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

Dominic Polistena
Dominic Polistena
23:36 11 Jan 20
Great people and great mechanics
Sahibjeet Sidhu
Sahibjeet Sidhu
22:09 08 Jan 20
Very realiable and good prices best in brisbane.
David Bayley
David Bayley
03:18 08 Jan 20
The guys are wonderful here, efficient and educational. I am really happy with the service.
Svatamed
Svatamed
07:31 06 Jan 20
Great place service is a1
Steve McLachlan
Steve McLachlan
00:50 24 Nov 19
Great service. Friendly down to earth guys and a great price. I’ll be back with both my cars
Robert Daley
Robert Daley
22:56 09 Oct 19
Professional firm, good knowledge and very helpful
Trevor G Huttley
Trevor G Huttley
06:53 09 Oct 19
Great team of genuine people. Helpful and no BS.
Darryl Sloman
Darryl Sloman
03:52 03 Oct 19
My first time going to Reliable Automatics. Honest straight shooting guys. Well worth going to. Thanks heaps Ryan.
Ben French
Ben French
07:39 18 Sep 19
Very happy as a first time customer. My transmission went in my VW Caddy. I rang them and they said they could take a look straight away. When i arrived, they knew the issue, explained and demonstrated what had happened and got me back on the road within 24 hours. Running a business is not easy when you are down a vehicle but these guys were professional in every way.

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