Fast, Professional and Reliable Service



Auto 38 Ltd is an independent mechanical workshop specialising in BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Range Rover, Land Rover and other European marques. Auto38 will service, repair and maintain all BMW & European vehicles. We supply both new and secondhand parts to suit your budget. Our specialist has over 20 years experience working on BMW and European vehicles.  With the help of a professional diagnostic computer, he can diagnose faults, ensure the correct part is ordered and have your vehicle up and running within a few days. Anyone can buy a scan tool and order parts - but it is the interpretation of the codes and knowledge of the vehicles that is critical.

What makes Auto38 unique?

  • We are Wellington's Southern-most European specialist workshop, offering a depth of expertise and experience that generalist workshops can't match. ​

  • We have direct access to loads of second hand parts which we make available to our workshop customers at compelling prices. This includes BMW parts for E23, E24, E30, E34, E36, E38, E39, E46 and more recent models.

  • Compared to main dealer service, we will look for pragmatic solutions that get your car back on the road and won't break the bank. Speak directly to the expert mechanic who has worked on your car to get the real story -  and we'll normally show you the old or damaged parts we have removed from your vehicle.

Auto38 is particularly popular with European vehicle enthusiasts and club members - discerning customers who want their prized possessions to have the attention of someone who cares as much about automobiles as they do!

Stunning classic - BMW E28 ///M535i
Stunning classic - BMW E28 ///M535i

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40KM/h speed zone - not a speed this magnificent car would be familiar with! V10-powered BMW E60 M5.
40KM/h speed zone - not a speed this magnificent car would be familiar with! V10-powered BMW E60 M5.

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The ever-stylish Jaguar XJS
The ever-stylish Jaguar XJS

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Stunning classic - BMW E28 ///M535i
Stunning classic - BMW E28 ///M535i

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Aaron, BMW E39 M5

I absolutely recommend Jon for anything E39 (and many other models to be honest). He was able to sort so many little issues with my old M5 when others just didn’t have the experience or want to diagnose.


We 100% guarantee our workmanship and parts.

Car Servicing & WoFs - Wheels & Suspension - Tuning & Brakes - Mechanical Problems - Electrical Problems - Engine Repair, Rebuild or Replace - Clutch Repairs & Manual Conversions - Pre-Purchase Inspections



Regular and careful maintenance and service will impact the the reliability of your vehicle, allowing issues to be caught early and rectified, before they become major issues that can leave you stranded or facing more expensive repairs. We recommend having your vehicles serviced every 6 months, or at least whenever you have your Warrant of Fitness renewed. Auto38 is able to assist with the care of your Vehicle and being a specialist will ensure a job well done in most likely half the time of a general mechanic with competitive prices.​ Auto38 keeps common consumable parts ready on hand.

  • Oil service

  • Inspection I

  • inspection II

  • Cambelt replacement


Auto38 is a supplier of quality tyres- and provides fitting and balancing services in house. We only sell product that we would be happy using on our own vehicles. Auto 38 can assist with suspension repairs and upgrades for your European vehicle - including suspension, bush, ball joint replacements - whatever your vehicle requires to provide accurate and safe handling.


Tuning a vehicle, in simple terms means ensuring it runs correctly within its design parameters, smoothly and as economical and powerful as possible. There are parts that should be replaced to to optimise tuning results- Auto38 has several scan tools to monitor your European vehicle. Brakes are an essential part of safe motoring. At Auto38 we pay particular attention to the brake system - checking and replacing pads, discs, fluid and other elements that ensure that you and your passengers will stop safely.


Blown head gasket, leaking water pump or hole in the radiator? Strange noise coming from under the vehicle or in the engine bay? Auto38 is able to assist with the necessary repairs to your Euro. We also have many second hand mechanical parts for BMWs on hand.


This can include anything from a simple misfire to a vehicle not starting or charging. Auto38 also has professional-grade diagnostic equipment - due to the complex electronic nature of mdoern automobiles, scan equipment is essential - along with an expert mechanic who can interpret the data!


Auto38 is able to assist with engine repairs from simple tune ups through engine rebuilds or complete engine replacements.


Auto 38 can assist with clutch replacement, clutch hydraulic repairs and in some cases automatic-manual conversions.


Looking to purchase your next European vehicles but wanting to know if you're buying a well-sorted vehicle or a project? Bring the vehicle in for a thorough inspection - and we'll talk you through what we've found and recommend.


Mon - Fri: 7AM - 5PM
Sat, Sun: Closed



257A Riddiford St
(Cnr Riddiford & Rhodes St),
Newtown, Wellington

04-979-6678 or 021-651-591

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