About Us

Your trusted team of expert, local mechanics

From Humble Beginnings

In 2017, after a lifelong passion for all that is mechanical, Lachy alongside wife Ruth Wall opened their first shop. The name was the creation of their accountant who always thought the hours that Lachlan put into his work was a bit ‘off the wall’. Given his surname, it was the perfect choice. From humble beginnings at Reservoir Road, closely followed by a second shop at Brown Street, the team has grown to nine staff (and one dog!) and a huge 600sqm shop at 99 Scott Street.


Our Vision

We aim to be the preferred mechanic in Cairns for providing quality service and first-rate workmanship at a competitive price.


Our Mission

We are committed to providing the best service, repairs, and maintenance to our customers to ensure their vehicles keep running safely.

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Our Values

We value our clients and team and pride ourselves on building long last relationships based on honesty, trust and reliability.

I can’t recommend these guys highly enough. I have been taking my Hilux there for a few months now, getting the boys to do a fair bit of work on it and every time they have been awesome 👌 I couldn't be happier with the work they have done, wouldn't go anywhere else in Cairns ....

Matt I

Very impressed, FINALLY, being a single non mechanical minded women I always feel pressure when it comes to getting mechanical work done. Off the Wall Automotive were amazing✌😃 They explained everything in terms I understood and gave me a rundown of immediate and upcoming work needed for my car. Felt no pressure nor that I was being ripped off. They were amazing. Nick was so helpful, courteous and polite. Thank you Ruth and Lachy. You have an awesome business and great team. Will be highly recommending to everyone.

Venetia V

These guys are totally amazing! My Audi broke down on the way to Port Douglas. They came and retrieved it on their tow truck immediately. Lachlan took a look as soon as it got back to the workshop, diagnosed the problem, ordered the parts and my car was ready to be picked up the next morning! Absolutely brilliant! She runs like a dream! Will be taking all our other vehicles to these guys from now on. I would recommend them to everyone! Fast, efficient and reasonably priced, all with a smile! Thanks guys!

Tania M

My 4x4 has never driven so good! These guys are the best in the Biz! I would strongly recommend them to anyone, even if you don't know a lot about cars you can rest assured that you won't get exploited!!!

Daniel G

Lachlan did an amazing job servicing both my cars. He’s professional, fast and great value for money. He also fitted tyres to both cars and they were excellent. Very quiet, great wearing and an amazing price.
I’ll definitely be back.

Alex B

Only mechanic I’ve actually trusted. I moved to Cairns a year ago and was desperate for an inspection, nobody else could accommodate me but Lachy moved clients around and made sure to fit me in the same day.

Every time I’ve had an issue with my car, I have been delivered brutal honesty about what I do and don't need. It’s allowed me to make an educated decision about repairs on my car. You can genuinely tell Lachy isn't in it to rip customers off. As a female, I’ve had so many mechanics not give me the time of day, but here I’ve been given respect, education and I’ve saved money because I’ve been given options instead of being told I need to replace/repair and spend a fortune.

Lauren E

I’ve gone to a lot of mechanics over the years and the guys at Off the Wall Automotive have done the most extensive and professional service my car has ever had, along with a full report including any issues that may occur in the future. Thanks guys!

Lee F
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