About Us

Over 30 years of excellence in auto dismantling

Top Spot Auto Dismantlers is a well-established business that started as a Holden wrecking yard, previously named Brent Mansell Auto Wreckers.

In 1986, Peter Barrows purchased the business and the appearance of the industry changed from a “Wrecker” to an “Auto Dismantler”, hence the name change to Top Spot Auto Dismantlers.

With the name change, came a more professional approach and the business became accredited under the APRAA System (Automobile Parts Recycling Association of Australia). Today, Top Spot Auto Dismantlers are members of APRAA and hold a 5 Star Accreditation.

Larger premises were purchased when Top Spot Auto Dismantlers moved to their current location at 12B Wireless Road East. In 2000, Top Spot Auto Dismantlers purchased Bill Barrows Auto Dismantlers and relocated the 4WD and Commercial components arm of the business from Ramsay Avenue to the current location at Wireless Road East, Mount Gambier.

In 2005, another expansion occurred when Peter Barrows purchased Todd’s Auto Salvage and began dismantling Ford Vehicles.

Top Spot Auto Dismantlers is now jointly owned by Peter Barrows, Darren Mansell. Combined they have over 60 years of experience in the automotive dismantling industry.

Top Spot Auto Dismantlers currently dismantle most popular makes and models of passenger, 4 wheel drive and light commercial vehicles including Ford, Holden, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mercedes and Hyundai. We also sell new aftermarket parts and panels for most popular makes and models.

Thanks to our dedication to customer service and high standards of workmanship, Top Spot Auto Dismantlers has won a number of awards over the years:

  • 2008 Blue Lake Business of the Year Award
  • 2008 Blue Lake Business of the Year Recycling Category Award
  • 2006 Bob Scott Memorial Award
  • 2002 Winner of the Return To Work – Employer Award Disability Action’s Employee & Employer of the Year
  • 2001 Environmental Award- South East Water Catchment Board
  • 1996 National Winner of the APRAA Beautification &
    Improvement Award

The staff at Top Spot Auto Dismantlers are committed to delivering high standards in relation to customer service, quality parts and environmental issues and look forward to assisting you with your next enquiry.

Please call 1300 720 101 and speak to Peter or Darren today!

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