Rival Motors is an independently owned and operated motor mechanic workshop. We deal primarily with BMW and Volkswagen maintenance, repairs and diagnostics. We do offer the same service for other makes of vehicles such as Renault, Ford, Opel, KIA and many others as well.

With the rapid advancement in technology, our service has evolved from purely mechanical, to include the latest in electronic technology. Because vehicles today possess complex computer and electronic systems, that are often the primary cause of a lot of mechanical issues.



We do major and minor services including oil change, oil filter, air filter, fuel filter and full inspection and report.



We do repairs and overhauling to manual and automatic transmissions including linkages, clutches, clutch cables and clutch hydraulics.



We do servicing, repairs and overhauling of brake systems including brake pads and discs, brake shoes and drums, hydroelectric cylinders and pipes.



We do repairs to the suspension including shocks, mountings, ball joints, bushes and links.



We do repairs to the steering including pumps, steering racks and steering columns. 



We do repairs and overhauling to engines including cylinder heads, subassemblies and complete engines.



We use state of the art diagnostics equipment to identify electronic faults, clear fault codes, test vehicle electronics and reset service and inspection lights.


I own 3 BMW’s - Ryan & Claire have looked after my vehicles for the last 10 years. I trust Ryan’s judgement and advice completely. He is never too busy to discuss any problem.All work undertaken is always cleared with me prior to implementation and I have always believed that they are totally honest and endeavour to provide me the most cost effective solution. I would unreservedly recommend their services.

John C

Ryan went out of his way to help me with my engine rebuild. Excellent service and very honest about prices etc.

Carl W

Had a vehicle serviced, friendly staff and everything communicated clearly.

Thomas L

most excellent  service whenever I bring my golf to them. also explains the do.s and dont s about golf's in general. much appreciated

Anthony T

Ryan is as good as his word and honest. He reduced original quote because he did not use parts he originally thought necessary. Not many places would do that. Job well done.

Errol R

Fantastic helpful service

Denise C

Great work from Ryan, highly recommended

Seth H

Was happily met and explained everything that would be done to my car. The work that was done on the car was top notch, the old girl has never run so smooth before.

I am very happy that I found Rival Motors, Now I don't have to look for a mechanic ever again.

Terrence M

Ryan leads a great team at Rival motors with experience and courtesy and he and Claire re such a pleasure to deal with..real professionals where nothing is too much trouble..i had a complicated issue which was fixed at the best price so I can keep my car! They shop around, communicate and most importantly diagnose the issue correctly! 100% recommended any time. You're really in safe hands.

Lisa F

I was quoted cheaper to fix my brakes from other garages but I felt a sense of honesty from the team. They did not try to up sell me into replacing the whole car, like some other places and delivered on time with exactly what was asked. I'd be surprised if anyone feels differently. Great job Claire and Ryan and the guys!

Craig W

I just want to thank Ryan and the Rival Motors team, for a awesome job done on my VW Polo. Rival motors ran a diagnostic on my vehicle and obviously found the problem. It was not a easy part to get a hold of as there was a shortage of this part in SA.
However Ryan and Claire did not only manage to find the part, but also managed to get me one for almost half the price! There are not many honest professionals out there to try and save their clients money.
A big shout out to all of you at Rival motors! I will definitely become one of your regular customers in the future!

Matthew M




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Owner / Office Administrator



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Mon-Thur 8am-5pm
Fri 8am-1:30pm
Sat-Sun Closed