AB Motor Vehicle Services is an independent garage set up in January 2013 by Andrew Byrne, a fully qualified, diagnostic technician and MOT tester. With four years business trading the garage has gone from strength to strength and has a growing customer case.
Car servicing, vehicle repairs, MOT’s and diagnostics are all handled at the premises on the Bristol Road in Gloucester. It is a family-run business, Andrew takes care of the day-to-day running of the garage and his wife Hannah looks after the paperwork and marketing. A free car collection and delivery service is offered in the local area where you”ll often meet Andrew’s dad who lends a helping hand. Also on board is apprentice David, who’s ready to learn the ropes and follow in Andy’s footsteps.
Main Dealership Experience
Before starting AB Motor Vehicle Services Andrew learnt what he needed to know by working in main-dealership garages. This has been key for the garage because he can offer the best skills and service whilst maintaining industry standards at reasonable prices.
8 Years Experience
Andrew Byrne completed his apprenticeship with Honda between 1999 - 2004 to become a maintenance technician and an MOT tester. After a year out at another dealership he returned for three more years to further his skills and become a diagnostic technician. Honda Cheltenham went into liquidation in 2008 which took his career in a different direction.
Chrysler Jeep & Mercedes
18 months experience
After completing his apprenticeship with Honda Andrew spent a year developing his skills with Chrysler Jeep & Mercedes in Staverton to become a Qualified Systems Technician.
2 years experience
Andrew used redundancy as an opportunity to expand his knowledge on well known vehicles and worked for a year at Volkswagon in Cheltenham to learn more about this popular brand.
2 years experience
Andrew enjoyed working on Mitsubishi for 2 years at their Staverton and Dursley francise.
Citroen & Suzuki
Another popular vehicle make, it was essential to learn more about the before becoming self employed.
Pritchard Motor Services
Main-dealerships run differently to independent garages so in 2011 Andrew worked in this family-run garage. After seeing both sides of the coin it became clear what key things are required to offer a professional and dedicated service at the highest level to his customers which sees the launch of AB Motor Vehicle Services in January 2013.