Ho, Ho, Ho, December specials are on the way!


Alpine Auto Centre      25 Cliff Wilson Street 443-4906


Starts Monday 2nd December 2019 and ends Monday 23rd December 2019 or while stock lasts.

All tyres must be fitted in-store at the time of purchase and the offer includes tyre balancing, casing disposal and GST.  Please note normal fitting and balancing charges apply – ie they are not discounted.

Tyre offers are available strictly while stocks last and apply to cash, EFTPOS, credit card only, cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or offer.

Offer does not apply to trade accounts.  T&C apply

Post expires at 5:30pm on Monday December 23rd, 2019

About Specials and Promotions

There are normally tyre specials every month – in fact we always try to have something.

Promotions can come and go at anytime.

We regret any inconvenience if you only find this message.

Tyre offers for example, are available strictly while stocks last and can be purchased using cash, EFTPOS, credit card only, and as such cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or offer.

Gmc truck

2007 Toyota Vitz RS Hatch $9,995

Stock # 20460

Odometer: 99,330km

Body: Silver, Hatchback

Fuel Type: Petrol

Features: 5 Door,  ABS Brakes,  Airbags, Alloys,  Power Steering,  Traction Control, Stability Control, Air Conditioning, CD Player, Radio,  EFI, Fog Lights, Engine Immobiliser, Star ANCAP Rating, Full Body Kit, Tinted Windows, Front Wheel Drive

Fantastic example and hard to find in this condition the popular Toyota Vitz in sporty RS Spec.

2015 Toyota RAV4 GXL 2.5P S 6A – $31,995.00



Stock #90513 Odometer 61,900kms      Body  WILDFIRE, RV-SUV      Fuel Type Petrol     Engine 2494cc, automatic


5 Door, ABS Brakes, Air Bag(s), Alloys, CD(s), Climate Control, Cruise Control, EFI, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, NZ New, Fog Lights, Power Steering, Radio.

Comments: Star ANCAP Rating, Downhill Brake Control, Hill Start Assist, Stability Control, Auto Headlights, Daytime Running Lights, Proximity Key, Reverse Camera, Reverse Sensors, Tinted Windows, Bluetooth, Engine Start Button, Engine Immobiliser, Spare Key, Steering Wheel Controls.

RAV4 – the worlds best selling mid sized SUV, and with good reason.  Packed with feature including Toyota’s proven All-Wheel Drive System, proven reliability.  Add convenient features like push button start stop, reverse camera, climate air condition just to mention a few.  Call us today to arrange a test drive.


2010 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado – $36,995 GX LTD 3.0TD 5A 4WD


Stock #20484    Odometer 177,200 kms       Body SILVER PEARL, RV-SUV

Fuel Type -Diesel

Engine – 2982cc, Automatic

Seats 7


5 Door, 4WD/4×4, ABS Brakes, Air Bag(s), Air Con,  Alloys, CD(s), Cruise Control, EFI, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Fog Lights, NZ New, Power steering,  Radio, Roof Rails, Traction Control,  Towbar, Turbo

Comments:   Bluetooth, Engine Start Button,  Engine Immobiliser,  Steering Wheel Controls, Star ANCAP Rating,  Downhill Brake Control, Hill Start Assist,  Stability Control, Auto Headlights, Proximity Key, Reverse Camera.

Fantastic value with this GX Prado.  Good service history and very tidy inside and out this Prado represents great value for such a versatile vehicle.  Land cruiser heritage, toughness and reliability unmatched in the market.


2014 Toyota Highlander GXL3.5- $45,995.00


Stock #: 20442
Odometer:54,000 kms
Body: Grey, RV-SUV
Fuel Type: Petrol

Engine: 3456cc, Automatic


7 Seater +, ABS brakes, Air Bag(s), Air Conditioning, Alloys, Central Locking, Climate Control,  Cruise Control, EFI, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Fog Lights, NZ New, Parking Sensors, Power Steering, Remote Locking, Roof Racks, Rood Rails, Tail Lift,  Towbar, Traction Control.


Star ANCAP Rating, Downhill Brake Control, Hill Start Assist, Stability Control, USB Interface, Auto Headlights, Proximity Key, Reverse Camera, Tinted Windows, 2 sets of keys, Bluetooth, Electric Drivers Seat, Engine Start Button, Heated Front Seats, Full Leather Trim, Steering Wheel Controls.

