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  1. We truly hope that DAKAR CARS are successful again this year in their bid for Garage of the Year status. It comes as no surprise to us that their customers, along with ourselves, have nominated them yet again. We have used the garage for 6 years [originally recommended to us by the RAC] and since then we have always recommend them to everyone we meet. Their service is second to none, a truly polite and friendly atmosphere.

    All members of the staff have a genuine true passion for what they do. It is due to this tireless quest for specialist mechanical known how that helps them to provide a reputable, knowledgeable service to all their customers. They are regulars at Brands Hatch, ensuring that their own hobbies are fulfilled and at all the big shows giving their support.

    Every time you use the garage you are welcomed with a smile from Chris or Tina. They are professional, informative and always accommodating to your cars requirements.
    Refreshments are always on hand if you are waiting for an MOT to be completed or, if you just don’t have the time to spare, they can provide courtesy cars to their customers to ensure that, unlike the main dealer garages, their customers are not inconvenienced and do not need to take time off work in order to have cars serviced, MOT or repaired.

    They also provide a unique billing service where they do not charge the ‘earth’ for parts, cost only, same to the customer as it is to them. You couldn’t ask for more. Labour charges, again they only charge you for how long it takes. If it takes 15 minutes then that is exactly what they bill you for. I honestly don’t know how the main dealers get away with the extortionate prices they repeatedly charge.

    At Dakar they will work diligently to ensure that you are safe, happy with the service that they provide and all work carried out is to their highest calibre. Their professionalism remains consistent to every customer new or long standing. If you are not already a customer of Dakar Cars then I highly recommend that you become one, no other garage can compare.

    Yours sincerely,
    Mr & Mrs Horton

  2. dunlops auto shop are very helpfull when i recently went in for a nunber plate the kind man came out in the rain and fitted it to my car at no exta cost first class shop

  3. A1Bettamotoring gave a fast service with good prices and reasonable P&P charges.
    I will use them regularly now that I have found them.
    Even with postage it was cheaper than using local suppliers.

  4. Dakar Cars – I have been a customer of their’s for a number of years now, both for servicing and MOT’s for all 3 cars and have found them to be very reliable, courteous and with their reminder updates of when these are due, it proves an invaluable service – highly recommendable.

  5. Dakkar cars were very helpfull friendly and competitive in their service .

    i would recommend anybody to go there.

    they also give complimentary sweets at the reception and a bit of a laugh while you wait for your car!!!


  6. Dakar have been of great help with my vehicles.
    Always operating in a professional and friendly way.

  7. I had to visit my son urgently in Oxford from our home in Leeds. My MOT was due whilst I was away. The staff at TJ Hall not only fitted me in but were very courteous and helpful.


  9. TJ Hall & Son. – my wife and I have used this garage for 2 years or more. Their service has always been friendly and professional. I have no hesitation in recommending this garage to friends and family.

  10. Betta Motoring – The staff are brilliant, they constantly bend over backwards to help..if it isnt in stock they get it for you and another product for stock..the staff are fantastic…many many years of knowledge and experience!

  11. Dakar Cars, Dartford give a first class service. I have always found them to be extremely helpful and efficient, all working together as a great team, from mechanics to “front of house”. I can always rely on them to deal with any problems with my car, no matter how small or large, at a moments’ notice. Highly recommended and well deserving of ‘Garage of the Year Award’.

  12. Motorserv are without doubt the best motor factor in buckinghamshire if not the world, I have been using them since 1994 and dare i say they have never ceased to amaze me. There stock holding is infinate and the product knolage of staff members is outstanding. There were concerns when Richard Kendric sold up for pastures green some four years ago that the sevice would slip and that the Motorserv we have come to rely would never be the same. However since Lewis Selby took over as the buisness development manager there has been a dramatic change in the service and the old Motorserve we know and love is back on top. well done lads keep up the good work.

    Craig Gray
    Carshops LTD Northampton.

