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In a world filled with cowboy dealerships and money-grabbing high street garages, it's fairly rare to find a garage which you can trust to do good work on your pride and joy and charge you a reasonable price. Below is a list of such garages which have been recommended by members on this very forum. Please feel free to add comments or recommend more good garages!

This list has been built up over the past year or so - I doubt that there is a more comprehensive list of garages anywhere else! Many, many thanks to everyone for helping out to make this a sticky post.


Duncan Sutherland, 3 Seafield Road, Inverness, IV1 1SG
Tel: 01463 729486

Info: For expertise in the far north of Scotland, this chap did an outstanding job with my MG ZT. He does quite a few 75/ZTs... In my case my EWS was corroded and needed to be replaced (not an easy problem to fix) and he sorted it out brilliantly! (Recommended by forum member 'mb010273')

Dreadnought Garage, Stirling Road, Callander, Perthshire, FK17 8LE
Tel: 01877 331099.
Fax: 01877 331535.
Email: [email protected]
Info: Ex MG Rover Dealership. Xpart Agent with very good reputation!!!
Also appointed MG Dealers with the new Chinese owners of MG
Also specialists in Turbochargers e.g.Kseries V6 etc... (Recommended by forum member 'telferstr')

Annfield Road Motors, Grove Mill, Lower Pleasance, Dundee, DD1 5QU
Tel: 01382 223511
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: The guys at this garage are friendly & very reasonable. Had both my cars serviced here with a high standard of workmanship. Also had my KV6 inlet manifold changed here & couldn't believe the charge. Excellent all round. (Recommended by forum member 'Newbie ZT')

South West

Strathclyde Tyres, 6 Rankine Street, Johnstone, PA5 8BA
Tel: 01505 324891
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: Excellent service and will not do work thats not necessary. (Recommended by forum member 'joanne1959')

McFadden Classic Cars Ltd, 261 Orbiston Street, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ML1 1QF
Tel: 01698 254141
Info: Traditionally worked on all older type MG's, but has moved to all the Zed's, MGF and MGTF's. Nice guy, trustworthy, reliable and knowledgeable on the K Series. (Recommended by forum member 'GL3NN')

South East

Thompson's Motors, Industry Lane, Edinburgh, Lothian & Borders, EH6 4EZ Tel:0131 467 7049
Info: Excellent, well priced, friendly and very Trustworthy MG/Rover specialist. Fully kitted out garage with a T4 diagnostic system & bodyshop, good transport links too if you have to leave your car there. Just tell Dave that I sent ya! (Recommended by forum member 'clockwork.satan')

Edinburgh Sports Cars, 8 North Wynd, Dalkeith, Edinburgh, EH22 1JE
Tel: 0131 654 1613.
Info: Excellent Service and an MG specialist. Currently doing an engine swap on my MGF. They can collect cars in need of repair and MG owners club members get a discount. (Recommended by forum member 'MGF88')

Colin Brown Motors, Unit 8 Greendykes Industrial Estate, Broxburn, EH52 6PG
Tel:01506 855557
Info: I've been using colin brown motors in broxburn for nearly 10 years. Fantastic service and cheap - real back street type stuff. Father and sons operation with wife doing the office stuff. Bought my ZS from a garage in Dunfermline. The head gasket went within a month but was covered by the warranty they'd given me. They had the car towed from bathgate to Colin Browns, who replaced all the hosing and the expansion tank etc - fantastic service! (Recommended by forum member 'GeordieMex')

Edinburgh Rover, Lanark Road, Edinburgh
Tel: 07527772539
Email: [email protected]
Info: They done a lovely job on my Rover 45 and my wife's TF! The mechanics are fantastic and charge very good prices - highly recommended!! (Recommended by forum member 'Andrew2009')

RJM Performance Tuning, Unit 23, Woodgate Way South, Eastfield Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 4PF
Tel: 01592 630080
Fax: 01592 631609
Email: [email protected]
Info: I recently had a full stainless 'Powerflow' system fitted by RJM for £425. The guys are very friendly, knowledgeable and professional - highly recommended. (Recommended by forum member 'clockwork.satan')

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North West

Steve Milner, Unit 7, Lune Industrial Estate, Lancaster, LA1 5QP
Tel: 01524 542 629
Info: Always done a great job for me, on both my ZR and Fiesta, doesn't charge a bomb either! (Recommended by forum member 'Dr.Buck')

A B Garage, Unit 167B Castle Close, Hawarden Ind. Park, Manor Lane,Hawarden, CH5 3PZ
Tel: 01244 537701
Info: Just a small place but they really know their stuff and seem more concerned with doing a good job than making a ton of money from you. They have done work on my mini and my ZS, Gave me a lot of advice on what to look out for on the ZS before i bought one too. They also have a rolling road... (Recommended by forum member 'GreenGoblin')

