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Four tips for maximising car resale value

Maximising car resale value: Four tips to get the best price

When it comes to cars, our preferences and needs are constantly changing. Combine this with the breakneck speed of development in the auto manufacturing industry, and you’ll see why protecting car resale value is very important.  Many of us find ourselves wanting to sell our current ride in favour of an upgrade every four or five years due to changes…

Tips on how to prepare your car for a long drive to keep a road trip safe.

Going on a road trip? Here’s how to prepare your car for a long drive

With most states keeping borders closed or heavily restricting crossing, many of us are taking road trips within our own state. It’s important to that you know how to prepare your car for a long drive, especially if you’ll be going to remote places where you’ll have limited access to phone reception, GPS signal and service stations on your road…

The local car wash could be damaging your car - here is why.

Is the car wash damaging your car?

We can’t all be the type of person that loves washing our car on the weekend. While some people find breaking out the hose, brush and shammy cloth to bring back their car’s shine therapeutic, many of us prefer treating ourselves (and our cars) to a trip to the car wash. But are car washes actually good for your car,…

cost of interstate car transport

The cost of transporting your car interstate

If you want to transport your car interstate, the cost is likely to be your biggest concern. What factors determine the price? Which service provider should you choose? And the biggest question: how much will it cost to transport your car interstate? While the service that most companies offer is similar, there is some variation in location availability, timeline and…

Driver distraction technology to prevent mobile phone use while driving

What is driver distraction technology, and will it improve road safety?

Are the experts right about driver distraction technology? We’ve all seen the safety signs designed to reduce road accidents due to driver distraction or fatigue, telling us to ‘rest every two hours while driving long distances’, or that ‘driver fatigue can kill’. But The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) is taking Australia’s efforts to eliminate accidents resulting from texting…

Stay Social While You’re Stuck at Home

Over a month ago, most of us hadn’t heard of the phrase "social distancing". Now, we are all staying home where possible and doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. While it’s important to distance ourselves from people that don’t live within our household, being apart from extended family, workmates and friends can make us feel lonely, anxious...

#stayathome and clean the garage!

Cleaning the garage is usually on our to-do lists. With the recent events and us all being asked to stay home, we all now have the extra time to check a few jobs off our ‘get to it’ list. If your garage is a mess or just in need of better organisation, there is no better than right now to...
Tips to Keep Your Car Clean to Help Reduce the Spread of Coronavirus

Tips to Keep Your Car Clean to Help Reduce the Spread of Coronavirus

A simple, but essential, trip to the supermarket has become much more thoughtful. It is obvious that we are all taking social distancing and hygiene seriously. It is also true that the bacteria and germs we bring from the shops and our workplaces can linger on the surfaces of our cars. At Express Lube, another public health practice we encourage...
Can I still get my car serviced with the COVID – 19 Restrictions? The answer is YES.

Can I still get my car serviced with the COVID – 19 Restrictions?

Can I still get my car serviced with the COVID – 19 Restrictions? The answer is YES. With the nation being instructed to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak; The Motor Traders’ Association of NSW have announced smash and vehicle repairs and car dealerships, will remain open. Express Lube is classified as an essential service as we need to...
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Express Lube trading hours

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Express Lube trading hours.

In these unprecedented times, every Australian is being impacted. With the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolving every day, we wanted to reassure that your needs and the well-being of our staff are our number one priority. Here’s what we know and what we are doing here at Express Lube to keep both you and our employees safe. Our staff are practicing...
Remove the cloudy film from your windshield to help with glare

Remove the cloudy film from your windshield to help with glare

You might try and ignore it, or even squint through, but a dirty windscreen could cause you to miss something on the road. Why does your car windscreen form a cloudy residue? The oily haze that clogs up your windscreen comes from the use of glass cleaners, and the airborne contaminants from inside your car. Try using a good quality...
The Important things you need in your car emergency kit

The Important things you need in your car emergency kit

The Important things you need in your car emergency kit In the last few months here in NSW we have seen some wild weather and sadly, disasters. From fires to floods you need to make sure you have an emergency kit in your car so if you get stuck in your vehicle you’ll be prepared. By having a car emergency...
Why Brake Maintenance is so Important

Why Brake Maintenance is so Important

We’ve all seen the movie where someone’s brake line is cut, and the car drives off the cliff, or is that just day time television? In real life, bad brakes don’t work like that. When they start to fail, you should hear and feel the difference, and this is a warning that you have an issue, and it’s time to...
A new way to catch drivers using their mobile phones

A new way to catch drivers using their mobile phones

Most car crashes are not caused by people driving under the influence, or even the angry or erratic driver who makes it their mission to overtake every driver to get to their destination just that little bit faster than everyone else. Most car crashes or mistakes while driving are caused by everyday people like you and me that are driving...
The NSW Rules for using a mobile phone whilst driving.

