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Car service in Ararat

Ararat Auto & Ag Services provide professional, reliable car service, all your automotive and agricultural repairs and maintenance, as well as agricultural product sales and service.

Ararat Auto & Ag Services are located on the truck route as you pass through Ararat, Vic, and operate from a convenient location on the Western Highway, 133 High Street. We have an established customer base in Ararat and Stawell and service customers from Great Western, Willaura, Lake Bolac, Maroona, Tatyoon, Beaufort, Elmhurst, Buangor, Crowlands, Halls Gap, Moyston, Pomonal, and surrounding regions. Customers come from as far away as Edenhope, Warrnambool, Horsham, Wimmera, Grampians, Pyrenees, Dimboola to take advantage of the exceptional service.

Car services in Ararat

Ararat Auto & Ag Services has many arms to the business:

  • Automotive repairs and maintenance
  • Auto Electrical Diagnostics and Repairs
  • Roadworthy inspections for light and heavy vehicles
  • Machinery repairs and maintenance
  • Small Engines and Farm Machinery
  • On-site Service
  • Grass Slashing
  • Stubble Mulching
  • Tilt Tray Towing Service
  • Stihl Dealership, sales, repairs and parts
  • Oils
  • Batteries
  • Parts

Ararat Auto & Ag Services care about the environment and have Arctick Authorisation to reliably and responsibly conduct automotive air conditioning service (AU36847). ARC Approved Car Air Conditioning Servicing reduces Fuel Costs and protects your health. The ARC Tick of approval helps ensure technicians have the skills and knowledge to correctly undertake service and repairs of refrigerated air conditioning to minimise environmental impact.

We provide professional service, carried out by experienced technicians. Come to Ararat Auto & Ag Services for your LPG repair needs, maintenance, automotive gas installation (including gas vapour injection systems). Save money with an LPG Conversion, or call us for the tuning and servicing of your LPG systems. Ararat Auto & Ag Services are experienced technicians when it comes to converting your vehicle to LPG.

Ararat Auto & Ag Services offers Log Book Servicing to all makes and models of cars and other vehicles, without affecting your new vehicle warranty. They also provide general mechanical repairs to your 4WD, car, tractor, truck, trailer, farm machinery or forklift. At Ararat Auto & Ag Services we also do thorough Roadworthy inspections for light and heavy vehicles to ensure your vehicle is safe on the road.

Towing and Transportation

Contact Ararat Auto & Ag Services when you need to move anything big - your tractor or machinery, a site shed, shipping container, equipment or your car. Ararat Auto & Ag Services has a 12 tonne, 6.8 metre Tilt Tray Service, servicing Ararat, surrounding suburbs and across Victoria. Do you need a vehicle towed? Broken down and need transport? Run out of fuel? Stuck on a weekend? Call us now and get moving with Ararat Auto & Ag Services!

Farm Service

Ararat Auto & Ag Services provide extensive knowledge as your local dealer for farm machinery and a variety of other farm equipment and home garden products. With an on-farm service and experienced technicians, our service and knowledge are second to none! We service all makes and models of farm equipment, even your farm bikes and ride-on lawn mowers. We repair small engines and machines through to larger tractors, farm machinery and trucks.

The team of versatile and qualified mechanics at Ararat Auto & Ag Services can take care of all your motoring and farm machinery needs. We bring expertise in farm machinery repairs and maintenance, LPG conversions and maintenance, diesel and general mechanical repairs and servicing. We pride ourselves on providing you the best mechanics to work on your vehicles:

  • Servicing All Farm Equipment Makes & Models
  • Vast Range Of Equipment And Machinery
  • Servicing Farm Bikes & Ride-On Mowers
  • Experienced Agricultural Mechanics
  • Selling Quality Products With After Sales Back-Up

Terry has a fleet of Deutz tractors which the company uses for roadside slashing contracts. Terry has many years of experience driving and maintaining Deutz Fahr tractors. Terry is available to discuss your Deutz tractor requirements should you need any technical information.

