Choosing a motor vehicle repairer

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Always choose a licensed motor vehicle repairer
Always choose a licensed motor vehicle repairer, by Consumer Protection

Your car is one of your biggest assets, so why trust it to an unqualified mechanic?

If they don’t do the job properly you are putting yourself, your passengers and other road users at risk.

A licensed mechanic has been declared fit and proper, and this means they are backed by consumer law guarantees.

Licensed Motor Vehicle Repairer Tick
Licensed Motor Vehicle Repairer Tick, by Consumer Protection

Licensed motor vehicle repairers tick

Look for the tick! Only licensed mechanics can display this sticker.

To find out if your mechanic is licensed in WA, do an online licence search.

How to choose mechanic:

Before you book your car in for a service, new tyres or repairs ask for recommendations from your friends or a community leader.

Look for the tick.
The tick shows the repairer is licensed. 

Check your repairer’s licence.
Check your chosen repairer has the correct licence or certificate to work on your car via the online licence search.

Dob in a dodgy mechanic

Backyard or bush mechanics operate in WA. Consumer Protection aims to identify them and stop them. You can help by always choosing licensed mechanic.

If you find a “dodgy repairer” operating without the appropriate licence, help keep WA safe by reporting unlicensed repairers.

Email or call 1300 30 40 54.

MV Repairers consumer flyer
MV Repairers consumer flyer, by Consumer Protection - Motor vehicle
Motor vehicle repairer consumer tips

Download the flyer and display it at your office, community centre or notice board.


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