Sheaff Vehicles has been selling quality used cars in the Tauranga area since 1989. Established by Phillip Sheaff, the company was one of the first in the Bay of Plenty to import used vehicles directly from Japan. Today Sheaff Vehicles remains one of Tauranga's premier suppliers of quality used vehicles and in 2003 we started selling the brand new Ssangyong range of 4WD's and SUV vehicles. In March 2007 we relocated to a brand new purpose built premises on Hewletts Road in Mt Maunganui with a brand new showroom and workshop that clearly sets us apart from your typical used car dealer. At the same time Phillip retired and his son Mike took over the management of the new yard.

In 2018, we took the bold step of no longer selling new vehicles and starting to specialize in Hybrid and full Electric Vehicles as we saw this area as playing an ever increasing part in the motoring future. As well as selling these great vehicles, our technicians have undergone specialist training to ensure what we sell is in great shape, and that we can look after it while you own it.

Sheaff Vehicles have built up a very strong reputation over the years as a dealership with outstanding customer service, which is why so many customers keep coming to us for all their motoring requirements. With an experienced sales team, fully qualified technicians and top grade support staff we can assist you no matter what your requirements.

With a fantastic team of Sales, Service and Support Staff here, once you deal with us, you'll experience the best way to buy a new car. With a large selection of 4WD's, cars, wagons and people movers, Sheaff Vehicles can offer full on-site service facilities, including Wof. Who better to care for all your motoring needs than the people who you purchased your vehicle from, and therefore know it inside and out?

A Pioneer in the Field

Sheaff Vehicles has a strong history behind it. We have been a leading car dealership since our establishment in 1989, and we continue to innovate and provide quality customer service. During the early days, Sheaff Vehicles was the first in the Bay of Plenty to import used cars from Japan.

Since then, our company has continued to grow, and strives to be the leading car dealer in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. In 2003, we moved on from selling only second-hand vehicles to offering the range of brand new Ssangyong and later on new LDV Vans.

In 2018 the company took another bold step forward by switching from brand new vehicles and moving into the field of Hybrid and full Electric Vehicles. With the ever changing demands placed on our environment, we felt the time was right to get ahead of the curve and offer this new technology to Bay of Plenty residents

Trade-In and Financing Available

Our Tauranga car dealership offers fair trade-ins and attractive financing options for our customers.

To make the trade-in process simpler, we have created online forms for easy fill-in and submission. To apply for trade-ins, just fill in the form about your vehicle, upload images and Sheaff Vehicles will provide a fair trade value for it.

Applying for finance is just as simple. To apply, simply fill out our online form under the "Quick Application" tab. The Full Application allows up to two people to apply for the same purchase. Please note that the quotes are indicative and full and final approval is required from the finance company prior to completing the vehicle purchase.

With Sheaff Vehicles, it is a quick and hassle free process for all your motor vehicle needs.

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Our team

Mark Sheaff – Workshop Manager/Technician

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.

Ray Mayos – Parts Manager/Technician

I have worked within the Automotive trade for over 40 years. I am a qualified technician and still work on the vehicles as well as parts and service. I have been working with Sheaffs for 18 of those years and am still here so must enjoy it! I thoroughly enjoy the team, great bunch to work with. I also assist my wife in her successful business in which she is the sole distributor in NZ for her product.

I have many interests but spend regular time yachting and adventure bike riding and keeping fit.

Amanda Keith – Service Advisor

My role here is Service Advisor, so I am primarily involved with customer care, maintaining the workshop diary and administration. I hold Mercedes-Benz Certification as a Service Advisor which was an 18-month study during my 5 years with them. I also have a background in Insurance.

I have two adult children both successful in their fields of work, a proud Mum. Both my children and myself are musical with guitar, keyboards and clarinet between us, I have sung semi-professionally for over 30 years but am now fulfilling a lifelong desire to learn piano.

After Mike hiring me 5 months ago I can say I thoroughly enjoy working here with a great fun friendly team, Sheaff Vehicles have a large loyal following which says a lot I think, a great place of work.

Paula Sheaff – Office Manager

Since joining on a full-time basis in March this year, I have loved being part of such a great team. As the Office Manager, my main focus is on providing excellent customer service and ensuring your visit to us is enjoyable. My role also involves managing all aspects of the office administration from the accounts to the coffee machine. I am married to Mike, the Managing Director, and when I’m not here in the office, I can be found being an unpaid taxi driver to our three amazing, yet very busy, children.

Mike Sheaff – Managing Director

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.

Aaron McAuley – Groomer

I have been a vehicle groomer at Sheaff Vehicles since 2003 so I obviously enjoy working here. I enjoy working in the automotive industry and the team here are a great bunch to work with.

I am engaged and planning to be married in the next year or so. My hobbies include blow karting which I do whenever I can.

Contact info


  • 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
  • Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Sunday By Appointment
(Excl. some public holidays)


140 Hewletts Road, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga