Mark Sawkins Automotive

Mark Sawkins Automotive

5 star rating 171 reviews

Unit 17, Brockwell Court, Low Willington Industriak Estate, Crook, DL15 0UT


01388  747007
01388  747007

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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
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tyres
  • Exhausts
  • Brakes
  • Batteries
  • Electronics
  • Diagnostics
  • Clutches
  • Hybrid

Opening Times

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

About Us...

Local garage carring out everything for your motor vehicle . Full diagnostic equipment , servicing , air conditioning , 4 wheel alignment , tyres , all at competitive rates

Opening Times

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

Services

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

About Us...

Local garage carring out everything for your motor vehicle . Full diagnostic equipment , servicing , air conditioning , 4 wheel alignment , tyres , all at competitive rates

Review this garage

Latest customer reviews

18 Jan 2022

5 star rating

I did not know this garage just drove in and asked them to look at my car, they were friendly and checked my car and explained what was wrong. Mark ordered the parts and did the work on the car got it back same day.

18 Jan 2022

5 star rating

Car went in for service + MOT very efficient done within 4 hours, I have used Mark sawkins for past five years or more. Never had a problem very professional.

18 Jan 2022

5 star rating

Very much apricated fitting of heater blower motor at short notice, being very close to Christmas holidays! To be recommended !!

14 Jan 2022

5 star rating

Very much appreciated fitting of heater blower motor at short notice, especially being very close to Christmas holidays. I was recommended and I would recommend.

11 Jan 2022

5 star rating

Could not be helpful enough

10 Jan 2022

5 star rating

Very good service and price.

04 Jan 2022

5 star rating

Great service got M.O.T sorted

13 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Very good

13 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Good service from a competent and professional garage.

13 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service , collected the car home and brought it back when it was done. A massive help as my husband was just home from hospital. Cant thank them mark enough !

09 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Mark Is always extremely professional and knows his stuff. Very polite and not expensive. I would always go to mark and would highly recommend him.

09 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Great service / communication + updates are good and all the staff are really friendly. Always leave the car neat + tidy.

09 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Found fault rectified and loaned courtesy vehicle , very happy.

09 Dec 2021

5 star rating

I had to take my car to another garage as mark was busy. Mark ended up doing the job in the end. Should have waited excellent job and service as usual.

06 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Found fault and rectified very happy with level of service.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Taken my car to mark for years now for whatever needs to be done. Always done to great job and have consistently recommended his services to friends. His honesty and value for money is really hard to come by. He also provides a curtesy car whenever I've needed anything something done that's minor or big done to the car. He really is the best around.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Excellent work carried out.

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service with pleasant and efficient staff. Will use again

03 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Mark, and his partner, were very obliging in everyway, offering a courtesy car, which was most useful, car was left in excellent condition, will recommend him to friends relatives, very happy chappy .

02 Dec 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service with pleasant and efficient staff. Would use this garage again.

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Use mark all the time , trustworthy / good mechanic / clean workshop and reasonable prices.

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Found Mark Sawkins an excellent technician , very honest and no bull , kept me informed of and charges were very reasonable. Will definitely be using him again and I'm a retired technician myself.

29 Nov 2021

5 star rating

My first visit happy with response from mark a good job complete within 1week of booking in . Will definitely recommend

25 Nov 2021

5 star rating

First visit for me will defiantly use again , no complaints at all. Swift + happy with the job.

25 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Mark is very honest and hard working I have gone to mark for more than 25 years

22 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Great mechanic. Tidy workshop. Reasonably priced. Nice to deal with. Honest and trustworthy.

22 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Worked short notice to rectify on going problem we had earlier work done by himself. Work was put correct with only parts charged for.

22 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Work carried out in a very short notice of time , which was a very pleasant surprise - Also the price !

19 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Will rectify problem and will fit you in as soon as possible. The garage will help anyway they can

19 Nov 2021

5 star rating

As always, excellent work, completed to a high standard and at a fair price.

18 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Mark is very friendly and is a very good mechanic.

