Charminster Garage

Charminster Garage

5 star rating 178 reviews

Unit 1 Charminster Farm Industrial Estate, Wanchard Lane, Charminster, Dorchester, DT2 9RP


01305 268858
01305 268858

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Your full service includes the following checks:

  • Change Oil and Oil Filter.
  • Check Coolant Level
  • Check Washer Bottle Water
  • Check Brake Fluid
  • Check Clutch Fluid - if applicable
  • Check Auto Transmission Fluid
  • Check Fan/Alternator Belt tension
  • Check wipers
  • Check operation of Lights
  • Check adjust Brakes
  • Change Spark Plugs (Petrol)
  • Change the Air Filter
  • Change the Fuel Filter
  • Auto Transmission Fluid (if applicable)
  • Spark Plugs (Petrol - Mileage dependent)
  • Fuel Filter (Mileage dependent)

Your full service includes the following checks:

  • Change Oil and Oil Filter.
  • Check Coolant Level
  • Check Washer Bottle Water
  • Check Brake Fluid
  • Check Clutch Fluid - if applicable
  • Check Auto Transmission Fluid
  • Check Fan/Alternator Belt tension
  • Check wipers
  • Check operation of Lights
  • Check adjust Brakes
  • Change Spark Plugs (Petrol)
  • Change the Air Filter
  • Change the Fuel Filter
  • Auto Transmission Fluid (if applicable)
  • Spark Plugs (Petrol - Mileage dependent)
  • Fuel Filter (Mileage dependent)

Your interim service includes the following checks:

  • Change Oil and Oil Filter.
  • Check Coolant Level
  • Check Washer Bottle Water
  • Check Brake Fluid
  • Check Clutch Fluid - if applicable
  • Check Auto Transmission Fluid
  • Check Fan/Alternator Belt tension
  • Check wipers
  • Check operation of Lights

Your interim service includes the following checks:

  • Change Oil and Oil Filter.
  • Check Coolant Level
  • Check Washer Bottle Water
  • Check Brake Fluid
  • Check Clutch Fluid - if applicable
  • Check Auto Transmission Fluid
  • Check Fan/Alternator Belt tension
  • Check wipers
  • Check operation of Lights

Your MOT includes the following checks:

  • Lighting and Signalling Equipment
  • Steering (including suspension)
  • Brakes
  • Tyres and Road Wheels
  • Seat Belts
  • Body, Structure and General Items
  • Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
  • Drivers View of the Road

Online bookings must be made with a minimum of 3 days’ notice, however if you require work more urgently please contact the garage as they may have availability.

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Services

  • Car Repairs
  • Car Service
  • MOT
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tyres
  • Exhausts
  • Brakes
  • Batteries
  • Electronics
  • Diagnostics
  • Clutches
  • Hybrid

Opening Times

Mon 08:30 - 17:30
Tues 08:30 - 17:30
Wed 08:30 - 17:30
Thur 08:30 - 17:30
Fri 08:30 - 17:30
Sat 08:30 - 13:00
Sun Closed

About Us...

Charminster Garage was established in January 2006 by Anthony Willmington, Nicola Crook and Gary Osborne, specialising in servicing, mot preparation and repairs to all makes and models for both residential and commercial customers.

Since we opened Charminster Garage we have dedicated ourselves in offering a friendly, reliable and professional service to an exceptionally high standard, ensuring customers have an honest appraisal in any situation with their best interests at heart.

Opening Times

Mon 08:30 - 17:30
Tues 08:30 - 17:30
Wed 08:30 - 17:30
Thur 08:30 - 17:30
Fri 08:30 - 17:30
Sat 08:30 - 13:00
Sun Closed

Services

  • Car Repairs
  • Car Service
  • MOT
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tyres
  • Exhausts
  • Brakes
  • Batteries
  • Electronics
  • Diagnostics
  • Clutches
  • Hybrid

About Us...

Charminster Garage was established in January 2006 by Anthony Willmington, Nicola Crook and Gary Osborne, specialising in servicing, mot preparation and repairs to all makes and models for both residential and commercial customers.

Since we opened Charminster Garage we have dedicated ourselves in offering a friendly, reliable and professional service to an exceptionally high standard, ensuring customers have an honest appraisal in any situation with their best interests at heart.

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Latest customer reviews

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Reliable and affordable as always. Thanks chaps!!

