Southern Co, Eastbourne

Ranked #67 of 108 in East Sussex

Services: MOT, Servicing, Tyres, Exhausts

Unit 2 Hawthorn Road

Eastbourne

East Sussex

BN23 6QA‎

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Recommended

"Very polite and helpful reception staff"

By Mark Povey, 21 August 2021

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I have used Southern Co for a number of years now for trade MOT’s and servicing of trade sale vehicles. The owners and the staff are always willing to help and assist, always manage to fit me in sometimes at short notice for MOT’s and servicing. Polite and friendly front of house staff makes all the difference M.Povey Eastbourne

Visited With

Other

Visited In

Aug 2021

Cost

Up to £100

Duration

1-5 hours

Visited For

MOT

Additional Services

Itemised invoice, Great customer service, Online booking

Good Points

Short notice MOT Booking

Bad Points

All good

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Speed

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"Prepare to be overcharged"

By Anonymous, 2 August 2021

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I phoned this garage by accident thinking they were Visick Cars, which is a much better garage. I did a google search for Visick Cars and sadly clicked on the top result, but this was an AD - I missed that. I asked for a quote for replacement springs, shocks and wheel alignment as this is what a mechanic friend told me I should get, as the shocks were dead and the springs should be replaced at the same time. The quote was £456.58. I agreed verbally over the phone. When I went to the garage, I verbally confirmed with the woman at the reception: Springs, Shocks and Alignment. So this is twice I have told her what work was agreed. When I came to collect the car, the springs had not been replaced and I was charged £467.88 - £11.58 overcharge. So not only did they not complete the work requested, but I was additionally overcharged. Visick cars, the REPUTABLE garage returned a quote of £430 for the same work (minus the springs to make the quote comparable). The lady at reception tried to gaslight me saying that I didn't say springs as well. I said that I did, twice, and the reason for changing the springs at the same time, which is common sense: it takes no labour to replace the springs when you already have the suspension open. She thought about the lying and gaslighting and offered to change the springs without labour, but by this time I know the garage is scammy and I'm not going to trust them at all.

Visited With

My vehicle

Visited In

Aug 2021

Cost

£100-£500

Duration

1-5 hours

Visited For

Repairs

Good Points

They did actually do some work

Bad Points

They didn't do what they were asked, quote was innacurate

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Quality of Service

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"Appalling!"

By Harley Louise Allsobrook, 1 July 2021

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Absolutely disgusted with this company! Bought a car from a third party in which they got them to do cambelt and water pump and put a cat on vehicle to get through mot. Not new cat at all, since had to be changed and within 15months new cambelt and water pump, as well as crank shaft pulley. They've tightened the cambelt tensioner up by hand and too tight, a big no no! 3 separate garages I've seen have said the same...only warranty their parts and work for a year ?????? now almost a grand down in just over a year. Absolute joke would NEVER use this company. Beware!

Visited With

My vehicle

Visited In

Feb 2020

Cost

£500-£1000

Duration

3-7 days

Visited For

Servicing, Repairs

Good Points

Nothing

Bad Points

The way they treat customers and their workmanship

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Quality of Service

Speed

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Recommended

"Very Good Customer Service."

By Mr Patrick., 10 February 2021

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Very good customer service from Dean & Tom the Mechanic.

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My vehicle

Visited In

Feb 2021

Cost

£100-£500

Duration

1-3 days

Visited For

Servicing

Additional Services

Work explained, Great customer service

Good Points

Attention to Detail.

Bad Points

Not Much !

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Quality of Service

Speed

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Value for Money


"Awful"

By Anonymous, 19 October 2020

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An absolutely shocking garage in my opinion I will definitely not be going back there again! My car was booked in for an MOT today and it failed which I understand but the garage I then took it to said no problems at all and passed it first time it cost me £135 which I did not authorise for them to take everything off the car and I didn’t even get my MOT! I would strongly advise people not to go there! And the blonde on reception is extremely rude/arrogant/miserable. 0/10

Visited With

My vehicle

Visited In

Oct 2020

Cost

£100-£500

Duration

1-5 hours

Visited For

MOT

Good Points

Absolutely nothing

Bad Points

Rude/ignorant receptionist shocking customer service

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Quality of Service

Speed

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Recommended

"Awesome, fantastic value, very friendly , professional and GREAT SERVICE"

By Anonymous, 6 May 2020

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What a great garage! Professional, highly qualified and knowledgeable mechanics, the boss is an absolute delight- so friendly and understanding and very hands on. Great diagnosis- super speedy and very reasonably priced. Great garage- such individualised and personal service. Absolute delight- the boss is great- get your car done here just so you can meet him!!!!

