07 575 6722 07 575 6722
140 Hewletts Road, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga (Corner of Hewletts Road and Waimarie Street)

About Us

Sheaff Vehicles was established back in 1989 by Phil Sheaff as one of the first used car importers in Tauranga, however given the volume of vehicles coming in from Japan, we soon realised we needed a mechanic on-site to check and keep the vehicles in great shape – and that is where the Sheaff Vehicles, Service Centre and Workshop began. Starting with just 1 technician “out the back”, we have progressed, upgrading and improving our facilities, our training and of course becoming more and more experienced.

In 2007 we moved to a purpose built, 4 bay workshop on Hewletts Rd, Mt Maunganui when we were the franchise dealership and workshop for Ssangyong and LDV Vehicles. In 2018 the sales side of the business dropped the franchise brands in order to move towards specializing in Hybrid and Electric vehicles, and in 2019 the sales part of the business was taken over by GVI – one of the biggest EV Dealerships in the country. During all these changes though, the workshop has remained strong and steady and offers our customers, both new or existing, exceptional service, with unparalleled experience and honest advice. With top quality diagnostic equipment, specialist EV training and of course years of experience, you know your pride and joy is going to be in safe hands.

You just need to check out how long the staff have been here to see that we know what we are doing, and can do it well. Our premises are centrally located and are very easy to find on one of the main thoroughfares in the city. We offer a clean and tidy waiting area with great free coffee should you want to wait while we look after your vehicle.

So, if your vehicle, big or small, near new or a classic, needs any form of service, repair or Warrant of Fitness work, please contact us to make a booking and experience a workshop that values YOU as a customer.

Our Team

Mike Sheaff

In my previous life I was a Chartered Accountant which enabled me to work in both London and the Caribbean, however in 2003 the opportunity arose to move back to NZ and become involved in the family business. After 4 years of learning all aspects of the business, and with the relocation to Hewletts Rd, I took over the management of the company from Phillip. I love seeing people excited about their new vehicle purchase and am very excited about the new direction we are heading in supplying EV’s and hybrids. On a personal note I am very lucky to have a wonderful family and absolutely love living in the Bay of Plenty as it has so much to offer.

Suzanne Bell

Suzanne, or Suzy as she likes to be called joined the Sheaff’s team in March 2022. Having come from a large franchise operation, Suzy bring a massive amount of experience with her, including time working in large dealerships in Australia. She loves the size and family nature of working for and with the Sheaff team, and especially dealing with the lovely loyal customers that keep coming back to us. As a lover of music Suzy is involved in the local live music scene so you may even see her out and about one weekend.

Mark Sheaff

I have been with Sheaff Vehicles now for over 16 years. My role of Workshop Manager is very diverse, from allocating the daily workload to myself and the rest of the team, to customer relations. I even having the privileged title of Fire Warden! The camaraderie of the team and the daily challenges and rewards from happy customers is why I enjoy my role so much. Sheaffs have a huge loyal customer database which is the biggest reward. In my personal time I enjoy getting away from it all fishing and hunting with both friends and family.

Phone 07 575 6722
Mike Sheaff - Owner Mobile: 0275 424 213 0275 424 213
Suzanne Bell - Service Manager Landline: 07 575 6722 07 575 6722
Open Hours
  • Monday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
  • Tuesday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
  • Thursday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
  • Friday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
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