If you own a car, you know that regular maintenance is crucial for keeping it running smoothly and avoiding costly repairs down the road. When it comes to getting your car serviced, you have two main options: you can take it to a dealership or you can go to a local mechanic. But how do the pricing structures of these two options compare?

Traditionally, one of the advantages of taking your car to a dealership is that they typically have more specialised equipment and training, which can be useful for certain types of repairs. However, this specialisation often comes with a higher price tag. Dealership service departments tend to charge more for labor and parts compared to independent mechanics.

At Grimmer Motors, we strive to offer the same level of specialisation as a dealership, at a fraction of the cost! Our oils and equipment meet or exceed manufacturer recommendations, meaning your car’s warranty will remain valid.

Really? Tell me more…

At Grimmer Motors, we work on a significantly cheaper hourly rate compared to common dealership-owned repair workshops. For major repair work, this can save you hundreds of dollars on the final bill for essentially the same service/repair.

The savings also carry over to the parts we use. We use premium, high-quality parts as needed but also give you the option to use much cheaper (but still great condition) used parts.


But can you provide the same level of service?

Yes! Grimmer Motors is a locally owned mechanic that has provided high-quality vehicle repairs and servicing in Hamilton for 85 years. We offer a huge range of repairs and services including:

  • Vehicle light repair and replacement
  • Replacing spark plugs
  • New batteries
  • Brake repairs
  • Starter Motor & Alternator Repair
  • Radiator & Cooling System Repair
  • Cambelts / Timing Belts
  • Head Gasket Repair
  • Exhaust & Muffler Repair
  • Advanced Diagnostic testing
  • and much, much more

We strive to provide Hamilton locals with a friendly, stress-free approach to vehicle repairs and servicing. Our premises are clean and tidy with state-of-the-art equipment. We offer a range of bonus free services with each repair, including a complimentary car wash and vacuum, tyre and dash polish, and free electronics check when you spend over $49.

(check out some of our special offers here)


Dealership pricing versus normal mechanics in Hamilton

Ultimately, the decision of where to get your car serviced comes down to your personal preferences and needs. Although traditionally a dealership would offer a higher level of expertise, independent mechanics are catching up, and are offering the same level of service and significantly cheaper costs.

If you are looking for high-quality vehicle servicing and repairs without the dealership price, we can help! At Grimmer Motors, our team of skilled mechanics will be able to take care of all your needs. We offer a huge range of repairs and services at fair prices.

We also offer courtesy cars, car washes and use manufacturer-recommended parts and oils to keep your car’s warranty valid (if it has one).

For all your vehicle servicing needs in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today.

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