There’s a lot of local choice when it comes to car repairs, Warrant of Fitness, and vehicle servicing – but how do you know who to choose to get the best results at an affordable price? Here are four handy tips for making sure you’re working with the best mechanic in Whangarei.

1. Choose a mechanic that does it all

Working with a mechanic that offers a wide range of services can save you time and money. There are often times, we need to do some minor repairs on our vehicles to pass a Warrant of Fitness (WOF) and occasionally, something more major needs to be fixed. Working with a mechanic that can do both the WOF inspection and any repairs required means you can get your vehicle up to scratch without ever needing to leave the workshop.

At Kelly’s Automotive, we are proud to be the best mechanic in Whangarei. We can provide almost any service needed to pass your WOF while also being a certified WOF inspector. If we can’t perform your repairs right away, we’ll book your vehicle in as soon as possible. Once the repairs are complete, we can give your vehicle the green light knowing our dedicated team have provided the best quality work possible.

2. Work with a specialist for your vehicle

Some vehicles need specialist servicing and parts – so it is important to make sure that the mechanic you choose has the necessary knowledge and experience. This is vitally important when it comes to modern vehicles with all the bells and whistles that are unique to a particular make and model. Don’t risk dodgy repairs! It is always better to work with experts to ensure your vehicle leaves the workshop like new.

European car servicing and repair is what Kelly’s Automotive do best. As recognised European car specialists, we stay up-to-date with all new developments in vehicle technology. You can trust that your Audi, VW, Skoda, Porsche, BMW or Volvo is in good hands with our expert team and their state-of-the-art diagnostic and repair equipment. Plus, we can source even the most hard to find parts for your European vehicle. 

3. Look for an industry leader

There are a lot of cowboy mechanics out there who promise the world and aren’t able to deliver – that is why we urge everyone to reach out to industry leaders when it comes to repairing their vehicles. Having the right tools and people for the job is part of the package when you work with a provider who is well known and regarded.

There is no doubt that Kelly Automotive is a leader in the automotive industry, and we have a reputation to be proud of here in Whangarei. We have invested a lot into filling our workshop with every tool needed to fix a wide range of vehicles including state-of-the-art diagnostic machines, we’re a Capricorn preferred supplier, and we are MTA assured. No cowboys in our workshop! Only skilled professionals who know how to get the job done.

4. Choose a mechanic with payment options

You never know when your vehicle is going to experience a fault and sometimes it happens at times when you don’t have the money to fix it. It’s so good to work with a mechanic who offers payment plans or alternative payment methods so you can get our vehicle back on the road quickly, and not risk additional harm by continuing to drive with a known fault. This can sometimes make the problem even worse – doing more damage to your car, putting passengers at risk, and ended up costing you way more in the long run!

Kelly’s can offer a range of different payment options to suit your needs. We currently provide buy now, pay later schemes like Humm, Zip, Genoapay, Payright, and Layby. Talk to our team today about getting your vehicle as safe as it can be without breaking the bank. We want to give everyone the chance to work with the best mechanic in Whangarei.

Trust Kelly’s Automotive with your next car repair, WOF, or vehicle service today.


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