The best mechanics in Wagga

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When you need a mechanic you can trust, head to Wagga Motors. Photo: Wagga Motors

As a regional essential, our cars are an instrumental part of getting us from point A to B. With our vast continent, Australia ranks as one of the highest countries in the registered vehicle per capita sakes. Here in Wagga, local car ownership echoes this sentiment, with over half of all households having access to two vehicles of more.

While there are many cars on our roads, keeping them there is another thing altogether. Unbalanced steering, squeaky breaks, and the odd malfunction can all hinder a cars ability. Indeed, anyone who experienced a break down will know just how challenging this can be.

When it comes to maintaining our vehicles most of us turn to a trusted mechanic. As skilled automotive technicians, they strive to ensure our cars are as safe as they are reliable. If you are seeking a mechanic in Wagga you have come to the right place. In this article we’ll outline a few qualities to look out for, along with our pick of the best mechanics in Wagga.

What makes a great mechanic?

Great mechanics are technical mavens. They are masters of all things automotive and strive to keep our cars roadworthy. The following attributes may help in evaluating your next mechanic:

  • Recommended. Many of the best regional mechanics come highly recommended. Be it by colleagues, family, or friends, reputation certainly matters. Equally as important are industry recommendations through the lights of professional motoring bodies. Look for memberships with bodies like the Motor Trades Association along with manufacturer affiliations.
  • Qualified & experienced. For the skilful hands to tinker with your motor ensure your mechanic is appropriately qualified. Look for credentials that suit your need, be it light or heavy vehicle mechanical qualifications, along with a motor vehicle tradesperson certificate or repairer’s license. Finally, for a mechanic adept at identifying and solving a wide range of issues quickly, look for experience.
  • Specialised. While most great mechanics know their way around an engine, some are more specialised than others. As an industry full of rapid change, the best mechanics remain current, ensuring they are across new technological developments. Whether it be a focus on European makes, prestige, vintage, or electric, consider your needs and source a mechanic accordingly.
  • Convenient. In times of need a mechanic that is ready and available can make a world of difference. Consider factors like garage location, ease of accessibility, and proximity to home and work. Also review business hours, and whether they offer emergency services. Finally, consider courtesy services like pick up or drop off.
  • Efficient. Nobody wants a mechanic that takes their time with repairs. An experienced mechanical team operate like clockwork, completing jobs efficiently saving you both time and money. Ultimately, great mechanics act swiftly, doing all that they can to minimise off road time and get you back on track sooner.

The best mechanics in Wagga

Region Riverina has combed through online reviews and recommendations to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Wagga series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Region Riverina and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Wagga Motors

With a deep seeded local history that spans over seventy years, Wagga Motors have been the provider of choice for securing and maintaining new and pre-owned vehicles. Boasting an extensive range of cars, vans, and trucks, they boast hundreds of makes and models from manufacturers including Mercedes, Renault, and Jeep through to Hyundai, Honda, and Ford.

Principals Richard and Scott Braid, and their team of skilled mechanical technicians have also earnt a stellar reputation for their extensive car maintenance and servicing capabilities. To keep each vehicle operating at its peak, the team provides bonnet to boot servicing; with the peace of mind that comes with completion to exacting standards.

Their state-of-the-art service centre is centrally located on Dobney Avenue in Wagga Wagga. This all-inclusive facility houses sales, parts, and servicing all under the one roof. For added peace of mind, clients can be assured that Wagga Motors utilises genuine parts. Not only does this ensure safety and performance; it also means that a vehicles aesthetics are never compromised.

To further round out their offering Wagga Motors also offers car care services. From Permaguard coatings that prolong the factor condition of your exterior, to the latest in nano ceramic window tinting to cool and protect the interior, there is plenty on offer.

For those seeking a seamless experience, an intuitive online booking platform makes light work of scheduling a service. And, for those who prefer good, old-fashioned service, their friendly client team are available to assist from 8.30am to 5.30pm on weekdays. For some of the region’s finest mechanics, look no further than Wagga Motors.

Jason Goodrum shared this sentiment on Google, “Great service, friendly, honest and helpful staff... never had any complaints about the service and prices.”

