Elite Garages Eastbourne

Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Sat 8:30am-4:00pm

Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6NS

Welcome to your Elite Garages Eastbourne, located at Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne. Our Manager Andy has been with the company for 20 years.

Andy and his team have a combined mechanical experience of 95 years. So whether it’s for an MOT Eastbourne, Car service, Tyres, Exhaust, Air conditioning check or free car safety check here at Elite Garages we are always happy to help.

We are the leading provider of MOT, Car Servicing, Tyres and car and van repairs in Eastbourne.

Learn more about the services we offer here, or book your MOT Eastbourne here.

Elite Garages Eastbourne MOT and service centre is another prime example of how a family-run and operated business positively impacts all our branches across the UK. At the head of the operation is Andy, the onsite manager who has been part of the Elite family for 20 years.

He is supported by Denise and Dave who also lend a hand with the daily running and management of the site. The amazing people servicing and repairing the vehicles are Tommy and Robbie, with Steve who also manages our Eastbourne MOT testing centre.

A Leading MOT And Service Centre In Eastbourne

Apart from delivering the highest quality services, the Eastbourne site prides itself on offering a friendly environment with full transparency in everything they do. The team is honest, trustworthy and always explains everything in detail to every customer. It’s these qualities and attitudes that set them apart from many other service centres.

Everyone is professional, highly experienced and friendly, which comes from the top down. Many customers get to know Andy and will attest that he is always friendly and eager to help, no matter the issue. This paints a clear picture of the type of service you can expect when visiting our Eastbourne service centre.

In terms of location, the Elite Eastbourne MOT testing station is in a great spot with plenty of customer parking. Located at Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, East Sussex (BN23 6NS), the Eastbourne site is easy to find with sufficient vehicle bays, where the team performs up to eight MOTs per day.

Who Visits The Eastbourne MOT and Service Centre?

Considering the high level of service and competitive prices across the board, it’s no surprise Elite Garages Eastbourne has a large loyal customer base. Many of the clientele have been trusting Elite for 10 to 15 years, if not longer. A host of different types of people of all ages and backgrounds come to Elite Garages Eastbourne.

The majority of customers are relatively local from areas such as Old Town, Langney, Hampden Park and the seaside. Even those who have moved further away are still choosing the Eastbourne MOT centre coming from areas including Willingdon, Friston, Hailsham, Wannock and Stone Cross.

Whilst they have the ability, equipment and knowledge to work with vehicle fleets, they most often service the vehicles of local employees. Among others in the area, a major source of this is Tesco which is just across the road.

What Services Can Elite Garages Eastbourne Offer?

Andy and his team provide the type of service you’d expect from a local garage. They have the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to provide MOTs, services, tyres, safety checks, clutches and air con regas among others. Customers bring their vehicles for a variety of issues including brakes, exhausts, wheel alignment and a fair number of tyre puncture repairs.

In terms of free vehicle safety checks, Eastbourne customers often come in for a tyre check or an all-around visual check. A large number of customers will come in for a vehicle check especially when taking a road trip or a long journey. In some cases, people also request a visual inspection when their car is in for a specific job.

This helps give them total peace of mind knowing everything is in order and if something needs attention, the team will give a report and recommendations on repairs or replacements.

Air Con Regas In Eastbourne

If you’re looking for a reliable, trustworthy air con regas centre in Eastbourne, look no further than Elite Garage. The Eastbourne team performs many aircon regas jobs which increases when the sun comes out.

They offer both gases (R134a & R1234yf), which is really important as more cars are coming in for the new gas nowadays. Some of the more common questions customers ask include “will an aircon regas solve the problem?”

However, sometimes there could be a fault in the system where they investigate all possible issues. The most common symptom involves “why is my car aircon not blowing cold air?” Have a look at this article for a full explanation of how an aircon regas service works and what it entails.

Tyre Fitment Centre Eastbourne

When it comes to car tyres, Elite Eastbourne is the place to go as they offer a large range of budget tyres, mid-range tyres and premium tyres. This extends not only to walk-in customers but also from an MOT failure. They stock all the major brands including Bridgestone, Sailwin and Rapid which is a good quality mid-range tyre. Fact is, it’s just below the premium tyres which is why they are particularly popular.