  13. motaquip offer a one stop shop for all factors needs, quality service fantastic support, quality product. having worked in the parts trade for over thirty years they tick all the boxes

  14. I have been a customer of TJHall and Sons for many years and all the family cars are looked after by the garage. They have always been very responsive, friendly and helpful. It is a great comfort knowing they are there, even on Sundays when asked.

  15. Dakar Cars in Dartford has to be the best garage i have ever had the use of. Besides excellent service and helpfulness, they will always do the extra mile while charging considerably less than other rivals.

    They are the only garage i will allow to touch my car, and all my family do the same. They have been great when doing MOTs, but are absolutely fantastic for looking over the car for worries or concerns and they will not rip you off for the job if required.

  16. I have used ABP for many years, and intend too for years to come.
    Excellent service, to the customer, their vehicle, all supplied by a well disciplined work force. Who only have the best interest of the customer at heart.
    Nothing is too much trouble for any member of the ABP Motorsport team.
    Well done and good luck.

  17. In best of my technical knowledge Euro Car Parts limited is the one of the largest auotmobil parts supplier in Europ. And as a employer of this company i wish that Euro Car Parts Limited will be going to win Award (MOTOR Factor Of The Year).

  18. A genuinely excellent garage – on the ball prices and personal service that make APB my only choice.

  19. I have used T J Hall & Son for a few years now. We take our car and my husband’s taxi there for all work to be carried out, especially MOT and servicing. They are not only professional but they provide a warm and friendly service – you can tell this is a family run business. They are always on hand for any question or problem. I would not hesitate in recommending this garage, if you want value for money and personal care, this is the garage to go to.

  20. APB deliver a great service with dedication, knowledge and good humour (oh, and good prices too). As happy to service and sort out my 258,000 mile Audi as well as the more exotic fare of dedicated car fans

  21. abp motorsport – a very good team with a vast knowledge, the only team i trust to leave my car with. i also take my works van there and sit in whilst works being done and have a natter with the lads

  22. dunlops auto shop in glasgow is a great wee place, their stock is brilliant & if they don’t have the part you are looking for they get it very quick, their front shop has a fantastic range of parts too,

  23. Dunlop’s Auto Shop in Glasgow. Service was second to none. Friendly service and they have really pulled me out of the @*$! on many an occation!!

  24. T.J. Hall and Son offer a fantastic service to many of our teachers and staff. The staff there are very helpful and come and collect and return the cars during the school day, which is great for busy teachers. No hassle

  25. Betta Motroing in Scarborough are always a joy to deal with. We always buy many accessories from there when on holiday, as there are few companies in our area of the the North West that offer such a broad choice of items.

  26. Dunlops Auto Shop has got to be the one, donkeys years of experience with all the aquired knowledge that goes with it, makes it a cert, if they have not got, they will get it quick !!!, delivery to you pronto,
    Nice genuine people who bend over backwards to help, they more than deserve this recognition

  27. ABP motorsport, I haven’t come across a garage like abp motorsport for a long long time. There have an excellent M & E knowledge with all the parts that I’ve requested for the last couple of years. Customer service were excellent. Product delivery were excellent too. You will normally get the parts you’ve ordered the next day. If not the day after. I am very impressed with their team work and attitude with myself and other customers. I hope their website will soon be ready for us to order the parts we all after.

  28. i have never e/mail or done any of this computer stuff before but i really do think that peter cox and motaquip really deserve a bit pat on the back. i have been with motaquip since i set up beverley motor factors 16 years ago and i can tell you , sometimes motaquip were miles behind there rivals and i told them so. but give credit were credit due,this last 3 years or more the speed motaquip have got there act together as really impressed me.what a firm, no bullshit, like most other, just good old fashioned service. if you what more ask me. the only firm i would recommended.i don`t like being messed about or bullshitted, but this lot do exactly what there say on the tin. john b.m.f

  29. TJ Hall and Son have provided excellent service for me whenever I bring my car to them. I needed a replacement bulb the other morning and when I pulled up to the garage at 8:30am there was no hesitation at all – the mechanic came out and fitted the bulb immediately so I was able to get to work on time. They are helpful, explain any repairs needed and incredibly accommodating. They are also very good value for money. I’d recommend them to anyone.