As well as being experienced in a huge range of vehicle models, I am also a Vauxhall specialist having obtained my Gold Certificate in 2009.

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The Car Mechanic's Garage in South London

Looking for an experienced and affordable car maintenance or repair garage in South London?

Welcome to a service designed to give you total peace of mind and the best value for money. I offer over 15 years industry experience, working for Opel for almost 10 years followed by a leading London Vauxhall Main Dealer for over five years. In this time I have achieved various Vauxhall qualifications including Gold Level Technician.
As well as being a Vauxhall specialist, I have carried out full servicing and repairs on a wide variety of vehicles from Ford and Audi to BMW and Mercedes.

Our garage AV Auto's is situated in the heart of West Norwood between Streatham, Brixton and Upper Norwood. However, it is also very well connected to a variety of other areas including: Bromley, Balham, Clapham, Purley, Croydon, Thornton Heath and Selhurst. We also offer a more convenient option of mobile servicing and repairs, on-location anywhere within South London.

I qualified as a vehicle technician/car mechanic after three years' study (1992). I then joined the army, working as a mechanic, looking after army trucks. After working with the army (1994), I worked with a Toyota dealer, and later with an Opel dealer, where I stayed until 2004. I took part in various specialist training courses, improving my skills and knowledge.
2001: New technical features MR 2001.5
2002: Vectra- technical training for mechanics
2002: New technical features MR 2003 for mechanics
2003: Meriva- technical training for mechanics
2003: Diesel offensive for mechanics

I started working in London in 2004, at an excellent Vauxhall dealer, Penfolds. I sought to improve my qualifications here, undergoing specialist training in Luton and receiving the Gold Technician Certificate in 2008. I was soon selected to work as a technician for the Metropolitan Police, repairing and maintaining their cars and emergency vehicles. For this position I was security cleared by the Metropolitan police. I am very proud to be chosen for this work as the repairs and maintenance of police vehicles require the highest standard and quality of workmanship.

Specialist training completed during Vauxhall employment:
16- 3-2005 Vauxhall Inspection, Maintenance & Techline Part
10- 1-2007 TIS Protocol Completion
6- 8-2007 Annual Inspection and PDI part 1
10- 8-2007 Electrical Wiring Diagrams part 1
28- 8-2007 Fix it right first time for Technicians part 1
19- 9-2007 Electrical Wiring Diagrams part 2
19- 9-2007 BUS Technology part 1
10-10-2007 Annual Inspection and PDI part 2
2- 1-2008 Bus Diagnostic Strategy part 1
6- 2-2008 Fix It Right First Time for Technicians part 2
12- 2-2008 Z18XER Engine
19- 2-2008 Bus Chassis Systems-part 1
22- 2-2008 Z30DT
5- 3-2008 Bus Diagnostic Strategy part 2
28- 5-2008 Bus Technology part 2
10- 7-2008 Agila B New Technical Features
14- 7-2008 Tis2Web Launch WBT
22- 7-2008 New Corsa product knowledge
22- 7-2008 Vivaro & Movano '07 product knowledge
4- 8-2008 Bus Diagnosis Automatic Transmissions-part 1
7- 8-2008 Z28 Engines
23- 9-2008 M20-32-6MTA
26- 9-2009 SPS Programming using MDI
6-11-2009 Insignia New Technical Features
7-12-2009 New Astra Product knowledge
11-12-2009 Astra New Technical Features
18-12-2009 New Service Deliverables and Global A Diagnostics

Specialist training completed as an independent garage:
12-09-2011Petrol Engine Management Systems (PEMS)
12-11-2011 Engine Management Systems (EMS)

I started my own business in 2010 but continue to maintain close contact with my previous employers.
The Car Mechanic is based at AV Auto's in West Norwood and covers the South London area and beyond.
Please do not hesitate to contact us.

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