Mechanical Repairs Business for Sale in Gippsland

Are you a mechanic and dreaming of owning your own business?

Instead of starting from scratch to setup your business, imagine if you could walk into a successful mechanical repairs business with everything established – clients, bookings, equipment, income, and a respected reputation – all you have to do is bring your toolbox and continue offering honest, reliable service at fair prices.

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Liveseys Motor Works is an established, profitable mechanical repairs business located on Latrobe Road in Morwell, Gippsland, being offered for sale. Benefits of buying this business are:

Repeat clients - client relationships are already established

Equipment - everything needed to run a mechanical repairs business is there and ready to use

Website and branding - designed, built and working for the business

Great reputation - a trusted brand with a reputation for quality service

High profile location - situated on a busy intersection

Large workshop - plenty of space for cars, 4WDs, trucks, buses and more

Meet the business owner

"Hi, I'm Ian. Liveseys was started by my uncle in 1968, and I took over the business in 1995 and have built it up over the last 28 years.

It's been a huge blessing for our family. Many clients have become great friends, and seeing their own kids grow up and drive and become clients. It's been rewarding, hectic, lots of variety with classic, custom and new vehicles, some amazing staff, and plenty of fun along the way.

I'm now ready to take a break and pursue my other passion – aviation. So it's time for someone new to take over the business, look after our clients, add their own ideas and make it their own."

Photo of mechanic Ian McEwan wearing black shirt holding a tool, behind him is a green car with the bonnet up and engine showing.

What you'll get

A profitable mechanical repairs business with an established reputation and everything you need to continue operating successfully.

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Established client base

Liveseys has established client relationships. We'll introduce the new business owner to our regular clients so they feel comfortable with a new face.

Knowledge & contacts

Long-term relationships with suppliers and supporting businesses are in place, you can choose to continue with these or source your own.

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Equipment & tools

From hoists, disc brake machine and scan-tools to a quiet screw compressor, jacks, oil pumps and much more, all the tools and equipment used in the business is included in the sale, except for the personal tools owned by our mechanics. This means all the new owner needs to bring is their own toolbox.

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Liveseys is currently operating with two mechanics. While the business owner Ian is one of these mechanics, our second experienced mechanic is available to stay on board and work with the new owners. Three mechanics is the ideal number to keep up with the workload.

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Website and branding

We offer honest, old-fashioned service and our business branding has been designed to reflect this. The Liveseys logo is featured on our signage, website, merch and uniforms.

Online we have a website used to reach new clients, Google my Business profile and with 43 reviews, and a Facebook page.

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The workshop is a large space with four hoists, high roof suitable to lift trucks and passenger buses, has a large rear yard with wash bay and space for trucks to turn around in, and is located on a busy road with excellent street frontage. While it is not a new building, it's size and features have been a huge asset to the business. The workshop can be on a long-term lease for the new business owner.

Livesey’s Motor Works issued over 1000 invoices in FY23. This includes around 250 Roadworthy testing certificates and mechanical work for over ??? clients. This was all completed by two mechanics.

How much does the business cost to buy?

Liveseys Motor Works business is for sale for $110,000.

Mechanical Services provided by Liveseys

The business is busy and usually booked 2-3 weeks ahead.
Mechanical services offered for cars, 4WDs and trucks include:

Car servicing

Engine tune-up

Roadworthy Certificate Testing

Brakes and clutches

Disc Brake Machining

Cooling systems

Exhaust systems

Engine rebuilds

Diesel Mechanic

There is scope for the new owner to offer their preferred selection of services, or expand to include a wider range of services.

Business hours are Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

We choose to have weekends and evenings off to spend with our families.

Photo of the front of the workshop for Livesseys Motor Works with two cars parked at the entry.

About the Area

Morwell is centrally located in the Latrobe Valley in Gippsland, Victoria.

The city is known for its role as a major energy production centre for Victoria as the centre of a major coal mining and fossil-fuel power generation industry.

Today it is home to numerous central government services and 'hubs', creating a busy area for government employees. Housing in Morwell and surrounding towns is affordable for young families to buy their own home. Education options include public and private schools as well as Gippsland Tech School, and tertiary study is offered at TAFE Gippsland and Federation University nearby.

Morwell is home to a shopping centre and Village cinemas, modern sports and community facilities, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Gippsland Innovation Centre, and 10 minutes away in Traralgon is a new Performing Arts Centre hosting Australian and international acts, and new state-of-the-art Aquatic Centre for the region. Restaurants and cafe options are abundant in the area.

The leading medical centre for Gippsland is Latrobe Regional Health, located between Morwell and Traralgon. The hospital provides a wide scope of medical care including general hospital care, surgery/theatre, mental health care, aged care, demetia care, maternity, as well as specialist care centres with visiting specialists for adults and children, a Cancer Centre, dialysis treatment, and much more.

Morwell is an easy 1hr 45 minute freeway drive to Melbourne and there is a regular Vline train service to Melbourne, as well as airport located between Morwell and Traralgon.

Morwell is also central to Gippsland and all it has to offer for weekend getaways to explore South Gippsland, the Gippsland Lakes, 90 Mile beach, fishing and boating, camping and 4WD, as well as snowfields at Mount Baw Baw.

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What our clients say

We have 43 Google reviews with a 4.7 star average, here are some of the comments:

"It's hard to find honest and trustworthy people sometimes, but Ian at Livesey's motors is one such person. He did a fantastic job on our car. He was very clear with what was needed, explained everything properly to us and all in a timely fashion. We really appreciate the honesty and integrity shown here and will be back. Thank you so so much."

~ Tina

"Took a Chrysler 300 srt 6.1 there for RWC and Ian and Luke did a comprehensive job of it and after being informed that it needed the fog lights replaced as one was cracked and the other was faded I let them find a replacement set and to fit as well. Later informed that car passed second test and it was ready to be picked up. Have to say thanks to the boys for looking after my needs. They did the job in a timely manner, were professional and explained everything that needed to be done. Prices were competitive and I highly recommend there service. Will be taking car back when its due for a service."

~ Laz

"I have used Livesey's Motor Works for all my car and truck servicing for over 20 yrs. During this time they have always produced excellent work and a friendly and quick service times. Their staff are extremely knowledgeable on all vehicle types and likely problems that can occur. Fully recommended."

~ Barry

"Livesey's Motors have been doing work on both my cars , I have found the staff to be extremely helpful , kind , and easy to deal with.

They make it their goal to keep customers happy which then brings them back time and time again. I highly recommend this service."

~ Greg

"Honest answers to our questions.

Inspected our car, advised us what the problem was and what we needed to do to get it fixed. No mess around, no padding the bill, just good honest mechanics."

~ Chris

"Fantastic service buy nice people fantastic to finally find an honest mechanical service was a pleasure dealing with you guys today when you serviced our Rodeo ute.

Thank you so very much also very reasonable prices :)"

~ Mandy

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