Garage76 Automotive Group is owned and operated by Canberra mechanics, Aaron Elworthy and Bill Metherell.
Aaron and Bill completed their mechanical apprenticeships together, and have been working side by side in the same workshop for over 13 years. Through this time they have developed a common approach to their work – that is to carry out the job at hand to the best of their ability, and not to compromise on quality. This formula helped them develop a reputation as trustworthy and reliable mechanics.
In 2012 Aaron and Bill purchased the business from their former employer. In 2017 they relocated the workshop to its current location.
All work performed at Garage76 is overseen by Bill or Aaron, with every effort made to maintain a high standard of work and maximise the reliability of our customer’s vehicles, while aiming to keep downtime to a minimum.
OUR VISION AND VALUES
Garage76 Automotive has built its reputation on honesty, integrity & quality.
Communication and transparency are critical to any good relationship, and it is no different to when it comes to our relationship with our customers. At all times we do our upmost to clearly inform our customers of any work required, and their options going forward, keeping timeframes, budget and their future vehicle requirements in mind.
We stand behind our work. Return customers, and their ongoing referrals to family and friends, are essential to our business. Working with our customers to resolve any concerns has always been something we pride ourselves on.
Garage76 does not and will not fit any parts of substandard quality. Through years of experience we understand the importance of only using high quality components and products. The money saved on cheap parts almost always results in reliability issues and early failure, costing far more in the long run. Thus, we made the commitment many years ago to never substitute price for quality.
Aaron Elworthy – Director
Born and bred in Canberra, Aaron grew up on the Northside of town. After finishing Year 12, Aaron turned his childhood fascination with cars into a career, when he commenced his apprenticeship. Through his time in the trade, Aaron has always enjoyed working on his own cars, modifying them to his heart’s content and maintaining them meticulously.
In his free time Aaron enjoys spending time with his partner Mel and their two Jack Russells Cooper and Polly, travelling, motor racing, four-wheel driving & camping trips with friends.
Bill Metherell – Director
Born in Melbourne, Bill moved to Canberra with his family at the age of two. If you ask Bill’s parents what he was like as child, they will tell you he was obsessed with all things automotive. Like Aaron, this led to him following his passion and pursuing a career in the automotive industry, commencing his apprenticeship soon after completing year 12.
When he’s not at Garage76 Bill enjoys spending time with his wife Jen and their two Labradors Jasper & Molly. Bill also enjoys cooking, travelling, fishing, four-wheel driving & camping.
Aiden Wright – Mechanic
Aiden has worked for Bill & Aaron since 2012, completing his apprenticeship under their guidance. Aiden quickly became part of the team at Garage76, having been with Aaron & Bill since early on in their business careers. His strong work ethic and natural ability make him an important part of the team.
Aiden enjoys spending time with friends, dirt bike riding, snowboarding, fishing, four wheel driving as well as travelling abroad.
Lachlan Kerton – Apprentice Mechanic
Lachlan started his apprenticeship in 2016. Lachlan has a friendly and polite manner, and interacts well with others. His eagerness to learn and natural curiosity will help him immensely on his path to becoming a competent qualified mechanic.
In his spare time Lachlan enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Kasi, travelling, camping and four-wheel driving.
Four wheel drive vehicle specialists - service, repairs, pre & post trip inspections, modification, accessories & upgrades.
Suspension upgrades – 4WD suspension systems, GVM upgrades,sports performance, towing and load carrying solutions.
Steering and suspension repairs – Diagnosis & repair of worn steering & suspension components. Accident damage & insurance repair specialists.
Specialist wheel alignment and balancing – Vehicle handling, tyre wear & vibration diagnosis & correction.
Brake upgrades – Performance brake upgrades for towing, GVM upgrades & heavily loaded vehicles.
Diesel fuel injection service and repair – Diagnosis & repair of common rail diesel fuel injection systems - Fuel pumps, injectors, turbochargers.
Performance upgrades – diesel engine ECU remapping, exhaust & intercooler upgrades.
General service and mechanical repairs - Service & repair of all passenger, 4wd & light commercial vehicles.