clock Telephone (03) 5623 4622 · 3/177 Queen Street, Warragul VIC 3820


If you’re broken down on the side of the road now, call our emergency towing number: 0428 362 200

There’s not much worse than being broken down- You’re stranded, often miles away from anywhere useful, you’re not sure who to call, and your whole day’s schedule has been ruined.

Lardner Automotive’s tow truck drivers are here to take as much stress out of the situation as possible. Our flat-bed tow trucks ensure that your vehicle makes it safely back to the workshop, where we can start working on getting you back on the road in no time.

Logbook Servicing

Whenever you purchase a new vehicle, the manufacturer provides you with a warranty that covers the cost parts failure. This warranty is voided, however, if you do not have your vehicle regularly serviced by a certified mechanic, who will record and stamp these servicings in your vehicle’s logbook.

Lardner Automotive’s expert mechanics are fully certified to provide logbook services for all:

  • Petrol passenger vehicles
  • Diesel passenger vehicles
  • LPG passenger vehicles
  • Electric/hybrid passenger vehicles

To book your next logbook service with us, get in touch today!

Brake Services

The brakes are the most important safety feature your vehicle has. While other safety measures can only reduce the severity of an accident, your brakes are purely preventative, and well-maintained brakes are often the difference between an accident and an emergency stop.

Your brakes suffer a surprising amount of wear. Afterall, they routinely bring tonnes of metal to a complete stop every day! Because of this, we agree with brakes manufacturers in saying that you should have your brakes checked at least once a year.

Lardner Automotive can provide the following brake services:

  • Brake component replacement
  • Brake component machining
  • Brake hose repairs
  • Brake restorations

If you haven’t checked your brakes in a while, contact us today!

Vehicle Inspections

When you’re planning on selling or otherwise transferring ownership of a vehicle, you are legally required by Vicroads to procure a Roadworthy Certificate. Issued by licensed testers after a comprehensive inspection, Roadworthy Certificates ensure that your vehicle can be safely driven on Victorian roads.

If you’re thinking about buying a second-hand vehicle, we would recommend bringing it in for a pre-purchase inspection. The pre-purchase inspection will uncover any hidden or undiscovered flaws, and ensure you know exactly what you’re buying, with no nasty surprises.

Lardner Automotive is a licensed tester that can provide Roadworthy and pre-purchase inspections, so if you need either talk to us today!

Steering & Suspension

Faults in your vehicle’s steering and suspension dramatically affects handling and ride comfort, causing play in the steering wheel and body lean through corners. Your suspension is also responsible for maximising the grip that your tyres exert on the road, so a poor suspension will increase your stopping distance.

Lardner Automotive’s expert technicians can help you with the following steering and suspension issues:

  • Shock absorbers, springs and struts
  • Bushing replacement
  • Power steering repairs and replacement
  • Lift kits and 4WD upgrades
  • Pedders 28 point suspension check

If you find yourself bracing for speedbumps, get in touch today!

Air Conditioning

Driving in the summer without air conditioning can be virtually unbearable. Your air conditioning is unique amongst your vehicle’s systems in that it degrades more from disuse than from use, as the myriad of rubber tubing and seals drys out and cracks, allowing the refrigerant gas to leak out, robbing your AC of its cooling power.

Lardner Automotive can fully repair your air conditioning, starting by replacing broken compressors and condensers, then replacing cracked tubing, and finishing by re-gassing your system once we’re convinced it’s airtight.

If your air conditioning isn’t working properly, contact us today!

Clutch & Transmission

The drivetrain is comprised of some of the most sophisticated and intricate machinery in your vehicle, responsible for delivering power from the engine to the wheels. Due to the sophisticated nature of the machinery, any small faults and flaws can quickly escalate into very costly repairs.

If you hear a clicking noise at full turn, have trouble changing gears or hear a grinding noise when you do, or notice a burning smell coming from under the bonnet after a drive, then you may have a problem with your vehicle’s drivetrain.

Lardner Automotive can provide the following services:

  • Clutch repairs
  • Automatic and manual gearbox repairs and servicing

If you’ve noticed any of the warning signs listed above, talk to us today!

Radiators & Cooling Systems

If your cooling system is malfunctioning, it can cause a wide range of problems from loss of power and fuel efficiency to reduced engine lifespan as leaking coolant damages the gaskets and overheating damages the cylinders and pistons. If these problems are ignored it can render your engine undriveable, with the cost of repairs being comparable to buying a second-hand car.

Lardner Automotive’s skilled mechanics can provide the following radiator and cooling system services:

  • Radiator/heater unit repairs and replacement
  • Head gasket replacement
  • Coolant flush and leak check
  • Thermostat check and replacement

If your engine is running hot, get in touch today!

Diagnostics & Auto Electrical

With the increasing complexity of modern vehicles, more and more functionality is being governed by the network of on-board computers. From playing music and monitoring fuel consumption to helping with braking and transmission changes, and even putting your vehicle into limp mode if a serious fault is detected, to prevent any lasting damage.

Here at Lardner Automotive our experienced auto electricians are equipped with top of the range diagnostics tools which can be plugged into your vehicle’s on-board network to generate a detailed report. Once the problem has been analysed, they can:

  • Battery check and replace
  • Alternator and starter motor check and replace
  • Component check and replace
  • Audio installations
  • Lighting upgrades
  • Accessory installations
  • Solar/battery systems
  • Engine tuning with chassis dynamometer

If you have any auto electrical problems, contact us today!

Tyres & Wheels

Tyre manufacturers design their products to continue to provide acceptable traction even as they wear. These built-in redundancies are rendered useless however, if your wheels are misaligned, as this creates uneven patterns of wear that the manufacturers have no way of foreseeing and designing for.

Lardner Automotive can provide the following services:

  • Wheel alignment and balancing
  • Tyre fitting
  • Major tyre brands for all makes and models

If your tyres are looking a bit bald, talk to us today!

Other Services

Our mechanics are experienced and skilled enough to provide repairs for any and all kinds of vehicles. In addition to the services already listed, we offer the following services:

  • Exhaust repairs and replacements
  • Courtesy vehicle available on booking
  • Free pick-ups and drop-offs in the local area
  • EFI Injection service
  • Windscreen repair and replacement
  • Repairs for other vehicles including:
    • Motorcycles
    • Caravans
    • Trailers

If you’re after a service you haven’t seen listed above, or you have an unusual vehicle you’re not sure that we can work on, don’t hesitate to ask us today!

Call us now on (03) 5623 4622