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The Best 10 Mechanics in Australia 2018



Thursday, 10 January 2019


Need an awesome, local mechanic to work on your car, but don’t know where or how to find one?

Look no further. With a network of 1600 mechanics that are bookable online, here are the 2017 National Top 10 Workshops as rated by AutoGuru customers.

Check it out and see if your local workshop has made it to the list!

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1. Absolute Care Care, East Brisbane QLD (249 Reviews)
Congratulations to Michael Georgas and the team of legends at Absolute Car Care, for ranking #1 on our National Top 10 Mechanics list!

Absolute Car Care is a leading Brisbane-based vehicle service and repair specialist.

‘We’ve been servicing Brisbane for the past 16 years and have recruited only the most experienced and thorough mechanics in the industry’, says owner Michael Georgas.

The highly qualified team at Absolute Car Care service all makes and models, including log book servicing without voiding your new car warranty.

They have the latest computer diagnostics in the industry and are able to work on all new Japanese and European cars.

On top of servicing, Absolute Car Care can handle tyre fitting and brakes, safety inspections and roadworthy certificates, as well as general repairs, maintenance and the latest computer diagnostics.

“We provide great communication and full transparency, empowering the vehicle owner with clear information to help them make a well-informed decision where repairs are required. Instead of up-selling, we prioritise and let the client make the purchase decision”.

These guys are honestly one of the best garages I've been to. They are straightforward and transparent about everything. Could not recommend them more. Dario.

2. Ultra Tune Ingleburn, NSW (192 Reviews)
Coming in second place is Sam and the awesome team at Ultratune Ingleburn! Well done guys, we salute you.

With a name like Sam Stramandinoli, it’s no wonder these guys specialise in European vehicles! They look after basic and log book servicing to manufacturer specifications, using brands that you can trust, to keep your new car warranty intact.

They can also handle a huge range of repairs on all makes and models, offering customers a free pick up and delivery service within the local area to make things super convenient...oooh and they offer 12 months’ free roadside assistance too!

An NRMA-approved repairer, Ultra Tune Ingleburn carry out all services in a professional and efficient manner.

Once again professional service, all questions answered, much cheaper than servicing with the car manufacturer. Happy that I found a reliable and honest mechanics close to my home. Dejan B.


3. Vehicool Automotive Services, Canning Vale WA (171 reviews)
Over in Perth, Cameron Lings and his expert team of mechanics at Vehicool Automotive Services must be doing something right, as they’ve come in 3rd on our National Top 10 list!

The Vehicool team have been servicing cars in and around Perth for more than 10 years and have built a reputation of excellence in the automotive industry.

Their clean, well-equipped workshop, quality of work and attention to detail are what pits them above the competition.

‘We have a strong commitment to customer service is a source of pride’, says Cameron. ‘And being family-owned and operated, everything we do comes with a personal touch.’

Vehicool carry out repairs and maintenance on all vehicle makes and models, including new car servicing and repairs (including log book services), air-con servicing, computer fault diagnostics, ABS and SRS, steering and suspension, auto electrical, 4WD repairs and accessories, and much more.

Very efficient and friendly service. Will definitely be recommending Vehicool to friends & family. These guys went over and above the basic repairs needed and offered great advice regarding a fault with my car without just trying to sell me something. Claire.


4. The Car Doctor, Belconnen ACT (139 reviews)
Owner and head mechanic at The Car Doctor, Greg Murray, leads a highly qualified team of automotive repair technicians who consistently deliver high quality workmanship, coupled with great customer service.

This Canberra-based vehicle and car repair specialist workshop has built a solid reputation based on word of mouth recommendations, confirming that their work is competitively priced and worth talking about.

‘We promise quality car servicing and satisfaction with all repairs’, says Greg. ‘We use only quality parts and offer detailed advice prior to starting any auto work.

Our customers are provided with a comprehensive, written report upon completion, detailing work that’s been completed, as well as any future repairs recommended for the health and safety of their vehicle.’

Greg Murray at the Car Doctor was very pleasant to deal with and most helpful and honest. Cath G.


5. Perfection Automotive, Bexley NSW (124 reviews)
In The team at Perfection Automotive have a 'Passion for Perfection'. They strive for the best, and ensure that all standards are met to the highest quality.

Our workshop is MTA and IAME certified, and our highly skilled mechanics work on all manner of European, Japanese, and Australian-built cars’, says Owner Alexander Mijoski.

Perfection Automotive offer logbook servicing, general repairs, auto-electrical, brakes, air-conditioning repairs and re-gas, clutches and much more.

