Mechanic Paddington, NSWOrmond Street checked out my car, and told me the timing belt probably needed changing, and that the brakes were leaking and in danger of catastrophic failure. The mechanic said I should stop driving the car at all.
I wanted a second opinion, so I went to another garage, who said there was no leak and that the brakes were fine. They then changed the timing belt for half the price Ormond had quoted.
I have since driven the car 3000 kms with no brake trouble at all - let alone a catastrophic failure. I can only conclude that Ormond St were either incompetent in their assessment of the brakes, or that they lied to me to drum up business. Either way, I'll never go there again.
Mechanic Alexandria, NSWTook my car in to get a repair on the brake lights. UltraTune fixed the problem with an adjustment they didn't charge me for - rather than making me buy a whole new part as my previous mechanic had said was necessary. I will definitely go back to UltraTune Alexandria when the part finally does fail.
Plumbing Coogee, NSWFull Service Plumbing are terrific - they arrive when they say they will, they're great with communication both via phone and email, they work quickly and efficiently, they clean up afterwards, and their rates are very reasonable. I've used them twice now, and I've been completely happy with their services both times - which is particularly satisfying after a string of bad plumber experiences with other companies. Highly recommended.