Greater Brisbane COVID-19 lock down

Greater Brisbane will enter a 3-day lockdown from 5pm AEST Monday 29 March to 5pm AEST Thursday 1 April.

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If you can answer yes to one of the three questions below, or your booking address is outside the Greater Brisbane area, 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.

Wheel Bearing

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The wheel bearings inside your car is what helps the wheel function normally. They are an important part of the drivetrain and while they can last through many kilometres and millions of revolutions, without proper care they can fail quite easily. As with all moving parts, inadequate lubricant is the biggest enemy of bearings. If your CV joint is not properly maintained the wheel bearings can malfunction quite easily.

The wheel bearing is a circular device that is filled with ball bearings, it should be free-flowing and easy to turn. Most modern bearings are sealed units and will only come apart when they have failed. If you are hearing grinding or humming noise coming from your wheels, then a faulty bearing may be the cause.

There are several causes for your wheel bearings to fail and the most common include:

  1. Poor installation

  2. Failed bearing seals

  3. Damage caused by a collision

The wheel bearings in your vehicle are made to last, but without the proper maintenance, they are as vulnerable as most other parts. They perform a vital role in keeping your car running the best it can. Luckily it can be very easy to detect if your bearings are not doing what they are supposed to. If you hear a constant rumble, or hum as you drive – especially if it speeds up or slows down with the vehicle – this is a fairly clear indicator that your wheel bearings are ready to be replaced.

Unless you have experience working with other parts of your car the changing of wheel bearings should be left to a professional mechanic. At Lube Mobile we can send a mobile mechanic to perform a car service and replace any bearings that are not performing correctly. We have over 190 vehicles in our mobile mechanic fleet and they can come to your car, which can save you the cost of towing your vehicle to a workshop. We can perform all kinds of car repairs and get you back on the roads quickly.

We are available all over Australia, with mobile vans operating in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide, as well as many other locations. For a complete list of the areas, we cover you can search our website or call 13 30 32.

How to change a wheel bearing?

Like most mechanical jobs, it is not difficult to replace a wheel bearing. But you’ll need the right tools and skills to complete the job properly. Most home mechanics can replace trailer bearings without any problems, but those on a car are usually best left to professionals.

In replacing a wheel bearing you’ll follow the following steps:

  1. Remove the wheel and hub assembly

  2. Take out the old bearings

  3. Inspect the spindle, hub and bearing races for damage

  4. Install the new bearings after prepping them properly (some are pre-greased from the factory)

  5. Install the hub and adjust the bearings

  6. Replace the cup and the wheel, then perform a test

How fast can a wheel bearing go bad?

In most cases, the wheel bearings will go bad over some time. It is unusual that they fail all of a sudden, but not unheard of. If you can hear a humming noise coming from the wheels, then this can be a sign that your bearings are ready to be replaced. Any problems with your bearings should be fixed as a matter of urgency, as it can cause excessive wear of your tyres and cause problems for your steering. It is also likely that your CV joint needs attention, as wheel as other parts of the wheel assembly.

If the bearings are not functioning properly, it can be dangerous to drive your car. They will cause the vehicle to not respond properly to your actions and this can cause accidents that otherwise would have been prevented. By performing regular maintenance on your car, you can avoid most of the common problems that come with damaged bearings.

How much do wheel bearings cost to repair?

If you are only repairing the wheel bearing then you can expect to pay around $500 for the replacement of all the car bearings. However, this cost can be adjusted based on the age, make and model of your particular vehicle. For a car that has aftermarket parts available, it can be cheaper, but if it needs genuine replacements parts then the cost can be higher.

When replacing wheel bearings, it is important to note that there may be other problems with the wheel assembly that need to be fixed at the same time, and this can make the charges higher than usual. You can call Lube Mobile on 13 30 32 and we’ll provide you with a clear estimate for how much your replacement will cost.

How much to get new wheel bearings?

This all depends on the type of wheels bearings you’re after. For basic bearings that you’ll find on a trailer, the cost is significantly lower, but if you’re replacing the bearing on a 4x4 then the cost will be higher than usual, as they are usually larger and require more effort to change.

If the cost of the wheel bearings is a concern you should get a quote for the work before committing to taking your car to a mechanic. When you book with Lube Mobile, we’ll give you an estimate over the phone, or through our website. Therefore, you’ll know how much the repairs will cost, before you have the work completed.

Components we can repair or replace:

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