Jarrow MOT Centre Ltd

Garage: MOT Centre Stars-small-5 based on 3 reviews

Garage Summary

David Glynn is set to celebrate 25 years of being his own boss this month, clocking up a massive 37 years working in the motor trade. David served his time with Middlefield's Local Authority Motor Vehicle Department and after 5 years gained all of his City and Guilds qualifications before taking the plunge on his own. "there were very few prospects in the job I was in so I decided to make my own luck and create a career for myself. " said David so then searched for his own premises and moved into Bill Quay Auto centre where he served his loyal customers for 18 years. "I could not get MOT's done quick enough and in 2004 I opened Jarrow MOT on Blayden Industrial Estate where I have been for the last 7 years." David now employs 10 people and is an accredited member of The Good garage Scheme, a scheme that is heavily scrutinised by customers who use each company. In a nut shell a customer rates their service on a number of levels and each garage gets an overall percentage score as feedback, very similar to EBay. As it stands Jarrow MOT in on 96% which is a massive score for any business, and David says they work hard to keep their score that high as reputations mean everything to him. David is keeping the business in the family by employing his son, David jnr, and wife Lorraine as company secretary, yet has no plans to hang up his spanners "I have built this business up from nothing and I love working here. I suppose it helps when you have that many people coming through your business as everyday is different, but that means it would be hard to give up and retire." David has also seen allot of changes in the business, with valets and air conditioning re-charges very popular at the moment. The good weather helps and a reminder is that allot of people are unaware that their air-con system is infact discharged, and needs looking at now. Another popular job for David, unfortunately for the customers, is recovery "We currently have an excellent and competitive recovery side of Jarrow MOT. I am constantly picking my customers up who have put petrol in their diesel car or visa versa. What people have to be careful about is allot of recovery companies can charge allot of money for this service, but we really look after our customers and can sympathise with their error rather than profit heavily from it." Jarrow MOT is constantly up to date with technology and spends thousands on current diagnostics systems in order to accurately find a fault, and it does help bringing in the younger up and coming mechanics "I have three apprentices working for me at this moment, I encourage it because somebody gave me a start, so I want to give that opportunity to somebody else." Jarrow MOT have 8 ramps and 2 MOT bays so appointments are not always necessary, this means that like everyone, when you realise your cars MOT runs out tomorrow that Jarrow MOT will more than likely be able to fit you straight in.
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Established (years): 25 years
Number of employees: 9
Address: (Full contact details)
Unit 13 A Bladen Street Ind Est
NE32 3HN

Opening Times
  • Monday to Friday: 08:30 - 17:00
  • Saturday: 08:30 - 13:00
Key services:
  • service
  • repair
  • bodyshop
  • guarantee
  • brakes
  • petrol
  • Servicing
  • Repair
  • Guarantee
  • Brakes
  • mot
  • pickup
  • courtesy
  • tyres
  • recovery
  • welding
  • MOT
  • Pickup
  • Tyres
  • Recovery
  • Welding
  • exhausts
  • clutchgears
  • electrics
  • tuning
  • new
  • used
  • Exhaust
  • Clutch
  • Electrics
  • Tuning

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May 2013
Great service, they picked up my car from my garage 2 miles from my home serviced it and put it through its MOT. They then went to the post office and taxed the car. I was on holiday so when I came...

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Jan 2012
Great Garage with fair prices, my car broke down and they came within minutes to sort me out, they even ended up taking me home and bringing my car back later in the day all sorted out. Very good ...

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Jan 2012
As a female I was made to feel at ease and the staff were very helpful, would highly recommend to friends and family.

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