This is an absolutely fantastic vehicle to drive.  The Highlander provides plenty of space inside along with heated seats in the front and tri zone climate control to keep the whole team comfortable.  Thanks to the 6 speed transmission and smooth engine this is a dream to drive.  Come in and experience the Highlander for yourself.


Contact us for more details about this vehicle we have for sale via the GWD Motor Group

25 Cliff Wilson St. Wanaka 9305

ph. +64 3 443-4906



Wheel Alignments

Have you ever wanted to ask – Is a wheel alignment necessary?

We know customers fill their cars with petrol because without fuel their cars won’t start.  They replace a blown headlight bulb so they can visibly drive at night and they wash their cars to keep them looking clean, so why isn’t everyone aware of the value in having regular wheel alignments?

One possible reason is that with the above situations the result is immediately and plainly obvious.  With a vehicle out of alignment the damage to the tyres happens much more slowly over a longer period of time.

Many people don’t understand the importance of a correctly aligned vehicle, assuming that a wheel alignment lasts as long as their set of tyres – this is incorrect.

It is recommended a wheel alignment each time a new set of tyres are purchased as well as every 6 months or 10,000km thereafter.  This ensures the customer gets the best possible mileage out of their tyres, comfort from their vehicle, safe handing and braking and reduced driver fatigue.

Bridgestone recommends a wheel alignment is carried out if customer experience any of the following:

*  The vehicle is pulling to one side.

*  The vehicle’s steering wheel is not straight

*  Any of the steering or suspension components have been replaced

*  It has been 6 months or they have travelled more than 10,000km since the wheels were last aligned,

*  They have hit something on the road like large rocks or potholes.

25 Point Safety Check

New WOF Inspection frequency.  What does this mean to you?

New Vehicles:

An initial WOF inspection is needed, then another one at three years old, and one per year thereafter for the lifetime of the vehicle.

Older Vehicles:

On 1st Jan 2014 – All light vehicles first registered between 2004 and 2008 will move to one inspection per year thereafter for the lifetime of the vehicle.

On 1st July 2014 –  All light vehicles first registered after 1st Jan 2000, will move to one inspection per year thereafter for the lifetime of the vehicle.

Alpine Auto Centre has no issues with the new law changes, but would like to introduce a new service, its called 25 Point Safety Check for those customers who prefer to have their vehicles checked every 6 months for peace of mind, security and financial ease.

The following is a list of checks performed to keep your vehicle running smoothly between the new Warrant of Fitness inspections:

Vehicle check list for Alpine Auto Wanaka

Give us a call to book in your 25 Point Safety Check, don’t forget to let us know if you would like to receive a friendly reminder about this service.

Techincal Bulletin

Is your Falcon keeping you awake at night!


Vehicle horn/alarm sounding at night intermittently, door locks cycling, or the vehicle mysteriously unlocking at home?


Long thought to be a body control module issue (some of these issues are due to defective BCM keep in mind) the problem arises at home usually of an evening.  Long forgotten is the spare key fob unit, usually thrown in the cupboard or dresser drawer in the bedroom, never to see the light of day for months, if not years.  Remember there is a battery in the spare remote, usually alkaline in design, containing an electrolyte which is susceptible to leak over time right?  After months go by, the electrolyte decides it’s time to leak, all over the internals of the key fob.  Now the fob is a transmitter after all, so short circuits happily begins, and the transmitter does what it is supposed to do … transmit.  House wall are not effective enough to block key fob transmissions, where is the car …. in the garage!

Hence the car horn sounding, door locks cycling.  Keep this is mind not only for Falcons, as all of the models with batteries are at risk.


Air Conditioning

xxComing into our summer season we know how warm it gets in Central Otago and are pleased to offer our services with our Ecotechnics Air Conditioning Machine.  Don’t be caught short – call us today to service you air con and deodorize for just $199.  We are able to give you a print out advising the state of your system.  You don’t have to suffer in the heat – we can’t be beat!


Ecotechnics was founded in 1995 with the aim of producing technologically advanced systems for today’s auto repair shop.

The Ecotechnics product range embodies a new working philosophy which involves less manual intervention with the engine and better service using environmentally friendly processes.