The NSW Rules for using a mobile phone whilst driving

Know the rules before you get caught! Mobile phone distraction rates are at an all-time high. With the amplified attention through the media and advertising campaigns and the now steep fines and loss of points, it’s surprising how many of us are still using phones while we drive. In this blog, we look at the road rules for NSW for...
Mobile phones have become a major problem on our roads

Mobile phones have become a major problem on our roads

Mobile phones are a key part of our lives. It’s estimated there are more than 20 million mobile phone users in Australia. We use them to text, talk, schedule our lives and navigate us from A to B. We all see people walking around in supermarkets and the streets glued to their screens, and it’s become a major problem on...
Supporting the NSW Rural Fire Service

Supporting the NSW Rural Fire Service

We’ve all seen the devastating fires in NSW. There are currently 96 bush and grass fires burning in NSW. These brave men and women from the NSW Rural Fire Service are out on the front lines helping fight fires and care for our communities and we wanted to show how proud we are of them. We reached out to our...
We are Hiring. Do you have the drive to become part of our team?

We are Hiring

In the last decade, Australia has seen a 24% increase in registered cars on the road. More cars being driven means; an increase in the number of maintenance and vehicle repair. While mechanics and technicians are needed to complete this work, the number of qualified mechanics and staff in training have dropped. Couple that with the number of baby-boomers that...
The Top 6 reasons to become a Mechanic

The Top 6 reasons to become a Mechanic

For some of us, we've had a genuine love of cars from an early age. You may have worked on them with your Dad or other family members. It's usually a cherished memory, of valuable time spent under the hood, talking, laughing and learning. For others, you might just have a love of pulling things apart to see how they...
Flat battery – How to jump start your car

Flat battery – How to jump start your car

There is nothing worse than getting in your car, turning your key and hearing the clicks or the complete silence that mean you have a flat battery. Jumpstarting your vehicle is an easy task, but, if you’ve never done it before it can be daunting.  Here we have an easy guide to help you get your car started and on...
Flat battery - The most common causes

Flat battery – The most common causes

  In this two-part series, we help you determine why your car battery keeps going flat and the ever-important step by step guide to how to jump-start a car.   Flat Battery You will always seem to get a flat car battery when you're Late for work Need to pick someone up Frustrating as it can be, we wanted to...
Rules for Driving with Pets - Express Lube

Rules for Driving with Pets

We can all agree that wearing a seatbelt is vital for safety; it’s also the law. So why as Aussies, who are huge animal lovers do we see un-restrained pets in cars?   Keeping your dog secured while you drive is essential not just for the safety of your canine but for you and your passengers. If you choose to...
Company Car Maintenance to Ensure your Fleet stays on the Road - Express Lube

Company Car Maintenance to Ensure your Fleet stays on the Road

We live in a mobile world, with food, packages and services available no matter where you are. Whether you offer airport transfers, pizza delivery or need any type of tradies to you, they all involve your staff getting to your client in your work cars. For your business, the company cars your staff are driving are a big investment and...
Tips and DIY information from us at Express Lube

Tips and DIY information from us at Express Lube

Nothing, of course, can ever replace the help and support you’ll get from the friendly and knowledgeable staff here at our Express Lube stores. We understand some smaller jobs can be done at home, so we’ve tried to help you with some tips on easy car maintenance and DIY information. Take a look at the great online tools available to...
Is DIY getting too hard when it comes to cars?

Is DIY getting too hard when it comes to cars?

  With time such a valued commodity these days, when we’re not working most of us are busy with other commitments. Some of us even opting to ‘farm’ out most jobs to the professionals we hire someone to mow our lawn, wash our dogs, and who hasn’t shopped online to get groceries delivered? In this modern world, are you finding...
Express Lube now offer Zip Pay and Afterpay

Express Lube now offer Zip Pay and Afterpay

Buying now and paying later is starting to become the norm with how we buy things here in Australia. With most websites and online businesses now offering Afterpay and Zip Pay, brick and mortar stores are starting to introduce the easy way to pay for goods and services. Express Lube is glad to offer the convivence of both Zip Pay...
When’s the last time you checked your tyre pressure?

When’s the last time you checked your tyre pressure?