Machinery and Equipment Sales

Our workshop manager Terry Peatt, our suppliers and the team at Ararat Auto & Ag Services will be able to assist with your sales enquiries. You can be confident that we will provide you with sound advice and great back up service. Our products include:

  • Deutz Fahr tractor sales, service and spare parts
  • Kioti tractors and machinery sales, service and spare parts
  • Silvan, Croplands, Same, Antonio Carraro, John Berends and Giltrap products and more
  • Batteries: R & J Batteries
  • Elgas: Decanted LPG for your gas bottle
  • Stihl product line: chainsaws, brush cutters, blowers and more

Ararat Auto & Ag Services are your local supplier of TWM Products:

  • Farm Equipment
  • Farm Implements
  • Garden Equipment
  • Pumps
  • Air Compressors
  • Hydraulic Hoses
  • Petrol & Diesel Engines
  • Workshop Equipment
  • Hydraulic Presses
  • Garage Jacks
  • Power Tools
  • Fans & Ventilators

Ararat Auto & Ag Services provide professional and reliable service, repairs and maintenance to cars, trucks, 4WDs, farm machinery, trailers, forklifts, smaller engines such as ride on mowers and quad bikes. Great back-up service with experienced agricultural mechanics. On farm service available.

Our team of qualified vehicle inspectors is committed to providing accurate and complete assessment of your vehicle. Ararat Auto & Ag Services prides itself on being extremely thorough in our inspections, leaving nothing to chance. Your safety and your vehicle are very important to us. We'll keep you safe with our professional vehicle testing.

With a workshop equipped with the latest technology, coupled with world class technicians, we pride ourselves on providing a top of the range service delivering you, our customers, an experience with which you will be delighted.

Our Team

Terry Peatt: (Owner/ Manager) Qualified Mechanic, fully qualified with Alternative Fuel Systems Assessment and Certification Scheme (AFSACS) as an automotive gas installer. Qualified roadworthy tester for light and heavy vehicles. Member of IAME (Institute for Automotive Mechanical Engineers). Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) member. Previously Ararat Mid City Service Centre in Barkly St, Ararat, and currently Ararat Automotive Services. Terry has been converting cars to gas for over 30 years. Widely experienced in all forms of mechanics and repair work from cars, trucks, tractors, forklifts and trailers.

Our History

Kerry Hammond and Terry Peatt have grown their farm machinery dealership Ararat Auto & Ag Services by keeping their options open in business.

When Kerry Hammond first met her partner Terry Peatt, he was working as a mechanic in his father's business Caltex Mid City Service Centre opposite the local picture theatre in the main street of Ararat. At the time it was a service station and a mechanical repair business.

Born locally, Hammond went to Ararat High School, while Peatt grew up in Buangor on a small rural property. They went to the same school and travelled on the same school bus, but life being the way it is, they didn't really have much to do with each other until later in life.

Hammond's parents and grandparents were all farmers, and she spent all her childhood and teenage years on the farm, apart from when studying in Ballarat to become a teacher in her late teens.

Meanwhile Peatt grew up around machines and trucks, with a keen interest in anything mechanical. Completing his apprenticeship at the local General Motors Holden dealer, he worked on trucks and cars and later as a mechanical fitter and welder on construction sites in Gippsland and Newcastle.

Soon after Hammond and Peatt met in 2004, Peatt's father Bill passed away unexpectedly, but not before passing on some valuable business tips. He also showed Kerry how to do the bookwork by hand. "Bill Peatt was a very astute business man, and was the driving force behind the innovations surrounding the local Ararat RSL complex in his day," Hammond says. "He is well known in Ararat for his contribution to the RSL." Hammond asserts both she and Peatt are completely driven. "I think that's why we work well together as a team," she says. "We both work hard on what we are trying to achieve."

When an opportunity came along to lease, and finally buy, a commercial site previously owned by the local Toyota Dealer on the busy Western Highway, they jumped at the opportunity. "We felt owning our own site was important to give us flexibility," Hammond says. The farm machinery sales and service side of the business has evolved from Hammond and Peatt's automotive repair and maintenance business which specialised in LPG conversions and roadworthy inspections.

Conveniently located in Ararat, Ararat Auto & Ag Services specialise in car servicing for all makes and models, including commercial fleet vehicles. So rest assured - your car is in safe hands.

For friendly car service from a trusted independent mechanic, you can rely on the team at Ararat Auto & Ag Services.

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