Thorobred cars, Staines

Ranked #4 of 202 in Surrey

Services: MOT, Servicing, Tyres, Bodywork, Used cars

About us

Thorobred cars are an independent family run garage based in Staines, Surrey. They were established in 1975. They specialise in selling and maintaining Alfa Romeos & Fiats but are fully equipped  to service and maintain all makes and models of vehicle.

Located in Laleham Village, just outside Staines this father and son team take huge pride in knowing their customers personally. They sell a range second hand cars featuring all makes and models. All used cars are RAC inspected and serviced prior to going on sale. If you would like to learn more about them, check out HonestJohn's Focus On Feature by clicking here.

* RAC APPROVED GARAGE
* QUALITY USED CAR SALES
* LALEHAM SERVICE CENTRE
* FAULT FINDING DIAGNOSTICS 
* MOT - TYRES - BODYWORK - REPAIR -
* ALL MAKES & MODELS

Shepperton Road Laleham

Staines-upon-Thames

Middlesex

TW18 1SQ

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"Very friendly, efficient service"

By Meena Malik, 15 August 2019

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Was so pleasantly surprised by the wonderful service I received, such friendly and helpful people

Visited In

Aug 2019

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purchased a car

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

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wonderful people

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"Fantastic speedy service"

By James Greggor, 8 August 2019

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Great service, fantastic value for money, work completed promptly

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Visited In

Aug 2019

Cost

£500-£1000

Duration

1-5 hours

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MOT, Servicing

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

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Well priced and trustworthy people

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"For a village garage, absolutely unbeatable service and customer care. For any garage, top notch service. Highly recommended."

By Anonymous, 2 August 2019

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On a recommendation I purchased a vehicle through Thorobred Cars. I was not disappointed in the slightest. The staff were knowledgeable, helpful, competent and reliable. I highly recommend them for all things vehicle related. I will spread the word far and wide.

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My vehicle

Visited In

Aug 2019

Cost

£1000 plus

Duration

3-7 days

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Vehicle purchase

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

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Everything. From service, peace of mind, value, workmanship to customer care... the transaction was an absolute pleasure. Exceeded my expectations.

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It was a very good experience. No negatives.

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"Great service, reliable, knowledgeable."

By Sonia Castro, 1 August 2019

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As I explained already the service that I received at the garage was excellent, they help me out in a very difficult situation after my car broke down on the M3 on my way to Cornwall for holidays. My car was brought to the garage on a recovery truck, and they made all the repairs within few hours, ordering parts and was able to continue my journey on the same day. Great service!

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Visited In

Jul 2019

Cost

£100-£500

Duration

1-5 hours

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Repairs

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

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They help me out in a very difficult situation, my car broke down in the M3 a recovery truck took my car to the garage, they were busy but did their best to fix and carried out repairs within the best

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There was nothing that I didn't like about the garage.

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"Friendly, Reliable and trustworthy"

By Nicholas Dawson, 12 July 2019

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See below.. My wife and i get both our cars serviced here and we bought a car for another daughter from Thorobred a few weeks ago as we know we can trust this Garage.

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Jul 2019

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A diagnostic on a Citroen that my daughter owns.

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Went out of their way to help. Didnt charge me for something simple. And great star wars mural!

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there was nothing i didnt like

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"Fantastic service!"

By Rosy Howells, 21 June 2019

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I bought my car from Thorobred Cars, the whole experience was quick and very easy. I am really happy with the car and with the service throughout. I popped in again today for a minor repair which was done in no time at all and was offered for an exceptionally good price! I’ll definitely be going back in the future. Big thanks to Lloyd and his team for their help!

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My vehicle

Visited In

Jun 2019

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Repairs

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Great customer service

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Quick repairs and very friendly service, you feel you can trust Lloyd at his team

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"Excellent service, helpful and friendly staff!"

By Anonymous, 12 June 2019

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We bought our car from Thorobred in the summer. We were incredibly impressed with the customer service at the time and so, when we received a letter from them to remind us our MOT was due ,we booked in with them rather than go to our usual MOT garage. Once again we received excellent customer service. They are very helpful and friendly and we will be continuing to book our car in with them!