When’s the last time you checked your tyre pressure? Now we’re not just talking a visual inspection or a kick test. We mean pulling into the local service station and using their machine to test the air-pressure of your tyres. If your one of the people that haven’t checked your tyre pressure in the last month you could be driving...
Long Jetty Express Lube opens 3rd June 2019

Express Lube Long Jetty

Express Lube service centres are proud to announce the opening of a new location – Express Lube Long Jetty 246/248 The Entrance Rd opening June 3rd 2019. For over 10 years, our Express Lube staff have consistently provided outstanding auto repairs and services to our loyal customers here on the Central Coast and Newcastle. Our patrons know that no matter...
Is rust causing serious problems to your car?

Is rust causing serious problems to your car?

When we talk rust and cars some people will jump to the conclusion of ‘death to your car’. The word rust can be scary, but with a few basic steps, you can help bring an end…or at least slow down the damage it’s doing to your car. Rust will start out of sight and can usually be found at the...
How often should you wash your car?

How often should you wash your car?

Most of us will wash our cars when they are dirty, but how often should you really be washing your car? Depending where you park your car at home, work or when you go to the store, your car is exposed to dirt and grime. There are other contaminants that you need to be aware of that can settle on...
The American Automotive Industry and the 20th Century

The American Automotive Industry and the 20th Century

The first automobile was invented and then perfected in France and Germany. There are several people that had a hand in the concept from steam, electric and gasoline vehicles. Exactly who invented the first one is a bit of a matter of opinion. The credit can go to a number of inventors Karl Benz, François Isaac de Rivaz, Gottlieb Daimler,...
What to check when buying a used car

What to check when buying a used car

Buying a used car can be scary. There are so many things that could be wrong with second-hand cars, and nobody wants to be ripped off. Here are some tips on what to check when buying a used car. Costs after the purchase price   Every car has different running costs, so it’s important to check that it’s still within...
You’ve got your licence – now what?

You’ve got your licence – now what?

You’ve put in the hours with your parents and qualified instructors, but now that you’ve got your licence the learning doesn’t end there. They say that practice makes perfect and that is true for new drivers on the road to help maintain skills and learn new ones. You may have only spent a few hours with your instructors and it...
L Plate or bulls eye?

L Plate or bulls eye?

As the parent of new driver, I was surprised at how different the road can look when you’re in the passenger seat with your ‘baby’ behind the wheel. Sometimes it feels as if other drivers have forgotten that we all needed to start at the beginning and make the dreaded mistakes as we learn a new skill. The worst thing...

Five tips for going greener with your car

In a world where climate change has become the biggest threat to life as we know it, it’s up to all of us to do our part for the environment. Some people do theirs by reducing plastic waste and swapping short drives for walks or public transport, but you don’t have to leave your car at home to go a...

Tips to keep your car cool during the summer

Summer can be a tough time for your car with hot temperatures that can spark problems inside and outside of your vehicle. The Australian summer is long and it’s important to be alert so that your car can function properly. Sun shades Sun shades are the ultimate way of reducing internal heat and the best part is they can be...

Why skipping a regular car service is bad

Skipping a regular car service is bad, really bad! Cars are an important part of our lives and it is important to budget for regular repairs and servicing on your car. If not serviced properly or regularly, major defects can develop costing you loads more than usual. Servicing your car regularly also helps hold its value for longer. Here at...

How to check your car engine oil

It only takes a minute to do – but checking your car engine oil regularly can save thousands of dollars whilst ensuring your vehicle is as efficient and safe as possible! You should be checking your engine oil every couple of weeks. Car engine oil is like the blood and lifeline of your car’s engine that keeps It clean whilst...
With an increase in pedestrians getting themselves injured whilst on their phones (phone walking)  - Central Coast Police are increasing their jay walking blitzes across the region. So what is jay walking? So, we thought we would taken this opportunity to help you understand jay walking (and to hopefully save you a $75 fine to!) Here are some jaywalking basics...

Three easy tips to prepare your car for a road trip

It is important when you go on a road trip with family and friends to enjoy yourselves and not be let down or slowed down by problems with your car.Here are some tips to prepare your car for a road trip. If you are planning a road trip this summer -  here are some handy tips from us that to...

Chromefest 2018 – Australia’s biggest car festival

Get ready to be reved up at Chromefest car festival - It's not long to go until hundreds of vintage cars and old school entertainment hit up the central coast. A car enthusiasts dream for the young and young at heart, Chromefest is a step back in time and will be held from 26-28 October 2018 at Memorial Park The...

The best start for your car

One of the quickest ways to add strain on your engine and possibly cost you extra in the long run is to rev your engine on start up. This is the time you need to warm your car’s motor to ensure smooth operation and fuel economy. From the moment the key is turned the fuel-injection computer in your car calibrates...
Organise your garage in a weekend.

