Richard and Sara recently attended the Auto Super Shoppe conference in Cairns... after some intense classroom sessions they attended the awards dinner where Toms Autos came out on top winning the Most Improved Supplier Support for General Shop. Sara also received recognition for being on the Auto Super Shoppe board of advisors.
Toms Autos is proud to sponsor the U12 Douglas Villa Titans this year as they competed in the Wellington Junior Premier League (Football). They are a GREAT bunch of kids and have a brilliant coach Radha McGlashan. Rain or shine they always played hard and fair with big smiles on their faces... Congratulations for a great season Team!
Greener Future For All
Every year in NZ, more than 7.75 million tyres reach their end of life and it is estimated that 70% are going to landfill, stockpiled or illegally dumped!
We are always looking at ways to reduce the damage to our environment and have teamed up with the team at Treadlite to do just that! We pay for all of our second hand tyres to be turned into Premium Horse Arena Mix right here in NZ.
We are proud to see the product throughout competition equestrian centre's and private horse arenas in NZ. They have exciting ideas to expand into roading and artificial sports fields too so watch this space!
Racing Into The Future
Khalid (Richard and Sara's son) and Zion (Dayle's son) both turned 12 last year and so they've begun their Motorsport journeys at the same time! They are both starting out by racing in autocrosses (racing around cones in a grass paddock). Zion has been driving a Holden Barina and Khalid went racing in the little Toms Autos Ford KA. Both had an awesome time!
In 2022 we were pleased to gift a $500 voucher for repairs or servicing to Cancer Society Wairarapa. For those who live in the Wairarapa, a significant amount of cancer treatment happens out of the region and while the Cancer Society has some amazing volunteer drivers, personal vehicles are used for the journey. This voucher will go towards those in need of vehicle maintenance or repair while they are going through a very difficult time in their lives... Spending money on their car will be one less thing they have to worry about.
Our contribution was one of many across NZ, all Auto Super Shoppe workshops extended a helping hand to their local communities and together we have donated over $50,000 worth of servicing and repairs this month alone. We are so proud to be part of such an amazing group - supporting locally and caring nationally.
Cancer Society Wairarapa receives no government funding and relies solely on the generosity of donors. If you are able to donate, please head to https://www.cancer.org.nz/.../wellington/life-after-cancer/
Service Your Engine
Every now and then we get a vehicle in that causes all techs to drop tools and check it out... This was one such vehicle and is a timely reminder why servicing your vehicle is so important! This lovely little Mazda came in with a broken camshaft caused by a lack of servicing - you can see on the inside of the tappet cover just how much sludge and vanish had built up. The engine had to be replaced as there was no salvaging from the damage that had been done.
MTA Cook Strait Good Sort
Wohooo Richard has just won the MTA Cook Strait Good Sort Award! He won it for his top level of service, high energy, nurturing manner with our apprentices and being the glue that keeps us a tight team 😁 The whole crew was rewarded with a DELICIOUS morning team from the wonderful The Clareville Bakery
Greener Future For All
We are STOKED to receive our Auto Super Shoppe Environmental Standards Accreditation 🙂 To get this we needed to meet certain standards that help contribute to a greener and more environmentally friendly business.
Some of our initiatives include:
🌱 Recycling all of our used oil via a ROSE (Recovering Oil Saves the Environment) accredited company. The collected oil is re-processed where required and then used as a fuel in high temperature industrial burning applications such as Asphalt Plants and Timber Production.
🌱 Recycling our 20L plastic containers. These are sent to be chipped, cleaned and distributed to manufactures. Previously our recycled 20's have been used as a supplement in the bitumen for road sealing trials.
🌱 Recycling our used tyres. We pay to have end of life tyres recycled with a registered member of the New Zealand Tyre Recycling and Collections Association.
🌱 Recycling our used batteries. All of our end of life batteries are responsibly recycled.
🌱 Recycle our cardboard. Our cardboard is separated at our workshop and responsibly recycled at our local depot.
Why 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.
Toms Autos is proud to sponsor the awesome local Masterton Netball courts - supporting teams from all across the Wairarapa to play at a great facility.