About Us

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

Gary Lake and Yutaka Shibahara are both qualified and experienced mechanics, with 50 years of motor industry knowledge between them, They pride themselves on the level of service they offer.

Our team is complemented by Shirley George, our Receptionist / Office Administrator who is likely to answer your calls. Shirley handles the day-to-day running of the office and ensures you enjoy your experience at McGirrs.

McGirr Motors has a good reputation of providing honest and friendly service and our business continues to grow through word of mouth referrals and google reviews. Given their previous experience with us, many customers who fled Christchurch after the earthquakes have chosen to return to our workshop. Referrals and repeat customers are testimony to Gary’s integrity and the excellent services offered by McGirr Motors.

Whether here for a WOF, servicing 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 we’re able to cater to our Japanese speaking clientele. Our team enjoys working on all makes and models – petrol and diesel. For your assurance McGirr Motors is a member of the Motor Trade Association (MTA).

After moving from our old workshop in Peterborough St, McGirr Motors has continued to thrive at our new premises 332 Gloucester St. This 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 take care of your car maintenance and look forward to welcoming you to our workshop. Thank you in advance for your support of our small business.