Do you own an Audi,Volkswagen or Skoda?

 we specialise in these vehicles

We care about your safety so we are unable to accept any parts supplied by our customers. We use the highest quality parts for your repairs and services in the Wollongong Region . We aren’t able to provide our famous quality and service unless we are able to supply and fit the car parts that we endorse. JUST DON'T DO IT...Your life depends on it.



The mechanics at 1st Choice Mechanical Repairs provide excellent automotive services for any vehicle in Wollongong

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Have your new car serviced with a full logbook or registration inspection without worrying about voiding your manufacturer’s warranty.

If you need additional services like brakes or suspension adjustments with Afterpay we can get all of that completed for you in most instances on the same day.  

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Whether you need car repairs, minor repairs or a major service 1st Choice Mechanical Repairs will take care of you quickly, professionally and with quality parts and service.

We offer afterpay services to our customers to support you during Covid 19 book in your car repairs today.

Break Repair services


We find the tyres that best fit your vehicle, will suit your style of driving and will also make sure your brakes are in full working order.

 We have high performance brakes and braking systems for racing, off road and motorists that want to take their cars to the next level of peak performance. Visit our new store today  




Regularly see Andrew and Ray at the service interval for my high end European vehicle servicing needs... When I bought the car I was worried about who could service it in Wollongong, I spoke to Andrew and I have never looked back. I have recommended all my friends to Andrew for the service and their pricing.
- John Carr


I have used 1st Choice Mechanical Repairs for the last 2 years. The service I have received is outstanding. The staff are immensely helpful and friendly and provide great advice and assistance. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Andrew and his team to anybody requiring mechanical repairs or servicing.
- Jeremy Barnett


Every time I have had to take my car in they are quick, professional and honest. I regularly recommend them to anyone looking for a good mechanic. I won’t go anywhere else.
- Kathleen Andrews


Not only can 1st Choice Mechanical Repairs book you in quicker than a car dealership can, they also will NOT rip you off like a car dealership does. Good service from Andrew and the team at reasonable prices. What more could you ask for?
- Simon Kierse


Not only can 1st Choice Mechanical Repairs book you in quicker than a car dealership can, they also will NOT rip you off like a car dealership does. Good service from Andrew and the team at reasonable prices. What more could you ask for?
- Simon Kierse


A great local business which provide excellent old fashioned customer service. I have been using Andrew for many years and find him most reliable and friendly.
- Rick Davies


Awesome service! Really great people that get the job done right!
- Jack Tibbitts


Fast, friendly, reliable and affordable service. I highly recommend Andrew and his team for any of your mechanical needs.
- Andres B


Quick, reliable, cost effective and extremely helpful staff. I would recommend 1st Choice Mechanical Repairs for any type of mechanical repair.
- Rex Hone


Andrew and crew are the most effective, helpful, considerate and expert team around. I have relied on 1st Choice Mechanical for more than 5 years. I have moved out of Wollongong (1.5 hours drive away) but I still take both my family's cars to them.
- A Thomson-Ko


Wonderful team of professionals that provide exceptional mechanical services, they go above and beyond with their services and genuinely care for you and your car. They constantly assess your vehicle to ensure safety and provide recommendations and time frames for future repairs.
-Andre van der Merwe


Pinnacle of customer service. Friendly and polite staff. Highly recommended.
-Abdul Abdullah


Andrew managed to squeeze my car in for service and tyres on Saturday morning. Great job and service as always. Thanks again guys!
- Brett Anderson


Best mechanic in Wollongong! Very trustworthy and reliable. They offer competitive prices and excellent workmanship. The staff are very friendly and offer good advice to ensure your vehicle's longevity.
- Jerald


The team was very helpful and honest. Service was great with reasonable price.
- Jane Embernate


These guys are honest top quality mechanics with outstanding customer service. They take the time to explain things to you, and they are true professionals. They really are 1st choice, definitely worth going to.
- Jasper M


The best mechanical servicing of a car I have ever had. Car service like it should be.
- Edward Bryant


Great work, friendly staff, they were very straightforward and let me know the parts that would need to be replaced eventually. Service price was competitive too. A+
- Benjamin O'Brien


Great service, fast and professional, and very competitive pricing.
Will definitely be taking my car here again.
- Daniel Kennedy


Need great mechanics? Don't go past 1st Choice. Great people, great service. It's good to see smiling, friendly faces when you drop your car off.
- Sharon Paterson


Getting to drive a performance Commodore is great, but it's crucial to know consistent, knowledgeable, honest and reliable people who can maintain the vehicle at an affordable price. I am so glad to have found 1st Choice Mechanical Repairs more than 2 years ago and have trusted them with the vehicle since.
- A Thomson-Ko

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Customer service is the highest priority. Second best is not good enough and our work is never less than our absolute best. Customers are treated with respect.  All our staff members are open and honest with all customers at all stages of our car services offered in Wollongong.

Wollongong Expert Mechanical Team

Our Expert Team

  • Andrew HUMPHRIES – Owner/Director – All makes and model specialist – over 20 years trade experience
  • Mandy HUMPHRIES – Owner/Director – Workshop administration manager
  • Scott WADE – Leading Technician/ Audi and VW specialist/Roadside assist technician – over 30 years trade experience
  • Shane COLLET – 30 Years specialising in Suspension, 4×4 and off road, Hyundai Specialist and Blue Slip examiner .
  • Sam REGAN – Our Superstar Apprentice

1st Choice Car Mechanical Repairs provides a vast range of products and automotive services under one roof.




We are a comprehensive light vehicle mechanical repair workshop. Our staff is fully qualified to provide all facets of mechanical maintenance, automotive services in Wollongong to any make and model, both petrol and diesel.


1st Choice Mechanical Repairs is about the overall experience from when you walk in or call us. We will provide you with our honest advice and straightforward approach. Most times you are talking to one of the technicians or you can request to talk directly to a technician if requested. Customer service is our number 1 priority. Delivering quality auto electrical service and repairs at an affordable at a reasonable price is what you expect and what we will deliver. Specifically, vehicle servicing whilst under manufacturer’s warranty can be carried out at any licenced workshop. We want you in our workshop where you are given a fair go and the equivalent job is completed at a much more reasonable price than the dealer. We have the same experience if not more and we have the same equipment in most cases and can guarantee to beat their servicing costs.

To book an appointment, contact our experts today.

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Come visit 1st Choice- Wollongong’s automotive service provider for your regular maintenance appointments and for any major or minor repair. We provide service for oil changes, brake and clutch replacements, transmission and steering system repairs, as well as timing and drive belt replacements and alternator repairs. Registration inspections are conducted on vehicles from small registerable scooters to medium trucks. We offer a 24-hour roadside assistance service throughout the Illawarra Region and pride ourselves on our discount and budget range of tyres. All this creates an affordable option for students, pensioners and anyone else who likes a good deal.


Contact Us: 02 4228 7949

Licence. No: MVRL31591

1st Choice Mechanical Repairs, Tyres and Auto Electrical Services & 1st Choice Tyres


7/30 Swan Street
Wollongong, NSW 2500 


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