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1st Stop Cars
1st Stop Cars

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.

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Customer Testimonials

Once again thank you for your prompt service on one of our vans. The van was having trouble with the gear box. It was taken to your workshop, repairs were carried out efficiently and at a reasonable cost, which allowed us to pick our van up later that day causing us minimal inconvenience. Again brilliant service and courtesy from your staff. Thank you! I would not hesitate to use your services again or recommend your company to other clients in the future.

Alan Hawes Gainsborough Electrical - Southend

Thank you once again for the prompt and efficient Mot and Service on my car. Your text MOT reminder has proved invaluable this year in making sure I was booked prior to it running out. In addition you offered clear advice as to what was needed to be done on my car and what was advisable but not essential, this helps to plan ahead as to work required on my car throughout the year.

Caroline Andrews - Leigh on Sea

Kevin has been our mechanic for many years and has always given us a good honest deal when it comes to emergencies and repairs, plus all the servicing on my last 4 vehicles . We trust him implicitly.
I recently filled up my van with petrol instead of diesel, I phoned Kevin immediately. He sent out a tow truck and a loan car to the petrol station where I was stranded. He got their in time so I was able to make my next appointment without being late! The van was taken away, the petrol drained, the injectors cleaned and was ready by the following afternoon.
I have known him now for over 15 years and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him or his team.

Peter Fisher Computers on sea - Barling Magna

Further to a recent service of my vehicle, I thought I'd write to express my thanks to1st Stop Cars and especially you for your professional touch to the business.
My previous experience with garages is somewhat disjointed, expecting 'less than the best' assuming the additional 'something else' to be added to the long list of things that need to be done; not true with 1st stop.
Not only was the job done swiftly, I also had the advantage of a complimentary car whilst the 'old Merc' was being tenderly being looked after. I have no hesitation in recommending 1st Stop to my friends and family, knowing that they'll be looked after too.

Simon Wakefield 369 Marketing - Southend

I just wanted to write and thank you firstly for the work you carried out when MOT'ing my car and secondly when you rescued my brother in law!
when I brought my car into your garage I felt really comfortable in the surroundings and perfectly at ease. The service I received was fantastic and extremely speedy.
With regard to my brother-in-law, he was absolutely over the moon as being able to come straight to you, be given an extremely nice courtesy car, great advice and extremely good value for money repairs.
We are both singing your praises very highly to anyone prepared to listen. Thank you so much we will both be regulars in the future

Jo Mowatt-Morris Wickford

I would just like to thank you for your fantastic service. I left my MOT until last minute and if you hadn't have rung me, I probably wouldn't have realised it was due.
The service throughout the day was great, you kept me updated about how it was going and the cost was so good. I will always recommend you, and continue to use you. by far the best garage I have come across so professional, friendly and reliable.

Linsday Robertson - Rayleigh

I recently had a loud noise coming from the back of my mini. I immediately telephoned you and you advised me to bring the car to your workshop to find the fault.
Within just a few minutes one of your mechanics had identified that the exhaust had separated from the rear section. The mechanic was able to show me this damage.
1st Stop Cars produced a quotation for the work immediately which I found to be reasonable. This all began at 4pm and by 9 am the next day the car was fixed and ready for collection.
This was an outstanding level of customer service, which was undertaken quickly without fuss. I would have no hesitation in recommending 1st stop cars to family, friends or valued clients.

Dwight Breley Breley Design - Rochford

I would like to thank you personally for the excellent service provided whilst work was undertaken on my Mercedes.
when the vehicle was inspected as part of the end of lease inspection it was advised that the vehicle was handed back in perfect order, this highlights the high standard of work provided by Kevin and his team.
In al times dealing with you and you company I have been handled courteously and professionally. you have kept me informed of the repairs, the costs involved and the time it will take.
I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to both clients of ours as well as friends and family.

Paul Langford - Westcliff Southend

I wanted to thank you for the help that you have provided over the past three years in managing my family's car maintenance requirements.
Your service has been excellent to date and has provided both my Wife and I with the confidence to transfer all of our ongoing car maintenance requirements to you from now on.
You offer an honest and straightforward service and that is what you deliver every time.
The cars are always serviced and ready on time with a courtesy car provided if required. Care is clearly taken to keep the car clean inside and out and you take the time to explain the procedure involved, outline the costs and finally to review the bill and ensure all is understood. The staff are always cheerful and committed.
I appreciate the assistance that has been given and would not hesitate to recommend you to my friends and colleagues without hesitation.

Thanks for all you have done to date.

Terry Jobson - Utility Management Rayleigh