Auto Repairs Kempsey West


Whitbread Automotive have a long history of providing the best in car servicing and automotive repairs in Kempsey West NSW

Whitbread Automotive has been in business since 1981, with 2 generations of Whitbread's providing a full range of car service and repairs in the Kempsey West area, Whitbread Automotive has grown to become one of the most successful and well-known auto repair shops in Kempsey.

Originally established by Eric and Elaine Whitbread, the Kempsey West Car Service Centre recently underwent a change of ownership. Not that you would know.

store front of Kempsey car service Whitbread Automotive

New owner Mark Whitbread has worked here since 1995, serving his apprenticeship here and then as a mechanic himself until he took over the business in 2017. Neither the name over the door or the great level of customer service you get from Whitbreads Automotive has changed, but now a second generation is overseeing the service of the next generation of vehicles.

Mark has more than a lifetime of experience in the industry, having learned all that his father Eric knew about cars and adding his own experience in the workshop where he practically grew up.

With such vast experience, extending back decades, Whitbread Automotive are comfortable servicing new cars and older vehicles alike and are confident our car service is able to offer a full and comprehensive auto repair service to all of our clients. 

Book a service online or call us for a free car service quote


Whitbread Automotive workshop specialises in 4WD maintenance, repairs and performance improvement and stock a large range of 4x4 accessories, including ARB products.

We are fully equipped to carry out Mechanical Repairs and Servicing to all car makes and models, including diesel cars and commercial fleet vehicles, including:

  • Auto Electrical
  • Brake & Clutch
  • Engine Reconditioning
  • Mobile Repairs
  • Wheel Aligning

  • Diesel Repairs
  • Electronic Tune-Up & Injection Cleaning


  • 150 Point Check

  • On-Car Brake Machining
  • Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Full Car & 4x4 Servicing & Spares
  • Wheel Balancing
  • Fly Wheel Refacing Service

  • E-Safety Checks (Pink Slips), Blue Slips and Green Slips

For local customers, Whitbread Automotive mechanics will pick up your car for service and deliver it back when the servicing is complete. We recommend and stock a huge range of ARB 4x4 Accessories and we are a Castrol distributor in Kempsey. See our list of services or book a repair online now


As a Repco Authorised Car Service centre, Whitbread Automotive are commited to high quality automotive care, ensuring the very best workmanship. Our car service is a member of the Repco Auto Tech training program and each mechanic is kept fully up to date with modern vehicle repair methods.

As a Road Traffic Authority Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Station in Kempsey, Whitbread Automotive can perform a roadworthiness check and issue a Roadworthy Certificate (RWC). We accept Fleetcard and Motorcharge payments methods and are a member of the Kempsey & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

As part of Mid Coast Youth Career Connect program Whitbread Automotive serves as host employer supporting Melville High School students in Year 11 and 12 with Vocational Educational and Training (VET) work placements providing students with valuable industry knowledge and allowing students to engage in "real life" situations.

 car service workshop2 at Whitbread Automotive   

150 Point Vehicle Inspection

The comprehensive Repco vehicle check includes 150 individual tests which gives a complete assessment of the vehicle's condition. While not as detailed as a specific pre-purchase inspection, the 150 point vehicle inspection can give you a good idea on the general condition of a used vehicle vehicle you are considering buying, or for peace of mind prior to embarking on holiday motoring.

*Important. There are certain items that cannot be checked without complete dismantling of components. Please check details  for this and other special conditions of the report. 

Whitbread Automotive West Kempsey welcomes any enquiries you may have, and if you would like to book in your vehicle, or find out about the large range of products available, please don't hesitate to call Mark Whitbread.

For friendly service from a trusted independent, you can rely on the team at Whitbread Automotive.

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Trading Hours: Open Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 

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