Ricky Howells is on his 2nd year apprenticeship
Gary Old is a qualified Auto technician with years of experience.
Isaiah Hemopo is on his 3rd year apprenticeship
Kevan Old is also an Auto technician and has been in the trade for 35 years. Specializing in Toyota vehicles.
Wendy Old works very hard in the office to keep everthing running smoothly. She also works with all the bookings and accounting.
What others say about us
I’d like to thank the amazing team at Central Taranaki Automotive for the fantastic job done on our newly acquired campervan, 1st trip away was to visit the ancestors in the various cemeteries in Stratford and it all came to a halt when the alternator retired, thanks to Kevan and his awesome team we were able to get on the road again the next afternoon, can’t thank you guys enough, both the workshop team and the office team, big thumbs up to you all.
Keven is the man. We got a puncture in Hawera, couldn’t find a tyre shop that was open on a Sunday. Put the space saver on, drove to Stratford, made a few phone calls and Kevan come to our rescue. Not only did this awesome human come out on a Sunday to meet us at his shop and fix our tyre, but he also refused to take any money from us as well. He was just happy to be able to safely get us back on the road. Thank you soooo much, Keven.
These guys are amazing! Moved to Stratford 6 months ago and they came highly recommended. Exceptional customer service and Kevan and his family go the extra mile to ensure quality, efficiency and workmanship are next level! I know nothing about cars but they explain what they are doing and have done with excellent communication, even dropping my vehicle off to my workplace when it was fixed. Thanks guys! I’ll be back for more work when necessary.
Kevan is one of the most technically skilled mechanics I have found. No matter what the issue he will find a good solution in a timely matter and keep the customer well informed through the process. But it’s not just that, that keeps me going back to central automotive. Kevan is honest and trustworthy. He always offers options and costings for any work and you truly feel like he’s giving the best value job that he can. Nothing is a problem and communication is fluent. In short, hes just a decent guy with a great local reputation and you always feel like the work he says you need is actually the truth. Thoroughly recommend Kevan and his team as a first call.
I would just like to place on record, Norma’s and my gratitude to you for the support and assistance you have given us with the VW Golf saga over the past few months, that thankfully has now departed from us. After the bad experience of Norma breaking down with our grandchild on board, which effectively was “the last straw” with this car, we took your advice and have now purchased a Yaris which I know will serve Norma and her precious cargo well, in the years to come. I know that I have personally thanked you already, but felt I had to put my appreciation to you on record.
Fantastic friendly service. Loved the calendar, pen, lollies and the fact that you went to the effort to wash my car!!!!!! Definitely will be back. Thank you
Best automotive shop in town. Always top service and friendly staff would highly recommend!
Thank you so much for helping me today when I was stranded in Stratford. You were so helpful and pleasant and really came to my rescue.