Viva Auto Repairs is an automotive repair and service centre that has been located at 127 Richmond Road Richmond for over 2 years. In January 2013 we expanded our services by taking over Mildren Automotive. With some of Mildren’s staff coming across we have been able to continue to offer the great service that their customers had come to appreciate. This has included being a foremost specialist with Mazda Rotary engine vehicles, with Greg Mildren still supplying great technical knowledge and assistance. We carry out all servicing and repairs on most vehicles that are on the road today. Our 3 mechanics have over 130 years’ experience, having worked on cars, trucks, buses, earth moving, agricultural and small engine equipment over the years. We are passionate in what we do and take great pride in doing things right the first time.
With a well-equipped workshop, we can offer accurate diagnosis and repairs on your vehicle, whether it is an engine management issue that requires the latest in scan tool technology, or an engine rebuild on a Mazda Rotary vehicle. Clutches and gearbox repairs are made easy with 4 hoists and the correct lifting equipment that allows safe and speedy removal of major components. Brake, steering and suspension repairs are also a large part of our daily routine. One of our staff has many years of LPG servicing experience so we can help and adjust your gas system to maintain optimal performance. We offer a wide range of service options from basic minor service to a full major service and tune on your car or 4WD vehicle.
Viva Auto repairs can also perform your new car log book servicing, using quality parts and the right oils so that we can stamp your log book and protect your new car warranty, and this is guaranteed to be done by qualified mechanics. We stock a range of Ryco filters, NGK spark plugs and Penrite oils for general servicing but we can source any part that is available if you have specific requirements. Mildren Automotive was an Amsoil distributor and we can still supply your needs in this department with a small range in stock, but the ability to have most lines here within 1 working day, sees us being able to meet the needs of most customers. ULX110 is a South Australian company, & the oil is produced here in Adelaide. Being the best mineral oil available, it offers unchallenged protection for your vehicle.
Viva Auto Repairs offer great service with quality work that is great value for money. All our workmanship is guaranteed and we honour any guarantee provide with any part that we supply. Our vast experience means that our diagnostic capabilities are at a level rarely seen in our industry. If you have a business vehicle we will do our utmost to provide rapid service without sacrificing quality. A comfortable waiting room is provided if you need to wait while we carry out a smaller job, or there are cafes close by if you feel like sitting down and enjoying a bite to eat while you wait.
Marque started his apprenticeship with the South Australian government at the beginning of 1974 and has been working as one of the most reliable mechanics in the automotive repair industry ever since. The training he received during his time with the government, not only provided him with the skills to actually repair the item rather than replace them but gave him exceptional diagnostic skills, on equipment ranging from small engine plant up to heavy earth moving and trucks.
As the elder statesman at Viva Auto Repairs, Jim brings more experience than just about any mechanic in South Australia. He started his apprenticeship with the Department of Housing in 1962, where he was taught a wide range of techniques in the repair and servicing of all sorts of equipment. During his time there he won the RAA Diamond Jubilee scholarship and the GM Travel Award, which saw him spend 6 months experiencing the production, development and testing at Holden’s Fisherman’s Bend factory and test facilities.
My interest in becoming a motor mechanic was sparked at the age of 14 when my sister started dating a mechanic and he took me for a drive in his modified GTR Torana. From then on there was only one occupation that interested me. I spent all of my spare time at his workshop helping him and learning the ropes. My first car was a 1971 Ford Escort MkI that I bought before I got my license. With his help I built that car up, fitting a 1600 engine that I then proceeded to turbocharge.