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Ace Auto Electrical Ashburton are your specialists in Auto Electrical work in Mid Canterbury.
Located in the Riverside Industrial Park, Steve and his team at Ace Auto are the guys you can trust when it comes to electrical issues with your vehicle.

No machine is out of bounds to this skilled, professional team. Cars, Farming machinery, Boats and Trailers are all welcome at Ace Auto.
They pride themselves on ‘doing it once, and doing it right’ and their 2 year workmanship guarantee is something you can rely on.


We offer full electrical services and air conditioning for your vehicle or machine.
We are proud to offer a 1 year warranty on all products and a workmanship guarantee of 2 years on all services.
We also offer full diagnostics tests, so if you’re not sure give us a call and we’ll be happy to help!

If you’re having any problems with:

  • Headlights
  • Stereos
  • Batteries
  • Dashboard warning lights
  • Air conditioning
  • Starter motors
  • Alternators
  • Trailer lighting

Then you need to come and see us at Ace Auto Electrical Ashburton.


In 2012, Stephen Anderson decided he was ready to the take the next step in his career.
After working in the industry for 16 years Stephen took the plunge and opened his own Auto Electrical business in Ashburton.
Five years on and Ace Auto is a thriving business in the heart of Ashburton. Their staff are professional and enjoy good banter with each other. Providing a top-notch service is the main focus for this energetic team.

Stephen Anderson

Owner | Operator

Steve has been working in this industry since he left school, which he admits was a very long time ago! 20 years on he is now the passionate, motivated owner/operator of Ace Auto Electrical.
He loves the challenge of problem solving his trade provides him and enjoys being able to help people who have been having issues with their vehicle.

Steve has built a supportive, entertaining culture at Ace Auto and relishes in watching his tight knit team members grow and develop. Being the owner of a small business in Ashburton has also given Steve the opportunity to give back to his community. Supporting local sports teams is an underlying passion of his and he is proud to be in the position to do so.
In his spare time Steve enjoys a round of golf, fishing and simply relaxing on the couch with a good glass of red!

Andy Skinner

Auto Electrician

Andy has 30 years’ experience as an Auto Electrician and has worked with Steve for 20 years. Andy made Ashburton his home 25 years ago and hopes he will be considered a local soon! In his downtime Andy enjoys mountain biking with his wife and three children.

Adam Williams

Auto Electrician

Mid Cantabrian born and bred, Adam brings with him 12 years of experience and a great sense of humour. When he’s not working fervently at Ace Auto, Adam is busy restoring old school cars, dirt biking or enjoying time with his two children.

Bradley Wellman

The Apprentice

Bradley, the token apprentice has a strong desire to learn and qualify in his trade, Bradley is enthusiastic and enjoys the problem solving aspect of this job.  On his days off Bradley enjoys 4wheel driving (especially the Rakaia tracks) or riding his dirt bike.

Sam McCauley

Parts & Admin Assistant

With a keen interest and background in car mechanics and an innate ability to keep the boys under control, Sam is the friendly face that will greet you when you visit Ace Auto Ashburton. When she’s not ordering parts and coordinating jobs at Ace Auto, Sam enjoys spending her weekends tinkering with cars and spending time outdoors with friends

Nic Ross

Junior Workshop Assistant

The newest member of the team, Nic, works full time helping with a variety of jobs in the workshop, and has quickly risen to fame at Ace Auto for his exceptionally neat handwriting!
Outside of work Nic enjoys playing sport and has a keen interest in anything to do with cars.

Aimee Williams

Administration Manager

Born and bred in South Otago, Aimee relocated to Ashburton 3.5 years ago with her husband and two daughters. Aimee will be the friendly voice who picks up the phone when you call and handles all enquiries, accounts and marketing at Ace Auto. In her downtime Aimee loves spending time with her family.


No request is too big or too small for our team. If it matters to you, it matters to us.
We look forward to hearing from you.
P 03 307 2236 | M 027 307 2236
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Ace Auto Electrical Ashburton are specialists in Auto Electrical work in Mid Canterbury. Based in Ashburton, we offer full electrical services, air conditioning and diagnostic testing for vehicles and machinery.

With business growth and role restructures, we are looking for a full time Reception/Team assistant who has great people skills and a good sense of humour to join our growing team and assist with the front office/workshop duties. You would be the first point of contact for our customers and would need to be a real people person. Due to the nature of the job competent computer skills are required. Some automotive knowledge is preferable with a hands on attitude as some manual/light workshop duties may be required. Training of our workshop systems and software will be provided. You will also require a valid driver’s license.

The duties required will include but not limited to:

- Receiving and responding to booking and enquiries received via phone and email
- Greeting and checking in customers
- Generating repair orders for workshop
- Advising customers of service/repair recommendations
- Picking up and dropping off customers/parcels
- Keeping the office/workshop organized and tidy.
- Assisting our admin manager with required tasks i.e. marketing/social media
- Working in with technicians

If you are able to work independently and within a team, using a high level of initiative and common sense, with a positive 'can-do' attitude we want to hear from you.

Please send your CV and Covering Letter to

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Hydraulink Mid Canterbury have worked with Ace Auto for several years now for all of our auto electrical requirements. Stephen and the boys are always happy to help and point us in the right direction. Their customer service is outstanding and they are always very accommodating regardless of our requests. We constantly have different machinery in our workshop and each job usually requires specific skills and proficient industry knowledge to get the job done; Ace always delivers. We have no hesitation in using and recommending Ace for all auto electrical needs.

Dan Bruce, Managing Director – Hydraulink Mid Canterbury


Ace Auto is our preferred supplier and contractor for the wiring up of our customers trucks and trailers. Ace has the experience, understanding and high standard of workmanship we require. Their customer service commitment to Luck Engineering is to a high level, when required they will work long hours to meet our customer deadlines. We rely on the workmanship and products and their attention to detail is excellent. Steve and his team are always thinking forward with new innovation and have great communication with us.

David Lusk – Lusk Engineering


For all of our auto electrical needs Ace Auto Electrical is the first choice for Pye Produce, 3 years of servicing and maintenance on a wide range of equipment has seen us having auto electrical issues arising far less often, great value for money. With no job seen as too big or too small and always receiving the high standard of service we know and trust.

Dean Pye, Director – Pye Produce