New automotive service centre for Darfield

by Anonymous Author

Family friendly automotive servicing is the promise of a West Melton couple who have taken over the ownership of Darfield Automotive Service and Warrant Centre.

Paul ‘Macca’ McIntosh and his wife anelle have bought the business which is situated on Darfield’s main road next to the Allied fuel stop.

Darfield Automotive officially opened for business this week and Macca said it has been a whirlwind few weeks after successfully negotiating the purchase of the previous business in early March.

With the couple having three young children, Macca said their opening hours have been set to ensure a family friendly service. “We will be open at 7.30am for early drop offs and closing at 5.30pm but we are flexible and happy to fit in with our customers’ needs. However, we won’t be open on the weekend, as that is family time.”

Born and bred in Ashburton, Macca has been in the automotive industry since leaving school 22 years ago, firstly working on and then managing service stations in Ashburton and Christchurch. 

He completed his automotive apprenticeship and is fully qualified with WOF authorisation.

Macca went on to be service manager at several larger workshops around Christchurch but has been looking for his own business since he and Janelle, and their growing family moved to West Melton five years ago, after they were red-zoned following the Christchurch earthquakes.

When not at work the couple have a busy schedule with the family, with plenty of sport on the weekend, both for the children and themselves, while Macca is also a member of the recently formed Selwyn Community Choir.

Macca said the Darfield locals have been really welcoming of their new venture especially as the previous business was set to close its doors. Services offered:

• WOF on cars, SUVs, utes, trailers, caravans

• All makes of vehicles servicing, maintenance and repairs

• Brake efficiency, shock absorber and steering testing on state-of-theart test lane

• Tyres fitting and balancing

• Diagnostic on on-board vehicle computer systems

• WOF and servicing, while you wait if required

• Free pick-up and delivery service from West Melton, Kirwee and Darfield

Loan cars available

Waiting room with free tea and coffee

Normal opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 7.30am till 5.30pm