16 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Excellent work as always

15 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Quick repair + good service

12 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Very reliable and trustworthy. Work always carried out to a high standard. Will fit you in as soon as they can, nothing a problem I won't use anyone else and have used this garage for the last 4 years for mine and my sons car.

11 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Good customer service Explained work done used quality parts

11 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Read all good reviews online about this garage and with it being quite local thought I would call in and was given an answer to the cars problem immediately. Was given an appointment and work was carried out promptly and reasonable price. He definitely knows the motor trade well and would recommend him to anyone. Will definitely be using him from now on.

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Mark was friendly, reassuring and trustworthy. The customer service was great and he made everything easy.

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service, quick efficient and provided a courtesy car which we were not expecting. Highly recommended. Will use again

10 Nov 2021

5 star rating

First time I use this garage for annual service and mot. The work and service is much higher than Nissan garage that i had been using. Will continue to use Mr. Sawkins services from now on.

09 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Always helpful , work carried out to a high standard.

08 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Meticulous / reliable and efficient service.

08 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Simply the best service in town - vehicle required MOT + corrections. Marks team is very efficient in providing economical quote and timely repair.

04 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Mark has been very friendly and informative on work carried out in my car. The price has been very reasonable and work carried out to high standard.

01 Nov 2021

5 star rating

Mark was very friendly + re-assuring everything was made easy + without hassle I trust the advice I was given + work done

29 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Simply the Best Garage in town; offering affordable, reliable and expedient service

29 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Extremely knowledgeable and well equipped to handle most mechanical issues. Meticulous in resolving issues promptly.

25 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Excellent work , most helpful in all respects. Including curtesy car Great !

22 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Top class service as always.

22 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Top service, quick turnaround at reasonable prices

21 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Excellent , kept well informed . work carried out promptly.

21 Oct 2021

5 star rating

As usual all work carried out , explains work done and any issues arising.

19 Oct 2021

5 star rating

First class service as always price very copositive

19 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Topped up aircon great garage !

18 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Mark and his staff serviced my Volvo xc70 and replaced the auxiliary belts. The service , attention , and helpfulness was excellent , and I've certainly be happy to use this garage again !

18 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Excellent diagnostics and efficient + friendly service

15 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Wouldn't go anywhere else trust mark 100% and always a good job

15 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service, very flexible to accomodate short notice repair. Felt very trustworthy and car in good hands. Really pleased found this garage and will be switching from my usual garage for my next MOT and service.

13 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service from mark. as always. highly recommended.

13 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service

12 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Work carried out to very high standard. Friendly staff very clean workshop.

11 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Excellent friendly service with a good job done at a good price as always wouldn't use anyone else.

11 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Excellent customer service couldn't be happier with work carried out. Reasonably prices.

07 Oct 2021

5 star rating

Very quick and efficient work very nice people

29 Sep 2021

5 star rating

Extensive work required for MOT this year, Showed me the issues and discussed the options. All work carried out to the highest standard and in a timely manner.

21 Sep 2021

5 star rating

Always use this garage and always will. Good work, trust him 100%. Good prices and friendly service.

20 Sep 2021

5 star rating

Mark service all the family cars, very thorough & knowledgeable.

17 Sep 2021

5 star rating

I was recommended this garage & I will be recommending people to use it, very helpful & friendly.

17 Sep 2021

5 star rating

Very good overall. Reliable and reasonable. Happy customer.

14 Sep 2021

5 star rating

Used this garage for a few years now. Great service from Mark. Great value for money.

10 Sep 2021

5 star rating

Very helpful and work carried out second to none. very reliable. Have recommended to other people.

06 Sep 2021

5 star rating

Excellent friendly service. Very helpful and updated regularly on repair to car via a phone call.

01 Sep 2021

5 star rating

Work was verified as necessary yesterday CKYB coil spring and part was immediately ordered. Fitted today. Very reasonably prices. Thank you Mark. Will definitely return.

31 Aug 2021

5 star rating

I have taken my car o Mark since being recommended by a friend in 2019. I cannot fault this garage. I can't praise Mark enough for his honest and reliable work. I have a young family and safety is a priority to me. Marks work and customer care is second to none, brilliant service, great guy.

