Something we’ve talked about for sometime now is to be doing our own tyres onsite. Machines, stock, consumables, and training all happened last week…. The reasons we’ve held back has been space, equipment and set up. However recent changes have created more room in the workshop, as well as 2 new junior techs started with us have both come from tyre shops, and have tyre fitting and balancing experience. Being members of 2 of NZ’s largest co-ops also gives us great buying power for a large range of wheels and tyres.
So…… we have done it with our first retail sales done in oct 2021. Ahead of schedule as we wanted to be up and running for November. We do have many brands to choose from with more in the pipeline, however the market we are in we think of Pirelli is a great fit.
Our aim is to provide better turn around timeframes with our tyres, as relying on outwork in general can lead to disappointment. Local supply will mean same day delivery in most cases and in time we will build our onsite stock.
Taking on an additional shop in Hamilton that is Auto Electrical comes with some other opportunities for Wellington. We can now supply and fit dash cams, having a supply stream from Mongoose. Check out some of their range.
Rrp these are $416inc. Our special price while we have stock is $295inc.
Our new business venture in Hamilton, take a look at some snippets from our first newsletter….
terapaautoelectrical.co.nz Note, the website is still to be updated, but you get the idea….)
Very exciting times for us here at Wellington European, taking on another business in another location, a great new challenge for us and we see both businesses will complement each other and add to the services offered in both locations.
Some new tech on board. With the purchase of ‘TeRapa Auto Electrical’ we have opened up some avenues for other services and accessory’s.
To get things going we have got into stock the top spec Dash-cam system mongoose offers. Front and rear camera systems with multiple functions. Added peace of mind while driving, check out all the features here..
Check out the Mongoose Range here
Want some extra security for you car, boat, trailer or personal belonging. ‘utrack’ is a great piece of tech that can be charged up and/or hard wired into your vehicle. They come with a great app for your smart phone or web browser. Some of the features include the obvious, GPS location of your unit. Tracking on a time line, location and speeds. History shown too. Great for getting your ‘Geek’ on!!
Other uses include added security, as well as some useful health and safety benefits for business types with fleets of vehicles. Knowing where your vehicles and workers are at any given time. Tracking parked hours at locations can be a useful tool in itself while pricing/justifying chargeable hours for offsite work.
GeoFence. Add a virtual perimeter or multiple virtual perimeters and receive alerts when your vehicle leaves your allocated zones..
Immobilizer options, some units come with this feature where we isolate the fuel pump power supply and can remotely disable the vehicle. What a great feature!!
We are currently installing at Wellington European and Te Rapa Auto Electrical.
|WEEU and Covid-19|
On the 28th of April WE ARE OPEN, and its business as usual, well almost….
Locked down for a month, The end is near!!!
With the government announcing we are about to step down to ‘alert level 3’ we are all counting down to start getting back to some sort of new normal. As always, we hope everyone has stayed safe and looked after themselves
Whats next at WEEU
There are going to be new rules in play with regards to hygiene and social distancing. We will be taking advice from the govt ‘covid-19’ website as well as the ‘Motor Trade association’. Everyone will have a different view, however having a taste of being closed for a month we do not want this virus to gain momentum, and send us all home again…, so please respect that we will be taking these rules around social distancing very seriously.
Based on the guide lines given to date we are required to maintain social distancing and a strict Hygiene Regime
The workshop and office will be closed to the public, There is usually some parking available on the street for dropping off the car.
All interaction to be kept at a minimum, including maintaining a 2m distance. with an effort to have all information required via text or email.
We would request that all keys on drop off go into our letterbox. (Ie no contact).
Our technical staff will be available, however, road testing with customers and customer drop off at this time is not possible.
We will be cleaning all touch points on cars before and after working on, including using disposable seat covers and gloves.
Payment is required to be touch-less, online would be our preferred method.
We can manually enter as we would for a telephone payment to avoid direct contact with the eftpos terminal. Payment is still required on or prior to collection as always.
All invoices will be emailed.
Key collection to be confirmed.
We will be working the the ‘MTA’s guidelines in response to covid-19 Level 3See our Covid-19 work plan on our website Blog
|See below for some added value on WOF and Service for April/May|
|WOF’s, there will be a lot of WOF’s out there to renew, we are sending our April/May reminders this week. We’ve always done 1/2 price WOFs with a service when done together. For April/May we will reduce the WOF further to $10+ if with service.All Services to the end of May will also receive a heavily reduced deal with the Hydrogen Carbon Cleaning machine if requested. Usually we charge this service out at $100+gst per car. As part of a service deal for April May we will do for $25+gst|
|All of our servicing we use LiquiMoly and have done for years now. We will be discounting our LM range by 15% for April and May.|
Lastly we are opening Saturdays for the short term, open only for WOF and service, by appointment.
As above, we will be sending our WOF reminders this week. There are some savings to be had if opting to have a service done at the same time. We will be running deals until the end of May. Discount WOF’s with a service. Discounted Oils and Carbon Cleans
|We look forward to seeing all of you safe and well out the other side of this. (From a distance).|
From our family to yours
John and the team
Some of the the work going in to make sure we tick the boxes and do our bit to stay safe. Looking forward to posting some car pics again……
Our worksafe plan as at 24/4/2020, working on the MTA template.
|WEEU and Covid-19|
In line with the Prime Ministers announcement, we have closed the workshop as at 5pm, Wednesday 25 March for a period of no less than 4 weeks.
So we are over 2 weeks into our lock-down. Firstly we hope you are all safe and well, and looking after yourselves. My wife and I are sharing a makeshift office at home, and we are busy planning our next move, counting down to both returning to work.
With all of the media coverage of Covid-19, job loses and economy concerns, we think its important to take stock of what we do have, and we hope you all are too. We have a 13 month old Boy and I’m getting some quality time with him during this very interactive stage of his development. We are also pleased to announce we have another baby on the way with my wife Sarah being 16 weeks pregnant.
The Prime minister today announced that they will be issuing a statement on the 20th of this month as to the ‘Lock-down’ exit. We will be ready to go a soon as the govt lifts the restrictions. We may still see some delay with overseas parts deliveries for some time, however we have many options and for the foreseeable future we will be trying our best to source parts locally.
We haven’t as yet sent out our WOF reminders. Once it’s clear as to when we can return we will send out all WOF reminders and will be prioritizing expired WOF’s We have quite a few in our database so its likely they will take 2-3 weeks to get through. If the demand is there we will look at the possibility of opening Saturdays to get through the back log. We do ask for your understanding on this matter
Update, we will be remaining closed for the duration of the lock-down. We wont be opening our doors for essential work, 2 weeks in and we haven’t had the demand for it, and ultimately, as above,we have a young family that is our number 1 priority while NZ gets through this.
The lock down is in place for the health and safety of all of us, our families, our staff, and of course customers and suppliers.
WOF Reminders will be sent once we have a better understanding of being able to re-open. Please feel free to email me earlier to get in the front of the queue. John@weeu.co.nz
We look forward to seeing all of you safe and well out the other side of this.
From our family to yours
John and the team
John Rodgers and team
6 King street Wellington
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