Visited With

My vehicle

Visited In

May 2020

Cost

Up to £100

Duration

1-5 hours

Visited For

Repairs

Additional Services

Work explained, Great customer service

Good Points

PRICE and FRIENDLINESS

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Quality of Service

Speed

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Value for Money


Recommended

"Excellent service"

By Jalna Jenkins, 11 September 2019

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Helped me out with an emergency repair when no other garage in the area made an allowance for the fact I was visiting the area and needed the car back ASAP. Well done to the RAC for recommending this garage.

Visited With

Partner's vehicle

Visited In

Aug 2019

Cost

£100-£500

Duration

1-3 days

Visited For

Repairs

Additional Services

Work explained, Itemised invoice, Great customer service

Good Points

Fitting in an emergency repair

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Quality of Service

Speed

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Value for Money


Recommended

"Brilliant garage"

By Anonymous, 22 July 2019

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We use this garage for our company transits and I now use this is my personal garage. Quick turn around, trustworthy and well priced!

Visited With

Company car

Visited In

Jul 2019

Cost

Up to £100

Duration

1-5 hours

Visited For

diagnostics

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Quality of Service

Speed

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Value for Money


Recommended

"Cheap with fantastic service"

By Anonymous, 12 July 2019

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5 stars main dealer wanted to charge me over 50% more. Great independent gem!

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My vehicle

Visited In

Jul 2019

Cost

£100-£500

Duration

5-9 hours

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Repairs

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Quality of Service

Speed

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Recommended

"Friendly and professional "

By Anonymous, 10 July 2019

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Car needed a mot and I wanted them to take a look at my wheel alignment as car was pulling to the left. Mot and alignment completed quickly and car no longer pulling to the left. Quick, friendly and professional 5 stars

Visited With

My vehicle

Visited In

Jul 2019

Cost

Up to £100

Duration

1-5 hours

Visited For

MOT

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Quality of Service

Speed

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Recommended

"Best garage we have used"

By Anonymous, 26 June 2019

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Helpful and knowledgeable and half the price of a main dealer!

Visited With

Partner's vehicle

Visited In

Jun 2019

Cost

£100-£500

Duration

1-3 days

Visited For

Repairs

Additional Services

Car cleaned, Work explained, Itemised invoice, Great customer service, Pick-up and collection, Courtesy car, Online booking

Good Points

Super Mechanics

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Quality of Service

Speed

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Value for Money


Recommended

"Fantastic service for my motor home "

By Rob Jaggs, 23 June 2019

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Fantastic service! Had to find a new garage as my previous one in cowbeech stoped doing motor home mots and servicing. Was recommended to southern co by a fellow motor home fanatic.. I’ve had a few niggling problems with my motor home for a few years now that previous garage couldn’t quite put their finger on. Mentioned it to the guys here when booking in and they diagnosed and fixed immediately. Well recommended by me!

Visited With

My vehicle

Visited In

Jun 2019

Cost

£100-£500

Duration

1-5 hours

Visited For

MOT, Servicing

Additional Services

Work explained, Itemised invoice, Great customer service, Pick-up and collection, Courtesy car, Online booking

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Quality of Service

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Recommended

"Brilliant garage"

By Anonymous, 18 June 2019

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Brilliant garage with top notch service. Can’t fault them. Fair prices, good advice and pleasant people

Visited With

My vehicle

Visited In

Jun 2019

Cost

£100-£500

Duration

1-5 hours

Visited For

Servicing

Additional Services

Work explained, Itemised invoice, Great customer service, Pick-up and collection, Courtesy car

Expertise

Quality of Service

Speed

Helpfulness

Value for Money


Recommended

"Cheap, reliable and honest "

By R Moy, 9 June 2019

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This is to the lovely manager. Thank you Dean. I visited you Friday (the elderly lady very flustered) I had smoke coming from my engine. Thank you for making me a cup of tea and calming me down, thank you for taking me home and opening the car door for me and thank you for fixing my car and delivering it back to me so quickly. You were so polite and explained it all so well even to a non mechanic like me! I haven’t had anyone open a car door since my late husband passed. I will certainly bring my little car back to you in the future and will be recommending you to my friends. See you soon

Visited With

My vehicle

Visited In

Jun 2019

Cost

£500-£1000

Duration

5-9 hours

Visited For

Repairs

Additional Services

Work explained, Itemised invoice, Great customer service, Pick-up and collection

Good Points

Great service

Expertise

Quality of Service

Speed

Helpfulness

Value for Money


Recommended

"Kind and entertained my young child"

By Anonymous, 8 June 2019

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This is by far the best place to take your car for any type of services they offer, the staff are absolutely brilliant, so helpful, and are so kind and welcoming, they inform you of all details and take you through all steps of any services, they offer a great waiting area and a warm drink, they were all brilliant with my baby who I had with me and very patient and friendly. The mechanics are very thorough, their prices are great too, couldn’t recommend this company enough, thank you for all your help, I haven’t seen see a company this amazing before.

