I was referred by a mate to Kevin at Auto Care as a professional guy who knows his stuff, gives sound advice and who won't rip you off. That was 4 years ago and I've been a loyal customer of Kevin's ever since. You only need to know a little of Kevin's background in racing or see the pedigree of cars that Kevin and his team work on to know you're in the best hands. Kevin looks after both of my classic cars as well as my modern daily driver. I highly recommend taking your car to Kevin and his team too.




I have been bringing my cars in to Auto Care Kilbirnie since... well, since last century! Kevin and his team have always shown absolute professionalism and a high level of skill. More than that though, it's meant so much to me to have someone to rely on for advice about buying and maintaining cars. And Diane and Sherie have always been so helpful and cheerful too. I've always felt like a valued customer - and more. Thanks, Auto Care.


Pinky Agnew
Lyall Bay


I have been a happy customer of Kevin's now for 15 years. Kevin and his team run a first class operation with a friendly team. Repairs, WOFs and race modifications are all taken in his stride. He has maintained my DeLorean and supercharged my MX5. No job is too small or big. Highly recommended for all automobile needs.


Dr Trevor FitzJohn


We have been loyal customers of Auto Care Kilbirnie for well over 10 years. My wife has had both her Mazda MX5 and her Mini Cooper in Kevin's care. In fact due to Kevin's careful maintenance she drove her Mazda for 15 years (!!) before buying the Mini.


I have had various vehicles under Kevin's care and we have also sent friends and family to Auto Care. I tell people they are the only mechanics we trust. We even get their help with purchasing new cars, (but they might be too busy to do this for everyone).


We really love dealing with Auto Care because their service centre has a great atmosphere. It is a family business and we feel like we've almost watched the kids grow up. Sherie is front of desk, (she's far more than a receptionist so we won't call her that) Sherie is always so good natured, eager to help and cheerful. She always knows exactly what's going on. Kevin's son Stuart is now almost as good a mechanic as his father and certainly as nice to deal with.


Diane is office manager, not a relative strictly speaking but certainly one of the family as she has been with Auto Care even longer than Kevin. Diane knows every aspect of the business and who is doing what and where they are at.


She is always a pleasure to chat with. Kevin has an encyclopaedic knowledge of cars; it's his passion and puts a lot of time and effort in keeping well informed on all model cars and their individual issues.


I could not imagine taking my car to anyone else.


Danny Mulheron and Sara Stretton

I have been sending my vehicles to Kevin and his team now for around 4 years. On the back of some excellent service I entrusted Kevin to undertake a couple of significant projects for me, one being the stripping, chassis design and fabrication, engine work and re-assembly of my early 60's pick-up truck. The attention to detail, innovation and workmanship was fantastic. The work included custom built engine, headers, exhaust system, custom built suspension, brakes, steering, the list is too extensive.

I was so pleased that I bought my next project to them, which was a custom build of a barbecue trailer for our business. They again exceeded my expectations again delivering a trailer that not only does the job but showcases the workmanship that this team are capable of.

Kevin's team looks after our personal daily driver vehicles and we moved our businesses fleet servicing across as well.

What keeps us coming back is the personal service, the ‘nothing is too hard' attitude, the friendly reception from Sherie and Diane and the honesty and integrity that are the cornerstones of the business.

We really enjoy dealing with the team and Kevin and his team can rely on us to keep spreading the word among family, friends and our customers.


Graeme Joy
Owner Operator PlaceMakers Evans Bay



I have had my car serviced and maintained by Auto Care Kilbirnie for over 8 years. I am pleased with the workmanship and excellent service the team provide. Receiving email reminders whenever a service or WOF is due is very helpful, and the free shuttle service to the city is an extra bonus also.


Trust and reliability is most important when it comes to service and communication. These are the very reasons why I am confident and happy to leave my car in good hands.


Emma, Miramar.


I have never had to take a car back to Kevin to have the same problem fixed twice; he always keeps you informed of developments as they occur so there is not a surprise waiting on the account. He always searches for the best option for the customer and not just the easy one.


They always find and fix a problem not just throw parts at it until it stops he also built the best engine I have ever had.


Kevin and his team are the only ones I will trust with both my day to day cars and my classics.


Lee Atkinson


Auto Care Kilbirnie service both my commercial and private vehicles. They are always able to accommodate me in terms of fitting my jobs in to suit my busy schedule. They are totally trustworthy, and this level of honesty and integrity is extremely hard to find. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.


Torren Gammon





Kevin and the team at Auto Care Kilbirnie have offered us and our friends great service for over ten years. Their advice has also been accurate, cost effective and well translated for those with non-motorised minds. The team have strong local networks so on occasions we have been referred with confidence to other car specialist such as auto electricians, panel-beaters, locksmiths as required.


Following the WoF I find the comments of work to be completed before the next WOF useful, such as new front tyres. This allows me to plan ahead. It is far more convenient to have any WOF work to be done prior to the next WOF or little jobs to be done on site rather having to make another appointment and return back to a VTNZ station.


Thanks for the great family service over the years


Rachael & Guy



I have been going to see Kevin and his talented team from even before they set themselves up in Kilbirnie. These folks deliver an outstanding level of customer service that seems increasingly rare nowadays. Not only are they incredibly honest, friendly and reliable, but they provide a level of technical expertise that puts many dealerships to shame. Regardless of what you drive, I would absolutely recommend them to look after you and your car.


Andy Henkel - Vogeltown



I discovered Auto Care a few years ago and was pleasantly surprised to find such a great and professional team. It is really good to be able to talk directly to the person who is actually going to work on the car, rather than it being serviced by someone you never set eyes on.


Kevin is a good communicator, and tells you how it is, and what needs to be done to sort it. The car is always ready on time, and left in a tidy condition.


I appreciate the more personal approach; both with him and also his front of office team....it surely makes a difference!


Graeme Colgate


Kevin and the crew have been looking after our assortment of cars for years. We found Auto Care through a friend who would trust her precious Peugeots to no one else - we knew they had to be good! They are good at fixing, preventing trouble, sound advice and reminding us when we are due to get things done. They have looked after everything from our big four wheel drive to our 600cc Suzuki. They have advised us what not to buy and when it was seriously time to give up on our money-sink of an old car. Sherie and Diane keep the front of house running and we always feel welcome!


Janice and Noel



I have been going to Kevin and his team for 5 years now. They provide a friendly and efficient service focusing what is best for the client.


They have serviced various types of vehicles for me including European cars and have the technical expertise and resources equal to any other workshop in Wellington.


You never feel as if you are been up sold into a repair or maintenance cost for the car without it been totally warranted. Services costs are also communicated well.

I highly recommend them.


Toddrick Taylor

We have both been taking our cars to Auto Care Kilbirnie for 11 years.


We have always received professional service of the highest quality with regards:

  • timely reminders when the WOF and service is due
  • the servicing of our cars and other work that is required

When we book in we are always able to find a day that works for us. If there are any issues that arise during the service we receive a prompt phone call with detailed information about the additional work needed and the cost. Immediately the work is complete we receive a phone call to say that the car is ready.


We have also used the shuttle service into the city when we have needed this.

Because Auto Care Kilbirnie is a family business we have built strong relationships over the years with Kevin and his team and have total trust and confidence in the work that they do.
They are always willing to go the extra mile to get things done.


Sandra McCallum


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