growing suburb like Browns Plains, a minor car service is an important safety check that protects not only yourself and your family, but also helps to prevent any costly repairs in the future.


Another important safety check on your vehicle is a transmission service. In Browns Plains, the heavy traffic can place undue strain on your transmission. Towing heavy loads such as caravans or trailers or being stuck in traffic and frequently changing gears (whether manual or automatic) can all lead to excess strain on your transmission.

This strain can cause the transmission fluid to be lost or damaged - leading to, at best poor performance and at worst, a very expensive repair bill. So it just makes sense to have a transmission service on a regular basis.

Two tips to keeping your transmission in good shape are:

  • Donn't leave your automatic car in a "park" without putting the brake on. If you do this and get rear ended, your transmission can be damaged because your car is now moving, but it is still in park.
  • In a manual car, use the brakes to stop at traffic lights, don't downshift instead of braking. Downshifting when your speed does not match the selected gear, can cause costly wear and tear on your transmission.

    With these regular check-ups, your vehicle will hopefully stay safe and roadworthy well into the future.

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