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Avid is a premier car care and detailing company with a focus on delivering an exceptional level of workmanship and service. The vision of Avid was dreamt up back in 2017, by our Founder and Owner Devon Gilchrist, with this statement: "An idea to create a community in NZ car culture to admire and be a part of NZ finest vehicles", from there Avid was born.

Avid is a brand built around the concept of the ‘why’ in vehicle ownership. We all own vehicles for different reasons, our brand is aimed at the owners who own their vehicles because they hold a special part in their lives. Avid reflects this in our branding, going back to the vintage days through to today, and honouring the history and moments vehicle ownership has given to others. These range from at home car detailing products, to high end in-house car grooming and speciality services including ceramic coating, paint protection film and window tinting. We stock only high-quality brands that we’d be happy to use on our own vehicles including Angelwax, Bigboi and Vyper chairs. We also offer support to local businesses in the automotive industry in order to achieve and provide a like-minded customer experience.

"In the Details" is a documentary about Devon Gilchrist’s story about the beginning of Avid and what he does for Christchurch’s car community. A big thank you to Ebony and John from the Ara Institute of Canterbury for this beautifully shot documentary! Click below to watch the full documentary.

"In the Details" Documentary
Featuring - Devon Gilchrist


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A car ownership group based in Christchurch NZ!

The Avid Car Caffé was created by Avid Group for people who care about their cars and want to share them with other like-minded owners, and to learn about car care and the latest automotive products trends.

Meetups range from a casual format of monthly gatherings and/or drives on the last Sunday of the month, where you can share your car ownership passion with others over a coffee and a chat, right up to larger events throughout the year to allow our owners to enjoy their cars as they were intended. During our meetups and events, the team from Avid Group and its partners will share tips and tricks, and product information to help you look after your vehicle.

Would you like to join the Avid Car Caffe?

We look forward to meeting you and your car at our next event! Please request to join the Avid Car Caffe Facebook group for updates on the next meetup and drive events, and to become part of our community.