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.


Cylinder Head Repair

car repairs

Lube Mobile, the Mobile Mechanics perform repairs on Cylinder Head Problems.

Lube Mobile is the fleet of mobile mechanics who travel to you for all of your car repairs and car service needs, including a cylinder head repair. Choose the more convenient option of mobile technicians who arrive at your location with everything that they need to fix, service and maintain your vehicle and book online with Lube Mobile today. Whether it’s a cylinder head repair or a cylinder head service, our fully qualified mechanics are ready and equipped to tackle the job. You can book your next service or repair at your home, your office or even while you’re on holiday anywhere in Australia. We have mechanics near me ready and waiting in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and all of the surrounding towns and suburbs.

We can also ensure that your vehicle remains working at peak efficiency by doing your logbook services for you too. Book your next service online and enjoy the convenience and peace of mind that a mobile mechanic brings, knowing that your vehicle is taken care of wherever you happen to be.

How to check cylinder head for cracks?

The head gasket in your car is responsible for maintaining a sealed area between the cylinder head and the engine block. The cylinder head houses a range of components including the valvetrain, camshaft and fuel injectors. Your engine block houses the rotating assembly of the crankshaft and pistons as well as a cooling system and other lubricating components. Both assemblies need to be in peak working order for your vehicle to function properly. The head gasket helps with this, allowing coolant and oil to circulate where it is needed the most without those lubrications becoming contaminated. A head gasket is specifically designed to blow out first when an engine becomes dangerously overheated to prevent the risk of further damage to other components due to an overheated engine. If the head gasket is not fixed and you continue to drive your car then you risk causing further damage like cylinder head problems or a damaged cylinder head resulting in the need for either cylinder head repair or cylinder head replacement.

If a blown head gasket is not replaced, then you are essentially driving a ticking time bomb which will likely leave you stranded on the side of the road in a cloud of steam. Fortunately, Lube Mobile are a fleet of mobile mechanics and if you do step outside of your house and your car fails to turn over then we can come to you to carry out the necessary repairs or replacements that you need to get back on the road sooner rather than later.

If you have blown the head gasket then your mechanic will check your cylinder head for cracks. This is done in a few different ways as cylinder cracks and sometimes not detectable through visual inspection alone. The mechanic may use metal power or metallic fluid to determine the magnetic flow on the cylinder or a dye may be applied which will quickly penetrate cracks and show where they are located.

How to fix a cracked cylinder head?

Signs that you have a cracked cylinder head include the check engine light may be on, indicating a problem that your engine management system has identified, and a poorly performing engine. Cracks in the cylinder head allow compressed air to escape the combustion chamber and the result with a slow running engine or poor power performance, including your engine misfiring. Another indication will be the exhaust smoke. Exhaust gases can leak out due to the cracked cylinder head and this should be attended to immediately. Oil leaks are also another possible indication and you may be able to see whether there is oil near the cylinder by checking under your bonnet.

If you are experiencing problems with the cylinder head and a repair is necessary, then the first thing that the mechanic will do is inspect for cracks or corrosion. Using the methods outlined above, if the mechanic believes that a crack or area of corrosion can be repaired, they will then quote you the cost of the repair and once accepted, begin work.

When it comes to cylinder head repair, pinning is the most popular technique used. This is because it’s usually quicker and more affordable. It involves drilling holes into the cracks, installing warlepping pins to fill the crack and penning over the pins to seal and blend the surface. They will then pressure test the cylinder head to ensure it is fixed.

Cylinder head problems, however, are rarely only to do with the cylinder head. It is most like that there is another issue with the cooling system, such as the radiator, thermostat, hoses, water pump or coolant tanks that has actually caused your blown head gasket and subsequent cracked cylinder head. Your mechanic will inspect the cooling system at the same time to check whether that is the source of the overheating and, therefore, the reason there are cracks in the cylinder heads.

Repairing a cracked cylinder head is also quite costly as the labour and time involved can easily stretch into a couple of days work. The location of the cylinder head can be difficult to get to and often the time to remove the cylinder head is the most expensive part of the mechanic’s bill. Before your mechanic starts any repairs, however, they will ensure they have completed a thorough investigation and diagnosis. They will then provide a detailed quote of the works to be completed.

Book online today for your cylinder head repair or cylinder head service.

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