Meet the CoolCar North Shore team!
Since the change of ownership, back in June 2018, the North Shore branch has gone through a lot of changes. We have new, larger premises, a new mobile service for transport, construction, earth-moving, farming and the motor trade, as well as a new team of technicians.
We thought it time to show you all the changes!
A New Home!
The new, larger premises are located at 48c Diana Drive, Glenfield (behind Pressure Solutions). Just around the corner from our old Wairau Road site. This now allows us to help more customers and is big enough to accommodate trucks, motor-homes and buses. We now have enough room for a comfortable customer waiting area, a showroom to display Redarc power systems and Hulk 4×4 accessories and a dedicated component repair workshop upstairs along with a small fleet of loan cars to keep you mobile whist we repair your vehicle (subject to availability).
Don’t forget…..we don’t just repair and build air-conditioning systems. We also repair and service heater & engine cooling systems, diagnose electrical faults and fit the range of Hulk 4×4 accessories, lights & touring equipment
A New Service!
The new mobile service runs out the back (and sides!) of our fully equipped Toyota HiAce 4×4 van, where we can offer ;
- De-gas and re-gas to repaired systems (we are unable to re-gas a leaking system due to legalities involved with the Climate Change Response Act 2002),
- Air-conditioning and heating diagnosis and repair,
- Pipe and hose repair (including aluminium),
- GPS sales, installation and removal.
We are able to diagnose, service and repair all vehicles on or off the road for road transport, construction & earth-moving, farming, panel beaters, car yards and automotive workshops.
And then there is our new team!
L to R
Left – Jason (Loy Chyuan Su) – Apprentice Auto Electrician
Jason is originally from Malaysia and has been in New Zealand for three years. He graduated with a Diploma in Automotive Technology at The Otomotif College, Malaysia. His working experience, in Malaysia, is 4 years as a trainee Automotive Technician and Automotive Electrician at a Toyota dealership and a BMW dealership. When he moved to New Zealand he studied for a Bachelor of Applied Technology (level 7), Automotive Engineering at Unitec, Institute of Technology while working at CoolCar Henderson. He is currently pursuing Certification 3 and 4 in Automotive Electrical Engineering from Mito, New Zealand as an apprentice Automotive Electrician with us.
Middle – Ryan Anderson – Automotive Electrician
Ryan is originally from South Africa where he worked as an Automotive Electrician and air-conditioning technician. He completed his apprenticeship in 1997 with General Motors South Africa, where he worked on Opel, Isuzu, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Suzuki and Saab. He spent his last 10 years in Durban, South Africa, working for a leading air-conditioning workshop before emigrating to New Zealand
Ryan arrived in New Zealand in 2013. His first role was as an Automotive Electrician and Air-Conditioning technician for a leading diagnostic workshop in Christchurch, where he soon learned that a South African Summer and a New Zealand Winter are wildly different! After a year he found himself in Auckland working for a chain of well known automotive workshops before coming to join us in February of this year. Ryan is now a New Zealand citizen, complete with his Kiwi passport. Married and Dad to boys, Noah and Nathan
Right – Paul Sparkes – Branch Manager and Automotive Technician
Paul is originally from the UK where he began his career working as an Automotive Technician at his Father’s workshop in 1986, working on Jaguar, Mercedes and Rolls Royce as well as restoring and customising VW Beetles and vans. He completed his apprenticeship in 1991, gaining Road Transport Industry Training Board Module qualifications, City and Guilds in Motor Vehicle Technology, BTEC National Certificate in Engineering and Higher National Certificate in Motor Vehicle Management. Paul also became involved in Road Transport Management in his last 6 years in the UK.
Arriving in New Zealand in 2010, his first role was as a lead technician at a large specialised 4wd workshop in Glenfield, followed by a hands-on management role with VTNZ. Paul has been with CoolCar since August 2018, where he has undergone in-depth training in diagnostics for automotive air-conditioning systems. Paul also became a New Zealand Citizen and passport holder 2 years ago. Married and Dad to 2 grown up kids, Dylan and Erin.
Give us a call on 0508 CoolCar #5