About Us

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Why Use Bensons Auto Electrical?

Having confidence in a company that services your vehicle is important. Here are some of the top reasons to use us for all things auto electrical:

  • 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!
  • We offer you a Friendly, Prompt and Satisfying customer experience.
  • We have the largest range of batteries in store anywhere in Gisborne. If we don’t have - it we can get it!

We love supporting things local

We support many other community events and often participate in local media fundraising drives
We love supporting things local

We have a fully equipped workshop

latest scope to check your cars heartbeat

Our showroom is stocked

Bensons is a great place to get all your auto electrical needs

Meet our small but powerful team

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.

I am writing to express the gratitude of myself and my family for the prompt and very efficient way you dealt with the electrical problem on my car. We were able to continue our journey to Taupo and end our holiday on a happy note. Recoding the radio was a very nice touch. Thanks again Steve Kirk