ABS Auto South Melbourne - Enji

ABS Auto South Melbourne


155 Reviews


South Melbourne, Victoria

Average Response Rate

Within 5 minutes


Since 1981, our mission has been to stay passionate about providing our customers with the best automotive services possible, including the best customer service and the most professional care for your vehicle, which means you can have peace of mind that your family is travelling safely all year round.

We are a group of Automotive Specialists that started out in 1981 as a parts remanufacturing business in Fitzroy. Even in our humble beginnings, our commitment to quality shone through in everything we did, and by 1984 we grew to the point to which our operations, systems and the ABS brand had bloomed into an impressive franchise.

In 1990, we opened our first interstate store in Tasmania, which was quickly followed by new stores popping up in Perth in 1994, and Adelaide in 1996. Today, we are proud to say that our business has grown to a total of 46 stores, operating in every state and territory across Australia.

We have also expanded and developed our services to enable us to be a one-stop shop for all our customers’ vehicle servicing needs, and we are able to provide a world-class service for:
Minor and major services
Logbook services
Brake and clutch maintenance and repair
Cooling Systems maintenance and repair
Suspension and steering
Any other mechanical repairs that you may need for your car

With years of experience and that personal touch, we make sure you and your car always have a second home with us. Our mission has stayed strong every step we have taken as a business, and will continue as such in our ongoing growth.

We take our customers feedback seriously.

ABS Auto are committed to providing the highest level of servicing and we measure this by using our specifically designed SMS feedback program. This SMS customer feedback program is tailored to deliver a method to ensure your suggestions of how the store can improve their service, and or an acknowledgement that you have received the highest level of service.

Business Hours


8am - 5pm


8am - 5pm


8am - 5pm


8am - 5pm


8am - 5pm





Badges & Awards

Verified Business

Licensed Mechanic

Top Rated


Engine Diagnostics
General Maintenance and Repairs
Battery Services
Steering and Suspension
Tyres and Wheel Alignments
Brake Services
Logbook Services
Clutch and Transmission


181 Coventry Street, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Reviews of ‘ABS Auto South Melbourne’

Have dealt with Arel on a number of occasions and his customer service is always outstanding. He is also very fair and reasonable when it comes to service and road worthy costs. He is someone in the mechanical game that I can completely trust when he works on our cars. Will not go to anyone else. Always appreciate his time and in explaining what he’s done and any issues etc. Highly recommended !

Matt Stevic

18 Dec 2020

Have been having my cars serviced there for over a decade. Trustworthy, friendly and helpful. Highly recommend them.

Anthony Young

06 Apr 2021

Arel is one of the most honest, diligent and helpful mechanics I've come across

Andrew McCabe

08 May 2021

I can see why these guys have a lot of repeat business. Professional, knowledgeable, great service, good value. Nice people to have a chat to. They listened to how I described the issue and with some targeted questions, we had a service plan in action. They quickly and accurately fixed the issue and I couldn't be happier. I think I'm now a repeat customer!


09 Oct 2020

After having been quoted a couple of grand for a brske job I took my car to ABS. Arel accessed the condition of my brakes and saved me close to 2/3's of the original quote.

Steve Pelletier

14 May 2021

Arel is a credit to his business. The most amazing and contention person. He is very fair and explains everything he has done to your vehicle and won't do unnecessary things to make extra money. I highly recommend ABS South Melbourne

Scott Fountain

14 Jul 2021

Bit late on the review bandwagon but got a RWC done here a while back and staff were super professional and also able to accommodate me last minute with quick turnaround. Would recommend anytime thanks so much.

Una Pak

13 Jul 2021

Can believe we haven't used Arel and his team before, honest and efficient with our service and brake checks.... great value and will be back...highly recommended - feel comfortable when they talk you through every part of the service and brake overview...

Paul Winduss

24 Aug 2021

They hosted the car up (something you can't ever get with mobile mechanics) showed me what's wrong and fixed it.... Basically I had a bad experience from mobile mechanics so I tried these guys I'm glad... I'll be back....