Organise your garage in a weekend.

It’s usually the last place of a home that gets a decent clean. It’s the place where we store our tools, beach or camping gear and the things that we may not necessarily use or need anymore, but don’t want to throw out. Let’s get real…You never know when you might need to pull out your 20-year-old treadmill! The garage...
Meet the team at West Gosford Express Lube

Meet the team at West Gosford Express Lube

Opening in 2009, West Gosford was the first location of Express Lube Australia, the first “No Booking Required” auto service centre. Over the years they’ve expanded their stores and have added new team members to the Express Lube family. But how did it all start? We talked to Damon and the staff at Express Lube West Gosford to find out....
What do you want to do when you leave school?

What do you want to do when you leave school?

What do you want to do when you grow up? It’s the question we’re asked from an early age, and for most of us the answer is; I don’t know! With unemployment at a high with our youth, Worldskills Australia host events across the country each year to help our High School students and early school leavers answer this question....
STOP, these common brake issues could mean you have a problem.

STOP, these common brake issues could mean you have a problem.

Most people drive their car on a daily basis, have you ever thought about how many times you use your brakes? Whether it’s to slow down or when you come to a complete stop, or the frustrating stop and start traffic to work. To ensure the safety of you, your car and others around you there are a few signs...
Buying a car; New VS Used - Express Lube

Buying a car; New VS Used

When it’s time to buy a car, there are a few things you need to consider before taking the leap. Whether it’s brand new or a second-hand car, one of the most important decision you’ll make is what can you afford. Once you’ve set yourself a budget you will need to look at what type of car you want to...
Express Lube, Proudly Supporting our Local Community

Express Lube, Proudly Supporting our Local Community

At Express Lube, we have contributed and partnered with some fantastic organisations and businesses who support our community. Over the next month across our social media channels we’ll be shining a spotlight on some of the great people that we support. We're passionate about the Central Coast and are fortunate that we have the opportunity to make a difference. Bombers...
Did you know about these road rules?

Did you know about these Road Rules?

You count down the days till your 17th birthday, where, most of us are hoping to get our drivers licence. Once we have our unrestricted licence we probably won’t take another driving test till the age of 85. While the road rules are there to keep us and others safe. We’ve got some rules that are obvious and some rules...

History of Fuel Prices

With the cost of fuel continually rising, just thinking about heading to the petrol station is enough to give you heartburn. Gone are the days of paying under $1 per litre for petrol, and those days will probably never come back. So how did we get here? And is there any hope for saving money on gas as prices inch...
I need my car serviced, what will it coast?

I Need My Car Serviced, What Will It Cost?

Your car and your home are two of the biggest purchases most of us will make in life, and with home prices skyrocketing, a car is more likely to be owned by most Australians these days. Like a house needs repairs to keep it in tip top condition, so does our vehicles, not only to keep them on the roads,...
I Need My Car Serviced, How Long Will It Take?

I Need My Car Serviced, How Long Will It Take?

Every vehicle is designed differently. The car manufacturers develop a handbook of servicing to ensure efficiency is maintained throughout the life of your vehicle. Having your car serviced at the recommended intervals mean any issues can be quickly spotted and replaced which, if left unchecked could cause damage to your car and end up costing you in the long run....
What Happens to Old Tyres?

What Happens to Old Tyres?

There is no way to answer how long a tyre should last. It depends on the brand and tread, where and how long you’re on the road, constant or hard breaking and even the climate where you live can factor into the life of your tyres. At Express Lube we recommend tyres should be changed every 6 years while also...

Fuel Saving Tips

Want to save on Petrol? We’ve all seen the movies when the drivers rev their engine and then drag race at the lights once they turn green. Not only is this unsafe, it’s also costing them money. The amount of fuel we use is a hot topic as fuel seems to always be at a high, gone are the days...

Weirdest Traffic Laws From Around The World

Here in Australia we have road rules for a reason, most of them were designed to keep us and others safe on the roads, there are different road rules for each country that you visit. If you’ve travelled overseas you’ll know it’s hard enough to remember to drive on the opposite side of the road, we took a look at...
Are you ready for a change?

Are You Ready for a Change?

Express Lube, Experience the Difference While some mechanics and dealerships need you to leave your vehicle for a full day to complete a service or any work required, we can get the job done, with no booking required. We Care About Your Repair If you’re like us, your car is like a member of your family, would you take it...