Clutch Tech Ltd., Unit 29 Millers Bridge Industrial Estate, Seymour Street, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 1EE
Tel: 0151 922 2222
Mob: 07926 085471
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: I have recently had a nightmare with my Rover 75 CDT and had to get it towed out of a garage. After much homework I was recommended Clutch Tech. Now, my gearbox was out, exhaust off etc when it was towed in. I needed the Slave Cylinder and Clutch fitted and it obviously reassembled. I spoke to the Manager Graham who was really on the ball. He originally quoted £160.00 labour only. When he had finished he said I only owed him £ thats a first. He has been in the business for well over 20 years and has alot of repeat custom and excellent reports. So if you are, like me, sick of the cowboys in Liverpool I couldn't recommend them any more highly! (Recommended by forum member 'callyjo1')

Brabbs Motor Works, Leigh Rd, Leigh, WN7 1SH
Tel: 01942 675100
Fax: 01942 604 723
Info: Excellent BMW specialist. I took my 75 cdt into them, gave a brief description of the fault and they told me what the problem was. They charge £40 per hour labour (+VAT) but it's well worth as you get the expertise without the bull***t. I used them because of other peoples recommendations. (Recommended by forum member 'jedidaz')

Signature, 11 Clifton Business Park, Preston New Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 0XQ
Tel: 01772 634488
Fax: 01772 634499
Email: [email protected]
Info: (Recommended by forum member 'Roverman')

L Higgins & Son (Bradford) Ltd, 2 Hardy Street, off Bolling Road, Bradford, BD4 7AS
Tel: 012740723384
Fax: 01274390805
Info: 200% recommend for bodywork and cheap, over 30 years experience and quality work, Steve (Recommended by forum member 'top mg zt')

LOCKWOOD & GREENWOOD LTD, 520 Audenshaw Road, Audenshaw, Manchester, M34 5PT
Tel: 0161 3015000 / 0161 3013688
Fax: 0161 3718220
Info: Had my CDTI serviced today by Lockwood & Greenwood. I chosen their Patinum service which includes wheel alignment and new wipers fitted, use of courtesy car for day with Privileged customer discount. The bill come to £292.00 and I highly recommend them. (Recommended by forum member 'Kenneth Batty')

Valeting4U, 2 Albert Street, Rear of Raceways, Fleetwood, FY7 6SJ
Tel: 07507 762 342
[email protected]
Info: Although the main business is valeting Dan also does service, repairs and diagnostics. He is Leyland Daf trained and used to own a ZT and a Range Rover (before a people carrier was needed) so he knows his cars. He is also experienced in HGF replacement and associated repairs as he did mine last year. (Recommended by forum member 'AndrewPorter')

JPS AUTOCARE (behind the power petrol station), Tag Lane, Preston, Lancs, PR2 3TY
Tel: 01772736681
Info: A great garage, very busy but still found time to diagnose and fix my clutch problem. He correctly diagnosed the master cylinder and didn't once suggest it was the slave cylinder. He also said he charges £450 for a cambelt and cambelt kit change on the kv6. (Recommended by forum member 'carguy143')

North East

Halls Garage, 32 Sedling Road, Wear Industrial Estate, Washington, NE38 9BZ
Tel: 0191-4161919
Info: (Recommended by forum member 'Sonic16V')

Henderson Auto Repairs & Recovery Services, The Garage, May Street, Hartlepool, Cleveland TS24 8LU
Tel: 01429 267 486‎
Info: Major 4 year/60 k service including parts, new brake pads all round, air bag light was on so underseat airbag wiring hard wired (after code reading), inspection interval reset and finally service book stamped only cost £200. Car feels great - they offer a no nonsense service. (Recommended by forum member 'Gaz Powell')

Lion Garages, Front Street West, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 5TZ
Tel: 01670 828 505
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: Worked on Rovers/MG the family has had for years. Very friendly helpful and they do a good job!

K Butler & Sons Limited, 61 Oakwood Drive, Armthorpe, Doncaster, DN3 3BD
Tel: 01302 831492
Fax: 01302 300233
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: Fully conversent with 75's and will stand by any repairs they do without any hassle. I've been dealing with them for over 40 years - ever since my Triumph days. I've found them knowlegeable with all latest equipment and their charge out rate won't break the bank. In fact - a very honourable company who put a lot of credit to their name - they put the coustomer first. (Recommended by forum member 'John Armstrong')


ENDON services, Leek, Staffordshire. ST99EW Clive Taylor (Snr Sevices Mgr).
Tel: 01782505050
Info: spares, servicing, all repairs. Experienced ex-Rover people also particularly good with Renaults and Fords. They just love to see a Rover come in. (Recommended by forum Member 'Blackadder')

Kam Servicing, Newark Road, Sutton-In-Ashfield, Notts, NG17 5JP
Tel: 01623 443399
Info: Having used this garage for over 10 years now, I have never had any complaints about their work. There is always a courtesy car available, but if you prefer, they will collect your car from either home or work. A wide range of services are provided from a friendly and knowledgeable staff. They also have other sites in Belper and Heanor in Derbyshire, Sawley and Long Eaton in Nottinghamshire.

