Christmas 2012 Newsletter

Toyota logoYour Toyota deserves only Toyota Genuine Parts. We provide the highest standard in quality, safety, service and performance. Our technicians are Toyota trained and we have the very best Toyota approved Diagnostic equipment and fully equipped state-of –the-art workshops. Back-up from the Nationwide Toyota Dealer Network of Quality Service Centers. We are now also closely associated with GWD Toyota in Invercargill, Queenstown and Gore also Currie Motors in Alexandra.

You might be surprised to learn that we will service and repair ALL makes and models of vehicles – not just Toyota. Your vehicle will get exactly the same exceptional service and treatment at a competitive price.

EcotechnicsComing 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 your 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!

Mta gift cardLast minute Christmas shopping? Why not pop in and pick up one of our MTA Gift cards, great stocking fillers. They can be loaded with up to $500 cash – easy, convenient and sure to please.



Hunter wheel alignment2013 will be an exciting time for our team with our brand new Hunter Wheel Alignment Hawkeye Elite Machine being installed early in the New Year at our BP Workshop. This is America’s most popular brand, with a code-link reader, 4 high-resolution camera’s, provides greater accuracy and patented technology.


Don’t forget Alpine Auto Centre is going green – getting in one with nature – we are in the process of updating our system and now emailing all invoices, statements and your reminders. Shortly we are looking to implement a system where you can even book in your vehicle for a little TLC on-line. WATCH THIS SPACE!

Firestone bridgestoneWe are preferred suppliers for Bridgestone/Firestone tyres and we follow all the specials ‘as seen on TV’. We also supply BF Goodrich and can obtain any other brand you prefer, call and a have a chat with Dean and Neville to find out exactly what suits your vehicle.


Check out our specials page – every dollar counts… more>>

Thank you for your continued support throughout the past years, it has really been appreciated. On behalf of the team at Alpine Auto Centre we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year

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Makes and Models Serviced

Toyota Surf at Alpine Auto Centre Wanaka
Toyota Surf

As well as being a Toyota Service Agent we can offer full servicing for the many vehicles listed below.  Please note we are not directly affiliated with any other brand so any brand specific requirements or lease contract stipulations will need to go to your nearest brand associated dealer.


Toyota logo 70Our Toyota Genuine Parts meet the highest Toyota factory standards, the same high standards applied to Toyota vehicles.


List of other brands serviced:

Often people ask “what is a service”, so we have broken down what we action to make things simpler:

“A motor vehicle service…” is a series of maintenance procedures carried out at a set time interval or after the vehicle has travelled a certain distance.

The service intervals are specified by the vehicle manufacturer in a service schedule and some moderns cars display the due date for the service electronically on the instruction panel.

Maintenance tasks commonly carried out (but not limited to) during a motor vehicle service include:

  • Change the engine oil & replace the oil filter
  • Check/Replace the air filter &  fuel filter
  • Check moisture content of brake fluid
  • Check level and where required refill power steering fluid
  • Check all drive line fluids & grease and lubricate components
  • Check conditions of tyres, check brake condition, check suspension
  • Check battery terminals and security of battery
  • Check operation of lights, horn, wipers washers
  • Check front and rear wheel bearings

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Warrant of Fitness Definition…

is a periodic safety inspection that is compulsory for light vehicles. A light vehicle is a car, station wagon, van or 4WD vehicle. It can also be a moped, motorcycle or similar including a trike.

For full Warrant of Fitness clarification we recommend you contact New Zealand Transport Agency or visit the following website:

After your vehicle passes its Warrant of Fitness check, it becomes your responsibility to keep it in the condition that it was in when it passed the inspection.

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Alpine Auto Centre Main workshop at 25 Cliff Wilson St. Wanaka
Main workshop at 25 Cliff Wilson St. Wanaka
Toyota Surf
Toyota Surf

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Accessories and Parts

Toyota Surf at Alpine Auto Centre Wanaka
Toyota Surf

Toyota Genuine Parts meet the highest Toyota factory standards, the same high standards applied to Toyota vehicles.

