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

Caleb Lloyd
Caleb Lloyd
12:42 03 Mar 20
Have trusted these guys for years with two different cars (neither of them automatic transmissions, incidentally). I find them to be reliable and honest. They give sound advice and recommendations, but don't pressure sell - if they discover things that need work, they will call and let you know, and will give a very honest suggestion of what work is urgent and what could reasonably be left until next time if you want to save some money. I'm no longer nearby, but I still had my car towed across town to them recently because I was more confident in their service than I was willing to take the risk on someone more local. I'm a customer for life.
Mark Aird
Mark Aird
06:03 29 Feb 20
I've been driving Subarus, mainly WRXs, for a decade. It's so hard to find a decent mechanic, and don't even mention Subaru dealers they're so bad. Recently had my clutch go and take the gearbox with it. Dwayne at Reliable Auto not only got it going, but it's driving better than it ever has. A lot better. I cannot talk the guys at Reliable up enough. Simply the best mechanics shop I've used. I'll only be going here from now on - and I live on the Gold Coast.
Sunrise Boy
Sunrise Boy
04:16 18 Feb 20
I have an old 1990 Mitsub. TP Magna Wagon. I like to look after it, but am most particular who does the work. So I took a few days researching mechanics.I found Reliable Autos and read all of the reviews on the site. You couldn't pay people to say what they did. It was a glowing report. So I took my vehicle there and had two engine mounts replaced. Plus, a serious problem was spotted and fixed without any dramas of cost or effort. Incredible!They did a top job. I can not speak highly enough of the skill and service offered to customers. I am very grateful for the considered and excellent service.IMO, they are just brilliant.And guys, I'd like to upload a copy of the invoice, but I don't have the facilities or the skill to do so.
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.
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


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.


(07) 3262 7766