Garry Tippett has over 30 years experience in the automotive industry, in all facets from spinning spanners to vehicle sales.
In his role as Southland Vehicle Sales service manager at Garry offers a wealth of knowledge for customers to tap into.
A mechanic by trade, Garry joined forces with Richard Murrell in 1993 to form the 21 North Road car dealership.
"I got the urge to do something that I felt would be more rewarding."
It was a risk that paid off. The business evolved into SVS and moved to its present site in 2000. Further expansion and the purchase of BP North Road, managed by Garry’s wife Margaret, followed just three years later.
To accommodate the Kia franchise, SVS developed a dedicated service centre in 2004, taking over the workshop of Garry’s brother Dave, who remains as foreman. Any make or model is ably repaired by the experienced SVS team.
"Customers can expect a damn good job at a fair rate - with personal service a key focus."
As SVS has evolved, so too has the motor industry.
Garry ensures his team stays at the forefront of technology through regular training and by employing the latest in diagnostic equipment.
"Everyone here has their own strengths and when they put their heads together to nut out a solution, it works out well."
Away from the workshop, Garry makes the most of the Southern "playground", with rugby, whitebaiting and fishing his favoured pursuits
Phone: (03) 215 8539
Mobile: 0274 369 903