Could you help us stop mechanic fraud in Australia?

Hi everyone,

For those of you who have any travel plans to Australia, beware of people who want to take advantage of you and other tourists. The following video provides footage of what happened to us in Melbourne after we brought our van to the mechanic J&P Anton Motors in Coburg, Melbourne.

Could you please share and like this on Facebook, Youtube and other social media? We want to make sure this won’t happen again to other travellers in the future.

Thanks for sharing!

Loes and Ben



LB 15/01/14    General travel chatAustralia Link Report

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Dear Loes and Ben,

Thanks for sharing this, it’s always useful to remind us that we need to be careful when travelling… It can be really difficult to tell when you’re in a stressful situation – like when your car breaks down – if you’re dealing with someone reputable or not. Hopefully plenty of people will see this and avoid that company!

I hope everything worked out in the end, and you enjoyed the rest of your trip.


Rebecca Hallett 28/01/14    Link Report

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  • For anyone who would like to know a little more about this, it was featured on A Current Affair Australia – you should be able to find it on their site.

    Rebecca Hallett 28/01/14    Link Report

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  • Anton Motors understands that it can be frustrating to have to spend part of your holiday budget on car repairs, when you would prefer to spend that money on more interesting things.
    However, it is important to bear in mind that the vehicle shown in this ACA program had been driven over 900,000km since 2000.
    Photos taken of the vehicle show the radiator was in poor condition and other problems which are not uncommon in vehicles of this age.
    The vehicles we repair are driven at high speed on Australia’s highways and often in remote areas.
    With 26 years of experience in the automotive industry, Anton Motors takes its role as mechanics seriously and we work to ensure that our customers’ vehicles are in roadworthy condition.
    All work undertaken by Anton Motors in relation to the vehicle shown in this ACA program was necessary to ensure the safety of the occupants of the vehicle (and other the road users) and hopefully allowed them to enjoy the rest of their holiday.
    Anton Motors is proud of the work it does and will always provide a fixed price quote before commencing work. It is necessary in some cases to conduct more extensive investigative work to provide a quote and repair options.
    The cost of that work is always discussed in full and informed consent and authorisation to commence works is obtained prior to conducting investigative work.

    jpantonmotors 14/11/14    Link Report

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