Dror Howley

31 Aug 2021

Arel is a top bloke and goes above and beyond great price and super helpful

Ethan O'Connell

20 Oct 2021

Arel is a very helpful person and always provides good advise in relation to your motor vehicle repairs. He does a thorough job for your vehicles. He was recently of great help to me when I needed a Road Worth Certificate, he squeezed me in on short notice and organised one for me. Appreciate your help Arel!

Yash Narang

09 Nov 2021

Been here a few times and Arel has always been great. Fits you in last minute where he can to make sure you're back on the road quick, very professional and doesn't try to rip you off.

Matthew Smulders

08 Nov 2021

Awsome mechanics, arrell the owner is warm inviting and friendly bloke ??

Benjamin De La Rue

12 Nov 2021

Beautiful and friendly customer service don’t let you to try another mechanic around you. I’ve been there for Roadworthy which just took couple of hours. Definitely will go there again if needed.

Vahid Shahani

05 Dec 2021

Came in last minute, got sorted out quickly, great service , great staff , really felt looked after

Chris Vassiliou

17 Dec 2021

Arel is an absolute gentleman, super professional, friendly and efficient. Wouldn't take my car anywhere else for brakes.

Michael “MORGZMORGAN” Morgan

13 Feb 2022

Arel is a super friendly hardworking man who has alot of experience. He has squeezed me in multiple times for checks and roadworthies for which I'm very grateful, and has also provided some great advice. Highly recommended.

Cass Young

15 Mar 2022

I tried several mechanics before google led me to ABS in South Melbourne. Every single mechanic I spoke to before coming here told me that I had to leave my car for the whole day or they need to replace several parts to fix the issue. All it required was a new brake pad. Although every busy, Arel took my car in, investigated and advised me that the brake pad needs to be changed. I gave him the go ahead and the car was ready to hit the road within 45 mins of me getting there! No lies - Not over priced and No leave the car for the whole day! I recommend everyone to see Arel Rosenberg for your car mechanical needs/servicing! Great bloke and great service!

Adarsh Chikkerur

13 Apr 2022

Arel is fantastic, a great man to work with. Excellent service. Thank you.

Leesa Catto

27 Apr 2022

Excellent Customer Service, Quick Response, Reasonable Pricing and Swift Service. Would definitely go again and Highly Recommended.

Srikanth Prakash

04 May 2022

I needed to get my brakes checked asap and Arel managed to get my car sorted in less than an hour of coming into the garage! Really nice guy, highly recommend. Thank you for your service.

Jax M

29 May 2022

Been here a few times and Arel has always been great. Fits you in last minute where he can to make sure you're back on the road quick, very professional and doesn't try to rip you off.

Matthew Smulders

19 Jul 2022

Reasonably priced and good service. 100% will not rip you off.

Andrew Jones

19 Jul 2022

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED I was VERY LUCKY to be referred to AREL. He is fantastic, a great man to work with. I have had two cars RWC by him. Excellent SERVICE and FIRST RATE communication. Arel is like the energiser bunny working non stop and managing multiple priorities at once to get the job done ✔️ I'll definitely be back. Thank you Arel.

Leesa Catto

30 Jul 2022

Arel is an unbelievably good bloke. Totally honest and trustworthy. If you need a rwc or a service I’d take your car straight here. Good for a yarn and honest business. I’ll be back! Gave me some good travelling recommendations too.

Alex Mitchell

01 Aug 2022

Arel was kind enough to accomodate my request for a regular car service one hour prior to closing time. However, to my surprise, my car was serviced in 20 mins (25 mins if I account for a quick chat later) and I was charged $200 for a mere oil change and oil filter change. A bit disappointed with the checks that were skipped and don’t feel it was worth the price I paid. Arel is friendly mechanic but I won’t be getting my car serviced here again.

Rishabh Shah

12 Aug 2022

Needed my brakes checked last minute and Arel was sure to fit me in. On top of that Arel is such a genuine honest bloke with high work qualities and was up for a chat! Highly recommend ABS south Melbourne, will 100% be coming back!

