Drive Safe Service Centre is a mechanical and auto electrical workshop in Victoria Street, North Geelong. At the helm is Drew McKee, who after many years spent working and managing other workshops, knew it was the time to make his life-long dream a reality and it was in July 2015 that Drive Safe Service Centre was born. With only a small team of 4, it’s truly amazing what love and dedication for your job can help you to achieve in such a short time.
With 18 years of mechanical experience and skills behind Drew alone, it’s no wonder that you’ll never find him walking around his workshop as it’s always overflowing with cars. Drew’s reputation for going the extra mile for his clients is second-to-none, his love for his customers as well as the love he has for his job is the reason he and his team enjoy coming to work each day.
When asked what does he love about his job, the first words out of Drew’s mouth without any hesitation are “the challenge of finding a problem and fixing it like a puzzle, then the rewarding feeling of knowing when you have fixed it”. If you know Drew, you know that he loves meeting their teams ever growing customer base and they all become part of the ‘Drive Safe Family’. “Taking the time to get to know the customers and families has always been a great part of the job and seeing parents bring their older kids in with their cars is a wonderful feeling.”
Every day is a challenge, not knowing what will be towed in or what extra cars will show up as the day unfolds, it’s all part of the puzzle and the love of fixing things!
What is exciting is trying to manage the unknown which at times can be extremely difficult but the Drive Safe team are always willing to help.
By setting themselves targets and goals they have ensured that they are always offering their customers the best service as well as making sure the teams skills are up to date. Constantly getting new technology such as, scan tools and making the most of online programs, mechanical, electrical, LPG and diesel testing equipment to name a few makes the job easier but it also ensures better quality which can save time and money so that Drive Safe can pass on the savings to their customers.
When asked what is planned for the future of Drive Safe Service Centre, they are keeping tight lipped as there are some big plans for 2019. However it’s no secret that the love, dedication and hard work has paid off as the team won the VACC Best Mechanical Light Vehicle – Regional Small Business award for 2018 earlier this year.
Drive Safe Service Centre offers full vehicle service and repairs to all makes and models of vehicles. As well as auto electrical repairs, LED upgrades, LPG services and repairs, brakes, air conditioner service and re-gas, battery replacement, roadworthy certificates and so much more.
Find the team by going to their webiste: www.drivesafeservicecentre.com.au, check them out on their socials, Facebook and Instagram or give them a call: 0352721510.