• We strive to provide the best auto
    electrical solutions in the Gisborne
    Region for our customers through
  • Get to bensons auto electrical before this gets to you ...
  • We are your locally owned
    Battery Town Specialist...
    and will diagnose your vehicle's battery & electrical problems and provide you
    with specialised Auto Electrical Service for all Car, Truck, Tractor, Machinery
    or your Boat and Motor home with a Nationwide warranty.
  • We Eat, Sleep and Drink batteries
    and will get you the right one...
    The most expensive battery you could buy is one that you didn’t need.
    At bensons auto electrical you can be assured that we will diagnose
    the exact problem and only sell you a battery if you need it.

Bensons is a locally owned and operated business that specialises in automotive electrical repairs and diagnostics. Our qualified team of technicians and parts staff pride themselves in providing the best service in the district. Making our customers happy is our highest priority.

Who are we?

A locally owned and operated business with nationwide backup!
Andie Clark - Admin Ninja

Andie Clark

Admin Ninja

Having worked at Bensons since March 2005, Andie and Matt seized the opportunity to purchase the family business. Andie has since completed a Certificate in Business Management and overseas the day to day running of the business.

Matt Clark - Wizard

Matt Clark


After 20 years as an automotive machinist and workshop foreman. Andie and I purchased Bensons Auto Electrical in October 2010. As an automotive machinist it was important to diagnose why an engine failed in order to prevent further damage after being rebuilt. This has lead to a career change and consequent retraining as an auto electrician and specialising in diagnostics.

Shane Preston - Parts and Service Manager

Shane Preston

Parts and Service Manager

Shane is likely to be the first face you see when being greeted at Bensons Auto Electrical. Shane and his family recently moved to Gisborne from Auckland. He brings a great deal of experience to the team at Bensons through his extensive background in automotive parts and sales. Shane is currently studying a diploma in first line business management. He will have completed this by the end of 2017.


Answers on frequently asked questions
What is Battery Town?

Battery Town is a nationwide network of privately owned Auto Electricians who diagnose your vehicle problems and provide you specialised Auto Electrical Service for all Automotive, Commercial, Industrial vehicles or your Boat and Motorhome.

How do I know if I need a battery?

Pop in and see us! We can test your battery while you wait.

Do I need an appointment?

Not for battery testing. Parts staff will advise you if you need to make an appointment.

Will you have the right battery for me?

We have batteries for, cars, motorcycles, mobility scooters, trucks, tractors, scissor lifts, golf carts, boats, camper vans, motor homes, buses, diggers, torches, roboduck, UPS, hearing aids and much much more! We have the largest range of batteries in store anywhere in Gisborne. If we don’t have it we can get it!

Can you test my alternator?

Yes we can! If you drive in we can test it while you wait!

Do you have reconditioned Starters and Alternators on the shelf?

Not usually! But, the turn around time to get one to you is generally less than 24 hours.

Having now returned home to Auckland we wish to thank you for the exceptional service you gave us in our time of need. Arriving unannounced at Midday on a sweltering hot day you were willing to look at our problem and repair on the spot. You made our onward trip to Napier etc. possible in comfort . Thank you. Rosemary & Wilson Mclennan