CoolCar North Shore — top skills and equipment

CoolCar North Shore — top skills and equipment

The benefits of choosing a company like CoolCar North Shore are their expertise and equipment.

Owner Dave Harwood started CoolCar North Shore, at 99 Wairau Road, in 1996 and has grown it into a reputable and reliable business.

He got his start in the automotive trade while working as a mechanic in the New Zealand Army during the 1960s.

He started specialising in air-conditioning in Australia in the 1970s, and has continually added to his skills.

Dave was recognised for his talents with an international award for industry excellence from VASA, a network representing the automotive air-conditioning, electrical and cooling technicians of Australasia, in 2015.

Over the years, he has worked on a wide range of vehicles, with highlights including a Lamborghini Espada and the occasional V-type Jaguar.

Fully equipped workshop

“We have the right equipment to do the job,” Dave says.

“We’ve got the latest leak detection methods, we’ve got the latest scan tools for getting into the electronics, and we can do everything right here at CoolCar North Shore.”

His professional tip for people who have air-conditioning issues with their vehicle is: “Re-gassing is not the be all and end all.”

It is better to diagnose the heart of the problem, often saving customers hundreds of dollars.

Skills and experience

Dave says he enjoys the challenge of the industry and providing customers with expert advice they wouldn’t get at a typical automotive workshop.

“We are part of a very highly trained group of workshops and people coming to us will get the necessary skill levels to diagnose and fix the problems properly.”

Dave and his team at CoolCar Air-Conditioning Centre are selected repairers for major warranty companies.

Dave is also a member of the Motor Trade Association (MTA) executive for the northern region and is often consulted as an advisor for the industry.