1800 SQUARE METERS OF AUTO LUXURY
Designed and Built by John Tidey and Friends.
What began as an idea in 2012 has evolved into a mega car care center, an Aussie first and a place for people who want to do their own servicing.
You Do It Auto is the house of all things auto, with 13 hoists, bays and work spaces where you can give your vehicle the care and repair it deserves. You Do It Auto was built on this simple premise; “we supply the tools, you do the work” and if you don’t save money l’ll eat my hat!
But You Do It Auto is more than just tools, hoists, and wash bays, we give ordinary people a place to learn, service or repair their own car without spending big bucks.
You Do It Auto is our dream garage and we invite you to fix your car, start your next project, or pick up a few tips and tricks along the way. A love for all things auto doesn’t have a gender or creed, you do it auto is for one and all, big or small, whether you have a rusted wreck or want to learn something new.
It’s been a great experience for us and we’d like to share it with you, try this simple test, Do Your Next Oil & Filter Service at you do it auto and see how easy it is and how much money you save.
Meet the man behind you do it auto
John Tidey has been pulling cars apart and blowing up V8 engines since he was a teenager. Growing up, his family owned a small property on which a family friend stored cars from a wrecking business. For entertainment John and his brother would pull the wrecks and engines apart.
In the early 1970’s John worked at his fathers service station in Geelong, as payment, his father bought him his first car – a Morris Minor 1000. The Minor has the honour of housing the first working engine John pulled out, modified, and ultimately blew up. After getting his licence John began modifying car engines on a regular basis – installing V8 engines in various cars, usually blowing them up in the end.
A jack of many trades, John’s father was a boiler maker and John followed in his footsteps, nowadays John operates a commercial construction business. Ultimately it is a love for making things and understanding how they work that drives John – whether it’s cars, fabrication, or business.
As for You Do It Auto, John said the idea was simple. “I’d always worked on my own cars, so why not provide the space for others to do the same?”
He likens the process of developing You Do It Auto to business, just give people what they need, service and value for money, he says it’s hard not to keep growing.