About us

Redan Auto Electrical has been providing Kaitaia with professional Auto Electrical services since 1976.

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

  • Car, Motorcycle, Marine, 4x4, Quad bike, Mower, Motor Home, Deep Cycle, Fishing Torpedo and Heavy Commercial Batteries
  • Alarms and Immobilisers
  • Central locking and remote control programming
  • Automotive and Marine Parts
  • Installation of GPS Telemetry, Eroad and Mongoose Trackers
  • Ignition Parts
  • Air Conditioning
  • Solar Panels
  • Electric window servicing
  • Lighting Solutions including LED Worklights and Spotlights
  • Scan Tool Diagnostics
  • Starters, Alternators, Generators
  • Wipers and washer pumps
  • Trailer wiring
  • Car Audio Systems, Stereos and Accessories including Bluetooth
  • Reversing Cameras
  • Gauges
  • CB and VHF Radio
  • Mobility Scooters
  • Golf Carts
  • Smart Start Alcohol Interlock Systems
  • Electronic Diagnostics
  • E-road calibration and servicing
  • Wurth sprays and materials

About the staff

Paul and Sallie Lakin have owned and managed Redan Auto Electrical in Kaitaia since April 2002.

Paul has been a trade certified Auto Electrician for nearly three 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 looks after the day to day administration, accounts and staff management.

Pat is a trade certified Auto Electrician and has worked in the business for the past 17 years. She has a vast range of experience across different vehicles and is our specialist in telematics, truck and trailer fleet servicing, alarm, E-road and Smart Start Alcohol Interlock system installation and configuration. She is also experienced in specialty wiring for custom-built, rotary and vintage vehicles.

Ricky is a trade certified Automotive Technician who has many years experience under his belt, both mechanically and electrically. He has also worked in Parts, sourcing and fitting the most appropriate batteries, parts or other products.

Janaka is a highly qualified, trade certified Auto Electrician who has moved to New Zealand from Sri Lanka. He has worked all over the world on a variety of different vehicle types.

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