About us

Originally established in 2008, Caves Mechanical Services has been providing the highest quality automotive repairs to Margaret River and the surrounding community ever since. We are passionate about automotive repair here at Caves Mechanical Services, and hold ourselves to a high standard of workmanship and professionalism.

We strive to keep our workshop running like a well-oiled machine. No vehicles sit in our workshop gathering dust, and we keep you up to date about what’s happening to your vehicle, and will always call you to get the go ahead before we undertake any costly repairs.

We’re incredibly proud of our reputation as the best mechanic in town, and we strive every day to provide our customers with service that lives up to or exceeds that reputation. We only want that title if we’ve earnt it.

If you’re curious about the business, feel free to contact one of our friendly staff today, or read on to have a look at our individual staff snapshots.

Jeff leach


Jeff has many years of experience as a small business owner in the South West. He enjoys 4 wheel driving, boating and fishing in his spare time.

Karl Maclean

Service Advisor​

Karl joined our team at the end of 2012 as our Parts man! He is very knowledgeable about 4 x 4 driving and accessories. Karl spends time on the weekends exploring the South West and holidays touring in the outback.

Elias Hancock

Apprentice Technician​​

Elias joined our team in April 2017 and is gaining knowledge and experience on a wide variety of vehicles and mechanical issues.

Away from work, Elias enjoys jamming with mates on his guitar, surfing and four wheel driving.

Tom Davey

Automotive Technician​

Technician Tom started his role in April 2016. Tom has recently moved with his family to Margaret River. He has 25 years of experience specializing in Toyota, Holden, Ford, American vehicles and Australian muscle cars.

With so many years of experience Tom is quick to diagnose difficult vehicle issues.

Chris Forrest

Workshop Foreman​

Chris has been with us since 2013, and is the workshop foreman. Chris has over 10 years experience as an automotive technician, factory trained by Nissan and mainly working in Bunbury & Broome before moving with his family to enjoy the lifestyle in Margaret River. He has a real passion for diagnostics and is one of those blokes that can’t sleep at night if there is an unsolved problem in the workshop.