Our workshop

In 1994 Nigel Oborne and Peter Brooks established First Class Automotives, specialising in the service and repair of European vehicles.

They leased a small workshop in Goodwood Parade Burswood that had one old hoist and a handful of tools and in 1998 moved to a bigger more modern workshop in Claude Street Burswood. They installed 4 hoists and fully stocked parts room and also extended their range of specialty tools and equipment. Over the years since they have continued to grow as a business in their expertise, experience, plant and equipment.

In early 2014 Nigel and Peter acquired the other half of their strata building and immediately installed 3 more hoists, tyre-fitting and wheel aligning equipment. The addition has doubled their floor space and allowed them to be more flexible with their clients’ vehicle maintenance needs.

They have grown to be one of the most advanced and experienced independent repairers in WA.  They channel their expertise on the specific brands of Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi.

Using advanced diagnostic equipment tools and software Nigel and Peter pride themselves on providing the very best client service and focus on vehicle safety and reliability whilst maintaining competitiveness within the industry to provide their customers with an all-round level of service second to none.

They are constantly being approached by companies and organisations who want them to promote and endorse their brands. Nigel and Peter take this as a compliment to their success and good standing within the industry, however, they will only endorse companies who can offer the same level of quality and standards that their company has become known for.

One such company is Bosch. They have aligned their business with the Bosch Car Service Network because BCS is an international organisation which operates to ensure very high standards in all areas of business which means their clients can always expect professional first-class service. With Bosch, they have access to state of the art diagnostic equipment and training to meet the needs of current vehicle technology.

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Peter Brooks

Peter has experience in the automotive industry dating back to 1985. He received an Apprentice of the year award in 1987 while working at Shell Alexander Park, then qualified with a Certificate of Trade Studies in Automotive Mechanical in 1989. In 1992 he was awarded entry to the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, in 1996 he was upgraded to Member status. He worked as a mechanic in Mt Lawley before being appointed workshop manager of a busy automotive workshop in Girrawheen. Then a fantastic opportunity presented itself and Peter teamed up with Nigel to establish First Class Automotives in 1994.


Certificate of Trade Studies Automotive Mechanical

Nigel Oborne

Starting in the industry in 1987 as an apprentice restoring European Cars, Nigel soon learned that customers really wanted their vehicles regularly maintained and serviced by a qualified and trustworthy mechanic. So together with Peter Brooks (Business Partner and Director), they both started First Class Automotives, which ultimately became his number one commitment, teamed with second to none customer service. Within this timeframe, Nigel has completed four Bosch Management Courses & five Bosch Training Courses. Under his belt, Nigel was on the Bosch Service Council for 3 years and to date is heavily involved in the Automotive Independent Repairers Group (Australian Automotive Service Dealer Network).


Certificate of Trade Studies Automotive Mechanical