Visited With

My vehicle

Visited In

Apr 2019

Cost

Up to £100

Duration

1-5 hours

Visited For

MOT, Servicing

Additional Services

Work explained, Itemised invoice, Great customer service, Pick-up and collection, Courtesy car

Good Points

Quick, cheap, polite

Expertise

Quality of Service

Speed

Helpfulness

Value for Money


Recommended

"Brilliant "

By Anonymous, 5 June 2019

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Excellent service greated well helpfull guys.

Visited In

May 2019

Cost

Up to £100

Duration

1-5 hours

Visited For

MOT, Servicing, Repairs

Additional Services

Car cleaned, Work explained, Itemised invoice, Great customer service, Courtesy car

Good Points

Service customer service reasonably priced

Expertise

Quality of Service

Speed

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Recommended

"Best garage we have ever used"

By Anonymous, 4 June 2019

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A local garage had quoted my father for expensive works needed. Took the vehicle to Southern co who confirmed and diagnosed the problem saving us over £600. They were absolutely fantastic in clearly explaining everything so well to my elderly father. The owner was so friendly and polite and really went out of his way.

Visited With

Family member's vehicle

Visited In

May 2019

Cost

£100-£500

Duration

5-9 hours

Visited For

Repairs

Additional Services

Work explained, Itemised invoice, Great customer service, Pick-up and collection, Courtesy car

Good Points

Honest and well priced

Expertise

Quality of Service

Speed

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Value for Money


"Ruined my van, owner has never been a mechanic and hasn’t got a clue about cars"

By Anonymous, 10 May 2019

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Worst garage in england, took 4 days longer than it was supposed to take, cost me more money than it should’ve, didn’t even fix the problem, and broke another part on the van and refused to fix it!

Visited With

Family member's vehicle

Visited In

Apr 2019

Cost

£500-£1000

Duration

3-7 days

Visited For

Servicing, Repairs

Good Points

Nothing at all

Bad Points

Took longer than I was told, didn’t fix the problem, broke another part on the van and didn’t fix

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Quality of Service

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Value for Money


"Bad"

By Kippy10, 8 January 2019

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This garage is worse than useless, the job took far to long and my vehicle has more problems since being in there than before. They put the wrong grade oil in it, for one thing, which I have had changed. And they are expensive. if i could give no stars i would .Dreadful customer service.

Visited With

My vehicle

Visited In

Dec 2018

Cost

£1000 plus

Duration

2 weeks plus

Visited For

Repairs

Additional Services

Itemised invoice

Good Points

The only thing I can say is I can walk home from there

Bad Points

Treated me like an idiot

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Quality of Service

Speed

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Value for Money


Recommended

"Trustworthy"

By Anonymous, 27 September 2018

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I was really pleased with the service southern co gave me, they went the extra mile to fit me in when my car broke down and also provided me with a courtesy car. And even took the time to show me how to check my oil! Thank you

Visited With

My vehicle

Visited In

Sep 2018

Cost

Up to £100

Duration

1-5 hours

Visited For

Repairs

Additional Services

Work explained, Itemised invoice, Great customer service, Pick-up and collection, Courtesy car

Good Points

Rescued me in a time of need and kept the cost down

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Quality of Service

Speed

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Recommended

"Good advice and honest service"

By Anonymous, 28 March 2018

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Have been using this garage for years and have always had excellent service. They won’t do work they don’t need to and have often suggested a simple fix rather than taking my car in.

Visited With

My vehicle

Visited In

Mar 2018

Cost

Up to £100

Duration

1-5 hours

Visited For

MOT

Additional Services

Work explained, Itemised invoice, Great customer service, Courtesy car

Good Points

If they can solve a problem quickly at low cost that’s the option they’ll take.

Bad Points

Nothing

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Quality of Service

Speed

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"Incompetant/ignorant"

By Old Clanger, 13 June 2015

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I'm heading back to Southern Co for the third time on Monday to have the same solved issue debt with. It seems I have acquired more problems with the vehicle since leaving it with them aswell. I guess I'm going to have to learn about engine diagnostics and repair. I know the automotive industry is backwards but these chimps take it to whole new level. Avoid this garage like the plaig.

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Jun 2015

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Repairs

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