Fosters Ace Auto Repairs

Mechanical Services in Townsville

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.



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.


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
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



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
Hand of repair man exchanging fluid of a car — Fosters Ace Auto Repairs in Townsville, QLD


Hand of repair man fixing engine of a car — Fosters Ace Auto Repairs in Townsville, QLD
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


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.
Repair man vulcanizing car wheel  — Fosters Ace Auto Repairs in Townsville, QLD


Hand of repair man inspecting car — Fosters Ace Auto Repairs in Townsville, QLD
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.