COVID-19 Update 29 April 2020

Our workshop remains open for servicing and repairs. We are operating a “1 person only” rule within our Waiting Area and Reception. If someone else is already in the Waiting Area/Reception please respect this rule and wait outside until it is suitable to enter.

We remain fully committed to assisting all our customers old and new through these challenging times. Stay safe from all of us at KMK Automotive.
Please read more for the results of a recent survey detailing why over 70% of Motorists prefer to visit Independent Garages like us rather than a main dealer it makes for interesting reading!


A recent survey revealed that over 70% of UK motorists prefer to visit an independent car garage over a dealership for their car’s maintenance needs.
Here at KMK Automotive we’re passionate about promoting the benefits of independent car garages. Let’s look at the reasons why you should opt for an independent service in times of car trouble:

The Price-  Independent car garages are renowned for having lower prices and better deals on car maintenance repairs than main dealer garages.

Supporting Local Businesses
-  A lot of survey respondents gave this response as their reason for choosing an independent car garage. Motorists often prefer to give smaller, independently-run companies their business, rather than big corporations where small repairs make little difference to their profits.

A Personal Service -  If you choose an independent car garage for your maintenance needs, you will find that your service is more bespoke and tailored to you. Main car dealerships are very busy and see a lot of customers, they are unlikely to give you this level of personalised attention.

Friendlier Staff -  At KMK Automotive, we are passionate about assisting our local community and maintaining our family values. Whether you’re a regular customer or bringing your car in for a one-off repair, we will be sure to make you feel at home.

You won’t be charged for things you don’t need - One of the issues motorists incur when they visit main dealerships is that they are often convinced that certain parts or repairs are necessary when they aren’t. Mechanics at main dealerships are specially trained to upsell, whereas independent garages simply advise you on what you need.

Face to face contact with the mechanic -  Although a main car dealership may seem more outwardly professional, if you take your car to an independent garage you are able to talk face-to-face with the mechanic servicing your vehicle. A lot of customers choose local garages precisely because they know the mechanics personally, and feel like their service can be trusted.

Local and Convenient - Main car dealerships are rarely on your doorstep – you may have to travel to the next town or city centre. Independent car garages are often located in villages and small towns, perfect for when you need a repair quickly and without having to travel far.