About Us

Your Reliable Mechanic

Our aim is to provide the highest quality service possible, at the most reasonable price – with no surprises!

It is our duty of care to contact you for approval if any additional repairs are required – and we’ll help prioritise the work to fit within your budget. It’s this up-front, first-class service that keeps our customers coming back, and why we have been trusted for over 30 years.

All our technicians are highly trained to use the latest electronic equipment for the accurate diagnosis and repair across all makes and models of cars.

RACQ Approved Automotive Repairer

What Our Customers Say

Davies Boyz
Davies Boyz
04:07 17 Jul 19
Ryan from Reliable Autos is the best auto specialist around! I required a second opinion on a major issue with my vehicle for insurance purposes and the report Ryan provided me with was incredibly professional and detailed. Ryan's knowledge and expertise are second to none and thanks to him and his team, I've now successfully had my vehicle issues sorted out under insurance. This is a huge relief. I highly recommend these guys and will be back if ever I have another transmission issue. Thanks again Ryan
Derek Matthews
Derek Matthews
09:35 16 Jul 19
Great servicing and I was able to collect the car ahead of time. Thanks Frank, Ryan and the team.
Luke Bottomley
Luke Bottomley
23:40 01 Jul 19
Great friendly staff. Very quick turn around on repairs and no BS. Straight up and honest.Taken my navara here twice now and both times it's come back feeling better then ever!
Edward Chung
Edward Chung
11:02 27 Jun 19
In short - good workmanship, fair pricing, up front and patient with layman questions. In long - took my Audi to two 'European car specialists' in Gabba and Underwood to sort out a shifting problem worsening over time, no fix despite multiple bills and paid diagnosis' - started to lose confidence.. Unlike the other mechanics, there's no fancy coffee machine, concierge style drop offs, fancy loan cars.. but that icing is superfluous and doesn't compensate for a bunch of folks who know their work, are honest, quick to turnaround, and charge less ($1k). Highly recommended.
Louise Van Ristell
Louise Van Ristell
21:33 25 Jun 19
Frank and Ryan and their team provide great service and are truly reliable automatics! Go there!
Serena Atkins
Serena Atkins
12:04 14 May 19
Friendly, got me in super fast, fixed my car that day and charged a reasonable price. I will definitely be back
Maria Tancred
Maria Tancred
07:43 28 Feb 19
Thank you Frank, Ryan and team, my Mini Clubman is running beautifully!
Anny White
Anny White
01:22 24 Jan 19
Cannot recommend this business strongly enough.The service is second to none and the prices extremely competitive.My brake light issue was quickly fixed while I waited this morning and Frank wouldn't accept any payment.Businesses such as this are few and far between these days.I wouldn't go anywhere else. Very happy customer!!
Chris
Chris
11:29 12 Jan 19
Very good VEE WEE Service.

FAQ’s

Why does transmission repair cost so much?

There’s no doubt about it, automatic transmission repairs can be expensive. But it’s not so much money when you consider what’s involved.

Today’s automatic transmissions consist of thousands of individual components. During a major repair, each one is removed, cleaned, and inspected to exaction tolerances. Any worn or damaged parts are repaired or replaced.

Then each part is put together into one of many sub-assemblies. Each subassembly must be adjusted, and tested for proper operation. Then the sub-assemblies must be assembled into the transmission case, where the adjustment and testing procedure begins all over again.

Finally, once the transmission is completely assembled, it has to be reinstalled.

If that’s not enough to justify the cost, there is something else to consider: Virtually all of today’s automatic transmissions are computer controlled. This means that the transmission’s ability to operate depends on much more than the condition of the transmission itself. Engine problems now can have a dramatic effect on how the transmission operates.

All of which boils down to one, inescapable conclusion: Sure, transmission work can be expensive…. But, dollar for dollar, it’s one of the best values around.

Why can't I get a price over the phone?

20-or-so years ago, there were only maybe a dozen different transmissions on the road.

Every transmission repair shop had a good stock of rebuilt units on hand. There were almost no updates necessary, and even if something unusual failed, most shops had a good supply of used parts on hand to replace it.

Today there are more than ten times that many transmissions in use, with new ones showing up all the time. Many of those transmissions have several different variations or calibration, with as many as many as a dozen modifications necessary.

What’s more, today’s transmissions are computer controlled, which means even though your transmission may not be working properly, there’s a good chance the root cause of the problem doesn’t have anything to do with the transmission itself.

Will there be extra charges?
We will always ring you for approval of any additional repairs required and advise you as to the priority of work based on your budget.
Are you cheaper than dealership servicing?
Yes! We use OEM parts – the same as the dealership, but we offer very reasonable prices for labour and parts.
Will my manufacturer's warranty become void?
No. Dealerships cannot enforce a monopoly on servicing and this has been legislated. We service your car using OEM parts and ensure that your manufacturer’s warranty remains in place.

CALL TO SPEAK WITH A RELIABLE MECHANIC

(07) 3262 7766