Monday – Thursday 7.30 am – 5.00 pm   Friday 7.30 am to 4.00 pm 

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Call us on 4228 7949
Call us on 4228 7949



Award winning mechanic local to the Wollongong area for over 27 Years. We can service or repair all makes and models of vehicles from mini coopers to the Family SUV 

Call us to today for a fast quote or click below to book online 

1st Choice Mechanical Repairs is locally owned and operated in Wollongong by Andrew Humphries. ( Less than a 10 minute walk to the CBD, train station and other public transport services)

With over 27 years of industry experience, Andrew is supported by a team of professional mechanics, who between them all, rack up well over 100 years of industry experience. WOW! All under one roof. A one stop service provider from minor to major servicing, repairs and everything else between the number plates!

We welcome customers of all gender, we offer a female friendly team and respect the views of all our customers. We certainly respect our senior citizens and those that need a little more detail with the finer points of explaining our processes and how things work. We are proactive in taking as many environmentally friendly steps as possible and support a range of community projects.

Andrew Humphries - Director
Melanie Cvetkovski – Customer Service Manager
Mandy Humphries - Director
David Batchelor - Mechanical Engineer
Scott Wade - Lead Mechanic
Shane Collett - Mechanical Engineer

Our Wollongong-based mechanics specialise in repairing and servicing all makes and models of petrol, and diesel vehicles.

We also specialise in Audi, Volkswagen & Skoda vehicles. Our modern workshop is fully equipped with all necessary parts and materials, as well as the latest diagnostic equipment and a Safe-T-Stop brake and suspension testing track. One of the very few workshops to have a full-length Safe-T-Stop machine that is state of the art when it comes to braking performance, suspension integrity, and vehicle weight over each axle individually and collectively. Reports produced from the Safe-T-Stop are accepted by engineers for those doing brake and vehicle upgrades!

To ensure lasting results on your vehicle repairs, we only use top-quality products, including Castrol oils and lubricants. 1st Choice Mechanical Repairs is highly advanced in European vehicle servicing, diagnostics and repairs, particularly VW, Skoda and Audi vehicles.

All dealership pricing will be beaten at 1st Choice Mechanical Repairs with no substitute in the quality of parts and fluids used or knowledge about your vehicle.

Our services

What our customers say about us

  • Excellent service and extremely reliable.

    jordan giraldi Avatar jordan giraldi
    August 18, 2021

    Always happy ????

    Michelle Gollan Avatar Michelle Gollan
    April 29, 2021

    Great service and customer service. So much better than the "capped price" and "capped service" by the Subaru service centre up the road. I will be coming back

    Dan Sloan Avatar Dan Sloan
    August 29, 2022

    Very helpful staff and did a great job.

    Steve “Twisted minds of me” Avatar Steve “Twisted minds of me”
    April 15, 2023
  • Always helpful and friendly.

    John McInally Avatar John McInally
    August 18, 2021

    Quality service, friendly staff and affordable prices. I will not take my car anywhere else. I never feel like they are trying to overcharge me for parts or services that... read more

    Claire Batchelor Avatar Claire Batchelor
    April 29, 2022

    So happy I found this place. They were all so friendly, knowledgeable and honest. Definitely recommend

    Emma Avatar Emma
    April 29, 2022

    Very happy with the guys here! They really know there stuff and are very honest. It's hard to find a good mechanic out there but these guys are it!!!

    Ronald Wellington Avatar Ronald Wellington
    August 18, 2021
  • I just want to thank all at 1st Choice! They went out of their way to help me out. To Nel and Scott thank you so very much.

    Gayle Martin Avatar Gayle Martin
    July 18, 2023

    I come to these guys for my services, green slip, new tires, they are by far the best mechanic around, the crew are so friendly, and they do such a... read more

    Jessica Quattromani Avatar Jessica Quattromani
    October 29, 2022

    Very helpful

    saeid Avatar saeid
    August 11, 2023

    Andrew and his team are great! I've been using their services since I moved to Wollongong 7 years ago. I always recommend them to others. They have a quick return,... read more

    Sandy J Avatar Sandy J
    May 29, 2022

 You have the benefit of competitive rates while preserving your new car warranty.

We supply products and parts that meet or exceed manufacturer’s specifications.