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.

Fuel injector

3in1 Fuel Injector

A damaged fuel injector can prevent fuel spray into your car's engine or disturb the intervals at which it is supposed to function. When fuel injectors get dirty with engine gunk, carbon and fuel additives – you must consult an expert before your car’s engine begins to malfunction. Our mobile mechanics provide doorstep car repairs and car services all across Australia including Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide.

How do you know if your car's fuel injector is bad?

Engine light comes on

The most common signal of a bad fuel injector is the engine warning light on the dashboard switching on. The warning light is triggered when the injector delivers too much or too little fuel. However, this does not necessarily mean that there’s an issue with your injector, the engine light can signal the wearing out of other auto parts as well.

Engine stalling

If your car engine randomly stalls chances are the fuel injectors are unable to do their job of delivering adequate fuel to the engine. Engine stalling can occur when the injector nozzles are blocked or when there’s a fuel leak.

Misfiring engine

When a clogged fuel injector fails to deliver the right dose of fuel, the fuel-air ratio in the combustion chamber is disturbed, causing a misfire or a sudden drop in acceleration. This problem needs immediate attention as the engine will be susceptible to overheating or other problems.

Surging engine

When too much gasoline is injected into your engine, it will automatically adjust air intake, fuel injection timing to get everything back in line. This causes the engine to surge too fast and then accelerate slowly.

Fuel leak and odour

Your car’s fuel injector may leak gasoline if it develops cracks because of old age or damage. If leakage occurs, you will get to smell the fuel strongly while driving and you might also notice fuel all over the injector or on the nearby fuel rail. Seek an expert’s help as soon as you discover leaking injector symptoms.

Vibrating engine

A bad fuel injector will hamper the functioning of the corresponding cylinder. Hence, every time you drive, your engine will either vibrate or experience a hiccup as the engine completes each cycle.

Poor fuel economy

If the fuel injector is failing, your car may consume more fuel than ever. This happens when the ECU calls for more fuel from the injector but is unable to receive it in the combustion chamber. The less fuel reaches the engine, the lower is your vehicle’s fuel economy. You may also experience this problem if the injectors are leaking or are clogged.

Increased emissions

A damaged fuel injector can cause an uneven or incomplete fuel burn, resulting in increased emissions. When an injector isn’t delivering fuel as it should, the fuel-air mix in the combustion chamber gets upset. As a result, some fuel isn’t burnt off and more harmful emissions are sent to the exhaust system. Book our injector cleaning services if you wish to improve the injector’s fuel delivery and reduce your emissions.

How to clean a fuel injector?

Excessive carbon build-up in your car’s engine restricts airflow, leading to issues such as poor throttle response, loss of engine power and increased fuel consumption.

At Lube Mobile, we offer a couple of fuel system cleaning services based on individual requirements. The prices for each service are mentioned on our site. Here are the services you can choose from:

Petrol Intake System Carbon Clean
Petrol Injector Clean and Decarb

Car owners with older injected (non-direct) engines can choose this plan. Removing the carbon and gum deposits in the injectors is the main focus of this service along with treating other parts like the induction system, throttle body, EGR valve and more.

Diesel Intake System and EGR valve Carbon Clean

How long should fuel injectors last?

Fuel injectors can last between 50,000 and 100,000 miles depending on how well you’ve maintained your car. Not changing your fuel filter regularly, filling cheap or unreliable fuel and repeated stop-and-go driving circumstances (driving in heavy traffic) can add up to a premature fuel injector failure.

When to replace fuel injectors?

While fuel injector cleaning services can help restore your car's performance by enhancing its power and mileage, it can't improve your car beyond its original specs. Dirty or worn-out injectors can cause preignition or detonation when the air and fuel combust before the spark plug fires, damaging the pistons and causing severely increased engine temperature. Leaky injectors can cause your car to flood by shutting the engine with excess fuel trapped in the system. A bad injector can wreak havoc on your car’s engine and should be replaced immediately to restore functionality. Contact Lube Mobile to get your fuel injector replaced as we provide only top-quality parts and our services are covered under a 12 months/20,000 km warranty.

After inspecting your car, our mechanic will provide you with a quote invoice before starting any repair or replacement work. This ensures that you are in complete control of the expenses and you do not have to deal with any hidden costs.

When changing your car’s fuel injectors, you may also want to replace other parts in the fuel system like the carburettor, fuel filter, fuel line and hose, fuel pressure regulator, fuel pump, fuel pump relay and fuel tank for maximum productivity. Book our mobile mechanics for fuel injector service and ensure that your car remains safe to drive at all times.

Related components we can repair or replace:

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