(03) 8740 0220


We are a Local family run 4×4 mechanic workshop based in the Eastern Suburbs Baywater, providing high quality servicing and 4×4 repairs. We do 4WD Clutch upgrades, Brake servicing and Brake upgrades. Likewise we do Suspension repairs and upgrades {especially after that 4 wheel drive trip you realise you need some upgrades} and many other 4 wheel drive repairs and of course Servicing. Our clients come from all over Melbourne when they search for a 4×4 mechanic near me  including local areas like 4wd Bayswater, Wantirna, Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Heathmont, Nunawading, Ringwood, Croydon, Kilsyth, Montrose, Lilydale and the Yarra Ranges. Many travel a long way to come to our 4×4 repair shop which would tell you they are happy with the service the repairs the price and the great advice we share with them. Chris, the head mechanic, has over 20 years experience in the automotive industry, most of which has been specialising in servicing, repairing and accessorising 4×4 vehicles. Please call us and see how we can help you with your precious 4 wheel drive.

Our workshop is equipped with the latest diagnostic technology and tools, and our mechanics are trained, qualified and highly experienced. When we’re not spending time in the great outdoors, we love to share our knowledge with the local 4WD community.

In Front 4×4 is a VACC member and is recognised and accredited by the professionals in the industry.


  • Everyone knows a good mechanic is hard to find! One that knows all there is to know, won't rip you off and will look after your car! WE FOUND HIM!! Chris from In Front 4x4 is highly recommended. Honest and will put in the effort to look after you and your vehicle.
  • Chris has always gone above and beyond to fix my car. He clearly explains any problems and ways to prevent them happening again. I once had a problem that was overlooked by other mechanics which led me to trying Chris who diagnosed the issue quickly and had it sorted right away. He is an extremely reliable mechanic and I would recommend him to anyone.
  • I bought a new Hilux and had Chris fit it out with good quality gear for an outback trip up North. Chris did an awesome job, never had an issue. It was fitted right the first time and five years on its still travelling well. Highly recommend him.
  • Highly recommend! Chris’ attention to detail is immaculate, and he is extremely thorough in his work. He always explains everything to me in great detail and has a ton of knowledge in the 4x4ing industry. I will definitely continue to see Chris for all my 4x4 needs.
  • What great service! Very informative with what was being done, where the costs were and how to avoid any issues while on my trip. Even dropped me off at work so I didn’t have to walk the 3kms there while it was being serviced. I’ve been back twice and both times he was great. Thank you!
  • In Front 4x4 provided excellent service and high quality honest work. Chris let me know every thing needed to be done on my car and explained it all to me clearly. He even cleaned the seatbelts. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND
  • Had a 60k log book service. Didn't have to wait all day, didn't cost an arm and a leg, and was treated like a valued customer. What a change.
  • I’ve been to many different mechanics and dealerships to get my car serviced and modified but none have showed as much professionalism that Chris displayed. The job was completed effectively and efficiently to the standard I expect. I highly recommend infront4x4 to anyone who is looking for a premium service.


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