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My vehicle

Visited In

Jun 2019

Cost

Up to £100

Duration

1-5 hours

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MOT, Servicing

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Work explained, Great customer service

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Excellent communication, good price and customer care

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"Fantastic garage"

By Emma Kennedy, 11 June 2019

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Car purchase and service always great

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My vehicle

Visited In

Jun 2019

Visited For

Peugeot 2008

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

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"Honest and reliable with lots of knowledge."

By Sally hussey, 8 May 2019

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This is our 3rd car purchase from Thorobred cars, Lloyd is extremely helpful no hard sale and very knowledgeable. Smooth transactions and happy to help with any issues. Would definitely recommend this garage as you can be reassured that they will look after you .

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May 2019

Additional Services

Car cleaned, Great customer service

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Great for used car sales

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Nothing not to be liked

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"Exceedingly good customer service tops off great value and quality of work"

By Richard Smith-Ainsley, 15 April 2019

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My Mercedes went in for a ‘B’ service which is not cheap. I didn’t ask for an estimate but the final bill was about half of the Mercedes recommended cost. This was because at Thorobred the mechanics do all the work needed but only charge for the time it takes; not the time that Mercedes recommend it should take. All the little things I knew about but had not mentioned had been noticed, and I was particularly impressed that a faulty rear number plate light had been replaced at no charge. Anyone with a Mercedes will know that this entails the removal of all the boot lining to even access the bulb! This is a family firm with pride in their garage and pride in the work they carry out for their customers. Highly recommended.

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My vehicle

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Apr 2019

Cost

£100-£500

Duration

1-5 hours

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Servicing

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

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A family firm that takes pride in the service they provide, they have a good reputation and seek to improve all the time.

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"Very helpful staff "

By Anonymous, 21 March 2019

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I brought a car in February from them and didn’t know how good driving could be would never go back to previous car again they were so helpful and explained it all very clear would use again

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Feb 2019

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"This is how purchasing a secondhand car should be done!"

By Geraldine Dimmer, 16 February 2019

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Lloyd and his dad are both very friendly and welcoming. They are knowledgeable, and everything about the car was meticulously explained, with no high-pressure sales pitch! Would now not go anywhere else to purchase a car and will be having all our servicing etc. carried out by them. Will be recommending Thorobred Cars to all our family and friends.

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Feb 2019

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Car cleaned, Great customer service

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Recommended

"Very friendly, family run business."

By Charlotte Simmons, 9 February 2019

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I saw a car for sale on auto trader, it hadn't arrived yet, so on the Monday I rang the number and spoke to a very friendly man telling me that he was still waiting for the car. I told him I was very interested and he said he would tell me as soon as its in and if I am still interested he will let me be the first to see it! The next day I got the call to say it was in and they were preparing the car. Lloyd sent me some pictures on the Friday and I saw the car first thing on the Saturday. I was very happy the car was stored inside the workshop as promised and looked beautiful. Lloyd showed me around the car, explained about all the paperwork and checks the car had. He pointed out anything on the car and then let me and my partner look round at our own pace, which was great! From the moment we walked into the garage the welcome was warm and very friendly. Nothing was too big for Lloyd, the car came with a new service, new MOT and various others work done on it, which is great to know when buying a new car! Collection of the car was arranged for an out of hours time due to my work commitments etc. Lloyd is an RAC registered garage and i would have faith to take the car back to him if I did have any problems. Thank you!

Visited In

Feb 2019

Visited For

Buying a car

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

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Easily contactable, Quick service, Friendly,

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Recommended

"Absolutely brilliant service, great friendly staff, good to do business with "

By Linda Toulmin, 24 January 2019

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Brilliant service, great people, Lloyd was very helpful and honest

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My vehicle

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Jan 2019

Visited For

Buying a new car

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Car cleaned, Great customer service

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"Honest, highly knowledgeable and friendly service."

By Anonymous, 1 November 2018

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Went to Thorobred Cars to have a rainwater leak investigated on the passenger side with little knowledge of where it came from other than it being around the door area, they booked me in swiftly over the phone and after explaining the problem they were able to resolve the issue quickly by refitting the inside panel and replacing a window seal. Throughout the process they were very friendly and understanding of the problem, and worked with utmost professionalism, showing me the problem item and explaining the repair process. Definitely recommend their services!

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Sep 2018

Cost

Up to £100

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1-5 hours

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Repairs

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Work explained, Great customer service

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Excellent customer service, highly knowledgeable and understanding.

