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Call us on 4228 7949
Call us on 4228 7949

Most Asked Car Service Questions


Join the thousands of Illawarra locals who have used our repair and maintenance services.

Yes. 1st Choice Mechanical Repairs has suitably trained technicians and the same computer software and Valvoline fluids that match or exceed the oils used by dealers. We guarantee that we can beat their prices and provide a more personalised service where you can actually speak one-to-one with your allocated technician. You can also enjoy peace of mind that your new car warranty will not be voided.

That’s easy. We take pride in being honest with our customers and providing excellent customer service. Our team puts our customers first as our owner, Andrew, won’t do business any other way.

We appreciate that we wouldn’t be here without you and we are dedicated to building strong relationships with every customer who walks through our door.


If you are unsure about any car maintenance essentials, you can always give 1st Choice Mechanical Repairs a ring. We’ll take a look at your engine oil, water and tyre pressure completely free of charge. We will also show you how it’s done, so you know how to do it in the future. It is important to point out that some vehicles require special fluids, so make sure you get expert advice to ensure you use the correct type.

Not a problem. If you live locally in Wollongong, 1st Choice Mechanical Repairs will happily pick up your vehicle. We are generally open earlier than advertised. Give us a call to see if we are available. If necessary, we can drop you off and pick you up at your place of work, as great customer service always comes first to our team.

Yes. We strongly recommend that you never ignore anything unusual with your vehicle. It may be something minor, but it may be an early warning sign of something major. Early detection will help save you money and prevent further issues from appearing . We help keep your cars on the road and will happily address any faults you are experiencing.

Every vehicle is different, but we generally advise servicing annually or every 10,000 km. If you give us a call, we will happily advise on what is best depending on how often you use your vehicle and any other requirements we may need to consider.

We service and repair all makes and models, new and old, including petrol, diesel, LPGs, light vehicles, 4x4s and small to medium Utes. Our business owner, Andrew, has over 16 years of experience with all vehicles, which means he has greater knowledge of all vehicle systems and requirements than many dealer trained technicians.