Kurt, Spare Parts Interpreter – Lithgow

Kurt is one of our spare parts interpreters here at Auto Parts Central Lithgow.

A qualified automotive mechanic, Kurt brings over 10 years of experience to the Lithgow team. Kurt is passionate about working with cars (even his daily-driver is engine swapped!). If he isn’t making improvements to his own car, you can catch Kurt helping friends with theirs.

More importantly, he also loves going “the extra mile” to assist our customers, and receives great satisfaction from solving problems, especially the difficult ones!

Fun facts

Let’s start with your name and your first ever car?

Hi my name is Kurt Halpin and my first car was a Daewoo Nabira and it was fully sick hahaha.

What is your everyday driver?

Old Hilux with a commodore engine.

What does a typical day look like for you?

A typical day doesn’t exist here haha! It’s always different, that’s what I love! I also love solving customers’ problems and providing genuine, good quality customer service.

What kind of problems do you solve on a daily basis?

Each day I’m challenged to ensure I source the right parts at the right price for our customers, while dealing with inventory and finding “that” elusive part that got sent from a supplier. My goal is to get orders out as quickly as possible, whilst getting our customers the best deal I can!

What is your favourite part about working at Auto Parts Central?

The appreciation. I love when we get appreciated for solving a complex problem and we get a “thanks for helping me out”. On top of that, I also love working with a great bunch of people.

How does Auto Parts Central differ from its competitors?

Well we have a lot of experience between everyone here, plus I can honestly say that we try to go the extra mile for our customers! We aren’t just sales guys – we are local people, helping local and ensuring they get the right parts as quickly as possible.

What is your all time favorite race around Mount Panorama?

I wouldn’t say I have a favourite race, but a stand-out moment for me is definitely when Jenson Button drove the track in the F1 car – that was something special!

If you had $250,000 what car would you buy?

If I had 250 grand I would put some money into my current Toyota Hilux and buy a heap of different cars for my friends and family. I’m all about giving back and helping others. That’s why I love working for a local business that helps other local businesses.