At Fosters Ace Auto Repairs, we offer a complete range of maintenance and repairs for all makes and models of cars and 4WD, including diesel, European and late model vehicles. You can also book your car for a regular service and a roadworthy or safety inspection.

We are also Townsville's leading stockist of personal and commercial breathalysers from reputable brands. You can utilise one of our handheld devices to ensure you and your employees are within the safe limit and are fit to drive. Our team can also install alcohol ignition interlock to protect your employees and your fleet. Please see more info on our Breathalysers page.


You can rely on us for:

  • Transmission servicing and repairs
  • Gearbox servicing and repairs
  • Air-conditioning servicing and repairs
  • Cooling system repairs
  • Radiator repairs
  • Suspension repairs and installations
  • Diff repairs and servicing
  • Wheel alignments
  • Engine tuning
  • Brake replacement and repairs
  • Engine rebuilds
  • Cylinder head machining
  • Flywheel machining
  • Clutch replacements
  • Clutch hydraulics
  • Steering repairs
  • Driveline repairs
  • Breathalyser installations
  • Diagnostic repairs
  • Injector servicing and replacement
  • Diesel servicing and repairs
  • Timing belt replacements

To find out more about the services we offer, get in touch with our friendly team today.

General service

Our general service will take your vehicle through its paces to ensure all parts are in good working order. Book your next service with us and we will:

  • Change oil and filter
  • Inspect front and rear brakes
  • Check condition and air pressure of all tyres, including spares
  • Visually inspect jacking equipment
  • Check steering and suspension components
  • Check engine and transmission mounts
  • Check driveline components
  • Lubricate all chassis and body friction points
  • Check security and condition of exhaust system
  • Check for general oil leaks
  • Service air filter and filter housing - you will be notified if this needs replacing
  • Check crankcase ventilation system
  • Check all fluid and lubricant levels
  • Check fuel system
  • Pressure test your cooling system, inspecting components and hoses
  • Check operation of windscreen wipers and washers
  • Inspect drive belts
  • Check light and electrical components
  • Check battery electrolyte and service terminals
  • Load test battery
  • Road test your vehicle

Full Major Service

If you'd like to ensure your vehicle is in top condition and performs at its best, book a full major service. Apart from all the steps involved in the general service, we will also include an engine tune and replacement of all fluids and filters. As a part of this service, we also check valve clearances and adjust them, if required.

A full major service includes all of the above in general service, as well as:

  • Engine tune
  • Exchange of all fluids and filters
  • Valve clearances check and adjustment, if required

Engine Tune

As a part of our engine tuning service, our mechanics will check your ignition timing, HT leads, distributor cap and rotor button or coils, service throttle body or carburettor throat and replace spark plugs.

Our engine tune includes:

  • Spark plugs replacement
  • HT leads, distributor cap and rotor button or coils/coil pack check
  • Ignition timing, base idle and mixture check
  • Throttle body or carburettor throat service

Late Model Vehicles

We always keep up to date with new technology and we take particular interest in the latest car models. Thanks to our many years of experience and our love for cars, your vehicle will be thoroughly and carefully assessed in accordance to the manufacturer's recommendations.

Authorised Safety Certificate Inspection Station

Whether you need a safety inspection for registration or resale purposes, Fosters Ace Auto Repair will thoroughly inspect your vehicle, providing you necessary certificates (so called pink and green slips). If you've modified some parts or features of your vehicle, we will asses your car and certify it's roadworthiness.

38 Charles Street Aitkenvale , Townsville , QLD 4814

Servicing Townsville since 1977

For all your mechanical repairs!