G&M Cochrane Mechanical Repairs

Established over fifty years ago in 1970, G&M Cochrane Mechanical Repairs have a long legacy servicing the local communities’ mechanical needs. This team of well trained and highly skilled mechanics share an automotive passion ingrained in quality output and good service.

Their range of services extends from repairs and replacements for individual components through to the full engine, general vehicle maintenance, and roadworthy and registration checks.

Tony James shared this sentiment on Google, “I always get my car serviced here, I wouldn't trust anyone else. They provide good honest service and look after their customers. Highly recommended.”

mycar Tyre & Auto Wagga

With over 260 stores across Australia, mycar Tyre & Auto have an established reputation for their mechanical services. Here in Wagga, Nathan and his team of qualified experts can assist with all manner of simple to complex repairs and servicing.

Conveniently located at Stuart Mall, they deliver a one-stop shop for their clients’ automotive needs. Open Monday through to Saturday with a convenient online booking they are certainly worth a visit.

Erin Reese had this to say about the team on Google, “Great service! Went out of their way to ensure I got the parts fitted that I needed. Nathan and the guys were so helpful and generous with their time. I highly recommend!!”

Mechanical World

With over twenty-five years in business, Mechanical World have established themselves as trusted professionals in the local automotive space.

Offering a wide range of repairs and services for all makes and models, their team of skilled mechanics are committed to delivering exceptional workmanship and service. From maintenance and diagnostics through to upgrades, servicing and repairs they are a great choice.

Louise Pratt shared this review on Google, “What a great team these guys are. 100% recommend them for all your motor needs. We were in serious trouble with our car, and they dropped everything to help our family out. Communication spot on and pricing was great.”

Jack Seaman Automotive

Off the back of a long automotive family legacy, Jack Seaman established his namesake automotive business in 2015 with a passion for all things four wheels. The team offers a range of servicing for small and large petrol cars through to diesel four-wheel drives.

This includes pink slips and registration checks, air conditioning re-gas and repair, brake and clutch replacements and more. Open Monday through to Friday, Jack Seaman Automotive are centrally located in Pearson Street Wagga.

Shaun Carter had this to say on Google, “Great people, great service. Great price point and very accommodating highly recommended.”

Precision Auto Centre

For the past twenty years, Precision Auto Centre have serviced the Wagga communities on road needs. Their team of fully qualified mechanical technicians have a proud reputation for their professional capabilities in automotive diagnostic and repairs.

Boasting a modern workshop with the latest technological equipment, Precision Auto Centre offers a comprehensive range of vehicle services. With specialists for Ford, BMW and Citroen makes they are a wonderful choice.

As Pamela Sawczenko shared on Google, “Great service always, finally a mechanic you can trust to do the work right every time.”

Your experience with mechanics in Wagga

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the mechanics listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a child safety seat installed by a mechanic in Wagga?

Most mechanics in Wagga can install child safety seats. Strict laws govern restraints for children in vehicles so it's recommended that you have child safety seats installed and adjusted by a professional. A mechanic should also be able to check child seats for damage and if they're in safe working order. They can also advise on who you can maintain your child's seat.

If I can't get to a mechanic during the week, can I get my car serviced on the weekend?

Many Wagga mechanics are open on Saturdays. Check with each business to see if they're open on the weekend and what time (Saturday morning trading is reasonably common). Mobile mechanics can come to you on weekends, although higher rates may apply.

Are any Wagga mechanics authorised vehicle inspections stations?

Yes, if your vehicle meets certain criteria you can take it to a mechanic that is listed as an authorised inspection station. Criteria that requires a roadworthy inspection includes the age of your car (more than six years old if transferring ownership); registration that has lapsed for more than 12 months; and if registration is transferring from interstate. There are over 70 authorised vehicle inspection stations in Wagga.

How frequently should you inspect tyre pressure?

Drivers should inspect tyre pressure every one to two months by themselves. It's very handy to do this since most petrol stations have pressure testers. This is important because some areas around Canberra are under construction which means nails or screws could be dropped on the road. These can damage your tyres. Check your tyre for its required pressure, or ask you mechanic to show you the correct method.

What should I do if my check engine light is illuminated?

If your car's "check engine" light is on, address it straight away. Several issues could be the cause, and some are more serious than others. Check your car's manual and consult your car service centre or mechanic immediately.

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