Log Book Servicing

Port Phillip Automotive offers affordable logbook servicing for new and used cars where all the mechanical work performed is done per the manufacturers guidelines.  Servicing your vehicle often gets forgotten, but servicing it at the recommended intervals is critical to ensuring its longevity, optimum performance, and potentially discovering any mechanical issues.

Log Book Servicing


Think of your car service like your annual check-up at the doctor. Regular medical checks can help you stay in good health and meet problems with early treatment before they escalate. The same goes for your car! Don’t wait for your brakes or any other mechanisms to fail because the results can be disastrous. If your car heats up while you are on the road, it could be too late to solve the problem. Regular log book servicing is crucial to the health and longevity of your car, and we at Port Phillip Automotive can help.

Want to know why the experts advise a car service at the required intervals? As a motorist, you simply get into your car and drive, but there’s so much detail going on inside your vehicle. Only a qualified mechanic can thoroughly inspect your car and advise you on its performance. Long periods of driving without these inspections can lead to neglect and unseen damage such as engine failure, ineffective brakes, overheating and more.

Here’s what our log book servicing includes at Port Phillip Automotive:

  • All-round vehicle inspection

  • Replacement of fluids

  • Filter changes

  • Inspection of mechanical and electrical components

  • Replacement/adjustment of seat belts, spark plugs and more

  • Tyre pressure checks

  • Radiator hose checks

  • Inspection of steering & suspension

  • Testing and adjustment of brakes

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    Workshop Hours

    Monday:  8am – 5pm

    Tuesday:  8am – 5pm

    Wednesday:  8am – 5pm

    Thursday:  8am – 5pm

    Friday:  8am – 5pm

    Log Book Servicing


    If you’re a car owner in Mornington Peninsula, you may be wondering what a log book service really is and how it differs from a normal car service. In fact, it’s quite simple, and there is no need to feel intimidated by your upcoming log book car service. A regular car service involves all the necessary checks to ensure that your vehicle is in good running order and that any small problems are fixed before they grow into larger problems. A log book service can involve all of this too ‒ the main difference being that specific procedures must be followed according to your car’s manufacturer in order for you to maintain your car’s warranty. So, if your car is under warranty, pay special attention to getting correct log book servicing and be sure to get your car service stamp once each service is completed.


    Normal car services should be done every 10 000 km. For a log book service, you would have to follow the guidelines set out in your car’s log book. These have been set by the manufacturer to ensure the best performance from your specific model. A minor service is usually required every 10 000 km to 15 000 km, and a major service will be required at around 30 000 km to 40 000 km. Check what your log book says and follow these guidelines as closely as possible for the best results. By sticking to the recommended car service intervals, you will keep your vehicle’s safety, roadworthiness and driving performance intact. This will also allow you to gain many more years of reliable driving pleasure from your vehicle.



    Port Phillip Automotive is one of the most trusted names when it comes to car servicing in Rosebud and the greater Mornington Peninsula, as we approach each service with the utmost care and professionalism. We will service your car with the highest level of expertise by our trained mechanics who are also accredited for log book servicing. With our log book servicing, your warranty will not be affected, and you will receive the highest quality from a team that genuinely cares about your safety and your car’s longevity. With our longstanding experience in the business, we can quickly identify problems, apply the most effective solutions, and offer you sound advice for the upkeep of your vehicle. We have in-depth knowledge to deal with cars of all makes and models, including European cars.

    Why we are #1 for car services in Rosebud:

    • Major and minor car servicing
    • We service all makes and models
    • We won’t void your warranty
    • Expert mechanics with hands-on experience
    • We offer a fixed price promise – no surprises!
    • Loan cars are available while your car is being serviced
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    I was down the peninsula visiting family when my car wouldn’t start one evening. Chris from Port Phillip Automotive came and checked out the car within 20 minutes, found the problem quickly and the next day had fixed it for me. Fast, reliable and great service

    Daniel Kouvaras

    Have been through many different mechanics over the years. Chris and Port Phillip Automotive have been the best by far. An honest company that cares about their customers and always does a great job. Will definitely continue to use their services.

    Kevin Sharpe

    My Nissan Patrol kept having engine check light come on and it would constantly go into limp mode. The car had logged several codes and Nissan told me that the car would cost approx $6000 to repair. I got a second opinion through Chris, and within 3-4 minutes he found my supposed $6000 issue, it turns it out was a loose fuel line and it was a simple fix with a $1 hose clamp. Very happy with the outcome!

    Truckie 86

    Chris has helped me with my car many times before, always quick to figure out any problems, honest and upfront with pricing and what it will take to get things fixed up. Always good to know you can call him and get any issues sorted out quickly and get back on the road.
    Thanks mate

    Lochie Sheridan

    I drive a 2017 Mazda 3. My car has been serviced by Port Phillip Automotive ever since it was brand new.
    I have complete trust in Chris to maintain my car, his honesty and professionalism is why I prefer PPA.
    I recommend Chris to take care of all my friends and colleagues cars knowing they will feel as pleased as I do.

    Shelley Smith

    Chris has been amazing to deal with, very prompt , reliable, friendly , helpful and fairly priced, He looks after our trucks and machinery and also our personal cars and bikes, i highly recommend the team at port Phillip automotive,

    harley thomson