• Repairs / MOTs / Servicing / Diagnostic / Air Conditioning

  • Family owned independent garage

    Approved by the Government appointed Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA, formerly VOSA).
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Why Choose us?

  • VOSA approved MOT test centre
  • Competitive prices
  • Free MOT retests
  • All work guaranteed
  • Same day delivery on most parts
  • Free local car pick up and drop off

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Our Services

Tyre Service

Tyre Repair Service

We hold a range of tyres instock for imidiate fitting, but on the occasion when we are out we can normally aquire them the same or next day.

Ordering your car tyres couldn't be easier; Call 1st Start Garage today with your tyre size and we will quote you whether you're looking for well known brand such as Michelin or Conti or a low mileage tyre to get you from A to B or to suit your budget and driving style, all quotes given include fitting, balancing and old tyre disposal.

Basildon Tyre Service Garage
Mot Service


If you are looking for an MOT test centre in Basildon with a warm, friendly and fast turnaround, then you have come to the right place.

1st Start Garage is situated in Burnt Mills Basildon (Click for Map). Our facilities allow us to perform both Class 4 and Class 7 MOTs, even better still class 5 coming soon, so whatever the size or use of your vehicle, we can ensure it is safe to drive and properly certified. We will take good care of you and your vehicle while you are here and should your car fail its MOT and you would like us to take care of the work, we can offer you a free re-test within 14 days. All MOT's are done on site by fully trained professional mechanics.

Why not print yourself an MOT Discount Voucher and then come in and see us. Click Here

We endeavour to provide a personal service from the moment you book your MOT, taking care of all necessary repairs to keep your car on the road.

Basildon MOT Servicing Garage
Car Servicing


We all know it makes sense to give your car a regular service. Not only to keep it roadworthy and running smoothly, but to make sure it holds it value for as long as possible. 1st Start Garage offer from a intrim service to a full car service to industry standards at an affordable price.

A Full Service is ideal for an annual maintenance programme for your car and recommended every 12,000 miles or 12 months – whichever is sooner.

An Interim Service every 6,000 miles or 6 months helps keep your car safe and roadworthy between full services. Feel free to call us on 01268 728945 with your reg plate for your free quote.

We like to think that we offer the people of Basildon and surrounding areas a level of service which is comparable to any of the main dealerships.

Basildon Car Service Garage
Car Repairs


1st Start Garage of Noble Square have serviced and repaired all makes and models of cars, vans and light commercials.

Our investment in modern equipment and staff training means you can be assured of the highest possible standard of repair and customer service taking care of you and your vehicle.

All repairs are accessed and do a full quote before any work is carried out explaining all necessary repairs to keep your car on four wheels.

Basildon Car Repair Garage


Our state of the art computerised diagnostic service will ensure that your car is fault free and runs smoothly.

It instantly highlights and isolates issues with the Vehicle Engine Management system, fuel system and ignition system.

We always put customers first and have many customers who are happy to come back to us again and again. It's all about value for money, but not holding back on the quality of the work.

We like to think that we offer the people of Basildon and surrounding areas a level of service which is comparable to any of the main dealerships.

Basildon Car Diagnostic Garage
Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning

We can cool any car, we are an experienced and professional vehicle air conditioning specialist,

Specialising in air conditioning and heating on all makes and models.

So if you need air conditioning repairs or installations feel free to call 1st Start Garage

Basildon Air Conditioning Garage

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The Good Garage Scheme

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A few words

About Us

1st Start Garage is a small family run business which has been trading for many years, approved by the Government appointed Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA, formerly VOSA) and a proud member of the Good Garage Scheme. We are a very well established MOT and repair garage that undertakes all aspects of garage services from general maintenance to engine conversions across Basildon and the surrounding areas in Essex (Southend, Wickford, Benfleet, Burnt Mills, Canvey Island, Laindon) any vehicle is considered including light commercial.

We have many years’ experience within the motor industry and offer a wide range of services, including; Class 4 and 7 MOT testing, Insurance Work, Engine Diagnostic's, Tyre Service, Wheel alignment and Tracking, Mechanical repairs and Servicing, Air conditioning repair & servicing, Brake and clutches and just about anything else that is to do with the Auto Trade.

1st Start Garage always have our customers best interest at heart, we believe in excellent service and always provide the highest level of customer care in our workshop down to local collection and delivery of your vehicle.

Highly Rated Basildon Car Garage
Basildon MOT Testing Garage
Basildon Authorised Car Garage

A few words about the owner

Mark Brown

Highly Rated Basildon Car Garage

Mechanical engineer of the highest standard, Mark has been a mechanic and electrican for the auto indusrty since school, including 5 years with the British Army serving in the Royal electrical mechanical engineers; my duties included ensuring good operation of British tanks and vehicles in the field.

I have been based in Germany, Cyprus, Syria, Iraq, and Britain.

For this reason we carry a strong army work ethic, enforcing militry precision to all work undertaken.

Working hours

  • Monday 8:30 - 18:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 18:00
  • Thursday 8:30 - 18:00
  • Friday 8:30 - 18:00
  • Saturday 8:30 - 12:30
  • Sunday Closed

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