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Carried out a service at very short notice. All works were clearly explained and done at a good price

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Work completed on time as always

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Vehicle collected and dropped back at no extra cost. Work completed to a good high standard and to the price I was quoted. Thanks again

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Honest, friendly service and efficient.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Amazing service again, very kindly came and picked my car up and delivered it back. My 1st choice garage.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Great price for even simple jobs, keep up the good work

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Great service from great garage, feels like visiting old friends on each visit.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Car recovered to garage, they sorted issues and fixed very quickly, great service

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Great service, courtesy car available, good price for all the work involved.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Great garage, will always try to fit their customers in.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Great garage, lovely staff, keep up the good work

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

1st time visit, fully Recommend this garage

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Damn fine service from Charminster Garage yet again

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Fantastic work from a lovely group of people, always a pleasure to deal with.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Great service, thank you

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Wonderful garage, another MOT passed, lovely staff

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

1st class service, always accommodating

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Great service from friendly Garage, thank you looking after my pride and joy.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

How refreshing to deal with a garage with such friendly staff. Thank you

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Great service again from Charminster garage, always a pleasure to deal with.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Excellent customer service from experienced staff.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

1st time visit to Charminster Garage, think I will be back for sure, fantastic service

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Did MOT Re-test on my van, explained the whole process which made it all very clear. Thank you

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Always had good service from this garage. Work always carried out to high standard and a comfortable place to visit.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Friendly staff, excellent and speedy service. Always do a good job

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Professional service & friendly atmosphere high quality staff. Thanks

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

All my vehicles use the same garage, always great service, fully trust them to carry out work on vehicles.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Very thorough work. I've been a customer for years and would recommend this garage highly.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Hassle free, friendly service. No nasty surprises! Good price. Great staff. Thumbs up all round!

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

1st time use, keep me informed with any issues, very good customer services, thank you

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Friendly staff, very professional service. Such a great garage, nothing is too much trouble!

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Friendly and always do a fab job servicing and fixing the car. Very highly recommend

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Great work. Amazing customer service.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

1st time at Charminster Garage and they offer a wonderful service. They certainly know their stuff. Thanks

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Great work converting car from Auto to Manual, kept me updated all the way, thank you.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

It's always worth the drive to Charminster Garage as I know they do great work on my MX5, very good knowledge base on MX5's.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Needed lots done on my MX5, kept me informed, great work done, very happy customer

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Wonderful service fixing my MX5, thank you

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Great work from Charminster Garage, always a pleasure

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Did a lovely job of all the work needed on my MX5, great service, thank you.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

From the minute the phone is answered, the car is dropped off, the work carried out and then the whole team are professional, friendly. Everything is explained clearly and in an uncomplicated way that you're never left scratching your head or overwhelmed.

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

New to the area and looking for a garage we can trust. Work done on time and a better price than I have been quoted by a couple of other local garages. A*

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Top notch as usual

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Carried out MOT test with no problems and at an agreed times. Thanks chaps

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

I have been using this garage for a number of year now and always found the level of work to of a high standard and the staff are all very polite

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Booked online, very helpful team, explained work required and kept me updated throughout, will be using again if that's the Service they provide

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Yet again wonderful service, love the fact they come and collect my camper, makes life a lot easier, lovely staff with very nice telephone manner.

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

1st time at this garage and how refreshing to have a team with a lovely demeanour when contacting me to arrange payment over phone. Collected car and returned it. Will certainly use again.

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Yet again the garage were fantastic, work done was top notch, always a happy bunch must be good coffee. Always busy which tells a story in itself.

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

1st time at garage, explained to me the issues which made me feel a bit better.

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Wonderful service again from a great garage, always on hand to explain work carried out.

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Very easy to deal with, good customer service as always

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Always use this garage as the service is always 1st class.

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Smashing service again from my local garage.

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Smashing garage, always friendly always smiling, must be a wonderful place to work.

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

This is the 1st time I have used Charminster Garage, what a great service, a couple of extra needed for MOT but was informed and work done in double quick time. Smashing service

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Contacted Garage about damaged tyres, what wonderful service, all work done very quickly.

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Exceptional service from this superb garage, they know what they are doing and always with a smile on their faces. A real breath of fresh air.

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

1st time using Charminster Garage, fixed the issues straight away, helps when they do specialize in MX5's, great service, well done.

