The following is a list of garage equipment suppliers offering their products to mechanics across the United Kingdom. The listings are listed alphabetically by town or city name with links for more information on each supplier’s website. If you cannot find what you need here then try searching our online tool catalogue which lists over 3500 tools from some of Britain’s most well-known manufacturers including Black & Decker, B&Q, Dyson and Makita. We also have an extensive range of component parts available covering just about every part that can be found under car bonnets from exhausts and radiators through filters and hoses to auto electrical England Scotland Wales NI wipers and mirrors!
Here we cover mostly small garages and workshops but there are larger companies offering specialist services such as motorbike repair, motorcycle servicing and vehicle recovery too.
Aberdeen – Aberthaw Garageworks
Established since 1972, this family run business has been at the forefront of many new technical developments within the industry; they were one of the first businesses to use compressed air to clean tyres and brakes, for example, and they continue to offer high quality repairs using only genuine OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) replacement components where possible. They stock most major brands including Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, KTM, BMW, Ducati, Triumph, Moto Guzzi and Aprilia and provide service and MOT testing facilities along with bike sales throughout Scotland and Northern England.
Blackburn – Blackburn Garage Services Ltd
This company was established in 1975 and offers a wide variety of services including full mechanical breakdown cover, motorcycle training courses, aftermarket accessories, bodywork and painting. Their workshop is fully equipped with all types of machinery and hand held power tools and they pride themselves on providing exceptional customer care. All staff members receive regular safety checks and carry ID cards so customers feel safe when dealing with them.
Belfast – Belfast Motorway Service Station
Located on the M1 between junctions 40a and 41 near Lisburn, this roadside assistance station provides fuel, food, drink, toilets, fast internet access and even free parking spaces if your vehicle breaks down. It also stocks a large selection of spares and tools for any type of work carried out around cars and light trucks. This includes engine oil, coolant, brake pads, wiper blades and window cleaner plus spare bulbs and windscreen washer fluid.
Birkenhead – RAC Breakdown Centre
RAC Breakdown Centres are conveniently located alongside roads around the country, providing expert help with everything from changing flat tires to checking tyre pressures. In addition to routine maintenance, these sites often include emergency callout systems for firemen who come to assist motorists in trouble, courtesy patrols if vehicles break down in busy areas and even tow truck availability. Look up your local site using the Find Your Local Site box above.
Cambridge – Cambridge Workshop Group
These specialists in automotive supplies have branches nationwide selling tools, diesels and lubricants for both domestic and commercial applications. You will find a comprehensive range of precision grinders, lathes, sanding machines, polishers and abrasive discs, hydraulic presses and lift tables among other things. There are also a number of outlets stocking specialist oils, greases and fluids used in maintaining engines and gearboxes.
Cannock Chase – Cannock Chase Automotive Engineering Limited
Situated on 27 acres, this purpose built facility opened its doors back in 1991 and today employs 75 people working hard to ensure it continues to set the standard in terms of auto engineering excellence. Its main area covers all aspects of general automotive work while the second area focuses solely upon diesel technology. A separate section houses test rigs and measuring devices for evaluating how different makes and models handle specific tasks. For those looking for additional information regarding the latest product releases from leading European car makers, head to the CanCoCast blog [http://www.canccast.co.uk] for news updates.
Cardiff – Cardiff Bay Auto Centre
Website: www.cardiffbayauto centre.co.uk
Specialising in imported late model Japanese imports, this independent garage prides itself on being able to source rare items not easily seen elsewhere in Wales. Although it does cater for domestic needs, it concentrates mainly on supplying foreign cars to enthusiasts and collectors alike. Many vehicles offered are highly desirable classics like Mercedes, Jaguar, Porsche, Audi, Toyota and Mitsubishi. Other popular choices include modern sports cars, supercars and hot hatches.
Chesterfield – Chesterfield Tools Ltd
Based in Cheshire county, this family owned business started life making agricultural implements before diversifying into the motor trade in 1989. Today they sell a huge amount of farm equipment, garden tools and lawn mowers but they do still maintain a strong presence in the motoring sector with a vast array of tools and spares specifically designed for carpenters, plumbers, electricians, decorators and painters. Most items cost less than £50 and shipping costs are minimal due to the size of the majority of orders received.
Doncaster – Doncaster Autosports
Autosport Specialists began trading in 1994 and now operate three stores in South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire. These outlets specialise in the sale of performance tuning kits, suspension upgrades, clutch kits and gearbox conversion units for classic cars made by Ford, Volkswagen, Rover, Mini and Citroen amongst others. To help keep prices low, most kit purchased comes with a lifetime guarantee against faulty materials and poor workmanship.
Dudley – Dudley Diesel Parts Distribution Ltd
With locations spanning the whole of the UK, DDDPL supplies nearly 500,000 individual lubricating elements per year to hundreds of thousands of mechanics. Offering a complete line of premium branded lubricants, additives and seals, the company was formed in 1996 to supply grease fittings, gearsets, bearings, pumps and industrial motors with top grade lubricants. DDDL carries a full range of OE specifications including SKF, NSK, NACHI and FAG bearing sets and pump oils for almost any application.
Durham – Durham Motortop Fixits
Offering competitive pricing and speedy delivery, Durham Motortop Fixits is based in County Durham and sells a broad spectrum of tools, diesels and spares aimed predominantly towards restoring older cars. Its aim is to make old favourites new again whilst catering for a wider audience wanting newer products to suit modern day requirements. The shop stocks a good choice of popular brands including Caterpillar, Bosch, Hitachi, Milwaukee, Redline, Snap Ons and Uniden. Delivery times vary depending upon location.
Eastbourne – Marine Services International Ltd
Marine Services International operates four shops in the south east region of England focusing primarily on marine related services and equipment. Established in 1990, MSIL maintains close ties with various British marinas and boat yards helping to solve problems associated with owning and operating yachts and sail boats. With years of experience behind it, MSIL offers advice for buying and fitting craft ranging from dinghies through to bigger vessels.
Exeter – Exeter Spares Limited
In operation since 1993, Exeter Spares Limited focuses exclusively on off road lighting, electrical wiring and electrical appliances. Located in Cornwall, the company stocks a vast array of lights, torches, lamps, generators and inverter chargers but it also caters for a multitude of outdoor pursuits thanks to its excellent collection of camping lanterns, cook stoves and barbecue grills. Orders may take several weeks to arrive due to the time taken to manufacture goods.
Gloucester – Eureka Machinery Company Ltd