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mycar Richmond
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Kmart Tyre & Auto Service is now mycar! We’re still one of Australia’s largest tyre, service and repair businesses. We’re still the same team of experienced technicians offering the same great customer service. We’re still committed to deliverin
Mobile AutoCare
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Mobile AutoCare – mobile mechanics that come to your home or work Established in 1983, we were one of the first mobile mechanic businesses in Adelaide, with self employed – and eventually employee mechanics. We’ve only retained mobile mechanics
Cox Auto Service Centre
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When Cox Auto opened their first workshop on Montague St in South Melbourne in 1981, family owned Cox Auto had just one technician. From those humble beginnings, 35 years on their team of 20 outgrew the Montague St workshop, relocating to a new bigge
Virage Motors
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We are based in South Melbourne but our best car mechanic also available in North Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Albert Park, South Bank and the surrounding suburbs. • Minor & Major Service • Clutch Services • Power Steering Services • Air Conditioni
Abarth Automotive
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ABARTH AUTOMOTIVE is an established motor mechanic workshop in South Melbourne for over 25 years. We proud of our work, friendly and honest service and delivery. We are well known as an Alfa Romeo and Fiat specialist. We also repair and service all E
Buy Smart Vehicle Checks
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Mobile Pre purchase vehicle inspections - Melbourne Buying a used car? Get it checked first. Many used cars have underlying issues ranging from electrical faults to mechanical defects, hidden accident damage with poor repair work. We check f
State Roads Melbourne
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A great history in delivering the best car inspections in Australia State Roads, is a well-respected provider of Vehicle Inspections to the Motor Industry. State Roads has achieved this by ensuring the provision of a quality, honest, reliable and e
Bridgestone Collingwood
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Looking for tyres and tyre repair services in Collingwood? At Bridgestone Select Collingwood you'll find an extensive range of quality tyres, including car tyres and 4x4 tyres, complete tyre services and auto repair services, including tyre fitting
Ultra Tune East Melbourne
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Ultra Tune Auto Service Centres is a 100% Australian owned company with over 270 Service Centres Nationally. Ultra Tune provides both Fleet and Private motorists with a full range of services, each designed to be performed in a structured series of
Advance Automotive
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ABOUT US At Advance Automotive we understand your concerns when it comes to choosing an automotive repairer to service your vehicle which is why we place great importance on the continued training and development of all our technicians. The bus
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Finding the Right Balaclava Mechanic

Finding an honest and reliable mechanic near you who can do scheduled services and repair breakdowns is a top priority for any car owner. Drivers rely on their vehicles to get them to and from work and school. When they are broken down, the stress of choosing the right mechanic in the area for the job can be overwhelming.

Build a professional relationship with a good Balaclava mechanic and you’ll have the peace of mind that your vehicle will be treated carefully and quickly if something ever goes wrong. Once you establish a history with a trusted mechanic, he or she will know the ins and outs your vehicle and be better equipped to help you maintain it.

These tips will help you know what to expect from a trustworthy, professional workshop or mabile mechanic as well as what type of mechanic to stay away from. A vehicle is one of the biggest investments we make. Ensure that it is being cared for by a knowledgeable and certified mechanic who will get you back on the road quickly and for a fair price.

  • Are they a Certified or Licensed Mechanic?
  • Will they give a fixed price quote?
  • Do they offer warranty on their work?
  • Ensure they contact you before fixing issues not quoted
  • Is the mechanic mobile or do they have a workshop in your area?
  • Is the mechanic near me?
  • Agree to a pickup date and time before engaging them
  • How many years have they been in business in your area?
  • How many years of experience do they have?
  • Clarify type of parts will they use; new, used, OEM, after-market?
  • Can you provide your own parts?
  • Does the mechanic specialise in your type of vehicle?
  • Do they offer loan cars or a free shuttle while your car is in the shop?
  • Does the mechanic offer payment plans?
  • What are their payment policies?

Developing a good relationship with your auto mechanic can put your mind at ease. When your car starts making an unusual noise, or refuses to start, you’ll have somewhere you can turn for answers.

In addition, taking your car to your local Balaclava garage for routine auto maintenance will keep it healthy and running longer. It should also help keep your total car ownership costs down since you may avoid costly repairs in the future.

So how do you find a good, trustworthy, certified workshop or mobile mechanic in your area?
We've asked several automotive experts for their best advice.

  • You should consider a mechanic’s experience with your specific make and model, in addition to his or her overall training and experience. This is especially important if you drive a high-end or imported vehicle. Dealership service departments will have specialized mechanics, but you’ll likely pay more than you would at a local garage.
  • You may not be an expert in auto repair, but you can still bring knowledge to the workshop when you drop off your car. Your vehicle’s owner’s manual includes a maintenance service schedule with the work your car needs done at various odometer intervals. If your mechanic suggests you pay for extra services outside of these, that may be a cause for concern.
  • Repairs outside of scheduled maintenance come up occasionally, look online for estimate prices on specific repairs, keep a detailed record of past services and repairs.
  • Drivers should request a quote before allowing any work to be done, ideally broken down into parts and labour.
  • Proximity to the mechanic can be important as dropping off and picking up your vehicle from a distant workshop can be time consuming and/or expensive.

Mechanic Near Me?

No matter where you live, it is likely that there will be a certified mechanic nearby. If you're lucky, you will have a choice of mechanics to go to in your area, and you can easily negotiate the best price with your preferred mechanic. Just make sure you talk to each one about your needs and compare their responses. Always check the reputaion of proposed mechanics, whether through personal connections or just by reviews left on the web. It always pays to know who you're dealing with.

Mobile Mechanic Near Me?

If you're in an area that does not have any mechanics nearby, or if dropping your car at a workshop is difficult, you may want to consider engaging a mobile mechanic. Most regular mechanical maintenance and repairs can be done by a mobile mechanic, and you have the added benefit of not having to drop your car off at another premises, then having to pick it up again when it's ready. Many people use mobile mechanics now instead, simply for this added convenience.

In Summary

Engaging a mechanic doesn’t need to be daunting, and it shouldn’t make you feel incompetent. A good start would be to locate all the mechanics nearby, then investigate each one, assesing feedback or reviews left by their customers. Mechanics Near Me is the best tool for doing this, as the advertisers are sorted by geographical proximity to you.

For the most part, mechanics are friendly courteous businesspeople that are keen to make you a lifetime customer, it’s good business for them to do the right thing by you and have you come back to them again and again.

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