Pit Start is Europe’s first self service garage.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by a member of our staff. They will enquire as to the type of work you intend to carry out and designate a bay accordingly. Both bays and four post lifts can be rented by the hour. You will then be escorted to your bay/lift and shown where the tools are and if relevant how the lift works.
All available tools are free of charge.
We sell oils and all other basic fluids. If you require parts we can help to arrange delivery within the hour.
Be sure to ask our staff about our membership scheme and regular offers!
If you have any questions please refer to our FAQs or give us a call.
Please note that a drivers license must be shown at each visit.
The MOT is designed to examine some important safety and emissions aspects of your car's operation to see that they meet certain legal requirements. Cars and light commercial vehicles must be tested when they are three years old and annually thereafter. Now at pit start we have a dedicated MOT testing area and fully authorised testers for all makes and models (class IV, light V and VII). You can call us to book your MOT test in advance or just drive in and get your certificate while you wait. Our registered members will receive reminders so that you don’t forget when your test is due.
We have a comfortable lounge area where refreshments are available and from where the MOT tests can be viewed.
Servicing and Repairs
Pit Start is the only garage in the UK that carries out all repairs and servicing in full public view. You are allowed to go into the work area and inspect the work while it’s being carried out by our professional and experienced mechanics. Our unique public liability insurance allows you to monitor the work and therefore providing a complete transparency.
You are not at the mercy of your mechanic anymore. You’re in charge.