31 Aug 2021

5 star rating

Always 1st class service.

24 Aug 2021

5 star rating

Convenient location, friendly, fast and helpful service. Costs lower than main dealer.

24 Aug 2021

5 star rating

Always used this garage. Very clean and tidy. He's fairly priced. Always recommend him. Great mechanic.

19 Aug 2021

5 star rating

Very good service

19 Aug 2021

5 star rating

As always, Mark did a great job. Replacing a coupe of brake pipes and servicing the Land Rover.

17 Aug 2021

5 star rating

Only recently moved into the area and had to find garage for overdue car service. Found Mark to be very flexible with bookings and service was carried out with things being identified that a previous chain garage had missed.

17 Aug 2021

5 star rating

Very good customer care and excellent work carried out.

17 Aug 2021

5 star rating

I have found Mark to be very fair and honest. He also shows you any parts he has replaced in a repair. Highly recommended.

16 Aug 2021

5 star rating

Used garage for a lot of years, very friendly - Mark goes that extra mile to help you.

16 Aug 2021

5 star rating

Mark was very professional & polite, the work was carried out quickly & efficiently.

06 Aug 2021

5 star rating

Mark is always helpful and resourceful

04 Aug 2021

5 star rating

Very approachable and courteous. Excellent work and car came back sparkling clean.

03 Aug 2021

5 star rating

Always excellent service.

02 Aug 2021

5 star rating

Good all round service.

30 Jul 2021

5 star rating

I dont have a great technical knowledge, but I know when I am being well looked after. The service I received that day and on other occasions was excellent.

22 Jul 2021

5 star rating

We have been using Marks garage for quite some time now, excellent service. He keeps us informed about work that is required, offers the use of a car while ours is in the garage. All in all, excellent and we would not go anywhere else.

21 Jul 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service, explained everything. Will use again.

20 Jul 2021

5 star rating

First time I have used this garage. I had heard good reviews about it. I will definitely be using it again. Very friendly, good value for money. Highly recommended.

16 Jul 2021

5 star rating

Helpful & friendly garage.

14 Jul 2021

5 star rating

Have used mark for a few years now, Always friendly, always professional and always has time for a chat. His knowledge is amazing and I have never had to return for unsatisfactory work.

05 Jul 2021

5 star rating

Kept informed and explained everything well. Reasonable price too. Will use again and recommend to friends.

01 Jul 2021

5 star rating

Mark has done a few jobs for me so far on a couple of different vehicles. Never let me down or overcharged me.

30 Jun 2021

5 star rating

Owner and all staff were very pleasant, welcoming and very efficient. Work ale=ways carried out thoroughly and with minimum delay. Costings very reasonable and work carried out to a very high standard. Excellent.

30 Jun 2021

5 star rating

In for MOT, good service.

25 Jun 2021

5 star rating

I have been using Mark for may years and have found him efficient and trustworthy, I have recommended him to others who have also used him several times.

21 Jun 2021

5 star rating

Pleasant and efficient service at very reasonable cost. Very skilled and knowledgeable. Mark also makes a cracking cup of coffee!

16 Jun 2021

5 star rating

Mark clearly explains the work that needs to be done. Work always carried out promptly & good communication of any unforeseen problems. Offers a temporary vehicle if needed.

11 Jun 2021

5 star rating

Along with several of my friends, I always use Mark Sawkins Garage. He seems to have very good diagnostic skills to find the problem. He provides a very friendly service at sensible rates.

08 Jun 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service from start to finish. This garage understood I was on a budget & the price they gave me was the price they charged. No hidden extras, no other garage offers this level of customer service & as a woman I felt myself & my car were in very good hands. My car has never run so well. I will absolutely recommend this garage 100% to all my friends & family.

08 Jun 2021

5 star rating

Professionally carried out & competitively priced.

04 Jun 2021

5 star rating

Work completed to a very high standard.

