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Any honest and reasonable priced mechanic in Canberra?

bel_con_nen 11 July 2010 28

Recently my lancer got 2 cylinders misfiring.

The car starts and drives but shakes really bad and stalls at red lights.

It should have something to do with the fuel injections or spark plugs?

I need a good & honest mechanic in Canberra.

Preferably reasonable priced ones too.

Any suggestions?


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Bevan_Bogan Bevan_Bogan 2:02 pm 23 Aug 16

I have been using Ikes Motors at Phillip for over 10 years. Family business – Ike is actually there in the workshop and has years of experience. His wife Denise is at the desk and does the admin and I think they have a son who works with them (although not sure). Very honest in their advice and have saved me money and angst over the years. They know their stuff and friendly too.

RIOTACT_commentator RIOTACT_commentator 1:31 pm 17 Aug 15
dollywolls dollywolls 7:48 pm 15 Jul 10

I have been going to Russell at Fisher Car Care for years. My neighbours recommended him. He is honest, reliable, has kept my car going without a hitch and doesn’t charge like a wounded bull. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.

cleo cleo 10:35 pm 12 Jul 10

Beau Lock Don’t know about that, he was supposed to service my car, from what I recall I don’t think he did anything, didn’t change a plug, when I had another mechanic look at it he said the radiator cap had not been taken off, so there you go, I was right, the smirks on their faces when I picked the car up and asked what had they done, Sweet FA, so no I would never go back there again.

deano313 deano313 7:08 pm 12 Jul 10

Mechanical care in Belconnen (park st), Tony is a great honest guy, highly recommended mechanic of ours for years.

54-11 54-11 5:39 pm 12 Jul 10

Yes, Beserk, I agree. Years ago I bought a 2nd-hand Mazda and decided to take it to the dealer for a service. Less than a week later it broke down as the points hadn’t been replaced. NRMA got me going temporarily.

Went back to Slaven Mazda, told them what happened and asked them to fix it properly. They wouldn’t, but did offer me the points for free (which should have been included in the original service cost), and charged me to install them.

Never been back, and never will be. The local mechanic charged half as much, and did a much more professional job.

willo willo 1:50 pm 12 Jul 10

harry’s auto care and steve kelo automotive in belconnen

both reliable and reasonably priced

Beserk Keyboard Warrior Beserk Keyboard Warrior 1:04 pm 12 Jul 10

I can recommend Mazda Phillip if rude and dishonest mechanics is what you like.

MrDave MrDave 11:44 am 12 Jul 10

MD Automotive in Monash have been great.
Not exactly close to Belco, but worth checking out if you work Southside.

DarkLadyWolfMother DarkLadyWolfMother 10:50 am 12 Jul 10

I’ve been using A&D Automotive out at Fyshwick for years. Darren there has been really great, and has always been up front about what should be done to my car, and what I can ignore.

Beau Locks Beau Locks 8:43 am 12 Jul 10

Go to the Ampol servo at Lyneham. Ron’s been there for years, and he’s a trooper. Good work, they won’t do stuff that’s not needed, and they’ll actually take a minute to explain things.

PinkysBrain PinkysBrain 1:22 am 12 Jul 10

I have been taking my car to Dynotune in Belconnen for the last 6 years. They have always been honest and upfront with what work needs to be done, what work would be helpful but not necessary.

The prices have been slightly higher when compared to other places sales and honestly I have considered shopping around from time-to-time. However, personally I am prepared to play a slight premium for honest, reliable service.

cleo cleo 12:33 am 12 Jul 10

Richard at Monaro in Queanbyan, Stephen Street, he is honest and good at what he does.

erv erv 10:29 pm 11 Jul 10

Sounds like the same problem i had with my car, shuddering and stalling at lights and this is an auto car. It eventually died :S Anyways to get it fixed I went to Mark at Jamison Automotive in Egan Ct Belconnen. He is honest and doesnt over charge and always manages to fit me in if its an emergency.

benno1 benno1 10:15 pm 11 Jul 10

Gas Tune Tuggeranong, I dont trust any one else with my SS Commodore… Joe and the boys really know their stuff.

Peanut Peanut 8:07 pm 11 Jul 10

Canberra Motor Works in Mitchell – honest and reliable and very reasonable.

daddy daddy 7:11 pm 11 Jul 10

Brett’s automotive LPG in Mitchell. Good guy, knows what he is talking about, doesn’t make work up and charges reasonably. 6241 9959

cbrjoe cbrjoe 7:01 pm 11 Jul 10

Another vote for john at dickson mechanical and muffler, Very honest and kept my old subaru running flawlessly for years.

lizw lizw 5:13 pm 11 Jul 10

We’ve been with Stuart Elliott at Spence for nearly 20 years. They have a reputation for being reliable and trustworthy.

Thumper Thumper 5:10 pm 11 Jul 10

I use a mob out in Mitchell, ACDC in Kemble Court. I’ve always found them good and they actually call you to talk about what the problem is and what you want to do about it.

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