A Automotive Services Ltd

Automotive Repairs & Servicing

We wont be beaten on price
  • Free Courtesy Cars & Towing
  • Transmission Servicing
  • Friendly, Honest Service
  • Quality Parts Only Used
  • Superior Reconditioned Transmissions Gearboxes & Torque Converters
  • Estimates Given
  • Finance Available
  • 30 Years Experience
  • 15 Month - 25,000km Warranty
  • Electronic Testing
NZ Owned


What our customers have to say

We do our best to ensure you get the best service possible at A Automotive, not to mention a great deal. If you've had a good experience while visiting us we'd love to hear about it.

If you have let us know and we'll publish it on this page.

The automatic transmission of my Ford Mondeo had a tricky problem. There was not an obvious solution to it upon initial inspection. Unlike other places that suggested taking the transission out as the next step, which is a very expensive, Karl repaired it by the process of elimination, which made more sense to me. What impressed me further was that Karl insisted the car stay with them until he is happy with the way the car was running. As a result of his & his teams hardwork & expertise, the car is now running much smoother than before.

Thank you very much AAutomotive.
Jian Yin - Devonport, Auckland

Hi Daphne, This is the recommendation I wrote to put on the no cowboys website, except I couldnt figure out how to do that - so I'll just send it through anyway.

The transmission is so good now, since Karl worked on it and replaced all the worn out bits. I'd tried to convince myself that all it needed was a TC overhaul, but once Karl took it apart, it was clear that zip kits, seals, solenoids, clutch packs and what not would be needed if the trans was to have any hope of regaining its lost youth. The cost was right up there with cosmetic dentistry, but that's OK because the fluid way in which the trans deals with brisk acceleration makes the car a magic carpet to ride in, probably Karl has done some black magic with the "adaptations" or something, because I can't ever remember it being this smooth, no 2-1 deceleration clunk, no torque converter lock up/unlock jerkiness. Its seamless, especially like the way the controlled slip of the TC and trans work together to keep the twin turbo diesel spinning in its torque peak without jerkiness. I have no hesitation in recommending Karls shop for anyone considering a transmission rebuild.

Many thanks and regards
Jake - Waimauku

Quick note to thank you for the prompt and efficient service provided regarding my exchange transmission. Installed and been on a short test drive, all good at present. Thanks and cheers.

Bernie Morgan

Karl was fantastic with fixing my car. He listened attentively, took it for a drive, booked it in the following day. He solved the problem at 1/10 th of the cost compared to other people who had looked at it. He was great to deal with and really appreciated. I highly recommend this company.

Helen - Auckland

After purchasing a VW 2007 the auto transmission clearly had major issues after 40 mins of driving - slipping/clunking etc. feared the worst - but after calling Karl at AAutomotive he explained the issue provided me with the best price out of 3 â€" loaned me a car and sorted it in a day - it went from major worry/headache to resolution in 24 hours - really great honest service.

Quinn - Auckland

Dear Daphney and Karl, I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help and patience getting to the bottom of our Ford Escape problems. We are extremely grateful for the time you have invested and have been impressed with the level of service and friendly approach throughout.

We are delighted with the vehicle and would recommend you to others in the future.

Steve & Dianne Saw - Auckland

I would like to say thanks to Karl and his team for the great service recently received when purchasing a rebuilt transmission from A Automotive. With clean and organised workshop spaces and friendly helpful staff this business is a pleasure to deal with. It was a great help finding a shop that can actually provide the correct parts for my project car with helpful advice. I would recommend A Automotive to anyone looking for a no fuss professional job. Thanks!

Vern - Auckland

We own a A160 Merc great car but when the transmission failed we shopped around for advice on fixing it and cost of repair.

After having numerous garages telling us that the car was not worth repairing and to buy a new one, we found A Automotive on line and they were able to give us an estimate on how much the repair would cost and how long it would take for the car to be repaired.

We are very happy with the service and would recommend A Automotive to anyone who has car problems especially transmission problems.