Daniel Felsinger

15 Aug 2022

From Qld for 2 days. Arel diagnosed our problem as we drove in. He is fixing it today even though he is full. Great gentleman who knows his stuff. Professional. Thank you Arel.

David Watkins

16 Aug 2022

Arel was excellent. He provided a last minute roadworthy for my car when I was selling it. And arranged a brake replacement including calling all his contacts to find the best supplier for the brake pads for my Peugeot. His prices were reasonable and he really went the extra mile to ensure I saved money and the car was given a roadworthy before the weekend. Great service!!!

Stirling Thorley

18 Aug 2022

We're very fortunate to share a wonderful relationship with ABS South Melbourne. ABS South Melbourne cares for all our cars. - Honest advice - Reliable - Always delivers - Never lets us down It's for these reasons we're thrilled to be aligned with this company. 10 Stars!

Greg Agosta

01 Sep 2022

I am more than happy with ABS. The reviews about Arel being an honest good bloke are totally correct. Arel has fixed small and big problems on my car without over charging and always in good time. I totally recommend ABS.

Caroline Winter

19 Oct 2022

I came here because of all the good reviews this place has received and I can confirm I was not disappointed. Arel was able to complete a RWC for my Honda on short notice and made sure to communicate with me any work required on the vehicle before proceeding. Arel has excellent customer service skills and made sure I understood exactly what was required and why. I would recommend ABS Auto South Melbourne to anyone looking for great service and competitive prices.

Konrad Perry

06 Nov 2022

Roadworthy. As we get close to Christmas I find out many places are booked out for Roadworthy Certificates. As recommended by another industry person, I gave Arel a call and he accommodated me today. Job done efficiently and finished today. Thanks Arel for doing this at such short notice when so busy.

David Musgrove

12 Dec 2022

This is a long overdue review! I have been going to ABS South Melbourne for the last 5 years. Arel is the most trustworthy and honest mechanic I have ever met and on top of that just a really good person! Last year my car broke down a few days before I started a new job. Arel was fully booked up for the week, however, he went out of his way to come have a look at my car, and then managed to get me booked in with another very reliable mechanic during a very busy period. I recommend ABS South Melbourne to all my friends because of Arel. I won’t go anywhere else ????

Jennifer Healy

07 Jan 2023

Couldn't recommend more highly! Got referred to Arel for a roadworthy check by another mechanic, very glad I did. Rang him in the morning and he told me he could fit me in at the end of the day. He noticed the car was due for a service so offered to change the oil while it was up on the hoist. Friendly, efficient and charged very close to what I would expect from a RWC + service to cost. 10/10, will go back again.

Jack Holt

11 Mar 2023

I recently visited Arel to have a same-day roadworthy completed on two vehicles. From start to finish, Arel was professional, knowledgeable, and incredibly efficient. He completed the roadworthy in the same day, which was a great relief to me. I would highly recommend Arel to anyone looking for high-quality service. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and truly cares about their customers. If you need a roadworthy completed, or any other car repair services, this is the place to go. Thank you for providing me with a great experience!

Pier Cappetti

22 Mar 2023

Great service! Not only very approachable and genuine but helped me understand the fault in the car for the long term and fixed all issues that were required same day. Couldn’t have been more helpful, especially being a young woman with little knowledge, price was fair.

jessika watt

08 Feb 2023

A friend recommended me ABS and my experience was great. Needed RWC for my car and Arel inspected it. A few things needed to be done. Arel recommended me to someone who could fix it the same day. I went back to Arel for the second inspection and had my RWC certificate in less than 24 hours. He also likes having a chat with people which was nice. He explained everything clearly and I felt welcomed. Definitely recommending to see him if you need anything done on your car.

Mike G.

07 Jun 2023

The owner was very rude. I called this morning with regards to employment and firstly he accused me that I was calling him multiple times and I was disturbing his business. Second he didn't even bother to have a chat. The owner specifically asked to come after 5pm and when I arrived at the workshop, he just accused me saying that I was wasting his time and went on to do his work. Anyone wanting to start work at this place, I highly recommend you to not work here.

Aksh Satheesh

13 Jun 2023

Thank you Arel and the team for your excellent customer service and care. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a trustworthy and genuine mechanic to look after their car.

