On 21st September 2020 New Zealand (other than Auckland) moves back to level 1 (YAY!). 

While our team will be back to full steam ahead repairing, maintaining and blinging vehicles we will continue to do our bit to help stop the spread of the virus.  We will be keeping you and our staff safe by following government regulations. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call us. (06) 3787351

Have you heard the saying 'prevention is better than the cure'?

When it comes to your vehicle this is so true and will absolutely hands-down keep your automotive expenses to a minimum.

For friendly, honest advice contact us for an obligation free estimate.

Whether your vehicle needs routine service or emergency repair, you can trust our team of experts at our Masterton based workshop. We are a modern family-owned, MTA assured shop with old-fashioned values - like honesty and integrity.

Toms Autos is owned and operated by five times New Zealand Rally Champions – Richard and Sara Mason. Our history in the Wairarapa runs deep – it was opened more than 40 years ago by Richards’ parents Tom and Alison Mason.

At Toms Autos we have some of the very finest technicians Masterton has to offer – with several having worked at Mazda, Citroen, Volvo and Toyota franchises. Two of our technicians have recently received training in hybrid and electrical vehicle diagnostics, maintenance and servicing.

A key component to the success of our workshop is the passion every team member has to produce a high standard of customer satisfaction.

The pride in our work is supported by the use of trusted leading industry brands. Because we are independently owned and operated, we are not biased to just one supplier, therefore we will help you find the best option for your motoring needs. Through extensive history in top level motorsport we have found brands that can be trusted - Total Oil, Mickey Thompson Tires, Ironman 4x4, Dunlop and many more supply products to our workshop. Customers can be assured their vehicles will be treated professionally, effectively and efficiently on all levels.

We are proud to be a member of the Auto Super Shoppe Group and one of 80+ workshops nationwide selected to represent the Auto Super Shoppe brand. Through the combined effort of industry suppliers backing the "premium service centre" philosophy, Auto Super Shoppes have selected the best workshops throughout New Zealand to join the Auto Super Shoppe network.

We offer a fantastic service for those who train to Wellington - we can pick your vehicle up from the train station, service or repair it then drop it back ready for your return on the train.

You can count on us - wherever and whenever your vehicle needs help. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we are sure you will be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.


Is your car/trailer warrant of fitness up to date? The temporary extension of expired WoF's that was put in place during level 4 will expire on the 10th October 2020... all WoFs must be current by then.

NZTA says the backlog is currently well over 500, 000 cars and given 40% (on average) fail their first WoF it means things could get quite busy so please book early

Really exited to announce one of two new products we have added to our range.

MPI Approved (food grade) surface and equipment sanitiser.
✅ 500ml cans that come in boxes of 12
✅ Highly evaporative, no rinse ethanol based sanitiser for use wherever food is handled, prepared or served
✅ Sanitises soft and hard surfaces
✅ Kills a range of bacteria, enveloped viruses, fungi and yeast
✅ Kills 99.9% of germs. Effective against a wide range of pathogens
✅ Rapidly evaporates without leaving an odour
✅ QAC free
✅ Excellent for use on hard to reach areas

Chemz adhered to the Science & Govt Regulations around COVID-19 when making this formula.

Safety data sheets are available

We have an order on the way of only 10 boxes, due in the next week or two! Let us know if you would like more information or us to set some aside for you.

A highly effective alcohol-based aerosol hand sanitiser
✅ Contains Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC) disinfectant to give additional sanitising power
✅ Kills a range of bacteria, enveloped viruses, fungi and yeast
✅ Kills 99.99% of germs. Effective against a wide range of pathogens
✅ Rapidly evaporates from hands without leaving an odour
✅ Contains an emollient to moisturise hands
✅ Disinfects hands wherever soap and water are not readily available
✅ Comes in a box of 12 x 400ml aerosol cans
✅ Approved for Hospital/Medical Centres so it is a high grade compliant sanitiser

Chemz adhered to the Science & Govt Regulations around COVID19 when making this formula.

Safety data sheets are available.

We have an order on the way, due in the next week or two, and have already pre sold about half! Let us know if you would like more information or us to set some aside for you.

Your Car Battery

We are not using our cars much at the moment and you may find that you could start having problems starting it...