03 Jun 2021

5 star rating

Mark has always been very professional & never overcharges for work done.

02 Jun 2021

5 star rating

We have had both our performance cars serviced & repaired by Mark recently. Very good attention to detail & high standards of work. He did front & rear brakes on my BMW also. Good job!

29 May 2021

5 star rating

Always helpful

26 May 2021

5 star rating

Small garage and helpful and very friendly. Highly recommended.

26 May 2021

5 star rating

Very helpful and efficient.

26 May 2021

5 star rating

Great service at a great price, in and out in a day.

25 May 2021

5 star rating

When it comes to vehicles, I wouldn't go anywhere else as Mark always does his best to keep your vehicle on the road. He is very honest with his opinion & won't rip you off. If i was to change my vehicle I would always contact Mark & get his opinion. One of the Best.

24 May 2021

5 star rating

I have used this garage for over 2 years for servicing and mechanical work. The work is first class. My van has never been so good.

19 May 2021

5 star rating

I trust Mark 100% , in his diagnosis and work . He is very reliable and even stops the jobs he's on to give a quick opinion of fault . He is always cheerful despite the pressures he has with running a business. I wouldn't go to any one else with my vehicle and would certainly recommend him . Its really important to be able have a garage you can trust and know the job is getting done properly and not getting ripped off

18 May 2021

5 star rating

My car had broken down and Mark Sawkins was very helpful allowing me to have it towed there and looking at it as soon as he could.

17 May 2021

5 star rating

Great service by knowledgeable staff. Nothing a problem to them. Trust Mark to give you trustworthy advice.

14 May 2021

5 star rating

Mark has always been a professional. He is honest and never over charges. His work is excellent and he works with clients schedule. Absolutely reliable.

10 May 2021

5 star rating

Friendly staff. Reasonable prices clean courtesy cars.

10 May 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service by Mark, nothing too much bother. kept you well informed. Offered unlimited use of courtesy car.

07 May 2021

5 star rating

Done a perfect job total respect of my car. Found my brake pipe was twisted over removed calliper turned pipe straight at no extra cost. Highly recommended.

07 May 2021

5 star rating

Mark delivers an excellent service at very competitive rates. there are never any hidden extras. I would recommend him highly.

06 May 2021

5 star rating

Nice, friendly and reliable garage.

05 May 2021

5 star rating

I found Mark an experienced and reliable engineer very helpful, knowable with a pleasant manner. highly recommended.

05 May 2021

5 star rating

Thanks for all the work done, efficient, nothing to much bother and price good

04 May 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service great people to deal with would definitely use them again.

30 Apr 2021

5 star rating

Very good and helpful with service. Easy to fit car in to suit our needs. Would definitely recommend and use again.

30 Apr 2021

5 star rating

They do a good job every time. I have used this garage for several years. Great job, good value and best prices for work. Thank you.

30 Apr 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service. Will recommend to family and friends.

30 Apr 2021

5 star rating

Fabulous work and support, as always. Always reliable, fair and trustworthy.

30 Apr 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service as always

29 Apr 2021

5 star rating

I wouldn't go anywhere else now, had fingers burnt by many mechanics! Mark is a true professional.

29 Apr 2021

5 star rating

Great service car was in for interim service plus brake repair, extra part needed when work carried out, this was sorted quickly and fitted with no hassle.

28 Apr 2021

5 star rating

Mark is quick to respond, very skilled at his job and very honest.

27 Apr 2021

5 star rating

Very good and would uses again.

26 Apr 2021

5 star rating

Very good service from start to finish. Work all explained.

26 Apr 2021

5 star rating

My first contact with Mark was when he repaired another garages defective work. Since then I have found him to be honest and reliable in all the work he has don for me. Having an aviation background, trust in the quality of engineering is a high priority prompting my satisfaction with Marks work.

23 Apr 2021

5 star rating

Repair carried out in a quick and very professional manner.

23 Apr 2021

5 star rating

Good caring service from start to finish

23 Apr 2021

5 star rating

My regular trusted garage used since he rectified unsatisfactory work performed by another garage. Todays work was a full service plus other remedial work on the brakes which were close to end of useful life. All carried out in the usual prompt and efficient way.

