There is a wide variety of general service stations that enable drivers, owners of boats and other mechanical items to be maintained, cleaned and given significant overhauls.
A service station, often referred to as a servo or petrol station will generally stock a wide range of fuels, including high-end fuels, diesel, petrol and gas for most, if not all cars, trucks and boats. Most service stations these days are “self serve”, meaning drivers or passengers need to attend the petrol bowser themselves and organise for their car, truck, boat to be filled.
In addition to fuel and gas needs, most service stations stock a broad range of oils, for old to new model vehicles, as well as brake fluids, spark plugs and other do-it-yourself maintenance items. Often service stations will have high-powered cleaning facilities on the same premises in the form of do-it-yourself car wash bays or automatic car wash cycles. As well as attending to car maintenance requirements, many service stations are similar to mini-marts and hold a reasonable supply of basic food provisions, snacks and sweets. Some service stations positioned on major highways have small restaurants or fast food outlets attached, for drivers doing longer haul travel across the country.