Modern day cars are full of computers which absorb energy, and if a car is sitting and not recharging, the battery can die within two weeks. Your car battery is the vehicle system that is most susceptible to inactivity-induced problems.

If you are not using your car much, to help save your battery you can:
- Remove the negative battery connection while its sitting around (just make sure to reconnect the terminal before attempting to start the car)
- Place the vehicle on trickle charge (if you have one)
- Start the car at least once a week and run it for 20-30 min (in a well ventilated area!) just to keep the battery topped up.

Please note running your vehicle for a short period won’t be able to drastically alter the amount of charge in a battery, but it’ll help.

Did you know - Frequent, short car trips contribute to an earlier lifespan for car batteries. It takes roughly eight hours of continuous driving for the alternator to fully charge the battery.

Families come in lots of different shapes and sizes. Ours is a bit like fudge - mostly sweet but with a few nuts! 🤪 

Family is really important to us here at Toms Autos so we have decided to close the doors on the 7th Feb 2020 as a "Family Day" to give all of our hard working team an extra day to spend making memories with their loved ones
We have been very busying transforming Ute's here at Toms - here is a few of our favourites:
We are really stoked to win some awards at the Auto Super Shoppe conference in the Gold Coast July 2019!!! Out of 94 other workshops we were awarded the Tyres 4 U suppliers choice award, won a wheel balancer from Repco and Sara received her certificate in acknowledgement of recent appointment to the Auto Super Shoppe advisory board. We couldn't have done this without you wonderful customers and our awesome Toms Autos team - thanks everyone!


We love solving your automotive problems and now we can take the pressure off financially too! We are very excited to now offer a payment plan for those unexpected (or expected!) WOF Repairs and Tyres.

NO Interest - NO Hidden Fees - Takes 2 Mins - Up To $1000 Credit - Payments Spread Over 10 Weeks - Free Estimates.

Here to make your life easier ;)

Check out www.genoapay.com or apply with us instore

Why You Need To Change Your Oil & Filter

Check out this... this is a great example of why you need to service your vehicle.

This is an oil filter that came out of a car we serviced a few days ago. It was 55,000km overdue for an oil and filter change 😳 Engine failure was just around the corner!

The value in servicing your vehicle is often quite hard to visualize but this picture says 1000 words.

Mickey Thompson Tires

Check out these awesome new Mickey Mud Tyres (375/65R16) we have just fitted on Bill Perry's serious Landrover. Looking mean!

(06) 378 7351  [email protected]
69 Dixon Street, Masterton

Our Values

  • Being friendly
  • Having high standards when it comes to courtsey, ethics and honesty
  • Qualified staff
  • High quality workmanship
  • High standard of equipment & technology
  • Excellent product knowledge
  • Professional & clean premises
  • Auto Super Shoppe members
  • MTA members
  • Excellent communication & customer relations
  • Technical oil problem solvers 

Call Us For

  • Warrant of Fitness Inspections (WoFs) 
  • Servicing
  • Tyres
  • Wheel Alignments
  • Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Servicing & Maintenance
  • Auto Electrical Diagnostics and Repair
  • Brake and Clutch Repairs
  • Pre Purchase Inspections
  • Batteries
  • Cooling Systems and Radiators
  • Engine Tuning
  • Scan Tool Diagnostics
  • Exhaust Repairs
  • Suspension Inspection and Repairs
  • Filters 
  • Engine Reconditioning
  • Transmission Repairs & Servicing
  • Gearbox and Diff Repairs & Servicing
  • Cambelts
  • Fanbelts
  • Fleet Servicing 
  • Rhino Rack Roof Rails and Accessories
  • Ironman 4x4 parts and servicing
  • Mickey  Thompson Tyres
  • Free Estimates
  • WINZ Authorised Repairer
  • Insurance Mechanical Repairs Excellent Technicians 
  • Guaranteed Parts and Service
  • Accept Q Card, Farmers card and Farmlands account
  • Accept Genoapay
  • Wairarapa Distributors of Total Oil and Much Much More...

Total Oil Distributors

Large range of Total Oil and Grease
Modern, Well Equiped Workshop

Modern Workshop

Large modern workshop with top level equipment

MTA Members

MTA Assured members and award winners