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Johnson's 4WD Repair Shop

All makes and models welcome, as well as camper trailers and trailers.

61 Lucas Street, Berserker QLD 4701  |  07 4927 7170  |  [email protected]


Our aim is to tackle the questions you want answers to without the mechanical jargon. If there is a topic you'd like us to cover, please feel free to contact us and let us know. 

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Unbraked Trailers

Posted on 23 March, 2021 at 3:50

Are you towing a ticking time bomb?


Imagine this, you have packed up the family and are in the car heading out for the day when on the way, a tyre comes out of nowhere directly towards you unexpectedly. You take evasive action to avoid a collision, and then you see a trailer attached to a car, limping to a halt.


You may find yourself asking, ‘what went wrong there? Why does a wheel and tyre just fall off like that?’



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Five Rocks Central Queensland

Posted on 19 October, 2020 at 6:40

In true 4WD fashion, we love to get out and about to explore our region. Our latest adventure sees us in a convoy of six heading into Byfield National Park to spend the weekend at Five Rocks (17th & 18th of October 2020).


We set off from Rockhampton in the weary hours of Saturday morning with an aim to beat the traffic jam currently being experienced at Big Sandy. We headed east to Yeppoon and then north to Byfield. Our crew of adventurers were driving vehicles that ra...

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Camping Beginner

Posted on 6 May, 2020 at 3:05

You’re interested in camping but might not quite know where to start. The great news is that you’ve taken the first step to researching what is set to be a fun filled activity for yourself, your mates and your family.


Getting outdoors and seeing the beautiful surrounds available in our own backyard is nothing short of amazing. We’re lucky and privileged to live in such a gorgeous country which means there are ample opportunities for fun and adventure with...

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Carnarvon Gorge, Takaraka Bush Resort - December 2019

Posted on 3 January, 2020 at 7:30

As keen adventurers, four-wheel drivers and campers always looking for a weekend away, Christmas time and a short workshop closure for Johnson’s 4WD Repair Shop meant we could venture further than just a couple of hours away for the weekend. Approximately 5hrs west of Rockhampton, we landed at the Takaraka Bush Resort at Carnarvon Gorge for six nights of camping bliss.


Takaraka Bush Resort has wonderful and accommodating managers as well as great facilities. Unlike ot...

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4WDing and Recovery Gear

Posted on 2 August, 2019 at 21:50

Even though we’re more than just 4WD’s at Johnson’s 4WD Repair Shop and love all makes and models, a large part of our role in providing support to our customers is giving advice on recovery gear. We frequently hear from our customers about their experiences assisting other avid 4WDers as well as tales of being helped themselves. As we all know, there are times when we just can’t get moving alone.

It’s always a good idea to 4WD in groups...

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Buying a Used Car | Key information and what to look for

Posted on 10 June, 2019 at 23:55

When shopping for a used car, making sure you’re not buying someone else’s problems can be tricky. Hopefully with these tips and tricks, you can have the confidence to buy a great used car that will provide you and your family with reliability for years to come.

Planning and understanding expectations is key. Critical items you should address before commencing your search include:

• Budget

• Expectations

• Research

• Vehicle...

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Log Book Servicing | Dealer or Independent Workshop

Posted on 23 February, 2019 at 21:20

A common misunderstanding by consumers is that they must take their vehicle to the dealer for servicing to maintain warranty. The answer here is that this is not the case. You will not void your standard warranty by having your vehicle serviced by an independent and qualified mechanical workshop.

Independent workshops provide one on one service and will ensure that your logbook service meets and exceeds requirements to maintain your warranty.

If a consumer ...

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Frequency of Vehicle Servicing

Posted on 13 December, 2018 at 22:30

Servicing your vehicle on time is critical in ensuring your families safety and your vehicle’s reliability. The frequency of set monthly intervals or kilometers ensures that as well as a service, a safety check can also be conducted with risks and issues identified and rectified quickly by your trusted mechanic. If there are several items that need attention, your mechanic can help you prioritise each item and create an action plan to mitigate the risks of a negative impact.

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