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Towing and salvage, accidents and emergencies.
24/7 hours call out for breakdowns.


Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 2pm
Spring & Summer Trading Hours
Full workshop facilities.


Based in Featherston we have been servicing the Wairarapa since 1988. We have full workshop facilities and can offer you free estimates for repairs and free tyre checks for uneven wear, tread depth or damage.

For our tow and salvage operation we service all of the Wairarapa 24/7 on call, our tow trucks are also available to the wider lower North Island on arrangement. We have 3 trucks available, one with a hiab which means that we can also do vehicle salvage work. Our fleet vehicles are suitable for private motor vehicles, motorbikes, caravans, trailers, campervans, light trucks and machinery.

John and his team have over 35 years towing experience, we also have 3 drivers available who all have vehicle recovery licenses.


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At South Wairarapa Auto Services we work extensively with the NZ Police and are contracted by them. We cover 95% of the serious crash recovery throughout the Wairarapa, and have extensive experience recovering vehicles from the Remutaka Hill. Besides vehicle recovery the New Zealand Police also contract us to do impounds.

We also provide the NZ Police with a secure off-site facility where they can carry out forensic testing on crashed vehicles.


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Belt went in my little Golf while on holiday in Greytown. Called John he came in under an hour, towed my car away and had it assessed and fixed the same day! Very helpful and efficient.
Thank you!

Rachel Nickerson

Excellent and prompt service from John tonight. The towies are always the unsung heroes.  Appreciate you getting our son to safety.

Hayley Soanes

Incredible service. We had a traveller with a minor issue and Towing Wairarapa arranged to meet and remedy the issue very quickly and professionally. We will definitely use them for everything in the area in the future. Thanks!

Andy Haslett

The Team at South Wairarapa Towing towed my dodge and were very efficient and easy to deal with. I highly recommend them, cheers!

Callum Lord

Responded to AA call out in less than 20 mins. Fixed the issue at hand and gave me tips for getting it sorted properly.

Gabor Szikszai


Winner of the 2010 MTA Wairarapa Repairer Award.
Winner of the 2002 Rotary Pride in workmanship award.

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