Whats happening around Nicholson Autos?

It’s back! The Holden Astra is red-hot from Europe and has the go to match the show. Now what we really want to talk about is the Astra VXR model, this thing has a huge 2.0 litre turbo engine in a sleek little 3 door hatch. The VXR has so many amazing features jam packed into a compact hatch.

Let’s start with the exterior. The colour range is very vibrant with the new Sunny Melon Yellow available. You also have the choice between 2 different styles for 20” alloy wheels and if that’s not enough throw in the fact that it has an individual tyre pressure monitoring system.

Now the interior, heated front leather bucket seats sound good? We should also add that they are adjustable in 8 different ways to make sure you have the highest comfort level possible. A 7” MyLink colour infotainment system with built in apps makes life a lot easier. [...]

Z71 Colorado 1

It’s finally arrived! We have our very first Holden Colorado Z71 in our showroom. Now this vehicle stands out from the crowd, with a fully custom sports bar and 18” Arsenal Grey Metallic alloys. The Z71 is based on the LTZ, as part of the LTZ you get a reverse camera and MyLink infotainment with seven-inch touchscreen display connected to a premium audio system.

z71 Colorado 2

Sometimes it’s about the little things, like darkened headlamps, black mirror caps or the Z71 bonnet and side decals. All of the little changes to this vehicle really make the difference in our mind and full leather interior with heated front seats helps. This one is sitting in our [...]

Mechanical Wisdom

Is your battery on the way out?

Its cold here in the Waikato, which means you could start having battery issues. Warning signs that you are at risk for a battery related breakdown include the following:

You hear a grinding or clicking sound when you turn on the ignition.

Your vehicle cranks slowly when attempting to start.

Your headlights dim when idling but brighten when the engine is revved.

Your battery is more than three (3) years old.

FACT – At zero degrees, a car’s battery loses about 60 percent of its strength, yet the engine needs about twice as much power to start!

Feel free to pop in and get your battery checked.

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