About Us

Peter McDonald Automotive Services Pty Ltd. (as it was called) was established in 1970 by Peter and his wife, Jennifer. In the beginning PMAS concentrated on the general maintenance of vehicles and the fitting of parts. Shortly thereafter a need for specialist engine fitting became apparent. As did the need for reconditioning, fitting and supplying power steering boxes, shafts and conversions. A practice that is still adhered to today, and one that is, what PMAS and many in the industry believe, to be the best in Newcastle and the Hunter region.

Engine fitting became the most important aspect of the business. With the turnover of engines, both reconditioned and imported, PMAS soon became specialists in engine reconditioning and fitting.

PMAS has always had a strong work ethos and this has enabled the company to establish a sterling reputation for quality workmanship and products. Peter's motto seems to be 'at the end of the day, all you have is your reputation'. This motto has been backed up throughout the history of the company and into the present and the future, not only with words, but in action and written warranties.

In December 2014, Peter made the decision to retire. His son, Chris McDonald, has now taken off where Peter left. He comes to the business with a wealth of experience & knowledge in the mechanical industry. From an early age he was in the workshop as often as possible dismantling power steering boxes and cleaning parts ready for reassembly, always watching and learning from the best in the business. Following several years in the 4wd repairs and spares industry, he spent ten years in a managment role within the largest Toyota Service Department in Newcaslte and the Hunter Valley. The training and experience provided in these roles has entrenched the desire to give the best possible custmer service and satisfaction along with quality workmanship and quality control within the industry.

In keeping with the original high level of expertise and customer service, the original team of staff have been retained to ensure a seamless transition from the previous generation into the future.

Understanding the need to keep up with the constantly changing landscape of the technically advanced motor vehicle, we invest in the latest diagnostic equipment and tooling to efficiently and effictively repair your vehicle at a competetive price without compromising the quality of the workmanship.

We offer Factory log book servicing using Genuine parts to maintain your new vehicle manufacturers warranty. For vehicles outside the manufacturers warranty, we can offer tailored servicing to suit your requirements and budget. Pre purchase vehicle inspections and advice is offered for peace of mind prior to purchasing your next investment.

So, for solid vehicle repairs, contact McDonald Automotive Services today. We'll fix it fast and thoroughly!