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About Les Haldane Mechanical Gawler

Here at Les Haldane Mechanical Gawler we are proud to be an Australian owned and operated workshop servicing our local community of Gawler. We believe that motorists in Gawler deserve the very best in customer service and technical expertise, that’s why we choose to be a part of Australia’s largest independent network of mechanical workshops, proudly backed by the biggest name in the business - Repco.

As your local Repco Authorised Service centre we have access to the best parts and training in the country and offer a Nationwide Warranty honoured at over 400 workshops across Australia.

So, wherever you go, you can rely on the experience and knowledge of Les Haldane Mechanical Gawler and Repco Authorised Service.

Meet Our Team

The team at Les Haldane Mechanical are committed to excellence. All our services are carried out by qualified mechanics. As a Repco Authorised Car Service Centre we provide high quality customer service and superior workmanship, ensuring our customers receive the very best in automotive care.

Les Haldane - Co Owner and Mechanic (Willaston Workshop) Les

Les started the business back in 1999 in the home garage. Les Haldane mechanical has since grown from a 2 man/ 2 Van mobile service to a two workshop / 6 Man operation servicing the Gawler & Willaston area today. With over 39 years of experience working on cars, 4WDs, Light Trucks and High Performance Cars in the ARC (Australian Rally Championships, WRC (World RAlly Championships) and APRC (Asia Pacific Rally Championship), Les really knows his business.

Sue Haldane - Co Owner and Manager (Gawler South)  Sue

Since moving the business to Gawler Sue has become a full time receptionist and manges the Gawler South shop. Sue keeps the workshop running smoothly, including ordering of parts, receiving, booking of jobs and of course the book work. Call sue at the office or drop by for a coffee and a chat and Sue will be happy to book your car in for whatever job needs doing.

Mike Polgreen - Mechanic (Gawler South)  Mike

With over twenty years of experience as a mechanic, Mike is one of Les Haldanes longest serving employees. A qualified diesel mechanic with experience on all makes and models of cars he holds LP Gas and Air Conditioning Licenses and has a vast amount of experience with LPG and Air Con service & repairs.

Brendan Walton - Manager (Willaston)  Brendon

Brendan is very well known in the Auto industry in Gawler and has the contacts and experience to get those 'hard to get' parts we need at times. A great asset to our team, he is very efficient and has a friendly manner about him. Brendan will happily go out of his way to help you. Passionate about the auto industry Brendan loves Motorsport, particularly Drifting. Call Brendan or pop in to see him to make an appontment for your vehicle.

Cameron Ralston - Mechanic (Willaston)  Cameron

Cameron is well known in the Gawler area for the thoroughness of his work, is a qualified Diesel Mechanic and has over twenty years experience. Aside from being very competent on modern passenger vehicles, Cameron also has a keen interest i older vehicles too. He also enjoys servicing and repairing a diverse range of industrial equipment including compressors, generators, Bobcats and Scissor lifts. Cameron holds a current High Risk License and an Automotive Air Conditioning License.

Michael Smethhurst - Mechanic  Michael

Michael "Smetty" Smethurst is the newest member of the Les Haldane Team. Michael brings 12 years of experience to the team, including eight years at a local Holden dealership. Michael has a very broad knowledge of Holden cars and utes in particular and is also licensed in LPG Systems as well. 

Billy Haldane - Head of Security / Gardener / Lunch Floor Cleaner (safety monitor)  Billy Haldane

Billy is a 4 y.o Border Collie who refuses to let Les go to work without him. He likes to keep an eye on things and personally makes sure there are no leftovers at lunch time. 


Our Facilities

Our workshop is widely acknowledged as one of the best equipped and most professional independent operations in Australia. We were a mobile business for about twelve years with two vans on the road. We opened our first shop in 2001 and added two more mechanics. In 2016 we opened our second location here in Willaston, adding a further two mechanics to our team. Now we have a team of 6 working across two workshops.


Our Service

You won’t find a better level of customer service than from the friendly team at Les Haldane Mechanical. Our very experienced staff are happy to go that little bit further for the customer. Les Haldane Mechanical stand by their excellent service.

You can rely on us to do the little things that really make a difference

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