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Yep, we've done it, we've gone and employed another mechanic by the name of Paul. So if you ring up and ask for 'Paul', you may experience some confusion from now on... Paul Nielson is the boss, Paul 'Pickles' is the assistant manager and Paul Robinson would be totally useless as a mechanic, but can probably help you with any administrative questions.

We would also like to welcome Ben, our new apprentice. Ben is a smart young lad, who is keen to learn and become strong in the ways of the force.

See our 'About Us' page for more detail.

WOF Inspections

As you are probably aware, WOF inspection requirements have changed. As per the NZTA website:

From 1 July 2014, vehicles first registered anywhere in the world on or after 1 January 2000 will move to annual WoF inspections for their lifetime.

For new vehicles, after an initial inspection, another WoF inspection won't be required until the 3rd anniversary of their first registration.

At Mechanix, we recommend that you do not make it a year or two between visits. There are still many things that can, and often do, wear out on your car. Tyres are a good example. If your wheels are even slightly out of alignment, you can easily chew the edges of your tyres and reduce their ability to help you stop safely. Please do keep an eye on your tyres, or just call in and see us if you have any concerns. A quick tyre inspection can take just a couple of minutes and we won't charge you anything for that!

Other small things like wiper blades and headlight bulbs can often be overlooked or forgotten, when it is actually a very simple and minor job to sort out. Equally, there are things within your vehicle that you won't notice, but were previously picked up by a WOF inspection, eg suspension issues, which again, can have a significant impact on your ability to stop!

Most accidents are of course caused by failure to stop your car in time, so good tyres, good suspension and effective brakes are vital.

Bottom line, if you are getting your vehicle checked and serviced regularly, then we should pick up on most things that could cause you problems. So don't be a stranger, make sure we can keep an eye on your car and help to keep you safe on the roads.

 

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Where To Find Us

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1096 Great North Rd.

Pt. Chevalier, Auckland.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm, Saturday 9 am - 1 pm

We normally arrive at 7:30 am, so you can drop your car off around then if you need to get away early!

Ph 845-2244 Fax 846-8306

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About Us

Our Mission: "To be the best we can in all that we do."

It's that simple.

The team at Mechanix are here to look after you. We guarantee everything we do 100% and will do whatever it takes to get the job done properly.

Mechanix is proud to be a member of Auto Super Shoppes, a nationwide organisation that offers a higher level of expertise and commitment to looking after your automotive needs. As an Auto Super Shoppe member, you are guaranteed the highest level of service. (See www.supershoppes.co.nz)

paulnPaul Nielson

Workshop Manager. Director. Chief. Head Honcho. El Kapitan. Or simply, the lead dog! Paul has owned and operated his own workshop for the past 15 years. Prior to that he managed various workshops in the Auckland area. His early career included time in the parts business so he knows where to source the best parts at the very best prices! Paul may not look like James Bond, (you noticed huh?), but he is darn good at what he does. His passion for vehicles extends to his spare time where he finds great delight in screaming along tiny gravel roads in a rally car. (Call it a 'Licence to Thrill' perhaps?) Married to the lovely Carolyn, with son Matthew and now young baby brother Craig also in the mix! Sleep? Who needs it huh? They are good boys in reality, well behaved and fine looking young lads.. (must be mum's genes? You be the judge!)

Pickles Paul (aka 'Pickles')

Pickles has joined the team, so expect to see his smiling face around. He lives pretty locally so is quite happy to spend all his life in the workshop under a car. OK, well not quite, but he does seem to always have a very positive outlook on things, which is great! He has a heap of experience and takes on the role of Assistant Manager. (Those shoulders look plenty big enough for the job!) He is married and has a new baby in the family, so probably is not getting as much sleep as he would like.

So.... if you see his legs sticking out from under a car, give him a gentle kick to make sure he is awake under there and not just catching up on sleep!

John John

John is a very experienced and senior mechanic with many years in the trade. He brings a strong work ethic and good diagnostic skills to complement the team. Not one to blow his own trumpet, John is a quiet performer who delivers the goods over and over and can always be relied upon to step up when the going gets tough. Thanks John, always appreciated!

When we untie his shackles and let him have his life back, John enjoys riding quad bikes or spending time with his son. John has such an easy going manner we think he must take out his aggression on the quad bikes - as long as he takes care cos those things can be dangerous!

Ben Ben

We are very pleased to have young Ben on board as our new apprentice. Ben has a sharp mind, works hard and amazingly, seems able to put up with Paul, Pickles and John on a daily basis. It's a miracle! But seriously folks, he is keen to learn and fortunately for us all (phew!) arrives here with a decent chunk of experience already under his belt, so not only is he a pretty handy asset to have, like a fine wine he will only get better!

Ben can be a bit shy, so don't be afraid to say hi as shortly we will be extending his chain so that he can reach the front of the workshop... Just kidding... (it is already plenty long enough!).

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Paul Robinson

The 'non-mechanic' in the team. Paul has owned and operated workshops for the past 20 years in West Auckland. He is the poor schmuck who has to deal with the mass of paperwork generated by the hard working mechanics. When not stuck behind the desk he escapes to his other job, flying a rescue helicopter down at Mechanics Bay. Kind of lets him keep an eye on things from above... To keep with the 'kids theme', Paul has twin girls who are growing up too quickly. And of course, we should mention his wife Angela who gets to help with the cleaning when not working as a nurse at Auckland Hospital. (Her patients make less mess than the 4 grubby mechanics...)

 
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