Karen & Kevin - Auckland

Since first purchasing my Audi I have had numerous problems so much so I have felt unsafe driving it. Since picking up my car from A Automotive I find the car so much better to drive and have more confidence in the transmission. The prior faults of reversing, taking off, accelerating etc, have all gone and I finally feel safe behind the wheel. Thank you.

Sandy - Auckland

Just a short note to express my appreciation to you and your staff for the excellent repair recently completed for me. It was a pleasure to deal with a courteous and professional company. The follow-up phone call was much appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend your services.

Garth - Penrose

A few months ago I needed a new gear box for my car. I had it booked in, was given a loan car and my Volvo C70 got its new gear box (all within a few days!). I was just simply thrilled with the service I received. The whole process was so organised and streamlined, it was just a pleasure to be a customer at A Automotive. Having been in my own business for 23 years it such a surprise to say that the process was flawless. The gearbox is running perfectly.

Can you please thank your great team at A Automotive for me.

Laura - Coatesville

Just a Big Thanks to you and your team for fixing my car to my complete satisfaction.

I came to you with a car refusing to drive uphill and diagnosed by other experts as an automatic transmission issue. You took it for a test drive and within minutes diagnosed the problem as an engine issue thus disproving the opinion of other experts.

The engine dismantled,spare parts purchased, completed repairs,taken for a test drive and the car ready to go, all happened within 5 hours! I have never come across such a pro active and efficient team.

Nithi - Auckland

With regards the transmission overhaul performed on my Mitsubishi Chariot V6 3litre I am exceedingly pleased with the result and have no hesitation in recomending your operation to any one requiring a transmission repair.Apart from the fact that my vehicle has never been as smooth in the 160,000 km driven by myself alone, you listened to my problems and took the appropriate action.Your website says it all.

Well done A Automotive Services. Please feel free to use this unsolicited testomonial in any way you wish.

G. Russell Anderson - Auckland

I have used A Automotive for a number of years, using their skills to encompass problems ranging from automatic gearbox to suspension failures. In all cases they have been efficient and courteous in handling these difficulties. I would recommend them to any potential client.

Andrew - Glenfield

My 1994 2.6 V6 100E Audi went into 'failsafe mode'. This is a mode where only three gear positions can be selected. The owners manual indicated that there was a problem with the transmission and that the Audi should be taken for repair. I looked up transmission specialists in the yellow pages of the phone book. I was impressed with the straightforward and informative advertisement for A Automotive, 167 Archers Road Glenfield, Auckland. I took the Audi there. This is a very busy workplace in a very busy part of Auckland. I was impressed with the clean atmosphere of the place and the helpful reception I received. Karl Browne suggested that the computer analyser be used to diagnose the problem. This indicated 'multi function switch failure'. This was replaced but the Audi once again went into 'failsafe mode'. Repeat analysis indicated brake light switch malfunction. This was replaced. The problem persisted. Karl sent me for a second opinion to 'efitech' run by Wayne Frost who was most helpful. His analyser indicated 'code 00652 gear monitoring (slippage). After getting several quotations for repairs I returned to A Automotive and asked Karl to change the transmission fluid. The workshop was very busy and it was late in the afternoon but Karl made the time to do the job himself. He returned with the transmission oil. 'Milkshake' he said. Radiator contamination of the transmission. He offered me a courtesy car and repairs were commenced. A Automotive were most helpful.

Frank - Hibiscus Coast

Since using A Automotive in 2006 our fleet of Total Mobility Vehicles have been well looked after by Karl, Daphne and their team of mechanics. They are very professional in their approach to our needs and they stand by their work. Our fleet consists of Toyota Hi-Aces and a mixture of passenger cars, automatic and manual, A Automotive caters for them all and we have never experienced any workmanship problems with the servicing of our fleet. I look forward to a long and friendly business relationship with Karl and his team.

Roger - R&R Total Mobility Ltd

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