Melbourne Mechanic

bertie

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Hi
I need a quick recommendation for daughters' 400k Peugeot 306 that is on its last legs and she cant get back to normal country service guy. She is currently living in Frankston Vic and attending Uni in Clayton Vic. Any cheap but good Peugeot mechanics that could be recommended as car is overrevving and causing this P plater some stress and we are interstate so unable to help her
thanks guys
 

Tontolon

New member
Hello all – a few thoughts on mechanics I’ve used before I proceed, in case they are helpful for anyone:

I found Manuel Automatics in Thomastown to be good – they took care of the solenoid problem on my AL4 gearbox – I got referred to them from more or less everyone else I spoke to about getting the issue resolved so I would say these guys are ‘the go’ to for any hairy transmission issues. With a transmission service it cost $1600 or so all up.

I took my car to Virage Motors in South Melbourne for a service and issue with the thermostat housing leaking. I found Virage to be a little expensive for the work that was done. My leaking housing issue was not fixed and the guy that was there didn’t have the knowledge to activate the aux input for my RD4 radio (I was hoping to get both done at the same time).

Regan Motors in Hawthorn is the place I last took the car – they quickly replaced my thermostat housing and activated the aux input for me, again the job seemed a little expensive (although they activated my aux input for only $80, which in my investigation was by far the best price offered when calling around). They were professional.

Anyway…

I’ve got an electrical problem at the moment – rear left light cluster is not working and the aftermarket reversing sensor will not stop beeping. This electrical issue seems to be causing the odd intermittent warning beep but no associated warning message. I think I also have an issue with the power steering pump but I don’t think it is related.

I am thinking of taking the car to Sim's Motors in Brunswick as I have had them recommended by a friend but my question is - does anyone have any advice on whether such an issue would be best dealt with by a specialist auto electrician? (and if so do you have any recommendations at to where?)

Thanks in advance.
 

andrepug

New member
I have just added T&J Auto Elec which a member recommended.
16 Lynch St, Hawthorn. Phone: (03) 9819 2666.

Please look through the list of 'Pug Mechanics' on page one and mention any that are no longer in business, have moved or you have a comment about. Also any new ones welcome.
 

hez

New member
Hi,
Am looking at buying a 2018 3008. Spencer st Mechanics were highly recommended in this thread but no mention of them here since 2014. Are people still recommending them? Their Facebook page at least suggests Tony and Sam are still there in late 2018. Always a good sign.
 

dmccurtayne

Member
With the cps and free map updates why not just go back to the dealer


Garage C5 X7 3008 XTE
Gone but not forgotten 206 GTI 180 306 XR SED 405 MI16 x2 xzara VTS 406 SV 206 XT Berlingo 2011 (best car ever) 306 HDI 307 XSE HDI touring
Fix it right the first time
 

BarryC

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Justin Fisher Automotive
Whitehorse Road Deepdene

Have been going there for many years. All years of Peugeot’s. He’s worked on my 504s and now my 207. Highly recommended.

Alpine Affaire have now moved to Croydon just off Dorset Road. ColinStark has sold the business to his ex-chief mechanic. If that’s the case, one should also expect quality service. Haven’t been there since the move, though
 

Kenfuego

1000+ Posts
Justin Fisher Automotive
Whitehorse Road Deepdene

Have been going there for many years. All years of Peugeot’s. He’s worked on my 504s and now my 207. Highly recommended.

Alpine Affaire have now moved to Croydon just off Dorset Road. ColinStark has sold the business to his ex-chief mechanic. If that’s the case, one should also expect quality service. Haven’t been there since the move, though

Will be booking in a service for the Megane at Alpine Affair, it is a bit of a longer trek to the location for us.

Ken
 

BarryC

New member
Alpine Affaire is actually at Bayswater Off Dorset Road, not Croydon. Sorry. Trying to edit my previous post but won’t let me do so.
 

TrinityJayOne

New member
Colin Stark has sold the business to his ex-chief mechanic. If that’s the case, one should also expect quality service. Haven’t been there since the move, though

I can answer that! Had my GTi6 there recently, same great service as it was at Pilgrim Crt.
 

Vlad

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Have tried Justin from Fisher Auto upon returning to Australia a few months ago and he's awesome! a very nice bloke for starters, and knows his way round Peugeots. I even gave him our Skoda to look at too
 
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gecko

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Any other suggestions in the northern suburbs?

I found Manuel Automatics to be a little expensive, but maybe that's just everyone nowadays.

Spencer St Autos has moved btw, no longer in the city.
 
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