Alyssa Coulston

22 Jun 2023

Hands down Arel was the best guy to deal with! Was very helpful and was pleasant to deal with. Would highly recommend his service.

Mackenzie Batters

20 May 2023

I went to see Arel at ABS based just on the reviews here on google this week.. and I can say, everything that has been said about this mechanic is true.. went in to service my 2018 Levorg STI and it’s running like new.. I would highly recommend Arel.. after such a positive experience he has become my go to for mechanic from now on????????

rob graham

13 Jul 2023

This morning I had my car booked in as the Brakes had been making a squeaking noise. Rather than just leave it, Arel had a look at the brake pads, took it for a quick drive and after 20 mins reassured me that it was fine and no work was required. When I asked how much I owed him for his time he smiled and said nothing. HOW very refreshing to have friendly, efficient and honest service. This was the first time for me at ABS Auto but it will not be the last. And I have already recommended Arel to a Neighbour and I will to anyone else I know that needs an honest mechanic.

Jude C

14 Sep 2023

Best Mechanic I have found in 10 years. Every compliment for Arel is not enough. As a single Woman I found the holy grail, an honest, genuine, decent mechanic, that does a fantastic job and does NOT find a way to add on extras you don’t need! Cannot recommend enough! Thank You!

Lana Sawyer

21 Aug 2023

Arel was kind enough to accomodate my request for a regular car service one hour prior to closing time. However, to my surprise, my car was serviced in 20 mins (25 mins if I account for a quick chat later) and I was charged $200 for a mere oil change and oil filter change. A bit disappointed with the checks that were skipped and don’t feel it was worth the price I paid. Arel is friendly mechanic but I won’t be getting my car serviced here again.

Rishabh Shah

10 Oct 2023

I had a great experience when I took my i30 Hyundai to Arel for repair of a leak. It was the first time being to ABS Auto South Melbourne. Arel is a genuinely honest nice man and I will be returning to him when I need to service my car. He did not over charge and the problem was fixed in good time, as I waited.

Barbara Clark

02 Nov 2023

Wanted to give 5 stars since I first picked up the phone to Arel! Very straight forward in terms of what did and didn't need to be done. Found an additional repair that was required, vehicle was still done on the same day. Talked and showed me through all the work done, very professional - will only be coming back here.

Michael Hurse

09 Nov 2023

I booked in here because there was good reviews and I needed an honest mechanic. ABS did a solid job! after getting a dodgy quote down the road in Port Melbourne, for an eye watering $2600, I was freaking out! Arel at ABS sorted my RWC for a couple of hundred bucks, turns out I just needed some new wipers ???? You can trust these guys for sure

Matt Tickner

16 Nov 2023

I had an amazing experience recently with Arel at ABS South Melbourne. Arel was was so kind, patient, positive and full of excellent knowledge. He did me a huge favour and helped me very last minute to do a roadworthy on my car the day before I was getting it registered. I’m so grateful and will not be going anywhere else for my vehicle’s needs! Thank you Arel ☺️

Carly Piper

30 Jan 2024

Prompt, amazing, helpful, knowledgeable, they do not over charge you. I’m single, I’m young and a girl, so it’s hard attending mechanical companies sometimes alone. This place made me feel really comfortable and got the job done without confusing me lol. A+ would recommend. Also Arel is the best!


22 Feb 2024

I cannot praise ABS South Melbourne Mechanical Workshop enough! From start to finish, my experience with them was exceptional. The professionalism and expertise demonstrated by Arel truly sets them apart. The quality of work performed on my car exceeded my expectations. Not only did they address the initial problem efficiently, but they also conducted a thorough inspection, identifying and fixing other potential issues before they became major problems. Additionally, the turnaround time was impressive. I was back on the road in no time, confident that my vehicle had been serviced to the highest standard. Overall, I wholeheartedly recommend ABS South Melbourne to anyone in need of automotive services. Their professionalism, expertise, and dedication to customer satisfaction make them the go-to choice for all my automotive needs.

Arthur Sevdalis

06 Mar 2024