Express Lube Christmas 2017

What a great year we’ve had here at Express Lube, our amazing customers visit us at our 5 stores located at Woy Woy, Gosford, Erina, Tuggerah and Cessnock. We couldn’t achieve the success we’ve had throughout the year without all of you, so a big thanks for your continued loyalty to us here at Express Lube. We service hundreds of...

How to… Check your vehicles engine oil level.

How to… Check your vehicles engine oil level. With modern cars, these days you are able to see when your engine is running low on oil by the indicator on your dashboard, but it’s always good to double check to make sure your car reading is accurate. You can also refer to your car manual on what is the specific...
How to…Adjust Windscreen Washer Jets

How to…Adjust Windscreen Washer Jets

HOW DO I ADJUST MY WINDSHIELD WASHER NOZZLES? Your washer nozzles are factory installed to spray windshield washer fluid over your windscreen, so you can clear any particle or dirt build up on your windshield for better vision while you drive. After time, you can get a build-up of dirt or car cleaning products which may clog the jets, or...
How to refill washer fluid

How to…Refill Washer Fluid

DO I NEED TO REFILL MY WASHER FLUID? Nothings more annoying than running out of washer fluid when you’re on the road trying to clean your windscreen, and nothings more dangerous than poor visibility out your windscreen. We have a few easy steps for you to follow to ensure your wiper fluid never runs out.  EXPRESS LUBE - FRIENDLY STAFF, FAST SERVICE. We...
How to check coolant

How to Check Coolant

WHAT DOES ENGINE COOLANT DO? Coolant mixes with water in an engine’s cooling system. It is designed to both lower the freezing point and raise the boiling point of the fluid in the system. This means, by adding coolant/antifreeze to your car’s cooling system you’re able to increase the temperature a vehicle can run at before the cooling system will...
How to check tyre pressure

How to Check Tyre Pressure

To keep safe on the roads you need to check your tyre pressure regularly, it not only extends the life of your tyres but can also help with the breaking, comfort and fuel efficiency of your car.

Easter Trading Hours 2017

From all the staff at Express Lube we wish you and your family a safe and happy Easter weekend. Express Lube Service Centres will be open on Saturday 15th April from 8AM to 12PM and closed Friday, Sunday and Monday.

Express Lube proudly supports Surf Lifesaving

Express Lube proudly supports Surf Lifesaving

We believe it’s important to teach our children water skills and Express Lube proudly supports Surf Lifesaving.  It provides them with the necessary skills they need to be safe in our beaches and waterways. As there has been so many drowning deaths recently in Australian waters, water safety is becoming increasingly vital to help reduce these tragedies. Express Lube has…

Merry Christmas – Opening Hours

All the team members here at Express Lube want to wish all of their customers a happy and safe Christmas and New Year Break. We will remain open for a majority of the Christmas holiday period, but here are our opening hours: Saturday 24th December 8am-12pm Sunday 25th December CLOSED Monday 26th December CLOSED Tuesday 27th December CLOSED Wednesday 28th December 8am…

GTA NSW & ACT Award

The NSW & ACT Group Training Association (GTA NSW & ACT) conducts the NSW & ACT Group Training Awards to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector. The awards reward and honour the achievements of apprentices, trainees, host employers and group training organisations. Express Lube was a finalist in the category of Large host employer. Managing Director…

Central Coast Group Training Awards

Central Coast Group Training hold this yearly event to celebrate and reward outstanding achievements by our apprentices, trainees and host employer across a wide range of industries in the Central Coast. Such acknowledgement is essential to encourage the continuation and support of vocational education and training. The 2016 event was again a huge success, held at Mingara Recreation Club on…

Community Engagement

Express Lube has a long history of community engagement through championing local sporting clubs and charities various ways through sponsorship and material support. Amongst those organisations and events, the Central Coast Surf Lifesaving holds its annual golf day to raise much needed funds and Express Lube has been a proud supporter of the event for many years. This event also gives…

NSW Training Awards – Medium Employer of the Year

Recognising and celebrating excellence in vocational education and training in NSW, The NSW Training Awards are conducted annually by the NSW Department of Industry to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector. The Awards honour and reward the achievements of students, trainers/teachers, training organisations, large and medium employers. Check out the NSW Training Awards website at; https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/training_awards/nsw_state_finalists.html…

Cessnock Now Open!

Express Lube keeps forging ahead with another branch opening in Cessnock on the 29th of August 2016! Express Lube pioneered the fast servicing industry in Australia by establishing the first “No Booking Required” auto service outlet in 2009 on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Our mission is to offer a clean, safe and friendly environment where all customers…

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