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

This garage look after my car, as it gets older it needs more work it is always great work and great service. Long may my MX5 keep going.

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Tiptop service from this wonderful garage, always easy to deal with.

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

MOT my car every year and every year I get the same great service, what more can I say

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Always use this garage and always been happy with the work done on my vehicle.

22 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Always excellent service from this garage, look after my MK1 MX5 superbly well, very professional outfit.

19 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Very approachable staff, always happy to help and inform of any additional work that may have been needed

19 Nov 2021

5 star rating

All at Charminster Garage are very friendly and professional - I would highly recommend them to you as they are knowledgeable and reasonably priced for services or investigated an issue. Also respectful of customer safety during Covid-19 which are still in place.

19 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Diagnosed the problem straight away. Good service as usual

19 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Another visit another pleasure to deal with

19 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Always a friendly reception from all staff, explain the work done very well, a joy to deal with

19 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Good value for money garage who know what they are doing and how to look after their customers.

19 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Wonderful staff, car needed work doing but car still done same day, will be use again for sure

19 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Very reasonable prices for a garage, friendly and polite, just what you need

19 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Always a please to deal with, no nonsense garage, always helps when so near to home

19 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Called garage to help fix wing mirror, dealt with late afternoon and ordered part which they kindly fitted next morning, great service.

19 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Really helpful even if I was not, explained really well what had happened and damage caused.

19 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Not used them before but very nice and welcoming the lovely man in office explained the work needed and asked for permission for go ahead, I know some garages that would have just gone on and done work. Would happily use time and time agin.

19 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Excellent customer service, collected car fixed issues and returned car, can't ask for for from a garage.

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Excellent customer service, prompt work.

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Great service yet again, always a cheerful bunch, thank you so much for getting work needed so quickly.

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Excellent customer service, very high knowledge base. Could not fault the work and communication.

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Contacted garage and thy kindly picked car up and returned it later, can't thank them enough for wonderful service throughout.

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Quick to diagnosis of fault and then to quickly get part and fit. Superb service yet again, thanks

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Certainly my first choice in garage, lovely staff.

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Always a treat to deal with, always a friendly smile, service received is always great

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Had issue with management warning lights, soon found problem and rectified. Very easy to deal with.

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Very informative staff, always great work and leave feeling confident knowing I'm driving a safe vehicle

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Had a lot of work done recently, great garage to deal with, top quality work

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Great service found issue quickly and fitted new pads,

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

There were great when I had forgotten my previous appointment, managed to re-book and the kind chap in the office said if I had not arrived 30 mins after time he would call me, thankfully I remembered!!

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Always easy to deal with, friendly faces and staff, always happy to explain any issues.

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Had issue with battery, turned up to garage and within 30 mins a new battery had arrived and was fitted, damn good service especially when I did not have appointment.

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Wonderful team, always helpful, never too much trouble even with smallest things.

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Great service, courtesy car made life a lot easier. Very friendly staff. A pleasure to deal with.

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Certainly my choice of garage, bargain price for the kind of service I receive.

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Always feel very well looked after, smiles a plenty from the staff. Well done team

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

1st time at this garage and what a breath of fresh air the mechanics and office staff were,

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Noticed MOT had expired, garage fitting me in quickly, great work

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Needed new tyres, quick turnaround, fitted whilst I waited, always professional service

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

MOT on car, needed additional work which was done quickly, very professional staff both offer and workshop. Explained the work needed so I could understand

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Good service. Polite and efficient

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Top Lads. Turned around work quickly

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

I have been using this garage for several years and always found them to be professional and quality of work second to none. Thanks

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Been using this garage for a couple of years now and always found the work carried out to a very good standard and at a good price. Would not take my car anywhere else now!

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Wouldn't take my MX5 anywhere else!

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

First time I have used this garage and all went smoothly. Special thanks to Ben and Nick for keeping me updated

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

First time using the garage, seem to be very friendly, will be coming back for sure

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Wonderful service, car need extra work but staff kept me updated with the whole process.

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Great workmanship, very pleased with service

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Thanks lads!! Top Service

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

As usual good service and quality of work!

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

First time I have used this garage and no problems - good honest service

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Nick kept me updated with any issues from MOT, very nice chap

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Had to have additional work but the office staff were outstanding. Will be back for sure.

