About McGirr Motors

Gary and Peggy Lake took over this central city business in 1999. It was was the realization of a dream for Gary who has always loved cars, so it made sense to develop his love into his business.

After operating from Peterborough Street for 17 years, our leased premises were sold to a developer. This presented an exciting opportunity for a fresh start and we have relocated to a new workshop at 332 Gloucester St (cnr Gloucester St & Fitzgerald Ave. This is a shared site – our access is off Gloucester St).

To our existing customers we would be delighted to continue taking care of your car maintenance and look forward to welcoming you at our new workshop, still within walking distance of the central city. Thank you in advance for your continued loyalty.

To our new customers, we invite you to patronize of our business. McGirr Motors has a good reputation of providing honest and friendly service and our business continues to grow through word of mouth referrals. Given previous experience with us, many customers who fled Chch after the earthquakes are choosing to return to our workshop. Referrals and repeat customers are a testimony to Gary’s integrity and the excellent services offered by McGirr Motors. We look forward to welcoming you.

Gary Lake and Yutaka Shibahara are both qualified and experienced mechanics, who pride themselves on the level of service they offer. McGirr Motors will be looking to employ additional mechanics as may be necessary at this new location. Our team is complemented by Dinah Cattermole our Office Manager, who is likely to answer your calls.
Our team enjoys working on all manner of makes and models – petrol and diesel. For your assurance McGirr Motors is a member of the Motor Trade Association (MTA).

Whether here for a WOF, a full vehicle check up or mechanical repairs, we welcome everyone with genuine enthusiasm. McGirr Motors is popular with women who know they can trust us and thanks to Yutaka our fabulous mechanic, we’re able to cater to our Japanese speaking clientele.

Our location is especially handy for customers living and working in the city; close proximity to your place of work making it easy to drop off and pick up your cars.
If you have any concerns about your vehicle, please don’t hesitate to call or drop in. We would be delighted to have your custom. Thank you in advance for your support of our small business.