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1st Stop Cars Ltd

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Opening Hours
Today - 08:30–17:30
  • Monday 08:30–17:30
  • Tuesday 08:30–17:30
  • Wednesday 08:30–17:30
  • Thursday 08:30–17:30
  • Friday 08:30–17:30
  • Saturday 08:30–17:00
  • Sunday - Closed
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5.0

53 Reviews

About

Honesty is our Best Policy

1st Stop Cars is a family built business with qualified staff and MOT testers.

Our aim:

“To give you peace of mind”.

Our pledge:

To only fit the parts your vehicle requires.

To only give honest advice.

To only carry our repairs with customer consent.

One of the largest independent vehicle repair centres in the Southend and Rochford area.

1st Stop Cars Ltd was first opened in 1990 by family members Kevin White and Roger Goodwin. Set up to provide a first class vehicle repair service backed by honesty and integrity, aiming to keep its customers cars on the road without unnecessary costs while providing reliable information.

Based in West St Rochford providing MOT testing and fast fit services on most makes and models. Including servicing, clutch replacement, brake repairs, exhaust and tyre fitting.

With a team of technician’s that has a vast knowledge and experience in general and complex repairs.

Have a question?

01702 544284

What we do

  • Garage related services

  • Car repairs, servicing and MOTs

    • Battery servicing
    • Brake and clutch replacement
    • MOT testing stations
    • Specialist MOTs
    • Car body repairs
  • Motor vehicle mechanics

    • Car and commercial vehicle repairs
  • More Services

    • air conditioning car servicing winter checks

Customer reviews

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As always, kept me updated with the work being done (in this case, new brakes being fitted) Kept to the quoted price and the work was completed in a morning. Top service and will continue using.
Customer in Essex09/12/2019
Found my go to garage
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After recently moving to the area, I think I have found my go to garage. Booked a same day MOT appointment by telephone, very pleasant and polite. Waited while MOT was carried out and was kept up to date with progress. Kevin very helpful and reassuring. Thank you.
Customer in Essex05/12/2019
Excellent, trustworthy, good value
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I found this garage via Trusted Garages and noticed they are also a Which? member. I was sick of being fobbed off because I don’t know much about cars so needed a garage I could trust. The quote I received for a new cambelt was very competitive - several garages had quoted me double the price!! Kevin was fantastic and also did some additional free of charge checks for me for some other work. He put my mind at rest, fully explaining any suggested work, giving honest recommendations and clear quotes with breakdowns. The communication and customer service was exceptional throughout. I will certainly be using this garage in future and would recommend.
Customer in Southend-on-Sea13/11/2019
Great work.
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Once again a pass and was kept up to date on the progress of M.O.T staff very friendly, reception area very clean.
Customer in Essex17/10/2019
1st Stop is 1st class
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I have used this garage for many years, always had brilliant service whether it be for a service or repair, priced competitively. A garage you can trust, they will let you know if something needs doing now, or if it can wait a few months. Can’t recommend highly enough.
Customer in Essex05/10/2019
Great job
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My car had developed a diesel leak, 1st stop diagnosed this quickly repaired it and only charged labour as no parts needed. Very honest. Now my go to garage. Well done guys.
Tony Charles17/09/2019
Very high standard!
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Replacement n/s mirror. As usual, part was ordered straight away once I was made aware of the cost. Work was carried out with minimum waiting and all to my satisfaction! Wouldn’t contemplate going anywhere else as the service is always efficient and totally trustworthy! A really friendly garage!
Customer in Essex16/09/2019
First class for 1st stop
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Following a recent break down caused by my elderly father in law who had to be rescued by me. I discovered that he had forgotten to renew his breakdown cover. This was his fault as his age has begun to lead to forgetfulness and bad driving skills. I have been trying to get him to stop driving for a couple of years now without success. I consequently called upon 1st Stop Cars, Rochford, for their help. The sympathy and sensitivity with which they handled the situation was more than I could have hoped for. The car was retrieved and repaired within 48 hours. They also went above and beyond by addressing all enquiries to me rather than my father in law and, as per my instructions, did not hand the car keys to him when he attempted to retrieve the car. Because of their consideration and helpfulness an elderly, incapable driver is now off the road and no threat to other road users. The relief to myself and my family is immense as is our thanks to all at 1st Stop Cars. I, and my family have used 1st Stop for many years and have always been totally satisfied with the work completed and the helpfulness of all members of staff. I have no hesitation in fully recommending 1st Stop Cars.
Customer in Essex26/07/2019
Reliable car workshops are hard to find - this one is Five Star.
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Just an MoT this time but I've been using 1st Stop for a number of years for all sorts of car maintenance work on a variety of vehicles and have found them to be consistently welcoming, professional and skilled in their business. It's always good to see familiar faces knowing that they did a good job last time. It's also good to support the smaller, local businesses.
Customer in Essex25/07/2019
Broken mini
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Had to have my daughters mini cooper towed to the garage last night as her power steering went, had already spoken with the garage prior to see if this was possible if rescue couldn't fix it as it would be out of hours. It was no problem at all. Had a call from the garage this morning once they had checked it over. It was a potential 2 fault problem, alternator, power steering pump or both, they advised on the cheaper fault first and what do you know, after some additional resetting of some codes car is now fixed. Only started using 1st stop a year ago and I can happily say will not go anywhere else. A refreshing no nonsense, reasonably priced, honest garage. Have used them for MOT, servicing and repairs and can highly recommend them.
Customer in Southend-on-Sea23/07/2019