We’re thrilled to announce that Motive Mechanical is gearing up for an exciting change! As of May 1st, 2024, we will be relocating to a brand-new address at 2/2 Telford Court, Arundel. This move marks a significant milestone for our business and reflects our commitment to providing you with even better service and convenience.

Our new location boasts state-of-the-art facilities and expanded service areas, allowing us to serve you more efficiently and effectively. With ample parking and easy access from Harbourtown Outlets, visiting us at our new address will be a breeze.

At Motive Mechanical, your satisfaction and safety are our top priorities. Whether you’re due for a car service, repairs, or diagnostics, you can trust our team of skilled technicians to deliver exceptional service and expert care for your vehicle.

To stay updated on our relocation and any special promotions or offers associated with the move, be sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter. We can’t wait to welcome you to our new home and continue serving as your trusted automotive partner.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you at our new location in Arundel!

Car Service

Getting your car regularly serviced is key to ensuring its longevity and making sure it runs to its optimum performance.  At Motive, we cover all aspects of car servicing, including oil changes and tire rotations.

Logbook Service

Did you know that you do not have to go back to the dealer to keep up with your new car warranty? That’s right. At Motive, we can provide you with a top quality logbook service that will not void your warranty, all that is required is that we use genuine parts.

Safety Certificate

Our mechanics are the experts when it comes to safety certificates on the Gold Coast . They check the car from every aspect. This includes but is not limited to oil leaks, tyres, brakes, windscreen and much more. For safety certification and road worthiness, get in touch today!

Brake & Clutch Repair

Whether you’ve had issues with the brakes on your car, your clutch doesn’t feel right, or your car isn’t performing as it should, we can carry out effective diagnosis and repair to get you back on the road again quickly. We can keep you moving, straight through, from start to finish.

Professional Mechanics on The Gold Coast

Established in 2010, Motive Mechanical is a family owned and operated business providing high quality workmanship and customised personal service at a competitive price. At Motive we believe in building strong relationships to provide you with the best possible service – we understand our customers spend a lot of time in their cars so safety and reliability are paramount.

Since opening, the team at Motive Mechanical have been dedicated to ensuring we are meeting all of our customers’ automotive repair needs throughout Ashmore and the Gold Coast. As a Repco Authorised Service dealer, we also offer our customers a nationwide warranty on Repco Parts.

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As a family owned and operated business, we understand the importance of your vehicle to your company, which is why we offer fleet services.


Here at Motive Mechanical we know that servicing your vehicle can sometimes be confusing and stressful, so we provide basic, premium and log book servicing.


Established in 2010, Motive Mechanical is a small family business that cares about its customers and delivering personal services at an affordable price.


Whether you need your car repaired, or just want it serviced so it continues to purr like new, we can help. For a free quote, please contact us today.


Motive Mechanical was founded by Steven Ackfer in 2010, at that time he was the only mechanic and has grown the workshop into what it is today. Currently working with Steve we have two  fully qualified automotive technicians and second year apprentice. As well as two full-time and one part-time office staff.

Samantha Blackford
Samantha BlackfordCo-Director
AARON HEIDKEQualified Automotive Technician
Tom Howart
Tom HowartCustomer Service
Gus Corney
Gus CorneyAprentice Mechanic


Our mission at Motive Mechanical is to provide our customers with exceptional service, quality workmanship and the knowledge to make informed decisions in regards to the proper maintenance of their vehicles. We aim to achieve this by focusing on teamwork, building customer relationships, and constantly searching for new and innovative ways to further our customer experience. The foundation to this lies in our confidence in our team and we endeavour to provide our staff with as many opportunities to further develop their skills in a positive work environment. As an automotive workshop we have a strong understanding of the impact the industry has on the environment and therefore are committed to working towards achieving an environmentally sustainable business.


“Steve has recently done some performance work on my V8 ute. I gained awesome horsepower and the ute drives unreal. was not as expensive as other quotes I got. Will definitely recommend him for V8 mods. Thanks Steve.”

Luke L.

“My car was in dire need of a service but having recently relocated to the Gold Coast I was unsure where to go. A work colleague suggested I take my car to Steve at Motive Mechanical and with good reason! Steve took great care of my car, was straightforward and took the time to explain things to me. Highly recommended!”

Angela B.

“Great honest hard working and fair priced mechanic. Steve and the team always help and get the work done with out dramas. Thanks guys”

Martin F.

“Steve from Motive Mechanical has worked on my show spec, R33 GTS-T, for the past year. The quality of workmanship, and keen knowledgeable mind Steve has is second to none. Cost for the work he carries out is very affordable! I am glad to say I’m a very happy customer.”

Vlad A.

“My husband and I have taken all our vehicles to Steve over the past 10 years and have found his work to be consistently reliable and at a reasonable cost. He has been able to service any of the models we have had, advised us regarding any vehicles we have considered purchasing, upgraded our 4WD, repaired our campervan, rewired the old boat and repaired the motor, and provided us with confidence that our vehicles are safe to travel around Australia. We highly recommend Motive Mechanical in Ashmore.”

Timathy H.

“Extremely friendly service and a knowledge that far surpasses previous mechanics used. Very reasonably priced and a high quality of work. Will definitely return for future services! Recommend to all.”

Jared B.

“Steve is the best mechanic ever, my car never lets me down because Steve lets me know everything it needs each service, and he always does it for a good price. I’ve had my car with him for years, and always will because he is an expert and he doesn’t rip me off with unnecessary extras. Get Steve and you’ve got the best, most honest mechanic on the coast. I wouldn’t trust anyone else!”

Tyson H.

“I love the friendly welcome that I get every time I go in! It feels like I have known them forever, and my car is always in top notch shape because of the boys! The business manager is super nice too!”

Julianne I.