Since 2019, our family-run workshop has maintained a 5-star reputation, driven by our passion for the outdoors and commitment to sharing our expertise with the local 4WD community.

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A family run workshop, maintaining a 5 star reputation since 2019. When we’re not spending time in the great outdoors, we love to share our knowledge with the local 4WD community.


Discover the best 4X4 mechanics near you with In Front 4X4. Our expert team specialises in servicing, repairing, and accessorising all makes and models of 4WD vehicles to help our customers build, enjoy, and maintain their cars.

We’re renowned as top-quality 4WD specialists in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs, thanks to our exceptional workmanship, customer service, and diagnostic abilities. Since 2019, Chris has grown In Front 4X4 from a one-man workshop to a thriving business, while maintaining our 5-star reputation and commitment to our customers. Contact us today to see why we’re the trusted choice for 4X4s in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs.

OUR MISSION: To provide high quality servicing in a specialised 4WD market, with Honesty, Integrity & Quality – without compromise!

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Diagnostic service

Highly Experienced staff


Car Servicing

Major, minor and logbook servicing


Vehicle / Engine Repairs

Quality repairs with premium products


Performance upgrade

Dyno Tuning for optimum performance

Providing a top class experience, every time!

We’re not your average mechanics. We’re not here to upsell or talk you into products you don’t really need, and we’re not here to make you feel like we’re speaking a different language. We are here to help you get the most out of your vehicle based on your individual needs. Our team of experienced 4X4 mechanics can assist with all makes and models of cars, with expertise in diesel 4×4 vehicles. We’re experts in all aspects of 4WD servicing, maintenance & repairs including major, minor & logbook servicing, diagnostics, repairs, tyres, brake & clutch upgrades, accessories and much more.


“Great experience, fantastic service, thorough and very friendly staff. We will definitely keep going back.”

Hayden Kadel

“Chris knows he’s stuff when it comes to 4×4 service and accessories. I got my 100 series serviced and 2nd battery / winch installed. Car feels great and very professional installation on the accessories – top job”

Tim Grattidge

“Decent honest mechanics. Thorough and affordable. Thanks Alan and Chris!. Finally a mechanic you CAN trust. Highly recommend these guys”

A.C.S Pro Decorators

“Highly recommend infront 4X4 mechanical, Chris has done an excellent job looking after my np300 and providing a great service. If your looking for a good mechanic infront 4X4 has you covered!”

Mick - 4X4 Brothers

“Been to infront a few times and have been great. Honest pricing a suggestions on what needs to fixed, and have a great eye for detail. Even helped me out in an emergency when my hubs were playing up and I rolled up unannounced, and got me back on the road. They have a true passion and understanding of 4×4’s, best mechanics iv been too yet”

Samuel J

“Been going to Chris for a while now, was highly recommended.
I won’t let anyone else touch my 4wd since taking my car there for the first time. Brilliant mechanic, does top quality work. I had major to minor work done, absolutely spot on job every time”

Andy Holloway

“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.”

Danielle Vasiliades

Chris and the guys at In Front were excellent help when I approached them for a 2 inch lift for my vehicle. Well structured, clean and up front with costs. I even had questions for Chris who was extremely helpful to give me the best advice.

Chris Wright

“Phenomenal service from the champions at In Front 4×4, breathing new life into my aging Patrol at a very reasonable cost. An obvious wealth of knowledge and experience on premises translated into easily digestible chunks of info that’s relayed with great patience and friendliness. Thanks Chris 👌🏻 The Patrol feels amazing.”

Martin Els

“Chris was extremely thorough and efficient. Having someone with the experience and honesty take care of my old HiLux was reassuring. Would definitely recommend Chris for any 4×4 servicing, we’ll be back.
My old car now drives like a dream!”

Marcia Nichol

Really friendly and honest mechanic. Cannot recommend more.
Thanks for your work on the TRAILBLAZER.

Nicholas Bushell

Perfect!!! Perfect and Perfect.
Best place for Diesel vehicles servicing and maintenance.
Pajero was struggling with sluggishness issue for 12 months with no resolution provided by 2 garages.
Chris and team solved the issue, now My pajero runs with perfect pick up and improved fuel efficiency.
I would recommend them as myself being Mechanical Maintenance Engineer.

Gaurav Dhiman

Recently started taking my pajero sport here rather than dealer servicing. So much cheaper, and better service. I had a pre and post 1/2 lap service. No issues. Chris and team do a great job.

Paul Davo

“Just got 5 tyres fitted, very happy. Great customer service, experienced and knowledgeable mechanics. Would definitely go back. I highly recommend In Front 4×4.”

Jason McLay

“Rang In Front 4×4 with short notice before xmas break regarding a wiring issue in my Challenger. They fit me in within a few days, fixed the problems quickly and where inexpensive. Very happy and will return.”

Liam Conroy

“Highly recommend infront 4X4! Chris did a great job servicing my car, I was very happy with the pricing and customer service. He was also very efficient and thorough would definitely go again!”

Drake Sutter

“Had my prado serviced by Chris today, upon booking he and his wife made the whole process so easy. I was so greatful for being able to also use the courtesy vehicle. Communication throughout was great and when picking up my car Chris gave me a full run down on everything he did and fixed and what to look forward to next so i could budget accordingly.
Quality and service was at a high level and will continue to use In front 4×4 from now on rather than a dealership. Pricing was great and im extremely happy with what i paid. Thanks again Chris and Briony all the best 🤙 yours sincerely 1 very happy customer 😁”

Kat West

“It was great that Chris was able to fit me in for a fuel filter change on short notice as I had just driven up from Sydney. My fuel filter change alarm kept coming on after many reset during the drive up. Chris did a great job and it gave me peace of mind for the drive back to Sydney. Thanks Chris and appreciate your assistance. The cost was very reasonable too.”

John Goh

Had both of my rear bearings gone and multiple shops couldn’t find the cause. I was glad to find Chris and the guys at In Front. They fit me in such a short notice to get it repaired before a snow trip. Could not be happier with the service and the help the guys did to the car. Hilux found a new home when she needs some TLC.

Andy Vu

“I highly recommend in front 4×4. I took my car in for a service, Chris let me know what was wrong with my car, and what did and what didn’t need to be fix. He listed all he did with the service. Great mechanic, I highly recommend. Will definitely use again!”

Ben Zachariah
“Chris at In Front 4×4 is awesome. Really knowledgeable mechanic who I’ve been taking my 200 series to for a while now. Really hard to find a great mechanic who will clearly explain everything he does before he does it. 10/10 for In Front 4×4.”
Mark Fitzpatrick

“Looked around for someone to care for my new 200 series baby. Chris and Infront was recommended to me, and it was a good call. Quality work, reasonably priced (cheaper than Toyota) and super professional. Expect to be doing a lot more with them down the track as I build out the truck. 👍”

Ben Annowsky

“Very thorough and explained what works he was doing and what options I had. Would highly recommend for pre trip inspections and general works”

Ryan Doyle

“Best in the business right here! Proper customer service to go along with impeccable work that you can trust.”

Ryan Kimberley

“Chris and his team did a fabulous job at servicing my vehicle. They were professional, efficent and gave a clear explanation of each repair and maintenance job required. The use of their courtesy car made everything a breeze. Thank you to the team for doing a wonderful job, my vehicle now runs like a dream! I would highly recommend In Front 4×4 to anyone looking for excellent service and a quality job.”

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