16 Maire Street
Palmerston North 4410

Mobile:021 507 533
Phone: 06 357 6356

Email: richard@engine-room.co.nz

 alfasThe Engine Room Automotive’ is a small company where we service and repair all makes of cars, with an emphasis on European and Classic vehicles.

Richard Dann (owner/operator) Has 30 years experience in the automotive industry. Starting as an apprentice mechanic working through to A grade level; then traveling and working overseas for a period of time. Gaining valuable experience over the years with many European brands before moving onto a Service Management role with BMW for ten years. Lately working in a sales role for Audi/VW.

Peter Weir (Technician) Started his apprenticeship as a engine machinist before making the transition to mechanical with a Ford dealership where he worked on a wide variety of vehicles. Then moving onto BMW where he gained valuable knowledge on the European brand for four years. During this time he has also become highly involved with Motorsport, as a competitor, organiser, an 'A' scrutineer and various other duties all involved in the sport.

Tristan Timmins (Technician) Has 15 years experience in the automotive trade. Starting with a pre-apprenticeship course then leading into a full time position in a small town workshop where he gained knowledge working on anything from cars to tractors as well as gaining management experience. He then moved to England where he gained dealership and european brand experience at a Ford dealership before returning and joining the Engine Room team. 

Ryan Westwood (Technician) Comes from 6 years in the Automotive Parts industry. Ryan has always been passionate about european cars, owning multiple BMW models including an E30 Rally car which he is a regular competitor in the Engine Room Sprint Series.

Tanneeka Howe (Administration) Has been in the Automotive industry for ten years. She started in Heavy transport, specializing in Scania, Isuzu and Hitachi. She then moved to Audi/VW where she grew with the role. In 2012 she placed runner up Service Adviser of the year for Audi. After a break to extend her family she has joined The Engine Room team and looks forward to greeting you on the front desk.



Now forming our own company where we believe in quality workmanship and good old fashion service, where ‘Experience makes the difference’.

We look forward to assisting with your vehicle requirements

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