Why In Front 4X42023-05-16T01:42:24+00:00


Since 2019, we have been dedicated to delivering exceptional auto repair and maintenance services to our community. Our team is made up of skilled and trusted professionals who are passionate about providing quality services to our customers.

Let us take care of all your mechanical needs.


For reliable 4X4 mechanic services in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs, choose In Front 4X4. Our family-owned workshop in Bayswater is staffed by a team of experienced mechanics, led by our head mechanic Chris Berry, with over 20 years of automotive industry experience.

Our specialised services include 4X4 vehicle servicing, repairs, and accessorising. We prioritise our customers’ peace of mind, knowing their vehicles are in safe hands. Our services include comprehensive servicing, preventative maintenance, engine protection, suspension repairs and upgrades, brake upgrades, and heavy-duty clutch kits.

As members of the 4X4 community, we understand the importance of a reliable and safe vehicle when off-roading with family and friends. That’s why we offer tailored advice and quality products to meet your specific vehicle needs.

If you’re located in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs, contact us via phone or visit our workshop for expert advice and top-notch service. We take pride in our role within the 4X4 community and are committed to helping fellow enthusiasts keep their vehicles in pristine condition.



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“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

“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

“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

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

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

Hayden Kadel

“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

“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

“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

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

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

Ryan Kimberley

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

“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 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.”

Gee Gee

“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

Frequently asked questions.

Frequently asked questions.

Here are some common questions we get asked at In Front 4X4

Do you have courtesy vehicles?2023-05-08T06:47:38+00:00

We get that having your car in the workshop creates a logistical headache for many of our customers. To combat this, we have a dual cab Triton with a lockable tub. Available on a ‘first in’ basis. There is a $25 admin fee and you will be required to cover expenses such as fuel and tolls. If you’d like to take advantage of our loan car, be sure to make mention of it when you book.

How can I pay you?2023-05-08T06:48:42+00:00

Payment is due on collection of your vehicle, unless arranged prior. We accept Cash, Visa & Mastercard  as well as Electronic Transfers (confirmation must be emailed prior to vehicle collection) At present we do not offer Bpay, PayPal or buy now, pay later services.

How much will a service cost?2023-05-08T06:51:10+00:00

We occassionally get asked ‘do you do fixed price servicing’ and the answer is simply, no. To be honest, we don’t know how workshops offer fixed price servicing considering the extraordinary amount of variables there are between the many makes and models of cars. When providing a quote on 4WD servicing and repairs, we always start by asking for the vehicle’s make and model, registration and current odometer reading. This helps us identify the service requirements for your vehicle.

As for costs, it all comes down to vehicle specifics. Parts, oils and filters have so much variance in price from vehicle to vehicle, which makes a difference to the total cost of the service.

If you’re after a quote on services or repairs, feel free to contact us on the form below or call the friendly staff on (03) 8740 0220.

New car servicing, repairs and warranties – what’s the rules?2023-05-08T06:54:39+00:00

Another really important question we get asked often, is do you maintain new car warranties? And of course we say, YES!

In 2018, the Australian Consumer Law published an industry guide for Motor Vehicle Sales & Repairs. In this guide it states: “Any suggestion by manufacturers or dealers that vehicles need to be serviced at a licensed dealer to maintain the owner’s consumer guarantee rights is not correct”

Our workshop performs new car servicing in accordance to with the guidelines, knowing that we must abide by the ‘minimum essential requirements’, which includes:

  • Using quality spare parts from reputable suppliers
  • Servicing in accordance with manufacturers instructions
  • Staff are trained, supervised and qualified
  • Fluids and lubricants meet manufacturers specifications

Read more about the Essential Requirements on the Australian Consumer Law website https://www.accc.gov.au/

Can you stamp the log book?2023-05-08T06:55:18+00:00

The ACCC have confirmed that even if a logbook states that it should be stamped by an ‘authorised dealer’, an independent repairer may sign or stamp the relevant page of your service logbook (once service is completed) without it affecting the manufacturer’s warranty, provided any other requirements, like the ones mentioned above, are met (i.e. the service is carried about by qualified staff etc).  You can read more about servicing and logbooks on the choiceofrepairer.com.au webpage

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