Customers ask all types of tyre-related questions including the cost of tyres, tyre tread depth, tyre size and the difference between budget and premium tyres. Whatever the question, Elite’s tyre specialists will provide all the necessary information to help customers make a more informed decision. At Elite Garages, we help people find the tyres best suited to their vehicles and driving needs.

Looking For a Trusted Service And MOT Centre in Eastbourne?

Our Eastbourne MOT testing centre provides exceptional customer service and competitive pricing. As a group, Elite Garages continues to invest in new equipment to ensure vehicle servicing and MOTs in Eastbourne are performed at the highest possible level. Need an MOT? Book yours online now.

Customers often get a service with their MOT which is something we would advise but it also depends on when it is due. Sometimes they ask whether the recommendation is an interim or premium service, but it comes down to what had previously done, how much more mileage they’ve added, etc. The team is always happy to advise.

With so many different makes and models of vehicles, the team likes to be specific to each customer and will recommend accordingly. Elite Garages Eastbourne has a lot of repeat customers that bring their cars for a service every year so they can easily advise them based on what is in the system.

FAQ At Eastbourne MOT and Service Centre

As you’d imagine, people ask various questions about their cars from MOTs and air con to brakes and what Elite Garage Eastbourne can do for them. Here are a few of the most common questions Andy and his team get asked regularly.

Click the + to read any answer or visit our most FAQ page to review the most frequently asked questions across all our Elite Locations.

If you click on a ‘Category’ or ‘Tag’ link, the page will ‘refresh’ and reload the page showing the top of the page first, you’ll then just need to scroll down to the FAQ section to see the results for the Category or Tag you selected.

If the damaged area on the tyre is larger than 6 mm, and on the sidewall, you should not get a repair and rather opt for a replacement tyre.

This question is often also about the legal tread limit so we are always happy to explain that it is 1.6mm. We recommend changing your tyres at 3mm for optimal performance and safety but this is the customer’s choice. You can book a free tyre check to ensure your tread is above the legal limit.

Rapids are also budget tyres but they are more high-end and rated as premium economy.  Whilst they provide more grip than standard budget tyres, Rapids don’t perform as well as a good quality mid-range or premium tyre. However, Rapid tyres do offer a great in-between offering quality and value for money.

No, as part-worn tyres are not safe and there is no guarantee they won’t fail.

We can usually repair punctures if they are on the central part of the tyre (the middle three-quarters). If a puncture occurs outside this area and near the tyre sidewall, a repair is unlikely and you should get it replaced.

We will always try and explain this in detail, providing all the pros and cons. Put simply, budget tyres are the cheapest and often don’t last as long or hold up as well as mid-range and premium tyres. Mid-range seems to be the happy medium as they provide better grip and longevity which is only superseded by the more expensive, premium tyres that offer even better performance.

Tag: Tyres

We can fit OE (Original Equipment) for customers and we’re always happy to discuss parts and brands.

Tag: OE

The front tyres should last for approximately 20,000 miles while the rear tyres may last a little longer. When you replace your tyres also largely depends on driving style, frequency and the quality of tyres fitted.

In the UK and Europe, the legal tyre tread depth for cars is 1.6 mm around the tyre circumference and the central three quarters. However, most tyre experts recommend replacing your tyres when the tread depth is at 3 mm for better braking distances.

Categories: Canterbury, Tyres

We supply a wide variety of brands, from budget, mid-range and premium tyres; each with its own benefits. As the name suggests, budget tyres are cheaper as they are not made to the same standards as mid-range or premium tyres. Mid-range tyres, especially Rapid, are often the preferred choice as it sits just below the premium brands. There is always a choice for our customers, and they can decide, and we are always happy to offer advice.

Categories: Bournemouth, Tyres

As a group, we stock a large number of tyres on-premises but if it’s not available, we can arrange next-day delivery from our warehouse. You can check availability and options online here 24/7