Services

Moorabbin’s leading car servicing and repair mechanics

Whether you need experienced mechanics for brake repair, road worthy certificates or anything in between, you’re assured a reliable service when you call Stuart Hunter Motors. Based in Moorabbin, our service is a favourite of residents of Cheltenham, Highett and other surrounding suburbs.

Logbook Servicing

New car - no worries.

Many people believe they must go back to the car manufacturer's service centre for log book servicing to maintain the warranty. Actually, you are free to have your log book service carried out by any reputable and professionally registered service centre of your choice.

$199 Essential Service

Having your car serviced regularly is important for monitoring wearing parts and to carry out routine maintenance. Our highly skilled staff will thoroughly assess your vehicle, inspecting all parts for wear. They will also carry out oil and filter changes to ensure your car continues to run its best. Our essential car service is available for just $199 and includes:

  • Service and oil change
  • Up to 5 litres of premium semi-synthetic oil
  • Premium oil filter
  • Electronic battery condition check
  • Vehicle inspection

*Some 4WD's, vans, commercial and imported vehicles may be subject to a surcharge.

For peace of mind we provide a free 62-point safety inspection with every service. For more information or to arrange a booking, please don't hesitate to contact us.

RACV Vehicle Inspection

For peace of mind when purchasing a used vehicle, or if your warranty is about to expire, you can purchase an RACV vehicle inspection. RACV Vehicle Inspections are conducted by RACV's Accredited Auto Care Centres across Melbourne. 

Once the inspection is completed, you will receive a report that informs you of the overall condition of the vehicle based on a visual external examination of components, along with a purchase recommendation (when applicable).

Brake repair and servicing in Moorabbin

At Stuart Hunter Motors, our experienced team can repair, machine and replace brake parts on all makes and models. Your brakes are crucial to the safety of your vehicle on the road, they determine how quickly you can stop. The following brake repairs can be carried out by our technicians:

  • Brake check
  • Hydraulic fluid replacement
  • Booster inspection
  • Brake pedal inspection
  • Master cylinder testing
  • Brake pad inspection and replacement
  • Brake disc machining and replacement
  • Brake drum replacement 
  • Cable and adjuster replacement

Roadworthy Certificates and Inspections in Moorabbin, Cheltenham & Highett

We are a VicRoads licensed vehicle tester and can provide RWC for passenger cars, four wheel drives and small trucks. These comprehensive inspections are valid for 30 days from the date of issue and include:

  • Seat and seat belts
  • Exhaust and emissions
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Steering, suspension and braking systems
  • Lamps, reflectors, windscreen and other exterior parts.
  • Vehicle structure, chassis and engine

We also offer comprehensive pre-purchase vehicle inspections. Take the risk out of purchasing a second hand vehicle by having it assessed by our team. We’re the first point of call for Moorabbin, Cheltenham & Highett residents when they need a roadworthy certificate.

Air Conditioning Repairs and Re-Gas

Having malfunctioning air conditioning can make driving very unpleasant, especially considering how up and down the temperature in Victoria can be. We are an EPA approved air conditioning service and re-gas centre. For air conditioning repairs, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Our ARC Tick repairer's license number is: AU16377.

Wheels and Tyres

Your wheels and tyres have a dramatic impact upon the handling, fuel efficiency and tyre wear of your vehicle. Wheels that aren't aligned while wear unevenly and the car will not handle as it was designed to. At Stuart Hunter Motors, we can carry out the following repairs:

  • Wheel balancing and alignment
  • Bearing inspection and replacement
  • Tyre rotation

Diagnostics

Our workshop has state of the art diagnostic equipment, this allows our skilled technicians to quickly and easily determine diagnostic problems. For inexperienced mechanics, diagnostic fault finding can often be time consuming and expensive, avoid this hassle by choosing our highly skilled team to assess your vehicle. To arrange a booking, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Steering and Suspension

Just like any other part of your vehicle, your steering and suspension parts wear and fatigue over time. Our technicians can repair or replace all aspects of your steering and suspension so your car will drive like new again. If your car is riding harshly on the road or your steering is heavy, contact our team today for an assessment of your vehicle. The following services are covered in our workshop:

  • Power steering flush
  • Power steering rack repairs
  • Power steering rack and hose replacement
  • Shock absorber repairs
  • Shock absorber replacement

Transmission

Whether you've got an automatic or manual transmission, our team have the skills and experience to get it running correctly. Gearbox issues can often be diagnosed by noisy shifting, whining sounds and delayed shifting. Our team can service your transmission, replace the fluid, or even replace the entire unit. To arrange an assessment of your transmission, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Clutch

The clutch of your vehicle determines how effectively power is transferred from the motor to the wheels of the car. Your clutch wears over time and doesn't work as effectively as new. Our clutch services at Stuart Hunter Motors include:

  • Flywheel machining
  • Master cylinder repairs
  • Release fork replacement
  • Clutch plate, pedal and cable replacement
  • Hydraulic line replacement
  • Clutch release bearing replacement

Windscreens

As well as all the other repairs listed above, our team can repair or arrange a replacement windscreen. Having a cracked windscreen not only impairs your vision, it does not have the intended structural integrity. We can also repair chips in your windscreen, saving you money before these chips develop into a crack. For a quote on a windscreen replacement or chip repair, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Dyno Tuning

To properly test a vehicle and note the power it produces, it needs to be dyno tuned. Dyno tuning uses a machine to monitor power and torque outputs at increasing RPM, allowing mechanics to make changes to the motor and achieve the best output. To arrange to have your vehicle dyno tuned, please contact us.

Child Restraint Fitting

Having your child restraint professionally fitted is crucial to the safety of your child. Our team will correctly mount your child restraint so that is is properly secured. You can be confident your child restraint will be fitted correctly as our team are RACV trained child restraint fitters. To arrange a booking, please contact us.

Auto-Electrical

Many modern vehicles rely heavily upon electronic systems managing different parts of the vehicle. Our skilled staff are experienced working on all makes and models, no auto-electrical problem is too big or too small. Our auto-electrical services include:

  • Battery testing, replacement and cleaning
  • Globe replacement
  • Alternator testing
  • EFI testing
  • EFI fault finding
  • EFI parts replacement (throttle valve, fuel filter, fuel injector, sensors and ECU)