Ridgways - MG Rover Specialist, Chesterton Road, Eastwood, Rotherham, S65 1SU
Tel: 01709 368888
Info: Great service from these guys today.. helpful, and good value! They do other brands, but I think MGR is their speciality.. also have T4 facility (and just about every other manufacturer diagnostic hardware by the sounds of it), matched up my new IPK, made some option changes.. and a bit of diagnostic work. Was the first time they'd upgraded a lowline - highline IPK, but done without problem! I think they're about the only listed MGR specialists covering the Doncaster & Rotherham area, so expect them to be busy. (Recommended by forum members 'Swampster' & 'Keith8000_0')
More info: I have used Steve Ridgway's garage for several years. Steve, Simon and the rest of the boys have bailed me out of trouble many times and kept two Rover 75 V6s and my wife's 45 rolling! They are all ex-Rover mechanics and have over a 100 yrs + of Rover experience between them. As soon as I mention a problem its "That'll be the..." and they are right! (comment by forum member 'Guido')
More Info: What can I say? I had a car key stolen so I phoned Ridgeway motors in Rotherham and talked to Steve's wife. She was very friendly and knowledgeable about cars and arranged a visit where she sorted out a replacement key for my car in no time and ordered me new one which arrived week later! Rideways is a very busy garge but not too busy to have a quick chat and sort out problems. I'd recommend them to any rover owner. (Comment by forum member 'spanner21')

Ian Edward Autos - MG-Rover Specialist, Cross St, Oldham, Lancashire, OL4 1JG
Tel: 0161 627 3112
Info: (Recommended by forum member 'Mr Ian')

TR Autos, Unit 31, Waterloo Road Ind Est, Bidford, Warwickshire, B50 4JH
Tel: 01789 773 200
EMail: [email protected]
Info: Very knowledgeable and don't charge the earth. (Recommended by forum member 'Roadrunner')

"GEARBOX U.K." Specalist Transmission Engineers, Cow House Lane, Armthorpe, Doncaster DN3 3EE
Tel: 01302 834769‎
Info: They certainly did a very professional job in replacing my Clutch and all related parts. No dramas or bull****, just good honest repair work. Seemingly, they've done quite a few 75 clutches as I had a long chat beforehand and was impressed with their '75' knowledge. The price was what one would expect to pay - they told me up front it was a five hour job. no rip off. Additionally, they cover both Automatic and manual transmissions. (Recommended by forum member 'John Armstrong')

Neil Smith Automatic Transmission Specialists, Progress Drive, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 0JE
Tel: 01543 505599
Fax: 01543 505599
This is the guy I used to get my Auto Trans fixed is in the Midlands. He's very helpful and has diagnostics facilities too. I have used him a couple of times. He also did my wife's Auto Box a few years ago on a car she no longer has. I was impressed then so that was why I went back to him for my R75. I wasn't disappointed. (Recommended by forum member 'Mr Edd')

Motor Clinic Breakdown Recovery, Trentham Road, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire ST3 4DJ
Tel: 01782 332923
Info: 24 Hour Breakdown Recovery - 7 Days A Week. 365 Days A Year - Fast Reliable Service - Recovery & Diagnostics - Cars & Light Commercials - Repairs, Servicing & MOT's... I would thoroughly recommend them; they did a superb job on my ZS's engine replacement in January (Recommended by forum member 'Nick_s')

Shakespeare Street Garage, Shakespeare Street, Lincoln, LN5 8JX
Tel: 01522 543148
Info: X-part approved service centre, great service and good prices. A great set of lads as well! They have all the diagnostic equipment from the old Lincoln MG Rover dealer (Wrights) and a good bodyshop. (Recommended by forum member 'Clifford')

Lates600, Based near Rugby
Info: I've used Lates for my KV6 cambelt change, and I'm heading back there on May 30th for my annual service and new pads and discs. (Recommended by forum member 'Commodore')

Austin Garages, Unit 22, Callingwood Hall Farm Buildings, Callingwood, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9SH
Tel: 01283 528181 (Reception)
Mob: 07973 915922 / 07794 606248 (For technical queries)
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: (Recommended by forum member 'Steve67')

