For almost 4 decades the Central Autohaus team have been providing exceptional European automotive services, with a level of care and attention to detail unmatched by anyone else, all while maintaining the best possible price and quality.
Since first opening our doors in 1985, our goal and mission has always been to provide the best possible service to our customers. Honesty, transparency and integrity are just some of the core values embedded into our team and culture.
We encourage you to discuss any concerns you have regarding the repairs to your vehicle and we invite you to come and see the nature of the problem first hand. This way you can keep abreast of all developments and costs and be a part of the decision making process.
We are proud of the level of service that we offer our customers and believe that, along with our excellent mechanical workmanship, it is what sets us apart from the crowd.
With Helio and Nellie approaching retirement, they sought out to pass the reigns over to a new owner that was like-minded and who could usher the business into a new era. The business was acquired by Noah Allam who has over 30 years experience in the Automotive industry and together with our longest serving team member, Michael McGuire (as workshop manager and head service advisor) we expanded Central Autohaus into its new location.
We designed and built a state of the art workshop with double the hoists, brand new tools and equipment and teamed up with “Autonet” – our paint & panel shop. We are now a one stop shop for all of your automotive needs offering car servicing and repair, along with accident damage, vehicle wrapping, paint and panel, commercial vehicle signage and much more!
Central Autohaus celebrated our 30 year milestone by hosting a party for our customers and we were blown away by the turn out. It was a true testament to our loyal customers who had stuck with us and helped grow our business almost entirely through word of mouth. It was incredible to see how may of our customers had been with us since day one!
Our team members were also pivotal to our success with several of our most experienced having over a decade of history with us, lending their expertise to the rest of our team.
We invested heavily in new state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and equipment and continued to expand our range of services. We added new courtesy cars to our fleet, increased our turn around times for servicing and built strong relationships with Australia’s leading suppliers ensuring our commitment to providing the best quality parts at competitive pricing.
Central Autohaus just kept growing from strength to strength, to the point where we were running out of space in our small Camperdown workshop. The hunt was on for a new, more spacious home so we could continue delivering the very best service to our loyal customers.
After several months of searching we found it, a tidy, clean and modern medium-sized workshop located right in the heart of bustling Alexandria, only a 15 minute drive from our old workshop.
While still in close proximity, the move did present some fun challenges having to disassemble and move our 6 hoists, 5 mechanics and shelves full of parts, but thanks to our wonderful team it was a huge success and in only 4 days we were operating from our new home in Alexandria.
In the 10 years since our launch we turned our focus towards growing and developing our quickly expanding team. That meant hiring the best service advisors and technicians and providing ongoing training and development to stay at the forefront of quickly evolving automotive technology.
We dedicated ourselves to providing a friendly and welcoming customer experience and established ourselves in the community as the go-to European specialists. Our little family business was well on its way to becoming what we’d always envisioned.
Helio & Nellie officially open “Central Autohaus” in June of 1985. Our humble beginnings started at a small workshop in Camperdown, where we only had 2 mechanics and 1 apprentice.
Volkswagen Beetles were popular in the area at the time and presented a unique opportunity for Central Autohaus, as there was no local Volkswagen dealers and these cars and their unique air-cooled engines presented challenges to other, more generalised mechanics and service centres.
Our growth in this space soon saw us doing more and more work on European vehicles from Audi, Volvo, BMW and Mercedes and we continued to grow and develop our skillset internally to take care of these cars.