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1st Stop Cars Ltd

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Opening Hours
Today - 08:30–17:00
  • 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

38 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

Reviews summary

5.0
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Just had my MOT done after getting text reminder, very useful. After moving to the area 2 years ago needed to find a new garage. So glad we found 1st Stop. We take 3 cars here for MOT /Service/ mechanical problems. Always polite, helpful, knowledgeable and keep you informed . Helped my daughter with her first car and the numerous worries that came with it. Talked to her in a way she could relate to and not patronising. They always check before starting on any work and estimates given are normally spot on. Would recommend to anyone who wants to be treated with respect and honesty.
Customer in Essex14/04/2019
Mot & Service
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I took my motorhome for an mot and service, this was carried out and a fault was found with the brake pistons. I was phoned and was given a price, which I agreed and the work was then carried out. A good and honest service
Customer in Essex09/04/2019
Simply the Best!
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Annual MOT and service today carried out with the usual courtesy and efficiency. I, and my family have been using First Stop for some years now. It is wonderful to have such a good garage nearby. On many occasions I have had to phone up about an unusual noise or something else not quite right with the car. They have always managed to look at the car that day and very often fix it straight away. First class service, thank you 1st Stop.
Customer in Essex11/03/2019
Airbag function repair and MOT
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Excellent work as always, reasonable priced and brilliant customer service from Kevin who explains things clearly and doesn't just try to sell the expensive option. Thanks again.
Customer in Essex07/03/2019
Another excellent annual service
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I’ve been using First Stop for at least 20 years. They service and repair my car, my wife’s car and my son’s car. They are considerably cheaper than a main dealer and offer the personal service I expect from a locally owned and managed business. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
Customer in Essex14/02/2019
5 star as usual
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1st stop are always so helpful, fast and professional- it is always so easy to get your car worked upon from dropping off to collection - they take the stress out of car problems !
Customer in Essex28/01/2019
MOT
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I always have good service from these guys. They are very knowledgeable and ensure my vehicle is roadworthy while keeping costs down.
Customer in Southend-on-Sea26/01/2019
MOT
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I always have good service from these guys. They are very knowledgeable and ensure my vehicle is roadworthy while keeping costs down.
Customer in Southend-on-Sea26/01/2019
As professional as they come.
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Every time I use this garage, for breakdown or MOT/Services they are the same. They are friendly and professional. They communicate clearly and do what they say they can. Best garage I’ve used.
Customer in Essex24/01/2019
Regular services and one off repairs
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I've now been using 1st Stop to service my van and car for around 30 years. I trust the advice I am given and am often given options regarding repairs and feel confident that these options have my best interests in mind.
Customer in Essex23/01/2019