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420A Main North Rd, Blair Athol SA


About Us

As a family business, we take great pride in our customer service. Our popularity and reputation in Adelaide can largely be attributed to our dedication to exceed customer expectations on all repairs.

In 2005, owner and operator John Moens established Adelaide Brake and Mechanical. John intended on providing his customers with quality repairs, backed up by friendly, honest customer service. John has worked for leading brake companies and has over 30 years' experience specialising in brake repairs for cars and trailers. Boat trailers are also a specialty of John's and he has a comprehensive knowledge of repairs and services that they require.

The workshop at Adelaide Brake and Mechanical features the latest tools and equipment for performing brake repairs and upgrades, as well as minor mechanical repairs. Our workshop is kept up to date and we also keep our staff up to date with the latest training and industry techniques, ensuring all repairs maintain the highest standard. If your trailer or car is in need of brake or mechanical repairs, we've got you covered. To find out more, or to book in for repair, contact us today. 


Dear John,

This email is a bit late, but I did want to thank you for beautiful work. Making our tandem trailer fully roadworthy with brakes that work perfectly, regardless of distance on dirt roads, between braking cycles is a real relief.

As you were aware the previous inappropriate disc brakes, incorrectly fitted, put me a little on edge regarding their appropriateness for a good number of kilometres on often corrugated dirt roads. I thank you for taking the time to point out all the faults with the previous installation, including inadequate washers used to apply preload to the wheel bearings. We had previously spent a lot of money with the trailer manufacturer, going from bad brakes to none at all.

While we may still replace this trailer down the track with a heavier build unit, I am confident that brakes and wheel bearings are not the area of continual concern.
Thank you too for keeping the cost down on this job. It is truly appreciated.
I will be telling others of your quality products and beautiful work. I am also confident we will have more work for you down the track.

Doug Sprigg
Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary

Dear John

Thank-you for assisting me with the refurbishment of the Hill Holder in the braking system of my 1947 6G Studebaker "Starlite Coupe". Having just moved back to South Australia it was pleasing to find someone willing and able to work on a 74 year old vintage car.


Dear John,

After being stopped and told by our boys in blue that my car trailer was not road legal due to brakes,rang round to see cost to fix,after one or two was given adelaide brake and mec number from mate who said good place to deal with .had know problems replaced all trailer brakes ,fair price good service,they know whats what with brakes.

thank heaps. Mark Barratt

Dear John,

John and the team run a great operation at Adelaide Brake and Mechanical. John is highly experienced, very professional, and honest.

Left my commodore here for a week and they worked wonders. Fair prices, quality workmanship, and John takes the time to fully inform you of planned work and his recommendations every step of the way.

I will definitely be returning time and time again for work on our Holdens, knowing that they will be in trusted, skilled hands. And a very special thanks goes to John and the team from a satisfied customer. 

Regards, David & Ted.

Dear John,

The place to go to in Adelaide for boat trailer servicing and adjustment.  Trailer now set up to make launch and retrieve a breeze. 

Highly recommended John Mortimer

Dear John

wow great service and very knowledgeable ,fixed the boat trailer brakes quickly . thanks again John

Mark Armstrong

Dear John,

John is a true gentleman and a legend in his trade. Honest and reliable, he trialed a number of trouble shooting ventures that eventually located the fault. His years of experience shone through, and he also saved me a small fortune. 

Thanks heaps. Konstandinos Karakontis

Dear John,

Our go to axle guy, excellent work

Lonsdale Marine & RV Centre

Dear John,

I took my 68 Pontiac firebird to John, fantastic guy and his workmanship is perfect. would defiantly recommend.

Graham Arnold

Dear John,

Great service and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended to any one.

Adam Tripodi