Vehicle Brands

About Pit Stop

You should never be too far from a local Pit Stop mechanic, as the company declares it is the largest car servicing chain in the business. They started off with a single store back in 1978 and have worked hard to grow the franchise into a...


A guide to Toyota cars in New Zealand

“Oh what a feeling, Toyota!” We all know the classic advertisements, but do you really know the cars? Toyota is a juggernaut in the vehicle manufacturing industry, producing pretty much every type of car there is. With 19 lines of vehicles available in New Zealand,...


A guide to Hyundai cars in New Zealand

Everyone is unique – even when it comes to driving. Whether you use your car to take the kids to school, drive to work or go on weekend adventures, we all have different needs. Recognising this, Hyundai has built twelve unique models of vehicle that...


About Oil Changers

This Kiwi company has won our customer satisfaction award for the past three years, so they must be doing something right. Oil Changers haven’t been around for as long as some other car servicing brands in New Zealand, but their short history certainly doesn’t hinder their...


About Midas

With a strong presence on the North Island, and a growing number of locations in the South, Midas will be able to keep your car moving with their range of servicing options. Kiwis have been leaving their cars in the capable hands of Midas mechanics since...


About AA Auto Service

The trusty AA has grown from a tiny club of car enthusiasts to a national organisation advising Kiwis about everything car and travel related. It all started back in May of 1903, when Dr. George Thomas Humphrey de Clive Lowe invited his fellow car lovers to...


About Dunlop Tyres

In 2015, Kiwis gave Dunlop New Zealand car tyres a combination of 4-star and 3-star rating for various drivers of customer satisfaction. You can view our Canstar Blue survey results here. From the man who invented the pneumatic tyre for his son’s tricycle have come the...


About Hankook tyres

In 2015, Kiwis gave Hankook car tyres a combination 3-star and 4-star ratings for various drivers of customer satisfaction, as well as a 5-star rating for life of the tyre. You can view our Canstar Blue survey results here. Hankook produces tyres for everything from passenger...


About Goodyear New Zealand tyres

In 2015, Kiwis gave Goodyear New Zealand car tyres a combination of 3-star and 4-star ratings for various drivers of customer satisfaction, as well as a 5 star rating for quality of tyres. You can view our Canstar Blue survey results here. You know them as...


About Bridgestone & Firestone tyres in New Zealand

In 2015, Kiwis gave the Canstar Blue award for customer satisfaction to Bridgestone Tyres. You can view the survey results here. The Bridgestone Corporation is the biggest tyre manufacturer in the world and their tyres are used in cars, trucks, buses, construction and mining vehicles, agricultural...


Car tyre retailer: Tony’s Tyre Service

About Tony’s Tyre Service NZ A locally-grown operation, Tony’s Tyre Service became part of the world’s biggest tyre maker group, Bridgestone, in 2008. It operates under its own branding though and Tony’s Tyre Service has retail outlets in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay, Wanganui,...


Car tyre retailer: Budget Tyres

If you drive a car you need tyres – no questions about it. But with Canstar Blue’s survey of 1,868 New Zealand drivers finding that a worrying 15% admitted to driving on their spare tyre because they couldn’t afford a new tyre – and 19%...


Car tyre retailer: Beaurepaires

About Beaurepaires in New ZealandThis year Beaurepaires New Zealand is celebrating its 30th birthday, having commenced operations in 1985. Currently it boasts 66 retail stores throughout the country; you can find a Beaurepaires store here. Although reaching 30 years of age, Beaurepaires New Zealand is...


Car tyre retailer: Bridgestone Tyre Centre

About Bridgestone Tyre Centre Bridgestone New Zealand Ltd was founded in 1998 following the merger of the Bridgestone and Firestone tyre companies. The Bridgestone brand itself goes back much further though, being founded by Shojiro Ishibashi in 1931 in Japan. As a tyre manufacturer as well...


Car tyre retailer: Tyrepower

About Tyrepower NZIf life begins at 40 then Tyrepower NZ will soon be celebrating, having commenced in 1977 and since growing to now be the largest tyre retailer in Australasia. Tyrepower operates as a cooperative and boasts more than 16 stores across New Zealand, with a...


Car tyre retailer: Goodyear Autocare

About Goodyear New Zealand Goodyear is a New Zealand veteran, establishing operations in 1917 with imported tyres and commencing production in New Zealand 1949. There are numerous Goodyear stores throughout the country and you can locate your nearest Goodyear retailer here. An interesting fact: Goodyear tyres...