At the heart of your car is your engine, and if your engine is not firing properly, then your car is not driving as it should. Today’s modern engines are extremely complicated but also exceptionally well-engineered and should only be repaired by experienced mechanics.

Most of the engine issues with new cars result from a part failure. It could be a faulty spark plug, a hose or a cracked valve, causing your engine to misfire, go into limp mode or not start.

The mechanics at Port Phillip Automotive have state-of-the-art diagnostic software that will allow us to connect directly to your car’s computers to isolate issues.

We are also experts at repairing complicated engine issues such as fuel system issues and cracked cylinder heads. If your engine is beyond repair, we can assist with refurbished or replacmen engines.

  • Engine Diagnosics

  • Fuel Injectors and Filters

  • Oil Pressure Pump & Filters

  • Cylinder Heads

  • Camshafts

  • Engine Blocks

  • Crankshaft

  • Timing Belts

  • Starter Motor Issues

  • ECU re-mapping

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    Workshop Hours

    Monday:  8am – 5pm

    Tuesday:  8am – 5pm

    Wednesday:  8am – 5pm

    Thursday:  8am – 5pm

    Friday:  8am – 5pm

    When The Engine Is Dead

    Occasionally, there might be a scenario where your car’s engine is beyond repair. While this happens typically with older cars, sometimes newish vehicles can also have major engine failure.

    Port Phillip Automotive offers a new engine replacement direct from the manufacturer. We can also provide refurbished or pre-driven engines, normally from a wrecker.

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    I was down the peninsula visiting family when my car wouldn’t start one evening. Chris from Port Phillip Automotive came and checked out the car within 20 minutes, found the problem quickly and the next day had fixed it for me. Fast, reliable and great service Daniel Kouvaras
    Have been through many different mechanics over the years. Chris and Port Phillip Automotive have been the best by far. An honest company that cares about their customers and always does a great job. Will definitely continue to use their services. Kevin Sharpe
    My Nissan Patrol kept having engine check light come on and it would constantly go into limp mode. The car had logged several codes and Nissan told me that the car would cost approx $6000 to repair. I got a second opinion through Chris, and within 3-4 minutes he found my supposed $6000 issue, it turns it out was a loose fuel line and it was a simple fix with a $1 hose clamp. Very happy with the outcome! Truckie 86
    Chris has helped me with my car many times before, always quick to figure out any problems, honest and upfront with pricing and what it will take to get things fixed up. Always good to know you can call him and get any issues sorted out quickly and get back on the road. Thanks mate Lochie Sheridan
    I drive a 2017 Mazda 3. My car has been serviced by Port Phillip Automotive ever since it was brand new. I have complete trust in Chris to maintain my car, his honesty and professionalism is why I prefer PPA. I recommend Chris to take care of all my friends and colleagues cars knowing they will feel as pleased as I do. Shelley Smith
    Chris has been amazing to deal with, very prompt , reliable, friendly , helpful and fairly priced, He looks after our trucks and machinery and also our personal cars and bikes, i highly recommend the team at port Phillip automotive, harley thomson