About Us

AB Motor Vehicle Services is an independent garage set up in January 2013 by husband and wife team Andrew and Hannah Byrne. Andrew is a fully qualified, diagnostic vehicle technician and MOT tester and takes care of the day-to-day running of the garage while Hannah looks after the paperwork, accounts and marketing.

In December 2020 the garage invested in a new MOT testing ramp and equipment and received approval from the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to become an approved MOT Testing Station. The garage has gone from strength to strength over the years with repeat business from their existing customers whilst continuing to attract new clients.

Car servicing, repairs, diagnostics and repairs are all handled at the premises on the Bristol Road in Gloucester. Car collection and return is available in the local area, or the use of a loan car. If you take advantage of vehicle collection and return then you may come across Andy’s dad who lends a helping hand when needed.

Andrew gained his knowledge by training and working at main-dealership garages. His has been key to the success of the business because he can offer the best skills and services whilst maintaining industry standards at reasonable prices.

Click below to see where training and experience has been gained.

Andrew completed his apprenticeship with Honda between 1992 – 2004 to become a maintenance technician and MOT tester. After completing his training he took a year out at another main dealership to gain experience however he was asked back by Honda Cheltenham so he returned for three more years and became a diagnostic technician. The Cheltenham franchise went into administration in 2008 which forced Andrew to take his career in a different direction.
After completing his apprenticeship Andrew spent 18 months with Chrysler Jeep & Mercedes in Staverton to develop his skills and broaden his knowledge. Here he became a Qualified Systems Technician.
Andrew used redundancy as an opportunity to expand his knowledge on well known vehicles and worked at VW Cheltenham to learn more about this popular brand.
Andrew enjoyed working at Mitsubishi across their Staverton and Dursley franchises.
Andrew gained a years experience at Citroen & Suzuki Cheltenham to up his awareness of another popular brand.
Main-dealerships are run differently to independent garages so in 2011 Andrew worked at a family-run garage to get an insight into what it’s like running a business. 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 encouraged the launch of AB Motor Vehicle Services in January 2013.
Business Growth
2013 January Sole Trader 2014 2nd April Became a Private Limited Company 8974139
2014 3rd November ‘New Business of the Year’ Finalist for the showcase Gloucester awards.
2015 18th February Andrew and Hannah had their first baby
2016 January – Introduced branded key fobs
2016 August – Second ramp is fitted
2016 15th February Expanded the premises and took on additional unit
2017 November Andrew and Hannah had twins
2018 Became VAT registered
2020 December Approved MOT Testing Station