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A Friendly, Straightforward Approach to Mechanical Repairs in Melbourne

It all started back in my early years as a young toddler when I was around 4 or 5 years old that my love of cars and all things automotive began. I had an old Italian neighbour who lived across the court from my house and he was always busy tweaking his cars. Many a times I used to go over and help him bleed the brakes or clean and re-gap the spark plugs. I loved getting my hands dirty and nothing has changed till date.

I always wanted to have my own car repairs workshop. After graduating year 12 at Ivanhoe Boys Grammar School, I started Mechanical Engineering at Swinburne but I needed something more. University wasn’t for me. So, I started my apprenticeship as an auto technician at Shell Autocare in Eltham. The experience of working in servo brought out the young up-and-coming mechanic within me. At Vops Automotive, we treat every vehicle that comes through our door with equal care and concern. 

Through my apprenticeship I was Apprentice of The Year in 1995 & 1996 and graduated in 1997. I then worked at Ultratune and learned a lot about new cars and the Ultratune way. I have taken a lot from their way of doing business and looking after customers the way I would as if it were my own shop. After 3 years my boss decided to sell and therefore I moved on to join the RACV as a Pre-Purchase Vehicle Contractor which was only for one year but I certainly learned a lot about used cars and how to check them thoroughly. We perform the same Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspections now at Vops Automotive. 

Another year on I moved on to a workshop called Bulleen Automotive where I was a head mechanic and assisted in managing the shop. The relationships I made with people back then are so strong that they are still my customers to this day. Shortly after that I opened my own workshop called The Tyre Factory which was a franchise where I gained heaps of knowledge about tyres and wheels as well as suspensions, punctures and wheel alignments and tyre wear be it uneven or perfect and I also bring these skills to Vops Automotive.

For 7 years I ran the business as if it were my own. I was still dreaming of having my own workshop and hunted long and hard for the perfect shop so I could put my dream up on the front wall and call it my own – Vops Automotive. Now I am living my dream, Vops Automotive has come to fruition!!  

We do vehicle repairs to most makes and models. From a 1959 Sunbeam Rapier to a 2016 Ford Ranger or Mustang. No job is too big or small. We have all the computer diagnosis & scanning equipment for most European/US/Australian vehicles. We are one big happy family and the whole crew at Vops Automotive complement each other. We are a team that will go beyond the call of duty for all our customers far and wide. We have a pick-up and delivery service, loan cars and early or late pick-up times if required.

More Than 25 Years in the Automotive Industry

Based in West Heidelberg, you can think of Vops Auto as your friendly, local Melbourne auto shop. We have been proudly servicing our clients since 2013 and share more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry.

Our Service Promise

Standing out from the rest, we go beyond the usual standard for mechanical repairs and servicing. This includes a pick up and drop off service, and an express car service while you wait. Above all else, you can expect good old fashioned, straightforward service combined with all the latest technology and equipment.

You can count on us to get you back on the road quickly, without sacrificing on workmanship or safety. Experience the Vops difference by
contacting us on 03 9458 1234. 

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