Bulldog Motor Spares, 129 Horseley Heath, Tipton, DY4 7EH
Tel: 01215 576817
Info: They're an excellent source of clutch items. I got a genuine Clutch kit for my ZT comprising Borg and Beck clutch cover and plate (the later type with springs) and concentric slave (which was selling on Ebay with a 'buy it now' price of £179) for £160 , a DMF (LUk) for £215 and collected both items. The staff are really nice and it's a decent business with excellent prices. They don't just sell on e-bay, the DMF was a phone call and all of the parts were in stock. (Recommended by forum member 'Clive Speaks')

KLN Services (Independent MG Rover Specialists), Unit 2 The Old Forge, 14-16 Sutton Stop, Longford, Coventry, West Midlands, CV6 6DF
Tel: Nigel Wiles - 024 7636 6466 / 07930 172937
Info: Had the following work done on my 2001/51 MG ZT 160+ at 67k miles; Cam belts replaced, Equivalent 30k oil service, Brake fluid replaced,
Crank case breather hoses replaced. This was a couple of hundred quid cheaper than my local garage, and was friendly efficient service. Definitely recommended. (Recommended by forum member 'sharp')

TS Autos, Stourbridge, Midlands, DY8 1XQ
Tel: 01384 378144
Mob: 07792 050283
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: I think our very good friend and Guru Terry at TS Autos should be on this list! He is a regular contributor to this forum with his helpful tips and he carries a lot of spares too. A real gentleman who I know from experience is very knowledgeable, friendly and will go the extra mile for his customers. (Recommended by forum member 'Mr Edd')
More Info: I would like to thank Terry for the the level of service he provided me today. I travelled up to Sheffield from the Midlands and fitted and he reprogrammed me a new ecu for my zt diesel. I shall be more than happy to recomend you to fellow users and freinds. (recommended by forum member 'punkangel')

Freelander Specialist, Glebewood Lodge, Brandon Road, Methwold, Norfolk, IP26 4RH
Tel: Sue on 0780 9575 421 or Nobert 0788 9936 364
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]
Info: Just had the ZT cambelt changed for £445, very reasonable. Excellent customer service considering they're stuck in the middle of nowhere!! (Recommended by forum member 'chris'sZT')

A1 Clutches, Unit 2,Factory Road, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 9AU
Tel: 0121 522 2094
Fax: 0121 522 6931
Info: A1 clutches getting kudos today - Clutch & slave cylinder renewal for £323 inc vat (Recommended by forum member 'Martyn P'

South Central

Sewards, Grange Road, Christchurch, Dorset
Tel: 01425 282444
Info: ExMGR still with MGR trained technicians (Recommended by forum member 'Martyn Proctor')

Collison Motoring Services, 127/129 London Road, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8 8XL
Tel: 02392 259311
Info: Highly Recommended by myself. Superb Service in every respect. (Recommended by forum member 'Keldelhi')

Jackson & Philips Ltd, 1 King Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 7BY
Tel: 01525 37265
Fax: 01525 854592
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: i can recomend this garage. I spent a lot of money here about 2 years ago when i had an exchange recon engine fitted to my R45 - they're not cheap, but they did a lovely job and included a courtesy car for a week. (Recommended by forum member 'Timmy Toad')

J.B Motors, Unit 20 Brunel Gate, West Portway Industrial Estate, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3SL
Tel: 01264 335801
Fax: 01264 335801
Info: They're a Rover Specialist garage and have given me a quote that's cheaper than I have been quoted for a 90,000 full service, cam belts, oil filter, air filter, plugs, plugs lead set, tensioner and idler replacement. I supplied all the parts. Will be using them again in the future to look after my 75. (Recommended by forum member 'Mimbo')

South West

Three Counties Services, 157 Wells Road, Malvern, Worcester, WR14 4HA
Tel: 01684 892792
Mobile: 07823 448009
Info: EX MG-Rover maindealers and still service and repair. re-built my Zt after botched insurance job for flood damage carried out elsewhere. (Recommended by forum member 'Clive Speaks')

Bodytech Services, Unit 5-8, Netherhampton Business Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8PU
Fax: 01722 744592
E-Mail: [email protected]
Info: (Recommended by forum member 'Bodytec')

A.M Auto Repairs, Oldbury Buildings, Northway La, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8JG‎
Tel: 01684 850377‎
Mob: 07721 783417‎
Info: Run by Alex Morrison, an ex-Rover main dealer mechanic. Alex is an excellent bloke for whom nothing is too much trouble. He recently made light work of in-tank petrol pump replacement and the dreaded Cam Belts on my KV6. He charged me half his usual rate to get to the bottom of a very difficult fault on the injectors. He's reasonably priced and highly recommended. (Recommended by forum member 'SteveO')

