How to Find A Mechanic You Can Trust

We all know that having your vehicle break down or develop a fault is one of the most annoying things that can happen in life. It always seems to happen at a busy time and it always seems to mess up lots of significant plans!

The obvious thing to do is head to a mechanic for a quick and effective fix, but you can only do that if you know that you are choosing someone who has the right kind of experience and reputation.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of so called experts out there who are only interested in taking your money, Here at Hervey Bay Brake and Exhause we can guarantee a thorough and professional service from top to bottom.

Here are some tips for how to find a mechanic in Hervey Bay that you can trust.


  • One of the best ways to find a mechanic that you can truly trust is by asking for recommendations from friends and family. The only people who really know what a service is like are those who have already experienced it, so send a message out asking for mechanics that have been good, fair and reasonably priced and you will hopefully receive some great suggestions in return.


  • It is always worth checking what kinds of licences and qualifications a mechanic has before opting to choose them. If a mechanic has all of the relevant training, they won’t mind sharing their CV with you.  If it’s a large garage with lots of mechanics, check whether your job would be undertaken by a fully qualified or trainee mechanic.


  • Spend some time reading one or two of those review aggregator sites online. All you will need to do is type in the name of a mechanic firm and you will be greeted with possible hundreds of reviews from customers stretching back over the years. This broad spectrum of opinion will give you a good idea as to the quality of the service. At Hervey Bay Brake & Exhaust, our 4.9 Google My Business rating is something all mechanics should strive for. 

So, if you are looking for a trustworthy and honest mechanic in Hervey Bay, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

A member of the trained and experienced team will always be on hand to take on board the information you give them before providing a thorough and accurate diagnosis of the problem.

You can trust us to get the job done!

Car Not Performing as it Should? Have You Had the Exhaust Checked?

When you have a secondhand car you’re thinking of buying checked by a mechanic to see if it’s a suitable purchase, one of the first things that they’ll look at is the exhaust system. This system is often overlooked by car owners, but it’s one of the most important systems in a vehicle because it not only affects the mileage, but also the way the car handles and performs. That means your car’s exhaust needs to be checked regularly by an automotive exhaust specialist and repairs carried out when required.

Exhaust Leaks

A leak in your exhaust system, even a small hole, can reduce its efficiency, causing it to consume more fuel and affecting the way that it handles. Leaks in the exhaust can be caused by damage to the system as the car bottoms out when going over bumps or by rust, as corrosion tends to affect exhaust systems over time. The symptoms of an exhaust leak include a loss of power or vibrations in the steering wheel, pedal or even the car seat.

Catalytic Converter

This is one of the most important parts of the exhaust system and one of the most expensive to replace. The most common symptoms of a damaged catalytic converter are rattling sounds, the engine light flashing and a noticeable loss of power. To prevent major damage which may require a replacement, you need to have your exhaust system checked as soon as you notice those symptoms.

Your car’s exhaust performs several very important functions, including maintaining optimum fuel efficiency, reducing engine noise, routing exhaust fumes away from the driver and passengers in the cabin and reducing emissions. To keep it working optimally and avoid expensive repairs, have your car serviced regularly and schedule a check-up with an exhaust expert when you notice a problem.