13 Apr 2021

5 star rating

Repair was carried out quickly and efficiently at a competitive price.

13 Apr 2021

5 star rating

Had new tyres and tracking done. Very good service.

09 Apr 2021

5 star rating

Fantastic customer service will definitely be back and will also recommend

09 Apr 2021

4 star rating

The work was done professionally & if anything else is wrong mark always messages me to make sure it can be done.

09 Apr 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service every time: low prices and work quickly done. i have never been disappointed.

08 Apr 2021

5 star rating

Professional and efficient.

26 Mar 2021

5 star rating

Friendly & efficient service.

24 Mar 2021

5 star rating

Use this garage every time, very trustworthy & always leave with the knowledge that the best work has been done. Have recommended garage to family & friends.

24 Mar 2021

5 star rating

Excellent Service. I would highly recommend Mark Sawkins. He couldn't be bettered.

23 Mar 2021

5 star rating

I find Mark very trustworthy when carrying out a service or repairs to my car. Pleasant & helpful. I would recommend him to anyone.

23 Mar 2021

5 star rating

Always confident with the work carried out by Mark eg. verification of accelerator, alignment & new tyres.

22 Mar 2021

5 star rating

From the first, Mark was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The final bill was within the quote. As a single woman, choosing a reliable garage is always a stress. So glad I chose Mark Sawkins.

17 Mar 2021

5 star rating

very good and would use again.

17 Mar 2021

5 star rating

Nothing too much trouble. Proper customer service. Will always recommend. Good attitude & polite.

16 Mar 2021

5 star rating

10 out of 10

15 Mar 2021

5 star rating

Wouldn't use any other garage. Good work at a good price.

15 Mar 2021

5 star rating

Mark came good again in an emergency. Nothing is too much for him. Excellent work. Job well done.

15 Mar 2021

5 star rating

Brilliant service & affordable. Always use Mark.

09 Mar 2021

5 star rating

Mark is very friendly, professional and accommodating. Brilliant service.

08 Mar 2021

5 star rating

Very good service.

01 Mar 2021

5 star rating

Excellent service at a good price as always.

18 Feb 2021

5 star rating

I started using Mark in 2019 as I was recommended to do so by a friend. I have had nothing but great service from Mark. I have a young family and Mark understands that safety is a priority and that my car is a important factor in this, no matter how small the job is Mark is always at the end of the phone, Brilliant service and a good person.

18 Feb 2021

5 star rating

All work done as needed to a high standard.

12 Feb 2021

5 star rating

Mark responded to my email very promptly, on a Sunday, and sorted my car out the following day, it was not starting and I feared it was the starter motor, but Mark found it was the earth lead and my car was ready the same day, Quick, Honest, Responsive, so very happy as I had not used him before, but certainly will again.

12 Feb 2021

5 star rating

Work very good,

12 Feb 2021

5 star rating

Always use this garage, highly recommend, Clean and tidy, Do not rip you off, courtesy cars if needed, polite and professional.

12 Feb 2021

5 star rating

EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE 5STAR.

12 Feb 2021

5 star rating

Used garage before, always excellent service, polite and honest with any work required, very professional and customer friendly, have advised friends to use this garage.

08 Feb 2021

5 star rating

EXCELLENT SERVICE, EXPLAINED EVERYTHING TO ME, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

31 Jan 2021

5 star rating

As an ex vehicle technician, i look closely at all aspects of diagnostics and repair. I have at last found a very competant and honest repairer. Mark Sawkins is very good at what he does. I have no hesitation in recommending him to family and friends.

31 Jan 2021

5 star rating

Very helpful, work carried out promptly and efficiently. Never have to go back to be rechecked.

31 Jan 2021

5 star rating

Both my wife and I use this garage regularly. Very friendly and thoroughly professional. Highly Recommended.

27 Jan 2021

5 star rating

Wouldn't use any other garage. Always 5 star service and reasonable price.