KNOWING and trusting the man or woman who works on your vehicle is of utmost importance.
Mechanics here on the Northern Rivers have a very loyal following as the voting on our Facebook post showed, when we asked who is the best mechanic on the Northern Rivers from our Northern Star Facebook poll.
So here are the results.
1. Subie Bay
Perry McPherson has been a mechanic for 12 years and earned himself a very loyal following.
After running a workshop in Lismore he recently opened up Subie Bay in the Byron Bay area, and has been voted our most popular mechanic on the Northern Rivers in our Northern Star poll.
"I have always had a fairly good following in my first workshop in Lismore , which I sold in need of a change and to get closer to the beach," Mr McPherson said.
"I think most people mainly search for someone trustworthy working on their cars and I pride myself in being the best at what I do."
Not only has Mr McPherson had his Lismore clients follow him, but he has also gained many new clients in Byron Bay as well.
"I've got so much work on at the moment I will need to put on an apprentice in the shop soon," he said.
2. Quick Fix Automotive
Located in Southern Cross Drive, Ballina, Quick Fix were voted our second most popular mechanic.
3. Cottam Auto Repairs
Located at South Lismore, Cottam's has become our third most popular mechanic on the Northern Rivers
4. East Lismore Automotive
When we asked people last year who their best mechanics were, East Lismore Automotive were the winners, so it's no surprise they are still in the top four. Read their story here
Our other favourite mechanics
5. Dawson Street Auto Centre
6. Garred's Mechanical
7. Santin Automotive
8. Advanced Automotive Solutions
9. Stanger Automatics
10. Alstonville Automotive
11. Tony Darragh, Casino
12. Ballina Car Centre
13. Northern Rivers Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge
14. Clarky's Auto Care, Ballina
15. Minnikin's Diesel
16. AB Auto Repairs
17. Col Harris Mechanical, Ballina
18. Hilltop Auto, Goonellabah
19. Jake Hancock Automotive
20. Polettos, Lismore
21. Peter Fletcher Auto