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Nothing.

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"Exceptionally knowledgable with reference to the problem with my car and discussed in detail what had to be carried out"

By Anonymous, 6 June 2018

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I was impressed with the helpfulness of the garage and felt the cost was reasonable for the work which was carried out.

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My vehicle

Visited In

Jun 2018

Cost

£500-£1000

Duration

5-9 hours

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Servicing, Repairs

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Work explained, Itemised invoice, Great customer service

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outstanding service

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nothing

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"Friendly & Caring "

By Anonymous, 6 June 2018

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Friendly family garage, treated as if one of their own.

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Jun 2018

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Helpful with a quick bulb fix!

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Great customer service

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"I won't go anywhere else"

By Trish Warburton-Russell, 12 May 2018

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All my family including my Brother in Law. who travels from Ealing uses Thorobred. As a woman I always feel comfortable going in on my own

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My vehicle

Visited In

Feb 2018

Cost

Up to £100

Duration

1-5 hours

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

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Very friendly, honest and excellent service

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Recommended

"A great trustworthy local garage."

By Gary Hadfield, 23 April 2018

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I would not take my car anywhere else...

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My vehicle

Visited In

Apr 2018

Cost

£100-£500

Duration

1-5 hours

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MOT, Servicing, Repairs

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

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Honest service

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"Amazingly honest and thorough "

By Anonymous, 5 April 2018

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These guys have worked on all my cars for years. They are very thorough in their checks, reasonable with their pricing and honest about their work! I would not take my cars anywhere else (unless they recommend them - which they have done for my 1973 VW) thanks chaps for all you do.

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My vehicle

Visited In

Apr 2018

Cost

£100-£500

Duration

1-5 hours

Visited For

Once over of VW bay camper and MOT, Servicing

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

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Relationship with customers and their cars

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Absolutely nothing

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"Helpful, kind and willing to go the extra mile"

By Anonymous, 5 April 2018

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I bought a car from Thorobred Cars this week. The service I received from Lloyd was second to none. He answered all my questions and didn't make me feel like the sale was being rushed. He was extremely helpful with arranging the tax and sending off the necessary documents. I highly recommend this business to anyone looking to buy a car.

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My vehicle

Visited In

Apr 2018

Cost

£1000 plus

Visited For

Buy a car

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Car cleaned, Itemised invoice, Great customer service

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The service was excellent

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Recommended

"Very professional and efficient "

By Anonymous, 25 March 2018

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So easy and helpful would recommend to frienda

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My vehicle

Visited In

Mar 2018

Duration

1-5 hours

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A diagnostic scan & reset

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Great customer service

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Welcoming and friendly

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Recommended

"I felt well looked after, in safe hands, I was listened to and all the staff were freindly, patient & professional"

By Anonymous, 24 March 2018

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I am a single, older, lady who needed a new car who felt in good hands in this small family run garage. I will be (and have already, recomended this garahe to any-one who wants a small, nearly new, low millage car. I was extremley happy with the service I recieved.

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Mar 2018

Visited For

to look for a nearly new car

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

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freindly, knowledgeable, not pushy at all.

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"Great service, excellent value, highly recommended"

By Frederik Hansen-jensen, 2 February 2018

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It is great to find a friendly, trustworthy, local garage. Although they are very conveniently local to where I live, I would recommend them to anyone, even if they have to travel a fair distance to get there! A rare gem. You won’t be disappointed.

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Feb 2018

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MOT, Servicing

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Recommended

"Trustworthy and friendly"

By Amanda Heilbron, 23 October 2016

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I have been taking my car to Thorobred Cars for more than 10 years and can't rate them highly enough. They are totally honest with their advice and always explain clearly what repair may be required and give options. As a female going to a garage can be intimidating but Clive and Lloyd explain things clearly. If a part has been changed they will show the damaged part and show the reason the change was needed. I trust them to do the best job for my car and for me. Customer service is first on their list and they are reasonably priced too. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

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Oct 2016

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MOT, Servicing, Repairs

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"Outstanding family run business offering exceptional service."