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Very high knowledge base, made to feel welcome, work carried out to high standard

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Will be using the garage again, lovely service, fitted me in really quickly

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Wonderful service, even came to collect vehicle, my go to garage as staff always lovely

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Great service, even came to collect. Great team

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Always friendly, regular contact for any additional work needed.

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Great service trying to fix issues

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Good service

10 Nov 2021

4 star rating

Experience shows dealing with my car, explained issues and dealt with quickly

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Always easy dealing with the staff, very friendly

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Quick to find fault and rectify

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Always easy to deal with, pick up car and deliver back.

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Booked in with Ben, very polite and explained works done to perfection, will always use garage as service always great

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Great service for great work

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Service always outstanding,

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

1st time at garage, happy staff and will be back for sure

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Always use this garage, good service

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Always great service, friendly team

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Outstanding service for regular customers, friendly staff

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Mechanic informed of work carried out, very nice chap

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Competitive price for excellent work, very happy to use this garage

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Went above and beyond to fix problems with vehicle

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Swift service, advise throughout whole process

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service

10 Nov 2021

4 star rating

Good service as always

10 Nov 2021

4 star rating

Booked car in, great service quick turnaround

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Waxoyl treatment completed to very high standard, high degree of knowledge

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Always great service at great price

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service, pleasure to deal with

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Bought my kit car in, mechanic very good at finding faults and fixing,

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Brought my MX5 in to have extensive work done as car was for wife's birthday, staff did excellent job, very pleased with result

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

MOT booked in and completed, always informative of any advisories and possible time frame if required

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Really good service, needed new pads work all completed and very reasonable.

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Wonderful service, always helpful staff

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Good service

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Fantastic service, friendly, my go to garage

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Outstanding garage, professional service

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service, friendly staff, they know their stuff

29 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Always very helpful staff, nothing is to much trouble.

29 Oct 2021

5 star rating

I’m have used Charminster Garage for a few years now as I trust them and the work they do. They give me honest up front information and have always been very helpful. That’s why I keep going back. I would definitely recommend them.

22 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Very good service

22 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Friendly staff. Good customer service

22 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Been using this garage for years and always had good honest service

22 Oct 2021

5 star rating

5*

22 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Quick to establish fault and get replacement parts required. Lovely service

22 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Quick service, kept informed right through the process

22 Oct 2021

5 star rating

L have contacted this garage before and they have always been very helpful with advice. My wife,s mazda mx5 went in for its mot and l asked if the fuel filter could be changed at the same time as l knew the car would be up on the ramp. Yes of course was the reply and the extra labour cost was minimal . L have another mazda which is normally serviced at the main dealer, but l can honestly say that charminster garage - dorchester beats them hands down with politeness service and labour costs.

22 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Since having dealt with this garage now, for a number of years, I have always found them helpful and friendly but, above all, professional and trustworthy. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

22 Oct 2021

5 star rating

First rate service from start to finish. Clear and reassuring expertise in the model type.

22 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Well done for curing the squeak

15 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Perfect service as always

15 Oct 2021

5 star rating

A really good service from booking the MOT over the 'phone to collection.Excellent communication at all times

15 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Very good service , the lads are friendly with a good sense of humour.

21 May 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service, friendly and helpful staff

12 May 2021

5 star rating

Very helpful

07 May 2021

5 star rating

Always friendly and informative. Enthusiastic about MXVs!

06 May 2021

5 star rating

A great bunch of lads ..

06 May 2021

5 star rating

As always excellent customer service!

23 Apr 2021

5 star rating

As always, first class service. courteous and highly efficiently run business.

23 Apr 2021

5 star rating

Great customer service and work.

09 Apr 2021

5 star rating

Fantastic garage, i wouldn't take my mk 1 mx5 anywhere else

22 Mar 2021

5 star rating

A team of mechanics who are professional, courteous and give excellent customer service.

22 Mar 2021

5 star rating

Charminster Garage have saved me at least three times now - coming to my rescue when I’ve had children in the car and broken down. They do our MOTs, services and tyres... I cannot fault their professionalism and friendly attitudes. Their prices are competitive and I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

22 Mar 2021

5 star rating

Have been using this garage for sometime now and have always found them helpful and obliging. Whether it is an emergency or normal service. The personnel are always polite.

26 Jan 2021

5 star rating

Nicola and the team do a fantastic each and every time.