4WD Service in Alice Springs

Submitted: Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 09:16
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Hi All,

My wife and I will be travelling to the Kimberley area in a couple of weeks and will need to have the forby serviced at Alice Springs. We have a Patrol. Does anyone have a recommended service mechanic or should we just head for the local Nissan Dealer?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Bob & Di
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 10:40

Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 10:40
I would recommend Intune Automotive.
Owned by Katherine & Steve Golding
275 North Stewart Highway, Alice Springs Ph: 08 89 534 322, email: alicemechanical@bigond.com
I have been using Steve since 2005. He knows OKAs too :-)

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Follow Up By: Ross M - Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 11:19

Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 11:19
Sounds good.
Most dealers who see an interstate traveller number plates don't necessarily do the required work, cos they calculate you will be gone and away before you find all is not well.
I know off a few friends who have been treated in this manner at the Alice. One found diff oil was not changed, only checked for level, and the plug wasn't tightened in the diff. Lost lots of oil before the Rock through the loose filler plug which was just screwed in a couple of threads, no more than that. Luckily the plug just stayed there. Other items also not done. Colorado vehicle. Nudge nudge,wink, wink.
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Reply By: anglepole - Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 12:42

Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 12:42
Hello Bob and Di,

I have over the years done may long distance trips and have had service done while away. When I had a Jackaroo I could not find any one in Northern Queensland to do the service. All were booked out for weeks.

Experience has shown me to get any major service done before you leave or when you get home. (even if it is a bit early or late) Take a Nissan oil filter with you and have some one like Ultra Tune just change your engine oil and replace the filter at 10k.

No Nissan service is that critical that it cannot wait a few months.

Hope this helps.
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Reply By: Member - nick b - Sunday, Sep 16, 2012 at 11:39

Sunday, Sep 16, 2012 at 11:39
two more i could recommend

alice auto repairs , Mark & Di Sheedy smith st

Paul Heinzel automotive repair

But however you use make sure to book in advance all the good ones will be bizzy
Cheers Nick b

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Reply By: Member - Bob E (NSW) - Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 08:58

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 08:58
Thanks everyone for your suggestions.

Bob & Di
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