Coast 4x4 is run by Paul Sparkes. Paul has been in the automotive industry since he first passed his 'Changing a Wheel' badge in the Cub Scouts, back in the UK, in 1979 as a 9-year-old! As a 3rd generation, automotive technician (Grandad was an engineer with the army during WW2), and Dad is a retired Garage owner, back in the UK. Paul began working on cars, part-time as a school-aged teenager, before beginning his full-time apprenticeship in 1986. Paul has extensive experience with European vehicles and served his apprenticeship working on what is now classed as classic Euro's, from Rolls Royce to Jaguar and Mercedes, Austin, NSU, Land Rover, and Alfa Romeo, to name a few. Prior to moving to New Zealand in 2010, time was spent with Porsche, air-cooled VW, and Range Rover. After arriving in New Zealand, the love affair with 4WD was re-ignited following working at and then managing the workshop at a local ARB 4x4 agent.
Employment with Subaru, VTNZ, and an Auckland AC specialist has helped ensure Paul is up to date with New Zealand rules, regulations, and operating procedures and has a very broad knowledge of all makes, models, and fuel sources.....including EV's and Hybrids, following training by Bosch at Auckland Unitech.
It doesn't matter what you drive, give us a call for help and advice and a fix for any automotive issues you face. Servicing, WoF repairs, tyres, fleet maintenance, air conditioning repairs, and modification of all makes, models, and vehicle types.
- Over 40 years in Auto
- 4x4 Specialist
- Air Con Repair Specialist
- Performance Vehicles
- Air Conditioning