4WD Servicing in Cairns

Submitted: Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 15:28
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I'm leading a Cape York trip later in the year (July) and we intend to have a 3 day stopover in Cairns both on the way up and on the way back to allow for any servicing and necessary repairs to the vehicles to be done. Can anybody recommend a reputable 4WD specialist in the area that can be trusted to "get it right". I have two in Canberra that I trust but I am loath to just look up the phone book for such an important issue.
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Reply By: Member - Alex B - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 19:00

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 19:00
Hi Gazza, I’m sure you’ll get some referrals for a mechanic in Cairns...but I have to tell you about Ray at Cape York Tyres and Auto Centre in Cooktown. Ray, his wife Katrina and their team just blew us away with their service, attitude and quality of workmanship ( this was a couple of years ago). He proved to be an excellent mechanic and fixed a few things that many others had tried…but most importantly he was professional, very reasonably priced and he actually cares! So if you need any work done etc in Cooktown give Ray a call on 07 4069 5233.

Have a great trip
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Reply By: Andrew - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 20:47

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 20:47
try ben kragt automotive (40354464) I had my Hilux serviced there before I sold it. Now I get my Pajero serviced there. No brake downs or problems yet.
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Reply By: David W - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 13:58

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 13:58
We lived in Cairns for a while some time ago. Try Cape York Automotive in Federation St, Cairns (4051 3360), they did some mechanical work on an '84 troopie for us and we've been along the Gibb River Rd to Kalumburu twice since then with no problems. Don't know what the company's like now though. We got brake work done at Midas (Water St, near the big Myer building in the centre of town, 4031 6000), they did an excellent job and were very professional - again four years ago so it may be different now.

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Reply By: Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 08:14

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 08:14
Chris Laas has been looking after my vehicles for years and specialises in 4wds. Chris Laas Service Centre 07 4051 9336. He knows his stuff and reasonable prices.
Cheers Rob
Cairns Offroad Training & Tours
Ph. 4051 0325 Mob 0402 329372
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Reply By: willie - Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 00:07

Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 00:07
you did not say what type of vehicle's you have which makes it harder to recomend a mechanic.
I use 4 diferent repairers around town & would recomend them all.

cairns service center 07 4045 4002
torque masters mechancal 07 4035 2556
k w auto 07 4051 0312
adams motors 07 4081 5000

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