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Are your brakes up to scratch?

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This month, we’re all about brakes at SVS Autocare.

They are often something drivers take for granted… until they don’t function correctly.

Many a rear-end collision has occurred due to faulty brakes and it is a component of the car that can be difficult to inspect for yourself. This is why SVS Autocare ensure that every vehicle we service has their brakes thoroughly inspected so we can monitor how thick your brake pads are and recommend replacements as needed.

Of course, things like driving style and the make-up of the compounds in different makes and models of cars means the length of time brake pads last is very subjective, which is why it is also important for you to pay attention whenever you experience

  • Sponginess in the brake pedal
  • Vibration in the brake pedal
  • Squealing, grinding or scraping noises when the brakes are applied.

These are all signs that your brakes need attention and the sooner this is addressed, the safer you and your loved ones will be when travelling in your vehicle.

WIN this February with SVS Autocare

Book your car in for a service with us during the month of February and you will go into a draw for us to cover the costs of the labour for your next service to the value of $194.92.

Visit to book online, or contact our professional team on the Sunshine Coast on 5456 4859 or in Brisbane on 3891 3300 for a fast and efficient booking over the phone.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Ladies with Drive

In May, while many were glued to their TV screens watching the blues and maroons battle it out, a group of Sunshine Coast ladies treated themselves to a night out at their mechanic’s workshop.

Yes, they went to the mechanic! And no, the mechanic’s workshop is not a new, trendy nightclub; it’s the place where the Sunshine Coast’s specialist European car master technicians work and play – SVS Autocare.

Jo and Carl Miller, dynamo husband and wife team and owners of SVS Autocare, recognised a need to give the wonderful ladies of the Sunshine Coast some extra special attention and self-care time. With so many women making up their client base, they could see on a day-to-day basis just how busy, committed and selfless the women of the Sunshine Coast are.

Most people know that if you want a vehicle that’s reliable, agile and efficient it’s important you give it the care, attention and fuel it needs. But not everyone considers that this is as true for your car as it is for your body – both vehicles you rely on day to day to get you where you need to go.

So Jo and Carl, together with their friendly team, hosted an entertaining and educational night at their workshop along with some great local businesses in celebration of Ladies with Drive. The workshop showed the ladies how to care for their car and themselves with some helpful tips from some incredible local experts:

  • Deni Sevenoaks, Health Essence Acupuncture
  • Michael Goodwin and his team from Ethica Private Wealth and
  • John Garnder, Nu Skin.


From changing a tyre to boosting the immune system the entertaining education was complemented with laughs, canape’s and champagne with some of the Sunshine Coast’s loveliest ladies.

The 2nd workshop in the Ladies with Drive series was held on 24th June at SVS Autocare, Unit 2, 34-36 Enterprise Street, Kunda Park.

Here’s some of the feedback we received:

“thank you Jo and Carl and your fantastic team at SVS. I was so impressed that the men encouraged me to ask all my silly questions which other ladies wanted to know as well, so I thoroughly enjoyed and learned so much about my car and maintenance – excellent work SVS – cheers Kim p.s. the food and accompaniments were excellent as well!”

“this was a great idea and the topics were interesting and concise. Well done!!”

“you have the best staff – another great effort”

The demonstrations were “really well explained with patience and it was fun with a nice atmosphere”

“extremely helpful demonstrations especially the battery demonstration, the staff very obviously love their work and where they work”

We’re planning another series of similar events, what would you like us to tackle next time? High powered vechiles? Porsche, Mercedes AMG?

Let us know your ideas and we’ll try our best to make it happen!

What Our Clients Say

As a former sales rep in the automotive industry, I’ve had the opportunity to visit over a thousand workshops between Brisbane and Bundaberg, including all of the major prestige dealerships. The SVS Autocare workshop is one of the most pristine …

Michael Lane

We have had a cars serviced with SVS Autocare several times and they are amazing!! From the moment you walk through the door, the service is fantastic and they go above and beyond what they have to. All of the …

Katrina Scotland

I’d like to thank the crew at SVS Autocare for their great service throughout the years. My car broke down last week and from the first second on the phone they were 100% professional and understanding to my needs as …

Alexander Symonds

A few months ago I had an issue with the timing chain on my Mercedes CLS. This immediately became a MAJOR problem when I received a quote from the local Mercedes dealer for over $19,000!!! As I was familiar with …

Natalee Nancarrow

I can’t speak highly enough of the service and workmanship of all at SVS. My experience began with a friendly, warm reception by the owners wife and staff. After a sympathetic ear, the owner / technician was summoned and came …

Stephen G Rado

Dear Catherine, Martin and the fabulous team at SVS, I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who had a hand in putting my Mitsubishi Pajero back on the road. After the months of drama and …


The service provided by SVS Autocare is secondary to none. All their staff are friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. They send regular reminders. They pick up our cars from work and drop them back before the end of the day or …

Dr Oliver Gunson