By Daughtreypey, 13 April 2016

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We recently visited this garage to purchase a Citroen C-Crosser. From start to finish the service offered by Colin and his son Lloyd was exceptional. They were professional honest and totally above board. We had travelled from Sheffield to Staines to make this purchase and the experience was fantastic. I do not hesitate from recommending this business. It is the epitome oh how every garage should operate, with integrity. Peter Daughtrey

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Apr 2016

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"Car purchase the way it should be everywhere"

By CLB, 11 November 2015

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I bought a SEAT from them earlier this month. You would think i was buying a RR. They are meticulous with their records and vehicles sold, i got a number of valuable coverage thrown in too. They are not strictly a car sales place, normally their vehicles come from customers who cars they have serviced and therefore know a lot of history about the vehicle. There sense of service is impressive, no detail is too small to log and they are able to keep your car in seriously top condition for high resale. After one encounter, I see no reason why I should not let them baby my car up to resale. We all have horror stories about mechanics and they are aware of that. If nothing else, its really worth chatting with them.

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Nov 2015

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"Amazing customer service! "

By Anonymous, 2 June 2015

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This is the first time I've ever been to a garage. Having only passed my test a few months ago. I took my car in because it was making a creaking noise everytime I turned a corner. Being a young woman I was nervous to take it in as I've often heard horror stories of garages ripping people off. I did not find this the case at Thorobred. They couldn't have been any more helpful. Before carrying out any work on my car they compiled a two page list of important things wrong with it and less pressing things. When I came to collect the car everything was explained to me before I decided which work to get carried out. They ensured that I was sure what I was taking on before I agreed to any work being carried out and made sure I 'slept on it'. I decided to get the most important things done today and Ive just collected it. Again everything was explained to me. My car feels amazing in comparison. They are fantastic! So friendly and even made sure I got to and from work. I can't praise them enough. So if you're looking for somewhere with an award winning service a smile and a calming temperament, don't hesistate to go to Thorobred!

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Jun 2015

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"Honest Family Business "

By Anonymous, 24 March 2015

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As novice motorist, I have to trust my garage to present me with an honest evaluation of repair work that needs to be done. I bought my alfa romeo car from this car in 2011 for a fair price as valued by parkers. On collection of the car I was surprised and delighted to be told that the cambelt change, had been changed a no extra cost. Subquently I have used them as my garage of choice, for servicing, MOT and repairs. I have recommended them to others you have been happy with their service and would be using them to purchase my next car.

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Mar 2015

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MOT, Servicing, Repairs

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"Amazing service! Highly recommended "

By Katie Huggins, 19 February 2015

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My mother and I have both had our cars serviced and repaired at Thorobred cars in the last few months. Lloyd and his dad always bend over backwards to give the best service possible. They are friendly and highly skilled, and they have helped us out with our vehicles on several occasions. No job is too big or too small for them. They have always put us at ease and we will continue to use their garage for as long as we have cars on the road! Can't thank them enough for all of their help.

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Jan 2015

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"Fantastic service and very helpful, pleasant and friendly customer service"

By Sheryl Vaughan, 26 October 2014

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This is a great family run garage - efficient and well organised - you get great coffee too. I have a fairly old car and the headlight covers were so scratched and yellowed that driving at night was becoming dangerous. Thorobred offer a service whereby they polish out all the scratches and make your headlamp covers shine like new again. Fantastic… and is far cheaper than buying new covers. What a bargain - Highly recommend.

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Oct 2014

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"Absolutely brilliant"

By fitmaz, 10 October 2014

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A number of years ago I bought my Fiat Multipla from this garage. It was a disgusting colour (orange) but obviously easy to find in a car park and brilliant to drive. Wonderful care and service from staff at the garage. Always sent remembers by letter about servicing and MOT. Always got a hire car when needed Obviously then bought my next car Caliber Dodge from this garage (recommended by them as they said it suited me!!) and absolutely love my car (from a woman who knows nothing about cars but does appreciate a car which is comfortable to drive and comfortable for the people who sit in the back. Same excellent service. Have absolutely no complaints and thoroughly recommend this garage for people who are looking for honesty, care and service. I did tell them I was going to write a rubbish review but was only joking!

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Oct 2014

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MOT, Repairs

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Recommended

"Great service"

By Anonymous, 30 September 2014

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Friendly family run business

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Sep 2014

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"Highly recommended for it's service and customer care. "

By Marypleasedasalways, 20 September 2014

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I have been a customer at Thorobred Cars for many years now, and recommend them to everyone. I have only ever known prompt and efficient service. All the staff are friendly and helpful and the option of a loan car has meant I have never had to miss a day at work. I have just bought a car from them and am, again, really pleased. If you are looking for a garage then I warmly recommend them to you.

