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ANDERSONSAnderson’s Motor Stores, Tadley
Anderson’s pitches itself as a “small business with big business skills”. Opened more than 30 years ago by the late Roy Anderson, it is now owned by Terry Nash. The company says it has succeeded in the “big boy” motor trade by adopting the latest computer technology and stocking a wide range of products.

BETTA2Betta Motoring, Scarborough
Betta Motoring is a member of the A1 Motor Stores network. Situated on Queen Street, it claims to be Scarborough’s biggest high street and online independent seller of car parts, accessories and performance products. The shop also stocks motorcycle accessories and is a supporter of the Right to Repair Campaign.

DUNLOPS1Dunlop’s Auto Shop, Glasgow
Family-owned Dunlop’s has been in business since 1967 and has always moved with the times. Supplying everything from car seats to spark plugs and wheels, the shop prides itself on being “one of the most modern auto shops in the east end of Glasgow”. Dunlop’s has a sister factoring operation on the other side of Glasgow.

REVOLUTIONRevolution Performance Motorstore, Gateshead
Founded in 1997, Revolution specialises in alloy wheels, tyres, performance and styling modifications. Its purpose-built headquarters boast a showroom and workshop kitted out with the latest technology, including the Hunter4 wheel alignment tracking machine to cater for 4x4s, SUVs, fast-road or track day monsters.

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Emma has been CAT's editor since January 2008. There isn't much she doesn't know about the aftermarket - and her favourite topic is definitely BER!

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  2. I have used Dunlops Auto Shop on a number of occasions and the staff have always gone “the extra distance”.

    A rare thing to fine, great on price and customer service.

    I am happy to give them my vote.

  3. My vote goes to Dunlops Auto shop. Our garage is in Edinburgh, 45 miles from Dunlops Auto shop! Not one supplier in Edinburgh can come near Dunlops prices. Tremendous service from every member of staff, who are meticulous in there attention to detail so that the correct part is supplied first time. For me, they go that extra mile (or 45 miles in this case!) to ensure a fast and efficent service is delivered.

  4. My vote is for dunlops auto shop were i got a fantastic set of 18in for a great deal. The guys in the shop are all cool and great to deal with and very friendly.

  5. My vote would be for dunlops auto shop in shettleston glasgow. The guys in the shop are helpfull.they have everything from car components to alloys. and if the dont have it they will try there hardest to get it for you. top class service from a top bunch of guys

  6. my vote is for dunlops auto shop. service is 1st class always found staff helpful and friendly prices are reasonable and always got what im looking for in stock on the premises, would recommend dunlops to anyone 🙂

  7. Dunlops is the only place I go to if I need any parts for my cars, the staff are helpful and will make sure that you get all the parts you need at a great price. If you only need advice this is freely given.

  8. We at Vans Scotland Ltd vote for Dunlops Auto Shop Shettleston Rd, Glasgow. The boys at the shop are first class anything you need its there, the delivery service is second to none. I recently damaged a wheel on my car and it was cheaper to put a full new set of wheels on my car from dunlops than what it would have been to replace the one wheel that was damaged from another shop!!!! What can I say superb service and first rate prices.

  9. Betta Motoring gets my vote. Friendly and efficient service, very helpful and approachable staff. The item I bought online arrived quickly and the price was excellent. Thnak you.

  10. My vote goes to ANDERSONS MOTOR STORE,ever since i have owned my first car, i have alway used them.I do remember when a part i had purchased from them, failed! it was eight months old, i still had the reciept and Terry replaced it just like that, without the third degree which i have experience in bigger stores and when the item has failed after a few days.Service like this they is know need to go anywhere else!Keep up the good work gents!

  11. Great bunch of guys who have a real passion for their work and customer service. My car is not new, far from it but I can get ‘as it is’ info on its condition. Fast, reliable well priced and collection / return from my workplace ( with a great unusual seat in their reception )

  12. ANDERSONS SHOULD WIN – Excellent service with friendly staff with a great sense of humour. Very good parts knowledge of modern and classic cars. Clive has got me out of a tight spot on many occasions. Keep up the great work!

  13. My Vote goes to BettaMotoring Ltd! Excellent staff that are ambitious and enthusiastic! They never fail to deliver and always take on a challenge no matter what you ask for! Excellent service for 21 Years! Family store and warm and welcoming to any new shoppers! Travellers from afar and the regulars are always wandering the aisles! Never a dull moment with its entertaining staff and its proud owner!

    1. I have been a long standing customer of bettamotoring.i have just received my first online order,which arrived quickly.the sales team are excellent,nothing is too much trouble.the store has a friendly atmosphere,and excellent vote goes to the fantastic bettamotoring.thanks again

  14. My vote definitely goes to Andersons Motor Stores, I regularly use them and they are nothing short of excellent. If I ever can’t get to the shop they will deliver to me and their range of stock and competitive prices mean I would never go anywhere else. I hope they win this award and get some recognition for being such an excellent company.

    1. Andersons Motor Stores are my local store who provide excellent service and go above the call of duty to find parts etc. All staff are polite and friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Wish there were more car accessory stores like them – Superb!