About us

Redan Auto Electrical has been serving Kaitaia since 1976 and has been under the ownership of Paul and Sallie Lakin since April 2002.

We provide the following auto electrical workshop and full retail services:

  • Car, Motorcycle, Marine, 4x4, Quad bike, Mower, Deep Cycle and Commercial Batteries (members of BatteryMart - a nationwide Exide battery marketing group of privately owned reputable auto electrical businesses.)
  • Alarms
  • Automotive and Marine Parts
  • GPS
  • Ignition Parts
  • Air Conditioning
  • Roof Racks
  • Solar Panels
  • LED Worklights and Spotlights
  • Scan Tool Diagnostics
  • Starters, Alternators, Generators
  • Trailer wiring
  • Battery-operated Fishing Torpedo servicing
  • Car Audio Systems, Stereos and Accessories including Bluetooth
  • Gauges
  • CB and VHF Radio
  • Mobility Scooters
  • Golf Carts

About the staff

Paul has been a trade certified Auto Electrician for over two and a half decades and has worked all over the world on a variety of different vehicle types. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Paul manages the business, workshop and showroom on a day to day basis as well as remaining on-the-tools, Paul's specialities are heavy commercial vehicles, lighting solutions and air conditioning.

Sallie is co-owner of Redan Auto and looks after the day to day administration, business and staff management.

Pat is a trade certified Auto Electrician. She has a range of experience across different vehicles and is our specialist in telematics, truck and trailer fleet servicing and alarm installation and configuration. She is also experienced in specialty wiring for custom-built and vintage vehicles.

Devin is a trade certified Auto Electrician. He works in all areas of the business and specialises in servicing of air conditioning. He has a wide knowledge-base to provide customers with advice about battery features and applications.

Thor works with us after school as an Auto Electrical Assistant. He is mature, helpful and tech-savvy. He is quickly mastering a wide range of industry skills.

Work experience. From time to time we have young people join our small team for work experience. Please help us make them feel welcome at the workshop.

Our Toyota Surf

BatteryMart

Exide Batteries