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May 2014

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"Excellent"

By Ravinder, 31 August 2014

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The service I have always received at this garage is outstanding. The people are very accommodating, no matter how busy they are and their work is very honest and reliable, as well as cheaper than other garages from whom I have obtained quotes. I recommend the garage highly. They respect their customers and give them time to talk about their vehicle. Thank you so much for the effort you have put in to mend my clutch so I could be work on time.

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Aug 2014

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MOT, Servicing, Repairs, Tuning

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"Fantastic!"

By Anonymous, 31 July 2014

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I happened to walk past Thorobred Cars after a very disappointing experience with another garage in Ashford on the same day. I walked in about half an hour before they closed and asked for their advice with my Nissan Micra. Lloyd who served me was so helpful and I felt they were very professional unlike the other garage I had visited earlier that day. I waited in the pub next door while they looked at my car and went back to them after about 20 mins. My car was fixed!! it was just a fuse that was causing the problem. The other garage in Ashford couldn't even find out what the problem was although they kept my car almost all day, so it was amazing how quickly Lloyd and his colleagues managed to sort it out. I am so grateful to them and recommend them to everyone. I left their card on the notice board at work as I was impressed with their service, professionalism and friendliness. Thank you so much!!

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Jul 2014

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Repairs

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"SUPER FRIENDLY AND HONEST, GREAT PRICES, GREAT SERVICE - definitely recommend and will visit again!"

By alexandra1985, 18 July 2014

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I have come to Thorobred cars after a very disappointing experience with BMW Cobham. Clive at Thorobred was very accommodating and agreed to take the car in at very short notice. I was able to drop the car off after work (they have a convenient drop-off service) and the work was done very quickly. The whole experience was fantastic and the price tag was a nice surprise at the end - 3 times lower than the quote from BMW! The guys at Thorobred Cars were super friendly, and as a woman (for once!) I was not made to feel uncomfortable or intimidated when picking the car up from the garage. They showed me the broken part and explained what happened. Better yet, they fixed a lose part in the boot free of charge, purely to spare me the hassle later (it could have caused a lot of issues with the folding roof if it came undone at the wrong time!). You could really see the care and attention everyone there had for the cars and the customers - I would highly recommend this family-run garage to anyone! I am in the process of moving to a new house, and although I will no longer be local to Thorobred I will definitely add the few extra miles to my journey and make sure any future work needed on my Z4 will be done there! Great place - left a very happy customer with a huge smile on my face!

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Jul 2014

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MOT, Repairs

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"Fantastic hassle-free experience!"

By Anonymous, 16 July 2014

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Even though I have lived locally to this garage for most of my life it was the first time that I had actually gone there. I will definitely be going back! It is a long-standing family business which shows exceptional commitment to its customers. The fault with my car was a time consuming job. I had to go to the garage on 3 occasions. Each time I was warmly and courteously welcomed. As a new customer my car was given a thorough inspection as part of the service and other minor issues were highlighted and recorded for future reference. I was provided with a loan car to use as I needed on all occasions. There was even petrol in it! In the past when I have had loan cars with other company I have been scared stiff to use, but with Thorobred they were so relaxed and informal about the process. My appointments were arranged in advance and I was able to drop off my car the day before and collect the loan car early because of work commitments. The repairs were carried out in a timely manner. I was given a price for the job in advance and the final bill was £80 less than expected. My car was even cleaned. To be honest, the whole process was so stress-free that on the last occasion I actually forgot that my car was in the garage! I was also able to return the loan car and collect my car at my convenience. A thoroughly professional hassle-free experience. I recommend this garage and the fabulous people that own and run it!

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Jul 2014

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"Excellent service."

By Yassen Mijorski, 15 July 2014

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Very good garage, friendly staff and fast service.

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Jul 2014

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"Excellent family run village garage"

By andy1663, 1 July 2014

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A traditional family run village garage with excellent service. I've had two cars serviced by them over the years. Clive and Lloyd couldn't be more helpful, always happy to discuss any issues and explain any work that's needed. A real gem of a garage.

