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Wixenford Depot, Colesdown Hill, Plymstock
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Car Repairs / Servicing
Car Servicing, Van servicing, Mazda Bongo specialist,
Mechanical repairs, MOT.
Exhausts, Brakes, Steering, Suspension, Tyres, Batteries.
Undersealing Rust proofing, Welding
Air Conditioning regas & service.
Fault Code diagnostics,
Engine cylinder head repair.
Based on 49 reviews
Took the Bongo to Allan for its annual trip to Plymouth. As usual, Allan was courteous and welcoming. Lots of useful knowledge about Bongos. We drove for just over an hour to use Allan. Highly recommended. (Reviewed September 2021)
Owning a Bongo requires a specialist to care for it and keep it in tip top condition, we travel 40 miles to Allans knowing he can provide this service, his knowledge and skill is fantastic as is his customer service, long May it continue, we wouldnât take our Bongo anywhere else, thanks Allan for everything you do for Bongo owners (Reviewed September 2021)
Alen is a top guy and well trusted within bongo community, we talked to him about our problems on the bongo.
He arranged van to be collected from poole ,loaded on flat bed and took to Plymouth....we knew was in good hands .
Did a great job fixing new head
Van now sold but its still on the road .
Only person I would let touch a bongo. (Reviewed September 2021)
Can't fault his work he is always welcoming and knows his stuff when it comes to a Bongo would recommend him to any one (Reviewed September 2021)
I choose to drive 70 miles to get my Bongo serviced/MoTd by Allan. Why? Because I trust him to provide me with a prompt, professional and honest service. He clearly has an outstanding practical knowledge of Mazda Bongos ... and can be relied upon to give outstanding customer service. Keeping my ageing Mazda Bongo on the road is down to Allan! (Reviewed March 2021)
Was told that Allan's was the pace to take my Bongo for a service and MOT. What a thoroughly nice chap, great service and very reasonable. Will be going back again. (Reviewed September 2020)
Allan has serviced my family's cars since AVS started. A true professional, providing the best possible service. I wouldn't go anywhere else. (Reviewed April 2020)
Friendly, knowledgeable service.
Worth driving the distance.
(Reviewed April 2020)
Friendly, knowledgeable service.
Worth driving the distance.
(Reviewed April 2020)
Outstanding service from Allan. Expected nothing less from him. Fantastic reputation in the Bongo world and it's easy to see why. Thank you for making it all stress free and easy! (Reviewed January 2020)
Thank you Allan so much for checking the Bongo and servicing it. It put my mind at rest after terrible service at another garage and the dealer. I will certainly bring 'Bilbo' back to you in the future as well as recommending you to anyone who asks! (Reviewed June 2019)
Always friendly and competent. Worth travelling the distance for annual service and repairs. (Reviewed April 2019)
After recommendations from other bongo owners via Facebook and after months of being let down by other garages I contacted Alan. He was very quick to respond and agreed to work on our vehicle he was very knowledgeable and kept us up to date as work progressed. Would definately return and recommend Alan, it seemed as if nothing was too much for him to do. (Reviewed April 2019)
Allan always provides a high level of service. Itâs why I travel 300 miles for a service (Reviewed April 2019)
Been using Allan since we bought our Bongo 3 yrs ago, being a 22 yr old Japanese import they need a specialist to work.on them. He is so good, you need to book routine work in advance, as he is busy. I have been really pleased with everything he has done, he gave us loads of advice. We do a 2 hr rtn journey to see him. Would recommend to anyone. (Reviewed April 2019)
Bought vehicle based on Allan's reputation and were not disappointed. Would do the same again if we ever needed to. (Reviewed September 2018)
As with every old vehicle, things go wrong, and in this case, the radiator split leaving me with a puddle of coolant under the vehicle.
A quick chat with Alan to describe the issue, a couple of photos, and the problem was diagnosed remotely, and booked in there and then.
Dropped the vehicle off, and 3 hours later returned to collect my now healthy vehicle.
The standard of work is excellent as always, and great value for money.
Alan definitely sets a standard that other companies should follow. (Reviewed July 2018)
First time using Allan as he came recommended from other Bongo owners in the area.
Friendly welcome, took time to understand exactly what I wanted, agreed the work to be done.
When I went back to collect the vehicle, we had a really good chat about the state of my vehicle and what work needed doing to it. Allan really does know his stuff with Bongos - you would be foolish to look elsewhere....
