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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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4.9

15 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

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4.9
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Friendly and trustworthy
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Was very nervous about using a new garage after my trusted mechanic of 20 years moved away! Was delighted that my car passed the MOT first time and was so impressed with their friendly yet professional manner. I now have my car booked in with them for other work as I feel confident that I have found a trustworthy garage. Such a relief, thank you!
Anna1718/09/2017
Honest and professional
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I was in desperate need of an mot and found 1st stop cars online and in future won't be using anyone else!! Being a female in my 30's I'm always a little worried about being ripped off with garages but I was blown away by the honesty and professional morals of this garage. My car failed it's first MOT and I was quoted for repairs, I went ahead and booked my car in and was so pleased to be informed my original quote was lowered as I didn't need my rear brake pads changing as first thought. I would recommend this garage as they have proven they deserve their 5 stars if not more, well done 1st stop cars and thanks for getting me back on the road asap.
Scook8717/07/2017
Excellent customer service
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I took my car to 1st Stop for the first time for a service and MOT. I was kept informed at all times and was impressed by the professional yet friendly service. Needless to say I shall be back and am happy to recommend to others.
Vegangirl01/06/2017
Fast repair work; friendly and knowledgeable advice
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In the past six months I've seen more of Kevin than I really wanted: clutch went on the daughter's car the Friday before she needed it for a driving test - replaced on the day but she subsequently failed ( which was hardly Kevin's fault); she wanted a different radio fitted but the Xmas pressie replacement could not be fitted so Kevin photographed the back of it while it was out so that I could see the connection, but when it went back with the requisite lead the replacement radio unit still wouldn't work, so Kevin didn't charge for the labour; a couple of weeks ago it was back for its MOT and advisories were fixed on the spot within a couple of hours. I hope I don't see Kevin for another 12 months but I would have no qualms about doing so.
Hassled_Dad30/05/2017
Highly recommend!
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I have had my car service and MOT carried out at 1st Stop Cars two years in a row and I wouldn't go anywhere else. They are friendly, professional, thorough and reasonable! This morning I found a puncture in my tyre, I went to 1st Stop and within an hour and a half it was fixed. I would recommend 1st Stop to all (and do!).
KimB9116/03/2017
Full marks for 1st Stop!
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Without hesitation I give Kevin and his team full marks for customer service, quality and value. I moved to the area four years ago and have used 1st Stop for all our car servicing and MOT testing. I have always received 1st class customer service from Kevin and his staff, and the work has been carried out promptly and efficiently, to my complete satisfaction. My wife recently had a problem with her Mini Cooper, with the manual gearbox becoming so stiff that she struggled to change gear. Kevin advised me to bring it in so that it could be checked; he subsequently called me to say that it looked as though it needed replacement cables and gave me a quote. When the work was carried out the cables didn't need to be replaced, and the work was more than £100 cheaper than originally estimated -- I felt that this demonstrated the total honesty and integrity of 1st Stop!
HowieD10108/03/2017
Excellent service
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We always use 1st Stop Cars. We have always had a first class service from them. Yesterday they were checking our car to find where a knocking sound was coming from. They found nothing sinister, they had the car for over two hours and there was no charge. The staff are always friendly All in all an excellent service. We would highly recommend.
Shergold30/12/2016
Great service
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I own a local delivery business and have used 1st stop for more than a decade. We as a company have 5 vehicles as well my own cars that have been looked after by Kevin and the boys at 1st Stop very well. For great advice on work or buying vehicles Kevin is always my 1st Stop. Great value and customer care. They are always recommended by myself whenever i'm asked who i use for First class all round service. 5*****
Ian Griffiths17/11/2016
m.o.t and services
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I moved to rochford aprox 14 years ago and was introduced to 1st stop cars by a neighbour who recommended them,To be honest I have used other garages in the surrounding area but have always come back to 1st stop The quality of their work is exceptional and the price's they charge is very fair,I have found Kevin and his team to be very polite /friendly/helpful,If extra work is required its explained in detail,Your under no pressure, I personally will carry on using 1st stop cars and will certainly recommend them .
lesl1h01/11/2016
A trustworthy and professional garage
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I have used First Stop for over 20 years, they are professional, efficient and trustworthy. The level of service they have provided me with for my car, my wife's car and more recently my son's car is exceptional. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
dfcourtier24/10/2016