TThe Garage at Blakesley Ltd was founded in 1996 by Colin Hilbourne and Mervyn Garton. The aim of these two long standing, was to become the best garage in the area, providing good 'old fashioned” service to South Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. Mervyn retired to Lincolnshire quite a few years ago now, but sadly passed away in September 2013. Colin currently “spearheads” the company, whilst his business partner and fellow Director David Torry, is working in Perth in Australia!
Colin’s background (having run a Maserati, TVR and Lancia dealership) has stood “The Garage at Blakesley” in good stead over the years, with his passion for getting the job done right, whatever the make or model of vehicle! The loyal staff, some now with 13 years or more, of continued loyal service, have helped “The Garage” to continue to grow and be highly respected in the area.
The 'Garage' services and repairs all makes and models of vehicles, from classics such as the MGB’s (Colin’s favourite), TVR, Maserati, to the modern motor cars with prestigious marques such as Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, SAAB, Audi, Land Rover, Volvo, Subaru coupled with the more general types of family cars including Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Toyota, Vauxhall, VW, and of course not forgetting 4x4 vehicles.
It was inevitable that The Garage at Blakesley would one day attract interest from a car manufacturer. This proved to be the case, as The Garage at Blakesley was awarded the Proton Franchise in the summer of 2010, to then be followed with the Perodua Franchise in August 2011. The Garage at Blakesley is responsible for both manufacturers for sales, servicing, parts & warranty support, for both Northamptonshire & Milton Keynes. This has proven to be an excellent match, as both Manufactures have modest car production plants, which focuses more on their build quality and customer care, than the high volume of units sold.
So what of the future?
The Garage at Blakesley’s newest member of staff, Corey Blackwell has joined “the team” (Simon, Rob, Willie, Tony, Sue, Andrea and Colin) to become our latest “apprentice”, who will train over the next few years, alongside the experienced Technicians, to ensure “The Garage” can meet the demands of the ever increasing technologies of the Modern Motor Car.
The Garage, also now has a fully kitted out Transit van, to carry out mobile air conditioning services, together with various road side repairs, service operations, Onsite diagnostics for both Fleet and private customers alike.
Finally, “The Garage” as well as being a regular feature, with James Rudd’s informative and very popular internet magazine AboutMyArea, has opened a “Facebook & Twitter” account! If you would care to “follow” The Garage, there will be various savings on line across all departments, so keep "following”, especially on Fridays!
Appointed in 2010 as Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes official Proton Dealer and in 2011 as an Official Perodua Dealer for both new cars servicing and warranty work.
For all Service, Parts & General Enquiries
please telephone 01327 860 801 from 7 am to 9 pm
Or for Sales enquiries please telephone 01327 860865