M.J.N Motors Bristol, 16 Emery Road, Brislington, Bristol, BS4 5PF
Tel:0117 9721418
Mob: 07799032329
Info: Did a great job on my Streetwise head gasket, timing belt and alternator. A decent garage to deal with. They definitey know what they are talking about. (Recommended by forum member 'streetwise15')

Autocade Limited, 132 engineer road, West wilts trading Estate, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 4JW
Tel: 01373 826275
Info: Very knowledgeable, excellent service, cheapest labour rates around. I'm very pleased with the clutch and hydraulics replacement they have just done. (Recommended by forum member 'mgztscotty')

South East

Beech Hill Garage, Beech Hill, Reading Berkshire RG7 2AU
Tel: 0118 988 4774 / 0118 988 5774
Info: (Recommended by forum member 'Kelvin')

MGR-Service, 2 Horsham Lane, Upchurch, Kent, ME9 7AL
Tel: 01634 388 999
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Info: (Recommended by forum member 'Kelvin')

Apple MG, Camer Park Road, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0AL
Tel: 01474 813060
Info: (Recommended by forum member 'Kelvin')

Sterling Automotive, Unit 4, Redward Business Park, Hammonds Drive (Off Lottbridge Drove) Eastbourne, BN23 6PW
Tel: 01323 438754
EMail: [email protected]
Info: Highly regarded in the Mg Car Club. They have a 5-year guarantee on their improved K-Series head gaskets. (Recommended by forum member 'Roadrunner')

British Legends, Unit 1, Robert Leonard Industrial Park, Aviation Way, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS2 6UN
Tel:01702 511123
Email: [email protected]
Info: Steve Tyler, who is a member of this forum; SteveZT190, works here! (Recommended by forum member 'Essex Guy')

Nightingale Service Centre Ltd, 12 Nightingale Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 2NW
Tel: 01403 253068
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: (Recommended by forum members 'ZRsteve' and 'Brains')

Tech Know Services Ltd, 4 Berkeley Close, Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex, TW19 6ED.
Tel: 07981 206069
Fax: 07092 046097
Mob: 07981 206069 (Rob)
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: Rob's worked on my car for the last 2 Saturdays. Fantastic service as I work away from home, I only have the weekends and he's come round to mine to sort my car out. Fantastic bloke, fantastic service and excellent prices. He carries all the gear with him, including portable version of the T4 unit and cleared all my fault codes as part of the service. Not only that, but as he has a ZT himself, he really knows what he's talking about. What i found really great about Rob's service is that he actually talks you through what he's doing as he's doing it, so you learn a bit as well. (Recommended by forum member 'mgblue')

Brown and Gammons Ltd, 18 High Street, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 6AS
Tel: 01462 490049
Fax: 01462 896167
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: (Recommended by forum member 'Alexward')

Mantles Of Biggleswade, 115 London Road, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8EX
Tel: 0845 1287839
Fax: 01767 601729
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: (Recommended by forum member 'Alexward')

Skinners of Rye, 74 Fishmarket Road, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7LP
Tel: 01797 223334
Fax: 01797 226190
Email: [email protected]
Info: We're an ex-MGR dealer for umpteen years, factory trained techs, all the tools, T4 etc etc!
And me! An enthusiastic Service manager with a 07 plate ZT 260!! :) (Recommended by forum member 'Alfadub')

Knightsbridge Garage, Newbury Road, Headley, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 8LG
Tel: 0843 0220223
Fax: 01635 269799
Info: Here is another garage that I have heard of good feedback about on service (Recommended by forum member 'Mimbo')

Car Serve, 40 Bitterne Drive, Goldsworth Park, Woking, Surrey, GU21 3JU
Tel: 01483 721658
Email: [email protected]
Info: MG-Rover trained tec - very helpfull and good service. They have worked on my mgr's for the last 3 years and seem to be the only garage around here that know what they're doing without killing your wallet (Recommended by forum member 'Craigy-Boy')

R.W.Services, Farrer Mews, Off Farrer Road, London, N8 8LA
Tel: 020 8340 6982
Fax: 020 8341 9360

Email: [email protected]
Info: Here guys, this is my local garage. Ask For Peter and quote Jim Haringey (as recomended by the MG-Rover Forum) and you will be looked after. He has two MG-Rover trained technicans; both posess excelent knowledge. He also has a T4 machine and is an X-PART Dealer with very competative prices. I have known them for ten years and cannot fault them. (Recommended by forum member 'Hotboy')

