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Major & Minor Service

Major and minor service

Keep your car running smoothly and safely with regular service

  • Competitive fixed pricing so there are no surprises
  • Warranty on parts and service for your peace of mind
  • Video and photos of your car service so you know what’s been done

Getting your car checked regularly is recommended by your car’s manufacturer. They specifically tell you what needs to be done to keep your car running at its best.
This is the guide we follow - along with our own diagnostics of any problems you may be experiencing.

5 Reasons never to miss your regular minor and major service

  1. Your car will last longer and run better (if driven under normal conditions)
  2. It’s easier to budget for regular services
  3. Maximum resale value
  4. Safety for you and your family
  5. Enjoy your car with a more comfortable, smooth driving experience

“Alex is very trustworthy and reliable. Will only every take my car to him. Great prices, efficient, fast and overall just a really good customer experience. Cant recommend this place enough! Keep up the great work!”  Omar Al Majzoub

When to get a minor or major service

  • Varies depending on the make, model, mileage, and condition of your car and parts
  • According to manufacturer guidelines
  • General guide: every 6 months or 10,000kms, whichever comes first

Minor service inclusions

A minor service is also known as a general service


  • Engine oil and oil filter change
  • Top up fluids
  • General safety inspection
  • Report of any obvious issues

Major service inclusions

A major service involves more significant work on your car above the basic minor service


  • Engine oil and oil filter change
  • General safety inspection
  • Report of any obvious issues
  • Tyres and wheels
  • Electronic diagnostics
  • Engine repair
  • Gear box
  • Fuel injections
  • and more

What you can expect from your major and minor service


We’ll ask you how your car is doing.


Your service will be done quickly and carefully by precise technicians.

High quality parts and oils:

We use Mobil 1 oils, trusted by experts and racing cars worldwide.


You’ll get a personal explanation of your safety report with videos and photos so you know what’s been done and why.


We guarantee work and parts to give you peace of mind about the condition of your car.

Fuel injections

For late model cars (after 1995 with EFI), service is needed every 50,000kms or 3 years to:

  • Prevent engine damage
  • Optimise economy
  • Boost power

We’ll clean your car’s fuel system with a high quality fuel tank cleaner - so your fuel injectors and throttle body will run smoothly.

If I go get a service somewhere other than my dealer, would I void my warranty?

No. You can go to another workshop (such as Hoppers Auto Care) and still be covered under warranty.

Hoppers Auto Care is:

  • Accredited by VACC (Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce)
  • A VicRoads Licensed Vehicle Tester

To maintain these privileges, our workshop complies with all Victorian health and safety regulations. We also follow strict processes to give you a fair, informed, and high quality service.

"I got the best service at Hoppers Auto Care. Alex was very good at explaining the service requirements of my car. Very well-mannered bloke. Highly recommend this place to all..." Rizwan Rashid

Major and minor service

  • Friendly and honest team who will listen to you and help you understand your car
  • Safe and well-equipped workshop for an efficient service
  • Experienced with all makes and models, including 4WD and foreign cars

Type of cars serviced

  • Petrol
  • Diesel
  • LPG
  • Local and foreign cars
  • 4WDs

Areas serviced

  • Altona Meadows
  • Laverton
  • Point Cook
  • Seabrook
  • Tarneit
  • Truganina
  • Werribee
  • Williams Landing

Timing Belt Service

The timing belt is a key part of your car’s engine and although it can be costly, is it crucial to address it as soon as a problem is detected. It is a critical component in keeping your car running efficiently and not replacing it when required can cause further damage or ruin your engine completely.

Timing belt replacements are carried out at regular intervals as per manufacturer recommendations. You can find out when your belt needs to be replaced by checking your owners-manual or during a regular car service.

If your belt isn’t due to be changed, but you notice any of the following, it may be a sign you need a replacement sooner rather than later, and you should get it checked by a mechanic:  

  • Knocking sound in your engine
  • Low oil pressure
  • Overheating
  • Rough idling
  • Engine shuts off or won’t crank 

Our experienced technicians are able to help you with the supply, fitting and installation of your new timing belt, keeping your car running smoothly and helping you avoid further issues.

Working with brands like Dayco, Aisin, & Gates we guarantee only the highest quality parts for your vehicle.  

“Alex is very trustworthy and reliable. Will only every take my car to him. Great prices, efficient, fast and overall just a really good customer experience. Cant recommend this place enough! Keep up the great work!”  Omar Al Majzoub

Trust is earned - we’ll help you understand exactly what you’re paying for.

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Servicing Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Tarneit & Truganina.
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