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.

For more information, please visit https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19


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.


Water Pump

Water Pump Replacement

Pressure Test Cooling System

Check Radiator

Remove and Replace Water Pump

Change Coolant/Anti-Freeze

Check Drive Belt and Pulleys

Road Test

Ever imagined what will happen if you run a car with a faulty water pump? Apart from an overly-hot bonnet which may emit smoke, your car engine can dangerously heat up to the point of failure. The water pump in your car is a belt-driven device designed to circulate coolant from the radiator to the engine, helping to keep it cool. Running a vehicle with heating issues can cause further damage to the engine, hence, our mobile mechanics travel to your location to carry out repairs and replacements on the car’s cooling system.

At Lube Mobile, we not just assist emergency car breakdowns but also carry out standard car services, non-urgent car repairs and diagnostics all across Australia including Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.

Making an online booking via our site is simple. All you have to do is fill out a few information about your postcode, your car’s make, model and year and choose a convenient date and time slot for the car service. We usually organise a same or next business day booking.

How to tell if a car water pump is going bad?

Coolant leakage

Your car’s water pump houses multiple gaskets and seals that enclose the coolant. When these gaskets begin to wear out, the coolant dribbles out of the weep hole. So, if you notice spilled coolant and oil (mostly green or red) in front of your car, know that the water pump is no longer able to do its job. However, water pumps are more likely to leak when the vehicle engine is running and the water pump impeller is rotating. But if you notice leaking coolant even when your car is stagnant, the issue may originate from another part of your vehicle. Getting your cooling system checked as soon as a problem arises may just require a gasket or seal fix and can save you bigger repair bills for a damaged engine down the road.

Noisy water pump

If you hear a high-pitched whining noise that increases as you accelerate, chances are that the water pump pulley has become loose. Tightening the belt or replacing the tensioner can solve this problem. A grinding noise coming from the front of the engine bay indicates that the bearing that supports the water pump shaft is wearing out. Get in touch with us and our mobile mechanics can fix the issue before it is aggravated.

Engine overheating

A faulty water pump may not be able to steadily circulate coolant through the engine block, resulting in overheating. Even a small leak in the water pump can cause the coolant levels to drop pretty quickly. If not repaired immediately, engine overheating can cause additional damage like cracked cylinder heads, blown head gaskets or burnt pistons.

Smoke/Steam from the engine

Another signal of water pump failure is finding smoke or steam coming out from under your car’s hood while you are driving. In most cases, a coolant leak causing an engine overheating is the problem. The first thing you should do in such a situation is to open all the windows and turn on the car’s heater. Doing this will pull some of the heat away from your engine until you find a safe place to park your car. Wait for the engine to cool before experimenting around, as you’re dealing with scalding-hot coolant. Call a mechanic and get him to assess the damage and offer a solution.

Build up around the water pump

Coolant leak over the time will cause different minerals to accumulate around the pump. You may also notice a coating of rust on the pump’s surface. The coolant when exposed to high temperature over a repeated period of time can also cause deposit build up inside the pump and slow the process of engine cooling. In addition to these signs of wear, you may also notice small holes from corrosion on the metal or formation of cavities on the mounting surface.

Our water pump replacement service includes:

  • Inspection of the condition of your cooling system

  • Checking your drive belt and hoses

  • Replacing water pump if it has problems

  • Checking and replacing lost coolant levels

  • Pressure testing your cooling system

  • Getting a test drive for safety purposes

How long does a water pump last in a car?

When it comes to water pump longevity, they are designed to last a long time. Most manufacturers recommend getting your water pump replaced when you change the timing belt. Water pumps are driven by the timing belt and hence they can last as long as the latter does. On an average, water pumps can last anywhere between 60,000 and 90,000 miles. Of course, some water pumps may be damaged well before its time and need a quick replacement to safeguard the engine.

How much is a water pump for a car?

Water pump replacement costs are usually pricey and may range between $350 and $1000. To reach the water pump, our mechanic has to remove several other components in your vehicle’s cooling system, hence, it is wiser to get all the parts replaced once the water pump fails. Though the individual costs of the parts are quite cheap, the labour price goes high depending on the difficulty level of reaching the pump. So, you may consider changing the fan, radiator, drive belt, heater core, heater tap, radiator cap, radiator hose and the serpentine belt as well to save on individual labour charges in the long run.

Our mechanic will provide you with a quote after having a look at your vehicle and start work only after you are comfortable with the expense. All our automobile parts and labour work fall under the 12 month/20,000km warranty, so you don’t have to worry about the quality of service. Trust Lube Mobile with your car’s water pump replacement and enjoy a seamless car servicing experience.