Apart from working through a backlog of WOFs, it’s back to business as usual for Peter.
During the higher alert levels, he did some repairs for essential workers in the health sector but apart from that it was a long break at home. The government wage subsidy which offset the lack of revenue saw the business come through ok, and also minimised the stress of the situation.
Like many small business owners who usually never get a chance to switch off, it was a unique experience for Peter. He realised that it was ok to stop and just do nothing for a while. Then it was doing those jobs that he usually never has time for like spending three days cleaning the ceilings. At least his wife Deran got some jobs crossed off the list!
Now work has resumed there are some changes at the workshop. He has rebranded to include the name Hillsborough instead of Waikowhai. People were geographically challenged with the old name. Now Peter is struggling to remember to use the new name when he answers the phone! Another change is that his son Jordan has started part-time with him and is keen to do more hours of hands on, practical work.
Peter is confident about the future. When asked if electric vehicles would need less repairs and undermine mechanical workshop businesses he says if a vehicle has wheels on it, it will always need fixing!
Auto Super Shoppe Hillsborough, Auckland
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Auto Super Shoppe Hillsborough (Previously Waikowhai Auto Centre) is owned and operated by Peter and Deran Scherf who are dedicated to delivering the highest level of service to customers. The business was established in 1999 and is run with a successful team of highly experienced technicians who have over 35 years of collective experience in the automotive industry.
MTA approved and selected as a top workshop in the area for the Auto Super Shoppe network means customers can rest assured their vehicle is in the best hands. As a business we take pride in being ecologically friendly. We like to support local and are supporters of Monte Cecila Catholic School, Hillsborough Heights Village Bowls, Hillboro Bowls Club, Blockhouse Bay Bowls Club, Promise Keepers, Waikowhai Primary School, Waikowhai Intermediate School and Lynfield College.
Our automotive services include Car Servicing, Warrant of Fitness, Tyres, Brake Repairs, Cambelts, Car Air-Conditioning, Car Battery, CV Joints, Auto Electrics, Engine Management, Motorcycle repairs/WOF/servicing, light engineering fabrication. We also have a particular interest in vehicles from the 50’s and 60’s. Auto Super Shoppe Hillsborough is local to Mt Roskill, Hillsborough, Lynfield, Blockhouse Bay, Three Kings, Royal Oak, Mt Albert, Mt Eden and Onehunga.
We can offer courtesy cars or a local pickup and delivery service. We welcome online booking enquiries or just call should you need automotive advice, a quote or would like to make a booking. We accept all major credit cards, Q Card, Eftpos and cash.
Contact us for all your vehicle needs.
WE'RE OPEN FOR WOF, SERVICE AND REPAIRS
421 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough , Auckland 1042
09 626 2026