Why Should I Choose an Accredited VACC Workshop?

Why Should I Choose an Accredited VACC Workshop?

The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) has over 5,000 members and accredit over 50,000 automotive repairers, service people, retailers and mechanics in Melbourne and throughout Victoria. At Volks Affair, we encourage clients only to use VACC member service centres. As one of VACC’s members in Melbourne, we know first-hand the benefits of being a part of this industry body.


Driving in the Rain

Driving in the Rain

According to VicRoads, there have been over 158,000 road accidents in Victoria so far this year. Weather conditions, particularly rain and fog, can increase the chance of having an accident. Drivers should always be aware of changed weather conditions and how to accommodate them. So, we propose our Top 7 tips for driving in the rain.


Choose a licenced air conditioner repair service

Licensed air conditioning repair

Your car air conditioning can mean the difference between pleasant drive and cruising across town sweltering in the heat. So, it’s important to keep your car air conditioning in top shape to keep it running smoothly during the hot Australian summers. Even on sunny winter days your car can heat up and a few minutes of air conditioning will save the day. (more…)

How to prepare your car for winter

When the cold weather starts moving in, you can come to Volks Affair to get prepared. We’ll take care of every aspect of your vehicle – from cleaning the windows to assessing your tyres and checking the suspension and steering. Our services will give you the peace of mind you need to drive confidently throughout the winter.

Optimising vision

Rain, sleet and grey skies can seriously reduce visibility. For maximum safety and comfort while driving, it’s important to do everything you can to see better. Driving through terrible weather is bad enough – adding dirty windows to the mix is even worse. Here at Volks Affair, we’ll give your windows a clean to end all cleans. Both the inside and outside of the glass will be washed, with meticulous attention to detail.

Assessing your tyres

Driving with bald or worn-out tyres is incredibly dangerous at any time of year. But it’s even more treacherous when winter rolls around, making the roads icy and slippery. The good news is that if you bring your vehicle into Volks Affair before the cold weather hits, we’ll assess your tyres accurately and let you know exactly what state they’re in. If it turns your tyres are ready for changing, we can organise an excellent deal on new ones.

Checking suspension and steering

Responsive steering and optimum suspension levels are also crucial to safety during inclement weather. When there’s a risk of ice, rain or snow, you must feel 100% confident that you’re in control of your vehicle at all times. We’ll give your suspension a thorough and accurate assessment and fix up any problems. We’ll also make sure that your steering column is in good working order.


Would you like to know more about how to best prepare your vehicle for winter? Please get in touch at a time that’s convenient to you.