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Jun 2012

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"Knowledgeable family garage, always happy to help. "

By Ewan7, 30 June 2014

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I am perhaps idiotic, but none the less the proud owner of a phase 2 Alfa Romeo Spider. Since owning the car earlier this year, Thorobred cars have changed the timing belt, water pump, and serviced the vehicle for a very competitive price. More recently I had a split power steering hose replaced, a specialist part no longer made. Unlike my more local garage, they managed to source a replacement part and fix my car quickly. They are clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about Italian cars, which I am sure saves not just money, but inconvenience, and time.

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Jun 2014

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MOT, Servicing, Repairs

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"Knowledgeable,friendly ,long established business"

By BiscioneBadge, 27 June 2014

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I've used Thorobred on and off since 2008 and would definitely recommend them to anyone. The work they carry out is done to the highest standard and I've never had cause to take my car back a second time for work that they've carried out.They are always happy to answer any questions and are a wealth of knowledge. They even tolerate weekend "mechanics" like me asking incessant questions while they're trying to work ! :)

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"Excellent Workmanship, Nice People and it's Organised to your Requirements"

By knoppy1987, 27 June 2014

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I've been on the look out for a good Alfa Romeo garage in a good while and with the arrival of a little project GTV I thought I'd give the most local place to me a try after some positive reviews on the Alfa Owners Forum. My first impressions were great; Clive and Lloyd were very interested in Alfa's and I got impression straightaway that they would treat the car as their own. This was helped by the fact that Lloyd's knowledge of the Spider 916/GTV chassis and components was (is) flawless. The best part about the experience was that I got a lesson on what was wrong including the component that was failing. I then got my own personal plan of what needs to be targeted in the future and what needs to kept an eye on. All of this extra and as far as I can see, just part of normal service and part of a more than reasonable price. The car got a wash, I was kept up to date and it was a pleasant experience. I even learned a bit about Alfa Sud's from Clive which as an Alfa enthusiast, is welcome. I'll be using them again there is no doubt about that.

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"Good,honest and brimming with knowledge "

By martinos, 26 June 2014

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I have owned my 916 Alfa gtv T.s for ten years. I have always taken my car to Thorobred cars, the reason being the great service, advice and knowledge regarding most cars. Being an Alfa owner one if the most important things is to have a good garage you can trust to do the job correctly and to the standards set only by the factory. If you don't want to pay main dealer prices and get the same/better quality of work done for a much better price go to Thorobred cars in Shepperton. The only time I didn't go to Thorobred for an oil change it cost me a new engine. We won't mention the clowns who did that. But thanks to Thorobred my car was back to it fully functioning self with a week!!!! Thanks to Lloyd who done an amazing job....thank you Lloyd. And It always comes back clean,shinny and feeling like new. Your be hearing from me soon need a service...as a long standing Alfa owner I recommend this garage.

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"excellent"

By elmiles, 25 June 2014

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We were very happy with the service that we received. They were helpful and honest. will definitely be using it in the future.

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"Stars"

By Anonymous, 24 June 2014

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Sorted my little car out niceley Thank You

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"Friendly / Helpfull / good people to know ."

By alfalady01, 23 June 2014

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Ive been taking my car here for a while now and always recived a warm welcome from all of the male and female staff. Its nice to have my car washed every time i collect it and a free courtesy car is always helpful. Having had bad experences in the past with other garages, I wouldnt go anyware else now.

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"Trustworthy, skillful and highly recommended. "

By ActiveD, 23 June 2014

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I took my car to Thorobred for its MOT and additionally had a full service. The full staff there are professional, courteous and knowledgeable. What struck me most was how approachable the mechanics were and how happy they were to discuss the problems with my car and explain the technical bits to me. The garage is clean, tidy and appears well maintained. I had no issues with leaving my car there over night whist some work was done. The price was fair and the work very well done - my car passed the MOT and is running better than ever. I'll be taking my car back again for its MOT next year and would highly recommend this particular garage.

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"A garage you can trust "

By Anonymous, 22 June 2014

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A garage that is honest, friendly and gets the job done in time.

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"Excellent shopping experience !"

By winnie the pooh, 21 June 2014

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Very happy with my new fiat 500!

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"Alfa / Fiat specialists"

By goodvibes, 19 June 2014

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Very knowledgeable about all things Alfa, always know what's going on with the car and what will need doing. Also know where to get parts and when to go with OEM, second hand or replica, which can save a lot of money.

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