In addition to general repairs and maintenance, they can also carry out performance modification work on all cars, turning your car from mild to wild!

Great that I could use a loan car while mine was in the shop. Good communication with the mechanic, who also changes my wipers free of charge! Over all wonderful experience, if I'm still living in the area, I'll be back. Clare H.


6. Sims Auto, Kardinya WA (114 reviews)
Congratulations to Sims Auto who have made it into our National Top 10 list!

Owner Simon Cuthbert and his team of highly trained technicians offer servicing and repairs to all makes and models, and in addition to general repairs and maintenance, they carry out log book servicing to the highest standards, without voiding your new car warranty.

‘Our guys know their stuff,’ states Simon. ‘We make sure they’re kept up to date with all the latest diagnostic equipment and technology; essential when servicing modern engines, due to their complexity.’

Sims Auto offer tune-ups, cooling system repairs and replacements, timing belts, EFI diagnostics and repairs, brakes and clutch, air conditioning, suspension, batteries and exhaust systems.

‘We pride ourselves on providing great customer service and peace of mind, knowing your vehicle is in very safe hands.’

My first experience with Sims Auto. They were very professional. Serviced my car in good time. Kept me informed throughout the day if any changes. Will return for next service. Romilly P


7. Warringah Auto Clinic, Brookvale NSW (113 reviews)
Another Top 10 Legend on our list is Majid Mohammad at Warringah Auto Clinic.

Majid and the team at Warringah Auto provide a wide range of friendly, reliable mechanical services, plus free local pick-up and delivery, to ensure the most convenient service possible.

In addition to general and log book servicing, they also handle E-Safety inspections including LPG vehicles, fit and balance tyres, and issue blue slips through their AUVIS accreditation.

Adding to the convenience factor, the workshop is located just behind Warringah Mall, so you can shop or grab a coffee or bite to eat, while your car is being looked after.

Great people and great service. Would highly recommend. It's very hard to find an honest and reliable mechanic but these guys are exactly that. Will definitely be coming back. Mark.


8. Automotive Solutions Townsville, Garbutt QLD (111 reviews)
Congratulations to Automotive Solutions for their outstanding result as a regional Queensland workshop!

Owner Jason Walker is not only a top bloke, he also boasts over 20 years’ experience as a mechanic, so you know your car is going to be looked after well when you hand over your keys.

Jason’s qualified team of automotive technicians are able to carry out basic and logbook servicing on almost all makes and models without voiding your new car warranty. They can also look after all manner of vehicle repairs, to the highest quality standards of workmanship.

Located in the western suburb of Garbutt, Automotive Solutions offers a drop off service for customers in the local area, so you can get a lift back home or to work once you’ve dropped your car into the workshop.
Too easy!

My logbook service was completed in a timely manner and they informed of any further work required in the near future, definitely will be going back for any of my car needs! Chloe A.


9. 10 Minute Oil Change, East Victoria Park WA (106 reviews)
10 Minute Oil Change has been in operation for over 21 years, but the ten minute part of their name is quite a new concept in servicing and it’s all about delivering time and cost efficiency.

Jon Marcel and his team of certified mechanics, coupled with their state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, are able to save customers time and money with their super-efficient servicing and auto repairs.

But speed isn’t the only goal in mind, quality workmanship and superior customer service are prioritised for all 10 Minute Oil Change clients.

These guys carry out logbook servicing to manufacturer’s specifications, keeping your new car warranty intact, as well as electrical work, brakes, air conditioning, batteries and general repairs of a wide variety.

It saved my time and money. Very good service and I recommend to my friends as well. No dramas. Excellent service with very good explanations about the service and paperwork. Arun.


10. Repco Authorised Service Hallam Auto Works (92 reviews)
Last, but not least… Congratulations to Hallam Auto Works for making our national top 10 list!

David and his team have dedicated the last 5+ years to ensuring their customers are offered the very best in automotive care. As a family owned and operated business, you know you’ll be provided a friendly and personalised experience when you hand your keys over.

David’s workshop is also apart of the Repco Authorised Service Network which means you know you’re in great hands. With a wealth of experience in servicing all makes & models, even commercial fleet vehicles, Hallam Auto Works provide a 12-month warranty on all mechanical repairs & maintenance for added peace of mind.

Well done to David & the team at Hallam Auto Works!

They were polite, efficient and thorough. Some extra maintenance was recommended and the car is running much better now. Prices were reasonable and customer service was great. I would definitely go back. Melissa.


Results Recorded 29th December, 2017

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