About Us

Please allow me to introduce our company to you. My name is Allan Balsdon. Having worked in the recovery/garage industry all my working life, I took on the running of a local garage in 1997 concentrating on vehicle maintenance and recovery of light and heavy vehicles.

Through being reliable and consistent, we secured several maintenance contracts and by 2004 we realised we would have to seek alternative premises. After a long search, we realised that there were no suitable premises in the locality, so we purchased an acre of land on Exeter Road Industrial Estate in Okehampton, Devon, beside the main A30 trunk road and had a new purpose-built workshop erected on it designed for the efficient maintenance of cars, vans and trucks and to use as an operating centre for our recovery services.

We opened our new premises in November 2006. We are a family-run business with four of my sons Daniel, Michael, Paul & Aj working for me, we also have Kevin who is a highly qualified HGV & LCV mechanic.

Our workshop has been fully equipped with brand new equipment which includes; 4-two post lifts for lifting cars and vans; the latest A.T.L. scissor lift MOT Bay; three sets of mobile column lifts for lifting trucks and coaches; and advanced diagnostic equipment for cars and trucks.

We Offer:

  • ADSA Windscreen Calibration
  • DVSA approve ATF
  • HGV, Trailer & PSV MOT Testing
  • 24-hour access to all facilities
  • 24-hour car, van, tipper and minibus hire
  • Quick fit tyre, exhaust and battery service
  • Secure storage for all vehicles
  • Fully compliant wash bay facilities
  • Air conditioning servicing and repairs
  • Class 1,2,3,4,5L and 7 MOT testing
  • Advanced Diagnostics
  • Car, van and commercial vehicle servicing and repair
  • Commercial vehicle inspections and fleet maintenance
  • Commercial roller brake tester
  • Very easy access from the A30 trunk road
  • Goods vehicle MOTs arranged and prepared
  • Comfortable, friendly waiting area and spacious service reception with excellent facilities.
  • Friendly, polite and well-trained staff

From our feedback, we achieve very high customer satisfaction. Our relocation has enabled us to attend breakdowns much quicker being beside the A30, very close to Whitehouse service station, giving easy access to the main Exeter to Cornwall trunk road. Our average time from receiving a call and being on the scene of a breakdown is 20 minutes.

If you feel that you could benefit from any of our services, workshop or breakdown, then please do not hesitate to contact us either on our 24-hour telephone number 01837 55911 or by using the contact form on the contact us page.

Our Location

Find Us

Galbraith Road
Hameldown Business Park
EX20 1UF
01837 55911

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Opening Times

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 17:00
Sunday Closed

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