Victoria COVID-19 lock down

Victoria will enter a 7-day lockdown from 11:59pm AEST Thursday 27 May to 11:59pm AEST Thursday 3 June.

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If you can answer yes to one of the three questions below, you can continue with your booking

  1. Are you an essential service or critical service employee? (Essential service employees list can be found here.)
  2. Is the service you require a breakdown or emergency repair?
  3. Is this something that is a matter of safety and you believe it cannot wait until restrictions ease?

If you feel there are extenuating circumstances with your booking or need further assistance please call 13 30 32 for help as to whether we can be of service to you.

Lube Mobile Hygiene Practices When Servicing Customers Vehicles

There is evidence that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads from person to person, some reports suggest the virus can last for several days on surfaces including plastics found in vehicles.

Good hygiene can prevent infection from coronavirus as well as the common cold and flu.

With this in mind we wish to share with you what practices Lube Mobile have put in place to ensure the safety of our Customers and of our staff.

Prior to working inside a vehicle, the Lube Mobile technician will use the following procedure;

  1. The technician will check with you whether you have been overseas and ordered to comply with a self-isolation order.

  2. Disinfect car. 

  3. Disinfect hands. 

  4. Where possible avoid switching on HAVAC system (air conditioning / heater control). 

Disinfect Car

  1. Disinfect outside door handle prior to entering the vehicle. 

  2. Spray or wipe all relevant areas inside the vehicle. 

  3. Allow disinfectant to sit for up to 10mins to dry by airing out the vehicle. 

  4. Conduct works inside the vehicle.

  5. When the work is finished we will give the vehicle a final spray or wipe prior to returning the vehicle to you (including outside door handle). 

Parts of the Vehicle to be Disinfected

  1. Door handle (outside first then inside). 

  2. Steering wheel. 

  3. Radio and other control buttons and indicators. 

  4. Seat belt. 

  5. Any other areas we may need to touch when working inside the vehicle (i.e. glove box handles, drink holders, dashboard, hand brake and gears etc.) 

Disinfect Hands

  1. We will use hand sanitiser or washing of hands prior to entering the vehicle. 

  2. After completing the work we will Sanitise our hands thoroughly and close the door to the vehicle. 

Payment and Invoicing

  1. No Cash payments. Our strong preference is payment by card via the tap and go facility. 

  2. Printing of invoices and quotes will cease and we will instead email them to you. 

Should you have any queries regarding our Coronavirus (Covid-19) procedures, or any other matter please do not hesitate in contacting us on 13 30 32.

Power Steering Pump Repair

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Lube Mobile, the Mobile Mechanics repair or replace your Power Steering Pump.

Don’t worry about searching for a mechanic near me, book online with Lube Mobile instead and we’ll come to you for all of your car repairs and car service needs, including your power steering pump repair and power steering pump replacement. Our fully qualified technicians are mobile mechanics, equipped to inspect and repair your vehicle on site, wherever you are. Arrange for your power steering pump repair at your home, your office or anywhere else you happen to be. As long as the area you are parked in is safe and there is enough room for our mobile mechanic to complete the job, we can attend and repair your vehicle on the spot.

When to change power steering pump?

The power steering in your vehicle is the reason why it’s so easy turn your vehicle and when you need a power steering pump repair, often the steering is the first indicator that something is wrong. The pump is designed to circulate power steering fluid throughout the steering system. The reason for a power steering pump repair or a power steering pump replacement is usually related to fluid leaks, bearing or pulley issues, or other internal problems. Normally, a power steering pump will comfortably last throughout a vehicle’s lifetime but if a problem has occurred and the pump is no longer able to circulate fluid, then it will need to be replaced. The cost of a power steering replacement will vary between $500.00 and $1,000.00 depending on the make and model of the vehicle and what else may have gone wrong as well.

The most common indications that your power steering pump requires inspection, repair or replacement will be that you notice difficulty or resistance when turning the steering wheel, even while you are idling. There may be a jerkiness when you turn corners, also. If the pump is leaking power steering fluid, then you should notice patches of fluid beneath the car when you pull away from wherever you have parked. Finally, a whining noise will often accompany a failure in the power steering system, particularly if it is making noises in a higher pitch when you are travelling at speed.

How to stop power steering noise?

If you have detected a noise that you believe is related to the power steering pump and believe a repair or replacement is necessary, then the first thing to do is book a mechanic online. We attend our customers anywhere in Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane, as well as the towns and suburbs in between. You can book online for a repair or replacement and when the mechanic arrives, they will undertake a fully and thorough inspection of where you believe the problem to be located. This inspection will include a road test to see if the steering wheel is hard to turn as well as whether there is any free play in the steering. It will also be inspected for any signs that there is a leak present and whether the fluid levels are correct in the fluid reservoir.

Other related issues may also include the need to replace a steering rack or a steering shaft. If there is a check engine light on your dashboard then the technician will able to use specialist equipment to check which fault the engine management system has registered.

If a power steering replacement needs to occur, then the mechanic will first locate the pump and then begin removing it. The first step is to remove the power steering belt and then to disconnect the wiring connector (if there is one) before removing the power steering pressure and return hoses. The fluid is then completely drained. Once the mounting bolts holding the pump in place have been removed then the pump can be completely taken out and the new or reconditioned steering pump installed. All of the power steering lines are then replaced with the wiring and power steering drive belt. The fluid is then replaced, and any air bled from the power steering system. The mechanic will complete a final road test to ensure that everything is working as it should be.

All of our work comes with our standard 12 month/20 000km warranty. For more details regarding what is covered in that warranty, please speak with our customer service team.

How to repair power steering pump?

If your vehicle has been regularly serviced, then there may be a way to complete a power steering pump repair rather than a replacement. If the pump is in good working order but you are detecting noises or difficulty turning your steering wheel, then the issue may be air bubbles in the power steering fluid causing small vibrations and the whining sound. Your mechanic from Lube Mobile will undertake a thorough assessment of the entire unit and advise you of what they have found. If we believe that the power steering pump can be repaired, then we’ll explain exactly what the issue is and how to fix it on site. If we believe that your vehicle needs a new power steering pump installed then we’ll give you a complete quote, including a full breakdown of what we need to do and how much each part will cost.

Book online today for your power steering pump repair or replacement from the mobile mechanics who travel to you.

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