Owners: Mechanic Karl Wharepouri and Koreena Wilks
Business: Avenal Service Centre
Business description: We are offering everything related to cars – WOF checks, automotive servicing, different repairs and consumable parts. We have a panel shop ready for any repairs that we use, wheel alignments and great tyre deals on offer too. I’ve been an A-grade mechanic for more than 35 years and have specialised in European vehicles, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Citroen, Fiat, Land Rover, Maserati – and I’m also trained for Japanese cars. The shop is open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm and on Saturday from 9am to noon, with plans to open on Sunday as well. For any inquiries, phone (03) 214 1954.
Date started: August 1, 2017
Why Southland: I’m born and bred in Southland. I have had great support so far through existing clients and also from the people who have seen that the shop is under new management.
Why now: The opportunity presented me a chance to run my own shop the way I want to run it. For me it is all about competitive price and service that we are offering.