Your car is often your second-most valuable asset, and at times the most important, so if it lets you down, you can leave it in the hands of experts you can trust.

Ultimate Automotive works on every brand and model, and from our Workshop Manager to our A-grade Automotive Engineers, Ultimate’s team is communicative, skilled and experienced. Whether it’s an oil change, gearbox repair, brake service or electrical repair, Ultimate Automotive does it all, with three key points:

1. Our No Surprises Guarantee: Ultimate Automotive will never start repairs without consulting the customer – or the repairs are free!  From the first call to the finished job, communication is our priority and our guarantee.

2. Free courtesy cars, or pick-up and delivery within Te Rapa and surrounding areas. Ask us about how we can help, when booking.

3. Mobile EFTPOS facilities, for easy and convenient payment.

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Warranty Work

We can deal direct with all warranty companies on your behalf such as Provident, Autosure, Protecta, Mainstream, Vero and DriveRight.

Shock and Suspension Repair

Worn shocks can add to braking distances significantly, and adversely affect ride comfort. We are qualified to repair damage to shock and suspension systems caused by rough roads and other wear and tear, whether it’s a simple leaf spring, MacPherson strut, or complex adjustable ride-height system.

Gearbox Repair and Replacement

We can repair all types of gearbox problems, from a crunching manual shift, being difficult to engage, or a slipping or smelly automatic – these are all signs your gearbox could need preventative maintenance, before a bigger repair. Gearboxes are an Ultimate specialty.

Electrical Repairs

Whether your headlights aren’t working, your car isn’t starting, or any other electrical issue is occurring, we can quickly find the source of the problem and advise you of the most appropriate solution. Whether it’s a battery, alternator or just a brake-light, we can diagnose and repair.

Clutch Repair and Replacement

Talk to us about clutch replacement, at the first sign of problems - whether your clutch pedal goes to the floor, is hard to get into gear, is leaking fluid, slipping or a high clutch pedal.

Brake Repairs

Are your brakes squealing, pulling to one side, grinding or a spongy pedal? These are some common problems we can diagnose and fix. Brake fluid is also hygroscopic (water absorbing), which means it needs to be flushed occasionally. Repairs to worn or damaged brakes are vital for safety and daily driving and it’s another area where prevention is often cheaper than the fix.

Cambelt Replacement

Vehicle manufacturers specify certain timeframes at which cambelts/timing belts should be replaced, to avoid catastrophic engine damage: our team can inspect the condition of your belt - a cambelt replacement is a fraction of the cost of what a cambelt failure could cause.


As well as servicing your air conditioning, Ultimate Automotive can take care of blockages and leaks. We have the expertise and equipment to find and fix hose leaks and compressor issues no matter where they are in your system.

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