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The Best 5 Mechanics in Townsville



Thursday, 10 January 2019


Meet Townsville's 5 BEST Mechanics!
If you’ve ever moved interstate or even to a new suburb, you’ll know how difficult it can be to find a reputable mechanic to take care of your pride and joy.

So how do you know which local workshops you can trust? Well, these days we shop at online marketplaces and rely on customer reviews because they’re written by real people who have nothing to gain or lose by simply being honest.

To help you select a local workshop, here are Townsville’s Top 5 mechanics as rated by AutoGuru’s 14,000+ reviews.

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#1 Automotive Solutions Townsville, Garbutt
Congratulations to Automotive Solutions who reached pole position on AutoGuru’s list of top mechanics in Townsville!

Owner Jason Walker boasts over 20 years’ experience as a mechanic and his 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.

These guys can also look after all manner of vehicle repairs, to the highest quality standards.

Located in the western suburb of Garbutt, Automotive Solutions has 4 service bays and 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.

I really thought this kind of service had been made extinct -- great to have an honest mechanic looking after your car---can't recommend this company highly enough. 11 out of 10! Cheers :-) J.J


#2 Twin Cities Automotive, Pimlico
Our Silver medal goes to Rob Fairbanks and his team of auto technicians at Twin Cities Automotive. Well done guys!

Rob’s been looking after cars in the Townsville community for over 25 years and has built a rock solid reputation for top quality workmanship at a fair price. His team are fully trained in the latest diagnostics techniques and mechanical technology. They can carry out logbook servicing, advise on any faults that may be covered by your car warranty and are specialists in a wide variety of repairs tasks.

Located a few hundred metres from CastleTown Shopping Centre, you can drop your car keys off and head off for a coffee or some retail therapy. So convenient!

Excellent work, my car was running like it was brand new. Very very pleased customer J.H


#3 Ian Payne's Automotive Engineering, Garbutt
Coming in 3rd place by a whisker is Ian Payne’s Automotive who have been helping Townsville car owners for more than 25 years, with owner Ian racking up a whopping 45 years in the mechanical trade!

The workshop’s a family affair, with Ian’s son Nicholas managing a mechanical team that consistently provide high quality work, good old-fashioned customer service and clear communication with their clientele.

And with a solid 5 star customer rating, you know this team of qualified automotive technicians will take the best of care of your pride and joy.

Ian Payne’s Automotive offers a wide range of car servicing and repairs tasks on almost all makes and models, including engine reconditioning and machining, as well as almost any mechanical repairs.

Rest assured, the team are qualified to carry out basic and logbook servicing that won’t affect your new car warranty.

Conveniently located close to public transportation and open on Saturday mornings, Ian Payne’s Automotive Engineering can expertly take care of all your car concerns.

Ian Payne was well spoken, very helpful and did a great job on the service. I would highly recommend this company. 5 stars from me J.W

#4 Automotive Xpress Servicing, Garbutt
With 10 years in the business, Vern Crawford at Automotive Xpress Servicing runs a tight ship, with top quality customer service and state-of-the-art equipment in an immaculately kept workshop.

Automotive Xpress are diesel specialists, offering night servicing for vehicles that need to be on the roads during business hours.

They also carry out servicing and repairs to all makes and models using up-to-date diagnostics equipment to determine any issues with your vehicle, and the latest in mechanical technology to ensure the job is done right the first time, every time.

Their clean and comfy customer lounge is a great area to relax, enjoy a cuppa, catch up on emails or watch a bit of TV whilst they tend to your vehicle. Awesome!

Very friendly staff, job was completed as promised and I was pleased with the whole experience. Price was reasonable. I would recommend Xpress Servicing to all. D.T


#5 A Grade Mechanical, Currajong
Last but not least on our Top 5 Mechanics list is A Grade Mechanical, a family owned and operated business, located in Currajong and servicing Townsville and it’s Western Suburbs.

Owner Matt MacDonald has been in the auto industry for a number of years, recently establishing A Grade Mechanical and building a reputation of high quality workmanship, friendly customer service, honesty and transparency.

Matt heads a team of qualified mechanics who work on all vehicle makes and models, offering basic and logbook servicing as well as an extensive range of repairs including wheel alignments, supply and fitment of batteries and tyres.

The workshop is located just 250m from Warrina shopping precinct, or if you prefer to wait, they offer an air conditioned customer lounge area.

Very very helpful, customer service was lovely 🙂 I will be recommending them and I will be taking my cars back there. K.L


Results Recorded June 1st, 2017

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