Thanks for everything, and I'll be back again and again. (Reviewed July 2018)
Excellent service as always. Allan is honest, trustworthy and reliable. Heâs also fairly priced and the work is always completed in a very reasonable time frame. A rare find! Coudnât recommend him more highly. (Reviewed July 2018)
Excellent service as always (Reviewed June 2018)
Came in for A/C Service and top up. Done absolutely perfectly, promptly. Added leak detection for free to help with any future problems. (Reviewed June 2018)
Wouldnt trust anyone else to look after our Mazda Bongo, honest, reliable, friendly and knows everything there is to know about Bongos. Its reassuring to go to a garage and know you wont be ripped off and that your vehicle is in safe hands. (Reviewed June 2018)
Been taking my van to Allan for years .I always feel confident that the work needed doing is done and done correctly. Always recommend him to others who own bongos as he certainly knows his stuff . Allan has done my cylinder head and many more big jobs.Friendly reliable and honest . (Reviewed May 2018)
Excellent service. As always. Worth the mileage (Reviewed May 2018)
Great service. Allan is fantastic and very knowledgeable. Nothing too much trouble. (Reviewed May 2018)
Allan provides the absolute best quality service. I live over an hour away and only use him to work on my precious van. Always reasonable prices and top work carried out. (Reviewed November 2017)
Excellent as always (Reviewed June 2017)
Excellent in all respects. Excellent communication and standard of work. (Reviewed June 2017)
Allan has maintained, serviced and mot'd (mot by others) our Bongo van for years. We have recommended him to several friends. We no longer live in Plymouth but continue to use his services and are very pleased with them. (Reviewed June 2017)
Allan is a really nice guy who knows what he's doing, and doesn't rip you off. He also explains himself clearly, and doesn't do in necessary work. His prices are reasonable, and his turnabout rate is very quick. If you want an honest, reliable garage, Allan's vehicle services is the place to go. (Reviewed June 2017)
We go to Allan with any problems on our Bongo all the time. He always gives you time for a chat to explain everything even if he's really busy. Which is all the time! We genuinely wouldn't go to anyone else now. (Reviewed June 2017)
Excellent communication via the Facebook page to keep me updated throughout the repairs. Costs were clear and I would highly recommend Allan to other vehicle owners. (Reviewed June 2017)
Fantastic service this man knows what he is doing is been to 2 other garages with no results of what was wrong with my car but he had it fixed in a jiffy lovely man and dog friendly would definitely recommend 5** (Reviewed June 2017)
I have found that Allan Vehicle Services have a very high standard both in their customer service and work. Allan is a perfectionist (especially when it comes to Bongos) and he made sure that all the more susceptible parts of the underside had a double treatment. There are no cutting corners.
You will also find Allan warm and welcoming and he is more than willing to give advise, which is very helpful as he has a wealth of knowledge gathered over his years of experience. I would say that it is a pleasure to find a trader that actually works for you as a customer. "Good old fashioned values".
(Reviewed November 2016)
Very good and honest reliable service. Would recommend to anyone. (Reviewed April 2016)
Very good personal service (Reviewed April 2016)
Allan's vehicle services was excellent. His reputation is well deserved throughout. I will certainly recommend him & use his services again (Reviewed December 2015)
Quick and efficient service (Reviewed October 2015)
Brilliant service, friendly & super efficient & so knowledgeable about Bonetos (Reviewed September 2015)
Good value and great service. He has looked after my vehicle since I bought it...wouldn't go anywhere else. (Reviewed August 2015)
Always gives the customer the very best service. An honest, knowledgeable and trustworthy person. (Reviewed August 2015)
Always receive a very professional service. He is always happy to offer advice and I have never had cause to complain. Great garage to deal with.. (Reviewed August 2015)
Originally I went to 4 garages with my Bongo, I then drove to Plymstock and Allan diagnosed what was wrong just from the sound of my vehicle as I arrived.
He is a genius and I would not trust my Bongo to anyone else. He is a genuinely nice person to deal with. Watching him work is a memorable experience - unconscious competence! (Reviewed August 2015)
I am disabled & Allans always makes life easy for me. (Reviewed August 2015)
A Mazda Bongo is like a member of the family, treasured, valued and temperamental. Allan is the only man I would trust with Bonnie. (Reviewed June 2015)
As always great service from Allan. Friendly chap providing a personal service. Knows what he's doing, does a great job and doesn't charge the earth. Highly recommended, have been using Allan for about 3 years now for all my repairs. (Reviewed June 2015)
The service provided by Allans of Plymouth is superb, nothing is too much trouble & Allan will explain in great detail what is required to keep your vehicle in tip top condition. His knowledge of grey import vehicles can only be described as extensive, from engine transplants to under sealing Allan will do the job.
Allans will always tell you the cost of a job (which I have always found reasonable) up front so there are never any nasty surprises.
I would never hesitate to recommend this garage! 5 star service every time. (Reviewed June 2015)