Current owner Mark followed in in his father Mick’s footsteps, whose extensive history as a 50-year veteran and one of Grafton’s go-to mechanics built a reputation for quality repairs for the whole Austin family. Becoming an apprentice at a workshop in South Grafton back in 1982, Mark then turned to working with a Ford dealership as a head used car mechanic and NRMA driver. After short periods with various dealerships in Sydney he went on to join the Australian Army, working on all manner of vehicles, from 4x4s to Leopard 1 main battle tanks.
In 1992 he returned to Grafton and opened Austin’s Mechanical Repairs, first in Through Street then moving to his own location in Wharf Street. With over 35 years of experience repairing a broad variety of vehicles, Mark takes pride in taking young mechanics under his wing as apprentices, including his own sons Thomas and Chris. Mark’s wife Kerrie-Ann also operates the business’ administration, making Austin’s Mechanical Repairs a truly family-run affair.
To find out more about our business, or to book your vehicle in for repairs, talk to one of our friendly staff today!