About Johnson Automotive

Shane Johnson has over 40 years mechanical experience. Starting his apprenticeship in 1978, Shane honed his skills in a variety of jobs including working in the Australian outback on large diggers and excavators.​

Opening the first Johnson Automotive in 1989, Shane employed 9 mechanics 

and had contracts with New Zealand Police, Saint Johns Ambulance Service and New Zealand Post.​

Travelling through America, Shane was exposed to the “Courtesy Car” and was the first to introduce it to Whangarei when he arrived back in New Zealand.

Having a keen interest in restoring old English and American cars Shane loves his work, and it shows.

In October 2019, Shane the purchased Doug Taylor Automotive and rebranded it Johnson Automotive.

With Johnson Automotive, Shane and his team still offer the same “Old Fashioned” service and customer care they always have.  



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138 Lower Dent Street