Brisbane Mechanic Southside

Here at The Torque Team, we have been a local Brisbane mechanic to many residents living on the Southside of Brisbane for over forty years. We take pride in our vehicle work, providing a professional service at a reasonable price. Whether you need a car service or mechanical repair, we ensure our Brisbane automotive service offers all our customers a great experience. You can rest assured that our car servicing and maintenance is one of the best in the automotive industry across Brisbane. Our qualified Brisbane mechanics take pride in delivering exceptional customer service. Contact us today if you need a qualified mechanic in Brisbane surrounded by an expert team at affordable pricing.

Brisbane Mechanic Car Service

Our Brisbane mechanic experts provide a range of car services intending to get your vehicle to run at its best. Our fully qualified mechanics will perform an excellent service on time with quality parts.

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Every Brisbane Mechanic who represents The Torque Team can keep your car running and certify with confidence that your vehicle is performing great.

car air conditionier service

While just about every mechanic in Brisbane can perform a car conditioning service and repair, we never skip the small details and ensure your cooling system is at its peak.

european car

We specialise in all types of European vehicles. Our team of Brisbane mechanics know your European vehicle’s automotive needs, general repairs schemes and service parts.

steering and suspension upgrade

Our Brisbane mechanic steering and suspensions team can diagnose any auto repair and ensure your wheel alignment is more than satisfactory. Our primary concern is for your vehicle to be safe and make sure your car can run at its best.

4wd car

Our dedicated Brisbane mechanic 4WD and diesel servicing team are passionate about their diesel monsters and are dedicated to providing the best mechanical repairs and automotive servicing to your vehicles.

car brakes

Our qualified Brisbane mechanic brake system leader and the team will personally look over your brake pads and system to give you the confidence you need while on the road.

fleet of trucks

You can rely on our car repairs and maintenance knowledge and experience to keep your fleet at its best, led by our dedicated Brisbane mechanic fleet system leader and team.

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Brisbane Mechanic Tuning & Performance

Our auto and car mechanics can not only provide vehicle service and maintenance, but we can make sure that your vehicle is tuned and performed to run at its best. We have different tuning and performing services, led by a local Brisbane mechanic specialist dedicated to providing you excellent service.

Being Brisbane’s leading and only ATF-Remapping dealer, we show the way with perfect refinement to provide you with the best driving experience. Our ECU Brisbane mechanic will give you high-level performance at a competitive price.

We pride ourselves on giving your vehicle the look, feel and performance of a suspension upgrade. An experienced Brisbane mechanic leads our mechanic shops and suspension upgrades.

About Our Brisbane Mechanic Service

Our Brisbane Mechanic repairs and service teams stationed in Mansfield have over forty years of experience and are qualified mechanics with various safety certifications and high customer satisfaction.

How much do mechanics charge per hour in Australia?

Depending on your Brisbane mechanic, this varies considerably; at the top end, prestige dealer workshops will charge up to $250 p/h. At the bottom end, one-person mobile mechanics or back yarders charge about $80 p/h. Most workshop based (as opposed to mobile) independent mechanics are around $120 to $160 p/h. We currently charge $155 p/h.

How do I find a good local mechanic?

The best way is to get a recommendation from someone you know and trust. If that doesn’t work, try using google search and reading the reviews of your local mechanics to see what others have to say. Finally, ring up and speak to the workshop before making your booking. You should feel comfortable talking to the person who answers your call. If not, move on to someone else.

How much is a car service in Brisbane?

We first need to define “car service” to answer this question. To some people, it’s just a change of the engine oil and filter, sometimes called abasic service or oil service. Hardly any workshops do this servicing. Most workshops will include a vehicle check as part of the service, and it’s the extent of the checking (along with the quality of the parts and fluids) that determine the price. Expect to pay between $150 for an elementary check with low-quality parts and fluids. For an extensive check with premium parts and fluids, you should expect to pay around $500. The vehicle type also plays a role; for example, a 4WD Ford Ranger needs 1.75 hours of checking time and 10 litres of engine oil. A VW Polo will only need 1.5 hours and 4 litres of engine oil. So the price will vary accordingly.

Finally, there is logbook servicing. This is where the carmaker will specify that specific components and/or fluids are inspected and/or changed at particular intervals. These services can vary between $300 to $1,500 depending on the vehicle and what needs to be checked and adjusted. Here’s a link to a video I made on the subject. Servicing Your Car – What service is right for my car? – YouTube.

How do you know if your mechanic is scamming you?

First up is the lazy mechanic. This workshop charges to check over your car during a service but doesn’t. The questions you should be asking yourself are have your tyre pressures been adjusted? Do all the lights work? Are there unreported oil leaks?

Most people would fear unnecessary repair. If your mechanic is recommending a repair, they should be able to clearly explain why the repair is needed, what the job involves, what benefits you will get from the repair (e.g. improved safety, reliability etc.) and what the consequences might be if you don’t go ahead with the repair. Don’t be afraid to ask these questions. If you don’t feel you’re getting a straight answer, don’t be scared to seek a second opinion.

Finally, some people feel they are being overcharged. The best way is to ring around for one or two quotes on the recommended repair. But keep in mind that (mostly) you will get what your pay for in terms of workmanship, parts quality and after sales support.

Why Do People Not Trust Mechanics?

Cars are standard everyday machines. Almost every adult has at least one, and they use it almost daily. They are also very complex machines, and few people understand how they work, even at a conceptual level. So:

  • Customers don’t really have a way of verifying what their mechanic is telling them about their car. An internet search may help, but can often yield more opinions than facts and sometimes conflicting ones.
  • Customers and their mechanics are often on a completely different level regarding safety. The customer thinks, “The car drives OK, so it must be safe!” The mechanic knows that for the car to be safe, it has to perform in emergency conditions, so they tend to recommend specific repairs. This can include a worn suspension component (so the driver can brake or swerve to avoid an accident) or faulty wiper blades (so the driver can see where you’re going in the rain).

  • Some customers have unrealistic expectations on how reliable their car should be, especially prestige car owners that have paid a hefty sum for their car. Regardless of make, model or price, modern cars are designed to provide around 10-12 years of driving and 150,000km to 200,000 kilometres (provided they have been properly maintained). This applies for both petrol and diesel-powered vehicles. After this, components will start to wear out or fail, sometimes on a random basis. Mechanics know this, but some customers will think someone is to blame when their older car needs a string of pricy repairs.
  • Some mechanics aren’t good communicators. They may have trouble explaining a problem with a car. This can make the customer suspicious and think the mechanic is scamming them, even though they’re good mechanics.
  • Many people expect a “free quote” for a repair. But few customers understand that it can take hours to identify what needs to be repaired to resolve the complaint. Some faults can have many possible causes, so these all have to be tested and eliminated before the mechanic can recommend a repair. Sometimes a part may need to be removed and inspected. Other times the only way is to replace a part and see if the fault goes away. This can be pretty frustrating for the customer, who may have to spend a lot of money just to find out what’s wrong with the car. Or the customer may think the mechanic is incompetent because they can’t work out what’s wrong with their vehicle. Finally, some mechanics will try and avoid the “diagnostic” problem by taking an educated guess and recommending a repair. If the repair doesn’t fix the fault, the customer will lose trust.


Do you need an experienced and trusworthy Brisbane Mechanic?

For skilled technicians, quality parts, fair prices and reliable service, talk to our team today.

For experienced mechanics, high-quality parts, great prices an exceptional service, get in contact with us today.

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