Car People

Chris Britten Proprietor 40+ years industry experience

Chris started his career as a trainee radiator repairer with Monteith and Parker in 1975. After working for the business under Buck Parker and Robert Renwick for 14 years. In 1989 he purchased the radiator repair side of the company and has built it into the Waikato’s most experienced radiator repair business.

In his spare time Chris enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren, fishing and travelling with his partner.

Eion Makin Radiator repair technician 20+ years industry experience

Eion started his career as a trainee radiator repairer with Monteith and Parker in 1995. Eion then left in 1998 to gain more experience in another radiator repair shop. He then returned to Monteith and Parker in 2001 to help Chris run the business. In addition to being a highly skilled radiator repairer Eion has gained skills in fabrication, and welding and automotive air conditioning.

In his spare time Eion enjoys working on classic and performance cars of his own and friends and fishing, tramping and camping with his partner and children.


Monteith and Parker started as panel beaters and radiator repairers in Barton Street Hamilton in 1923. The original founders Les Monteith (from Australia) and Horace Parker (from Auckland) met as friends in Auckland. The business stayed in family ownership until Buck Parker (the son of Horace Parker) sold his interest in the business to Robert Renwick. Monteith and Parker moved to their current location at 68 Lake Road, Frankton, Hamilton in 1989. Chris Britton purchased the radiator repair business from Robert Renwick and later his ownership has developed it into one of the best and most experience radiator repair companies in New Zealand.
Since 1923 Monteith and Parker have been repairing radiators for motorists and mechanical workshops, so call us to see how our experience can help you with all of your cooling system issues.

We Are Experts In

Repairing, servicing, cleaning, rebuilding, suppling new automotive, agricultural, industrial, commercial, motorcycle radiators, cooling system components, intercoolers, oil coolers, air conditioning systems, fuel tanks, heaters

New Radiators

Quality replacement radiators for cars, motorbikes, agricultural, commercial and industrial equipment

Radiator repairs

We can repair and service all different types of radiators from motorbikes to cars to Cat dump trucks

Free courtesy car with our drive in/drive out service
Free basic cooling system and air conditioning assessments
Free WINZ AND Warranty company assessments
Automotive air con

Automotive and light commercial air con repairs, servicing and parts

Parts and consumables

A large range of automotive and industrial cooling systems and aircon parts including hard to source performances parts

Phone Number: (07) 847 5055

68 Lake Road, Frankton, Hamilton

Mn-Fr: 9am - 5pm