Alden Automotive was formed in 1985 by close friends Aldo Chemello and Dennis King, hence the name Alden. From their early days they worked hard to establish their business with quality workmanship at an affordable price, their business grew as more and more of the local community adhered to their friendly and honest down to earth approach.
When Dennis decided to retire due to ongoing back problems, Aldo continued to run the business in the same vein with his brother Enrico as the business steadily grew.
Then in 2006 Aldo himself decided to retire, unfortunately due to ill health and sold the business to another local mechanic Clive Weston who had over 40 years experience in the automotive industry, working locally in Tweed Heads since 1985.
Clive and Aldo became friends and shared a bond as they worked together until Aldo's retirement. Clive vowed to continue to run the business with the same values introduced by Aldo, Dennis and Enrico with good quality workmanship at affordable prices and a unique old fashioned friendly service. The business began to grow at an alarming rate where new equipment and computer technology was introduced and more mechanics were employed to keep up with demand.
In late 2007 Allan and Nikki Carnell of Twin Towns Radiators and Mechanical decided to sell the successful business they had created to Alden Automotive and take a long earned rest.
When they returned Allan joined the team at Alden where his vast knowledge and experience in radiator repairs and car repairs, along with his excellent customer service skills and work ethic Allan became invaluable to the continued growth of the business.
The following year Border Batteries And Radiators became available when the lease on their premises was not renewed, founder and current owner Bill Catlin who started the business in 1960 sold the business to Alden Automotive and relocated to their Machinery Drive premises. Bill not one for retiring also joined the team at Alden where his experience in customising batteries for all rare applications, the repairing of batteries and his knowledge in advising customers on the right batteries to suit their needs became invaluable, Bills expertise at repairing and recoring radiators was legendary and was a great asset, as the business continued to grow.
In 2010 Alden Automotive than acquired another local automotive icon when they purchased the highly renowned and respected Aussie Brakes which had been serving the local community repairing brakes and supplying brake components to the trade and public in Tweed Heads South for over twenty years. Alden Automotive by this time had well and truly out grown their premises in Machinery Drive and had realised for some time that their now large data base of loyal customers deserved better.
By mid 2012 all four businesses were relocated to new premises at 5 Amber Road also in Tweed Heads South and became The Complete Auto Service Centre.
Alden Automotive continued to specialise in dealer book servicing, fixed price servicing, NSW pink and blue slips and all mechanical repairs. Twin Towns Radiators And Mechanical became just Twin Towns Radiators, specialising in radiator repairs, replacing radiators and all cooling system repairs and also supplying radiators to the local trade and public at competitive prices.
Border Batteries and Radiators then became just Border Batteries, they also carry a huge range of high quality batteries in stock to suit all applications and budgets at unbeatable prices.
Aussie Brakes than became Aussie Brakes And Clutches still specialising in all aspects of brake repairs including the machining of disc rotors and brake drums, they also stock a huge range of brake components which they supply to the local trade and public, including those sometimes hard to find parts. They also specialise in clutch repairs including flywheel machining and stock and recommend high quality Exedy clutch kits.
Alden Automotive has now become The Complete Automotive Service Centre at their new premises at 5 Amber Road, Tweed Heads South with drive in customer parking, you can wait for your vehicle in our pleasant customer waiting area with a tea or coffee or take a short stroll to the shops at Tweed City, we can drop you off at home and pick you up again if you prefer or you can take advantage of one of our complimentary courtesy cars.
Alden Automotive are also proud sponsors of the local community, supporting local schools, community services, sporting clubs and charities including the Cancer Council and its functions the Tweed Heads Bowls Club the South Tweed Sports Club and Tweed United Football Club, we also like to look after our local pensioners offering a special discount for all their motoring needs.Alden
Automotive are also the only automotive business in the area to be approved and accredited by the highly acclaimed Female Friendly, a wonderful organisation founded to help women of all ages find a tradesperson they can trust and have confidence in, regardless whether it be for a mechanic, plumber or carpenter.
There is a lot more to this organisation and we recommend you visit their website follow the link on our page.So at Alden Automotive we have all your motoring needs covered, so visit us today or call one of our friendly staff for an obligation free quote on your vehicle requirements.