We can also source parts for most other makes and models



S70 Land Cruiser ~ ARB suspension/lock diffs. Nevis Valley Xmas day '08
S70 Land Cruiser ~ ARB suspension/lock diffs. Nevis Valley Xmas day '08

Our team of trained professionals have a strong working knowledge of the servicing needs of the many four wheel drive vehicles in the Wanaka and Central Otago areas. And of parts [and virtually every accessory available – we supply and strongly recommend the Australian ARB range], providing excellent support for same.

ARB equipped Surf in the Shotover River
ARB equipped Toyota Surf in the Shotover River, Ben Lomond Station
Search and Rescue fund raiser trip on Pisa Range
Traversing the fragile environment of the Pisa Range on a Search and Rescue fund raiser trip.
Alpine Auto Centre Main workshop at 25 Cliff Wilson St. Wanaka
Main workshop at 25 Cliff Wilson St. Wanaka


wynns - castrol logosWe stock:

  • Wynn’s Products
  • Castrol lubricants
  • Batteries
  • Anti-freeze



Injector Cleaner (Diesel).  In order for a vehicle to perform as it was intended, it is essential that the injectors remain clean and free of build-up.  Deposits on the fuel injectors can accumulate rapidly due to poor diesel fuel quality.  These deposits can adversely affect the ideal spray pattern from the injector nozzle, which is essential for optimum vehicle performance.  These build-ups directly affect the engine power, fuel consumption, emissions (black smoke) and the general performance of the vehicle.

Injector Cleaner (Petrol).  During every day driving deposits form on the tips of fuel injectors.  These deposits can adversely affect the ideal spray pattern from the injector nozzle, which is essential for optimum vehicle performance.  Deposits are particulary troublesome in today’s home to shop stop starting driving environments, with the result being dirty injectors, irregular idling, loss of power, difficult cold start.  These deposits can start to occur after only 2,400 km’s of driving,

Radiator Flush. Cooling system failure and overheating of the engine is the leading cause of mechanical breakdowns.  Rust, grease, sludge and scale build-up all contribute to the likelihood of cooling system failure.  By not using a flush damaging debris remain in the cooling system, slowly deteriorating internal components and seriously impairing the proper function of the radiator and cooling system.  Wynn’s Radiator Flush safely removes rust, grease and scale from the entire cooling system ensuring the new coolant works at its maximum potential, not having to work against a dirty system hat can shorten coolant life.  Wynn’s Radiator Flush contains no harsh acid or alkali compounds and will not attack cooling system components.

Engine Flush. With time even the best engine oil deteriorates and contaminates the engine with gums and varnish deposits that a simple oil change just cannot remove.  Any new oil may be compromised and be contaminated by deposits left behind.  Extended service intervals are placing higher demands on today’s engine oils, making it now even more important to ensure that the new oil is give the optimum chance to protect the engine.  Most engine flushes are solvent-type based products, they tend to reduce the lubrication of the oil.  If this type of flush is left in the engine too long mechanical damage can occur and engine seals can be affected.  Damage may bot be visible but is irreversible.  Wynn’s Engine Flush has been formulated to gently dissolve and remove internal engine contaminants by suspending them in a high level of dispersants.  The non-solvent formula assures maximum drainage of the contaminants with the used oil, thereby minimising new oil contamination.


Castrol Magnatec – Instant protection from the moment you turn the key.

Up to 75% of engine wear happens while your engine warms up.  When the engine stops oils drain off critical engine parts, however, Castrol Magnatec has Intelligent Molecules that continue to cling to your engine like a magnet providing an extra layer of protection.  They bond to metal surfaces in your engine, forming an extra layer of protection, dramatically reducing engine wear.  Because they cling to critical engine parts, the protection is already there when you need it most – while the engine warms up.  Out intelligent molecules are protecting your engine 24/7, 365 days a year.  That’s their job and it’s what makes Castrol Magnatec, Castrol Magnatec.

Castrol Edge Range, Castrol GTX Modern Engine 15W-40, Castrol Magnatec Range, Castrol GTX Diesel 15W-40.