Royton Express Deliveries (Welwyn) Ltd., 65 Codicote Road, Welwyn, Herts, AL6 9TY
Tel:01438 712022
Fax: 01438 712903
Info: They do MOTs for their own vehicles and have opened their facility for public (and other companies) use. They don't do repairs, so no incentive to "make work". Can handle cars, vans, campervans, trucks and quite a slick and friendly operation. No appointment necessary. £40 for a car. Retests at lower rates. Had mine done today - can thoroughly recommend them. (Recommended by forum member 'davidm_uk')

Ultimate Motor Spares Ltd, Unit 13 Green Fields, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 5HN
Tel: 01763 244 222
Fax: 01763 244 355
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: New and very keen MGF servicing and parts specialist. Grown out of a long established motor factors business and I found their parts to be particularly keenly priced. They also do used parts. I've only used them once so far but was impressed. They do a collect and return service too. (Recommended by forum member 'Alfie Whizz')

Time Tees Cars, Station Road, Upminster, Essex, UK
Tel: 01708 250011
Mob: 01708 223908
Info: Ex-dealer, now TF agent. Simon and Darren easy to talk to - I've used them several times and their service is very good. Not sure what their charges are now. Peter is factory trained. (Recommended by forum member 'peter37')

Summit Motors, Unit 2, Furze Platt Industrial Estate (Off St.Peters Road), Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7QU
Tel: Parts +44(0)1628 629707
Workshop +44(0)1628 636001
Fax: +44(0)1628 580291
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: I have taken my car in and the work has been to a good standard and affordable. They have fixed my aircon and several other things and I think the guys at Summit are really good and get my vote. (Recommended by forum member 'BMW Mike')

Chelmer Rover Centre, Unit 15 Oyster Place, Montrose Road, Dukes Park Ind. Est., Chelmsford, CM2 6TX
Tel: 01245 465601
Fax: 0560 113 7269
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: They service and repair many local members cars and I would not hesitate to recommend them - they have MG-Rover trained mechanics and T4 equipment too. (Recommended by forum member (Recommended by forum member 'Dave Goody')

Bromley Car Services, Chatterton Works, Chantry Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR2 9QL
Tel: 0208 313 1417
Email: [email protected]
Info: We always take all our cars here for MOTs and any work that we cannot do ourselves we trust the garage to do. All work here is usually a good price, and they even pointed me elsewhere once when they thought they couldn't provide a cheaper service. Very reliable and work completed to a high standard. They pick up and drop-off car and free courtesy car if required. Friendly and helpful guys and very accommodating even at short notice. Fully recommended. (Recommended by forum member 'traineecollins')

Les Pauls, Unit 7, Anderson Road Industrial Estate, Off of Roding Lane South, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 8ET
Tel: 020 3355 8704
Fax: 020 8551 9384
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: Have carried out all the the work on The Flying Banana & The Beast, our former ZT. (Recommended by forum member 'Flying Banana')

Creekside Auto Repair Centre, Unit 7 Brookmarsh Trading Estate
70, Norman Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9QE
Tel: 0208 293 5856
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Info: I had difficulties finding a good Rover mechanic in Central or South East London. Henry at C.A.R.C. was competitive on price, used good branded parts, and said he enjoyed repairing my Rover 75. It's about a 10 minute walk from Greenwich train stations. (Recommended by forum member 'stormbind')

Mobile Mechanics:

Dave - MG/Rover Mobile Mechanic
Tel: 07595704340 / 07595708278
E-Mail: [email protected]
Info: Based in Derby (with his own unit), Dave is able to travel within a 500 mile round trip radius. Specialising in engine reconditioning & Head gasket replacements, highly recommended around the forum by '75Connoisseur', 'Pash', 'Dano Mgzr', 'Frosty99', 'AidiMech79' and various other members. Contact him via his ebay listing above (Also check the feedback!) . By messaging myself (i'm his wife and deal with most of the customers questions/bookings etc) or calling on 07595704340 for more information. (Recommended by forum member '**Kayleigh**')


JMA Cars, Foxhill Coach House, Nant y Glyn Road, Colwyn Bay, North Wales, LL29 6AB
Tel: 01492 535020
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: Julian, the garage owner/machanic, was very thorough and also afforded me great hospitality, allowing me to "work" on my laptop and drink as much tea as a liked at his place for the time he was doing all the work on my car. Not only did he replace the fan, he also checked out my lighting wiring looms, upgraded the turbo intercooler o-rings, checked the intercooler lower casing, checked the air-con high-pressure & power steering pipes and protected them from rubbing, flushed out the washer bottle of bacteria, carrier out the bonnet cable divider block modification and also the intake mod and lots, lots more checks! (Recommended by forum members 'Muttley1900' and 'Wuzerk')


