Kropps Mechanical
Kropps Mechanical
43 Google reviews
Karen Trelour
My husband and I have been using the services of Kropps Mechanical for 17 years. Graham, Scott and Annette are always approachable, professional, yet friendly, and we have always found their work to be second to none. We cannot recommend Kropps Mechanical enough. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Steve Venning
It's a pleasure to have an expert working on my car and caravan. Great service and workmanship.
Jessica Howard
Dear Graham, Annette, Scott and the team at Kropps Finding a good mechanic is like finding a needle in a haystack- someone you can trust, who tells it like it is, but in a kind, understanding way. Really appreciate your work!!
Recently brought my car in for a major service and I am very happy with the work that was done. Being an older car that she is there was a hiccup of some items unbeknownst to me that desperately needed to be worked on that I wasn't entirely notified for. However, this further cements to me that Graham and the Kropps team care more for my safety and the price was still well under what was quoted. Thankyou will be seeing you in future.
Brendon Monty
Poor customer SERVICE! I asked for a quote and I said sorry it's too much for me and Annette says don't bother calling us again , we don't want your business.. That is so disrespectful..Never again
Maree Volkman
Always fantastic service, been going there 22 years
Gillian O'Sullivan
Camper trailer service, very professional and thorough, good communication
Shereen Quinn
Graham and Scott have always been fabulous. My car always drives very well after and Graham explains everything to me.

Brake Pad Inspections

Standard with every vehicle service we inspect the brake system. Depending on the car type and driving conditions, brake pads could need to be replaced from 20,000 kilometres.

  • This includes a brake fluid test.
  • Also a Safe-T-Stop service centre brake test which includes
  1. Brake performance check for each wheel
  2. Front verses rear braking performance
  3. Handbrake efficiency test
  4. Overall brake efficiency test and full report.

These tests are standard with every vehicle test and are approved by the Department of Transport Test centre.


  • Brake Pad Inspection or Replacement

  • Disc Machining or Replacement

  • Drum Machining or Replacement

  • Brake Cable Replacements

  • Brake System Inspection

  • Replacing Hydraulic Fluid

  • Safe-T-Stop full brake efficiency test and report.


Most modern cars consist of disc brakes on all four wheels. As you push the brake pedal, pressure is transferred through the hydraulic fluid to a set of heat resistant pads that are then forced to grip the rotating disc brake rotor, thus creating friction which then slows and eventually stops the car.

Over time, the pads wear out and reduce the car’s ability to reduce speed. The Disc Rotor can also wear. The importance of changing brake pads the minute you notice these signs cannot be understated. Worn pads are not only dangerous, but can also cause expensive consequential damage to other brake system components.

While the brakes are stopping the vehicle, a tremendous amount of heat is transferred from the brake pads to the brake disc rotors, this can result in the brake rotors warping just like a push bike wheel gets buckled. This warping can result in a vibration when the brake pedal is applied.

At Kropps Mechanical Car Care we can machine your vehicles disc rotors and or brake drum on site on our Vane Brake Lathe.


A Safe-T-Stop check will give you an accurate & detailed report that will enable us to make the adjustments necessary to ensure that you:

  • Know your vehicle will stop straight and in the shortest possible distance in an emergency.
  • Get the best performance from your tyres and save money by not replacing them as often.
  • Maximise your fuel consumption by minimising tyre drag.
  • Know that your shock absorbers are working correctly for optimum suspension performance.
  • Avoid future hassles and inconvenience of brake, suspension or tyre trouble.

Tammy Fitzgerald & Leum

"All the staff are warm, friendly and willing to take the time to explain things in a way we can understand. The service is of a very high standard, and you’re not treated like just another number."

Angela Graham

"A fantastic experience with such a high quality of service. No.1 Mechanic in Ipswich for such an affordable price."