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

roelrosa
roelrosa
06:25 12 Jun 22
Great business
James Ashworth
James Ashworth
04:29 23 May 22
Good honest mechanics for your vehicle servicing. Been using them for the last ten years servicing all the family cars. Always helpful and trustworthy service
Meaghan Pudwell
Meaghan Pudwell
05:41 22 May 22
I had my Hilux brakes and clutch upgraded as well as an 80k Service done with Reliable Automatics. I found Ryan and the team very professional to deal with. Their communication and workmanship was top quality and my car drives like new.I will be a return customer and happy to recommend.Ben
Luke Bonney
Luke Bonney
06:30 04 May 22
They save my car though it was going to cost me any where from $1500 to $4000 to fix it or get a new transmission but they managed to get it fixed for $660 by replacing a fault y sensor. Was so releved with the outcome
Dylan Bush
Dylan Bush
04:24 04 Apr 22
Very helpful. If you need a gearbox guru this is the place to go. Absolute experts.
Joe McIntyre
Joe McIntyre
01:35 01 Apr 22
Very helpful!
Mick O'Keefe
Mick O'Keefe
05:23 28 Mar 22
Thank you Ryan & team for truly great service & value when repairing (or should I say making new again) the DSG transmission on my Audi Q5. You returned calls when you said you would, you repaired as quoted, and I'm blown away with the result. And all this while you were dealing with getting your workshop back up and running after the floods. Can't recommend these guys highly enough!
Steven Clarke
Steven Clarke
05:08 16 Mar 22
I have been going to Reliable for over 10 years now and have always had honest and excellent work done by Frank(rip), Ryan and all the team. Best mechanical service I have ever known. Regards Steve.
Justin Lippiatt
Justin Lippiatt
06:49 14 Dec 21
Ryan and the team provided inspirational service, and value for money! I have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in providing a 5 star recommendation!

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