Lee & Turner, Waterton Lane, Waterton, Bridgend, Glamorgan, CF31 3UZ
Tel: 01656 641300.
Info: MG/Rover, Nissan, Fiat, Renault, Mitsubishi, Peugeot and Motorhome trained and ATA diagnostic approved mechanics. Genuine parts, service, diagnostics equipment and tooling for all. They also have their own in house fixed service prices for older vehicles. (Recommended by forum member 'Probey')

Panda Motors. Cwm Level Road, Landore, Swansea, SA1 2PG
Tel: 01792 648946
Info: They plugged my TF into their T4 on Friday and didn't charge me for it. Very friendly staff. (Recommended by forum member 'Harbottle')


BXR CARS OF SAINTFIELD, MG/ROVER SPECIALISTS, 55 Oughley Road, Saintfield, Ballynahinch, BT24 7DB
Tel: 028 9751 9050
Info: Recommended by forum member 'Big 'G' 69'

Ards Rover & Mini Centre, 3-5 Darragh Lane, Newtownards, Co. Down, BT23 4AJ
Tel:02891 813337
Info: Recommended by forum member 'massey'

James Connolly Motors, Kiltullagh, Oranmore, Co. Galway
Tel: 091-773094
Info: They know their Rovers, and their labour rates seem very good, although I've never managed to get out of them what they actually are!? I'd guess they are about 40 euro an hour, but that's real hours rather than 'by the book' hours, and like I said, they know their rovers. They are honest, and they don't seem to mind you supplying your own parts. (Recommended by forum member 'samuelle')

R R Auto Repairs, Unit 11B, Lamon Estates, 149 Glen Rd, Comber, Newtownards, BT23 5QU, N.Ireland
Tel: 028 9044 9953
Info: ...I highly recommend him plus he knows his rovers inside out as he work for mg rover as a mechanic - his name is robert (Recommended by forum member 'Big 'G'')

Auto Body Clinic, Unit 24, Northwest business PArk, Blanchardstown, D.15.
Tel: 0871606010
Info: Reliable and competitive crash repair/body shop in Dublin as of August 2011. Used and recommended by Sherodub, ask for Daniel. (Recommended by forum member 'Sherodub')


Barbagello Autos, Scarborough Beach Rd, Osborne Park, Perth, WA 6017
Info: Here in Perth, Western Australia there is an ex MGR dealer who still does Rover/MG servicing and has all the T4 stuff. They're very good and still have MGR parts - they also do Landrover,Jag,Aston Martin etc... (Recommended by forum member 'Genpk')

Pickard's of Melbourne, 10 Thompson Street, Abbotsford, Victoria, 3067,
Tel: +61 3 9428 9655
Fax: +61 3 9428 9499
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: Dedicated and experienced specialists in English sports and other cars. They're great with Rovers and even had a used sunroof blind when mine broke more than the clips. Prices reasonable, service quick and reliable. Wrecking a 75 at present. Will do your Disco3 too. (Recommended by forum member 'stewmair')


Garage Vandenbroeck (now Kia dealar), Diestsebaan 136, 3290 Schaffen-Diest
Tel: 3213311860
Fax: 32013322257
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: (Recommended by forum member 'albion')

VJB MOTORS NV (Kia & Mitsubishi), Prins Bisschopssingel 4074, 3500 Hasselt
Tel: 3211283390
Fax: 32011283392
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: (Recommended by forum member 'albion')


Garage Coquel, 46 rue Capitain Caillon, 54230 NEUVES MAISONS
Tel: +33 (0)3 83 47 26 21
Info: (Recommended by forum member 'pete l'


Auto Service Punt B.V., Lagelandseweg 61, 6545 CD, Nijmegen
Tel: 024-3787211
Fax: 024-3776247
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: I can strongly recommend them. Great chaps! (Recommended by forum member 'Comoncook')

Japan: (Yes... Japan!!)

O-Rush Service Factory, 562-0064 Osaka Prefecture, Mino City, Aoshinke 2-1-43
Tel: 072-726-5999
Fax: 072-726-5990
Info: No English though, but I can highly recommend them. (Recomended by forum member 'Robyoko')


The Brooklands Centre, 11, Jalan Satu, Off Jalan Chan Sow Lin, 55200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-9223 3636 Ext. 126 / 127 / 130
Fax: 603-9223 1836
Email: [email protected]
Info: This garage used to be an MG-Rover dealership but now they're dealing with Citroen, but they still carry MGR parts and have great prices! (Recommended by forum member 'victor87')


Besoli Motors, c/ Piera, 1-3, Barcelona
Tel: 902190116
Info: 20 years with MG Rover, keeping spare parts in storage, linked to XPart and good trained people (some of them users too). They have looked after my 4 Rovers. (Recommended by forum member 'Authi')

Bespoke Services (Upholsterers, Audio Specialists, etc...)

