For this article, we dug up a few of the best mechanic WordPress themes (for auto body shops, garages, etc) available for 2017. If you’re the owner of an automotive business, any one of these themes is an excellent alternative to sinking money into an expensive custom website design.
When it comes to automotive/repair shop/garage themes, there’s not any must-have features and individual requirements will vary. For the most, WordPress’s core functionality will pretty much have you covered. On-site appointment forms are nice to have, and ideally you will be able to tweak and customize the theme without much fuss. Though we based our choices primarily on design quality, it’s worth noting that we placed the themes with the most features toward the top of the list.
If you ended up here from Google and what you’re really looking for are WordPress themes better suited to car dealerships and automotive marketplaces, check out our companion roundup of the Best WordPress Car Dealer Themes.
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The Car Service theme has one job to do: excel as a mechanic/automotive/repair shop theme for for WordPress. And it does! Although you won’t find anything groundbreaking about Car Service, it’s an well-conceived, expertly assembled product that meets all the necessary benchmarks and delivers the goods. It keeps things light, user-friendly and lookin’ good, leaving room open to build in your own brand and character.
The design is confident and spare, minimizing unnecessary visual noise and prioritizing readability and user experience. It’s fast, featuring sensible, intuitive navigation, and was built both responsive and retina-ready for a consistent experience across devices. A must-have appointment form is provided, and Car Service is integrated with WooCommerce, just in case you’re in need of e-commerce capability.
Customization and layout adjustments are no problem using the extended options panel and code-free interface of Visual Composer. And if fancy homepage slideshows do it for you, you’ll be pleased to know that that Slider Revolution is packaged. PSDs are included too!More Info/Download
As soon as we saw Car Shire, we knew it would be popular–and it turned out to be one of the fastest selling themes of its kind, racking up 250+ sales soon after release. The designers pretty much nailed it: although it’s not breaking a lot of new ground, this theme simply looks and works the way a mechanic/car repair/autobody website should. It’s sure to draw visitors and potential clients in, with its classic UX, instead of pushing them away with unfamiliar elements and obnoxious gimmicks.
It’s also a breeze to install and setup, featuring a 1-click-demo installation to get things going fast, making it an excellent option for beginners. And if that’s still daunting to you, the developers will set it up for you…for free, which is a fairly rare offer.
The premium plugins Visual Composer and Slider Revolution are also bundled for free, which is par for the course when it comes to themes on the ThemeForest marketplace these days, but they’re a useful addition regardless and worth having.
Translation-ready with WPML support, and nicely documented.More Info/Download
This newcomer scores points for versatility alone, with six distinct preset homepages ready to go out of the box. Whether you’re building a website for a car wash, a repair shop, a dealership, or rental service, the Autoservice theme will have you covered. Almost every element is customizable, and the theme comes packaged with the popular Visual Composer page builder.
The UX is intuitive and responsive, and end-users will appreciate the fluid, speedy performance. Auto service was built with SEO in mind, and fully translation ready with WPML support. WooCommerce is integrated for setting up shops, and the theme supports Google maps and locations.
Autoservice is a breeze to install and set up thanks to the one click demo installer. We recommend clicking through to the product page for more comprehensive overview of everything the theme has to offer. Have a look at the demo while you’re at it.More Info/Download
The sharp, bold design of the mechanic WordPress theme will make an immediate impression on existing customers and potential new clients. It’s extremely easy to set up and use. The theme comes with WooCommerce support, a page builder (Visual Composer), and Slider Revolution.
The theme is responsive and retina ready, guaranteeing a flawless and great-looking user experience across the full range of devices. This is going to look as good on your smart phone is a does on your desktop.More Info/Download
The pragmatically named AutoRepairShop theme earns a top spot on our list due to its clean, modern & user-friendly design. Performance is snappy, and the developers have gone out of their way to build an above average user experience.
The theme is a breeze to customize and brand with an extensive set of back-end options, 100+ Google fonts, and a bundled PSD.
ARS is retina-ready and responsive, providing a consistent experience and sharp graphics across the spectrum of mobile and desktop devices. Translation ready and well documented!More Info/Download
Next up we’ve got CarZone. This open & airy design cuts out the fat and puts your content and services first: plenty of white space and bold typography result in a clean, professional aesthetic that will impress visitors and potential clients.
CarZone even has some repair/mechanic specific features: a booking form that makes it easy for clients to create, cancel and confirm appointments, and integration with the premium Business Hours Plugin (bundled free). Secondary features, like an advanced settings panel and multiple header designs, give site admins plenty of options tweak and adjust to their liking.
Several sliders are supported, including the renowned Revolution Slider (also bundled free). If the screenshot does it for it you, we think it’s worth taking a closer look at the details page for a full rundown of features we don’t have room to cover here.More Info/Download
Carpress is the best-selling WordPress theme for mechanics and garages, partly due to the high-quality design, and partly due to some strong secondary features.
The theme is both responsive and retina-ready, for sharp, functional display on the latest mobile devices, and it’s a breeze to brand and customize using WordPress’s own Live Customizer.
Carpress supports WooCommerce and is WPML/translation ready. Video tutorials are provided to help WordPress beginners get everything up and running easily.More Info/Download
The succinctly titled Garage theme is a new comer to the mechanic and car repair theme niche. The design is clean and modern, and features are intuitively implemented and easy to use.
Garage is both mobile and retina-ready for flawless display across the range of mobile devices. It’s SEO friendly and supports translation via the WPML plugin. WooCommerce is compatible out the box.
Extras like a drag & drop page builder and a powerful admin panel give site owners plenty of control over layouts, colors, and fonts without having to touch a line of code.More Info/Download
456Repair Mechanic WordPress Theme
456Repair boasts a bold, contemporary design (with large typography and a one-page layout).
The theme is bundled with the popular Visual Composer plugin, which allows users to create and edit layouts easily via an easy to use drag & drop page builder. Two types of headers are provided for more flexibility, and the options panel provides site admins with access to Google’s Web Fonts and unlimited color schemes.
Note that this theme comes with more free plugins than any of the other themes on our list. Among them: Smart Sidebars, Pretty Loader, Ultimate VC Add-On, Logo Carousel, Easy Tables, Shop Assistant and LayerSlider. It’s $168 of freebies overall.
And, oh yeah, WooCommerce and Contact Form 7 are also supported. 456Repair is fully translatable with WPML support.More Info/Download
Auto Car Repair Mechanic Shop Responsive Theme
Here’s a theme that, as far as we can tell, doesn’t really have a name. It’s called “Auto Car Repair Mechanic Shop Responsive Theme”, which is a moniker we suspect Google will appreciate more than anyone else.
But enough about that: it’s a great looking car repair theme, and it’s the most feature-rich automotive/garage theme available. Features like an appointment form and a reviews section are stand-outs but, if you like the design, we recommend clicking through and having a look at the details page for the full rundown of features. There’s too much to adequately summarize.
One-click demo install is supported, so you won’t have to spend anytime fussing with plugins and options to recreate the theme’s demo on your own server. It’s SEO-friendly, translation ready and, as you’d expect, 100% responsive.More Info/Download
The Car Care theme aims for a slightly more luxury aesthetic. It’s a sleek, straight-forward design, and the theme is easy to install and use. A good option for users who don’t want or need a ton of extraneous bells & whistles.
And, once again, a benefit of going with a TemplateMonster theme is that you can have everything taken care of at once for a bit of extra dough: hosting, installation, and even customization.More Info/Download
And that’s it for another Siteturner theme roundup. Don’t miss our next roundup, 14+ Best WordPress Themes for Prostitutes & Brothels.