A & J Trimmers, Unit 33 Brookgate, Ashton Vale Trading Estate, Bristol, BS3 2UN
Tel: 0117 3700720
Fax: 0117 3250330
E-mail: [email protected]
Info: Is your driver’s seat worn? I can recommend From a small repair to a full leather re trim in any colour. I have now used them a couple of times. Very pleased. They even had an MR2 in today for a full leather re trim in PINK. (Recommended by forum member 'MG ZT Fan')

Bass Mechanix, 79/83 Blandford Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3PZ
Tel: 0191 2612445
Fax: 0191 2321573
Email: [email protected]
Info: Monty runs the business along with a guy called Snoop. Really can't beat their service, they have a massive customer base that will gladly backup the quality and service that the pair provide for anybody that enquires. He's helped me put a system in 3 different cars now and has happily helped me with a few other non-sound related issues too! (Recommended by forum member 'Liquidfox')

Parts Suppliers
Howards Garages (Ebay Store)
Info: '...anybody trying to find parts ect, give Howard's Garages a go. I am not saying that they will have everything but I've just received some parts from them and the service was excellent...' (Recommended by forum member 'top mg zt')
More info: Excellent service - I bought thermostat from them on Sunday night; it was delivered on Tuesday morning. I noticed that they have a good selection of parts, and it's always good to find a reputable seller. (Recommended by forum member 'wullie480')

Fastparts UK, 11 Tait Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 2DP
Tel: 0208 683 2748
Info: My dad and I have used them to source parts for both out MG Metro and Rover 100 with good prices and very helpful service at all times. Paul, the owner is very friendly and is always will to chat or give any advice required. Lots of MG, Rover and other cars there when we visit.

BuyPartsBy (Online Trader)
Info: These guys supply LUK Clutch Parts at good prices...LUK are an OEM, and I got a full CDT Clutch including both cylinders and a DMF for £600...much less than elsewhere, and found Quality Coil springs cheaper than anywhere else. I've just bought a Bosch 3 year guarantee battery for my CDT today......£46 + vat....theres carriage of £7.50 on top, but i bought other stuff at good prices as well to spread the cost. (Recommended by forum member 'bassman')

If you know of a good garage or have personally had a great experience at a garage with your Rover / MG, drop me a PM and or post as much info as you can (ie: the location, telephone number, etc) on the garage and I'll get it added to the list.


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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Sure - I think the best way to go forward with this would be if everyone just listed the name, location, contact details and some info for their favourite garage and I'll compile the list and post it periodically until we've got a collection of good garages for each region...?

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Staffordshire : ENDON services, Leek. ST99EW Clive Taylor (Snr Sevices Mgr). 01782505050 - spares, servicing, all repairs. Experienced ex-Rover people also particularly good with Renaults and Fords.
They just love to see a Rover come in.

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England South Central
Sewards, Grange Road, Christchurch, Dorset
Tel 01425 282444
ExMGR still with MGR trained technicians

Not cheap, but know their stuff, will issue correct MGR maintenance check sheet to suit car model / year/ mileage
Xpart warehouse onsite

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Having once had to use Dutton Rickshaw in Maidstone I'd say the two places I've recommended are several divisions above them in class.

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Sorry I think; unintentional, I took this off thread. Perhaps Clockwork Satan could copy and paste the additional places into his original post at the top. Save having to scroll through all the messages to find one in a locality close by.

Don't forget... Our Aussie and European cousins can list their favorites as well.


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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Sorry I think; unintentional, I took this off thread. Perhaps Clockwork Satan could copy and paste the additional places into his original post at the top. Save having to scroll through all the messages to find one in a locality close by.

Don't forget... Our Aussie and European cousins can list their favorites as well.

Done! :broon:

Keep 'em coming, guys!

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Well I've booked mine into SMC Slough for a full service and maiden MOT in 3 weeks. I've heard good & bad reviews about them but it's the closest to me and they've serviced the car every year since before I owned it.

Cost of service (excl mot) is £189 but I'll give my review once I collect it - atleast they're much cheaper than G Kingsbury in Hampton and they can't be any worse than Kingsbury who charge around £300 to service a 25.

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Ridgways - MG Rover Specialist
Chesterton Road,
S65 1SU
Tel: 01709 368888

Great service from these guys today.. helpful, and good value!
They do other brands, but I think MGR is their speciality.. also have T4 facility (and just about every other manufacturer diagnostic hardware by the sounds of it), matched up my new IPK, made some option changes.. and a bit of diagnostic work. Was the first time they'd upgraded a lowline - highline IPK, but done without problem!

I think they're about the only listed MGR specialists covering the Doncaster & Rotherham area, so expect them to be busy.
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