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Meet the Team
A motor vehicle technician since 1983 and have attained ONC qualification in motor vehicle service & repair and a HNC qualification in motor vehicle management.
A Member of the Institute of the Motor Industry (MIMI) and a Advanced Automotive Engineer.
With more than 32 years experience on a wide range of vehicles Simon is our in house French Citroen/Peugeot vehicle specialist.
Simon has attended a significant number of manufacturer courses and automotive courses with Bosch & Delphi.
A specialist in all the electronic diagnosis and repair work.
- Mot tester car-van-motorcycle
- AAE Advanced Automotive Engineer
- MIMI Member Institute of Motor Industry
- ATA Master Tehcnician
Hobbies...Motorcycling-Road Rally Navigator.
Ashley is a fully qualified vehicle technician with 9 years experience gained here and over the years his work ethic and fix rate is excellent.
Ensuring complete customer satisfaction.
He is also attending various courses to enhance his skill set.
Ashley has a good understanding and desire to test and not guess. He is currently focusing on scope testing and modern diesel technology.
- ATA Service Maintenance Technician
- ATA Air Con Technician
- MIMI Member Institute Motor Industry
- ATA Light Vehicle Service Technician
- Mot Tester Cars - Vans
Hobbies...Port Vale Football Club.
What You're Saying…
The garage worked on the car as soon as it was towed in - rang and explained just what they were going to do and how much it would cost-when this was completed test drove it and found something else - rang and explained what they could do and how much it would cost -this was done very fast and car was ready a lot sooner that i thought it could be -excellent work and all staff very friendly and efficient
TESTIMONIAL MRS NORTHWOOD
Very helpful and welcoming and efficiency of the highest calibre. Special mention to Ashley and Patrick.13/02/14Mr H
After experiencing bad customer service and repair at another local garage I wanted to find another that could provide me with good all round service. I was really impressed with the whole service provided from Simon Deans garage, from the original quote to the return of my vehicle. I will definitely recommend this garage to others and will using them for future repairs and servicing on both my car and my husbands.Mrs R 27/01/14
From start to finish I was kept up to date what was being done to my car and also explained to me why my car was faulty and what needed to be done to get it working safely, again Absolutely great. The young man who repaired my car and phoned me several times to keep me up dated was named Ashley Shaw. It makes a change to be dealt with so efficiently.19/04/2014Mrs Middlemore
Exceptional, professional service throughout the time they had my car.18/03/2014Mrs Barraclough
Friendly and very professional. Work carried out to high standard and took into consideration the age and value of my vehicle.04/01/2014Mr Raynor
I now use Simon Dean for all my servicing and MOT needs both for this vehicle and my Motor Home. The quality and helpfulness is beyond any dealer based service and the price is competitive. One of the few places where you really feel welcomed and don't feel ripped off. I hope they get the recognition they so deserve.Mr Walker
Very pleased to find a garage that takes the time to explain things. He even picked me up from work to show what work had been done and where they were at. Even took the time to show me the parts that were taken out. Would definitely recommend this garage to anyone.
Totally professional service, great staff always helpful cant fault them. 07/01/2014
What a joy to find a Garage that truly understands customer service. I had a diagnostic check done at a Citroen franchise dealer who issued a report saying that it would cost well over the value of the car to fix the list of issues. I found Simon on the internet and following a couple of days intelligent analysis of the problems, he found that there was little wrong with the car that a re-boot of the ECU couldn't cure. Simon patiently explained the issues, gave me alternatives and involved me in the analysis. The result was a fix that cost a fraction of the Citroen quote (which wouldn't have solved the problem anyway as it turned out). I am one happy customer - cannot recommend Simon Dean Motors highly enough they are honest and want to fix the problem for you, rather than just maximising the revenue they can get out of customers for unnecessary work. Brilliant!!! Mr Popleton 08/08/14
the staff at Simon Dean are extremely helpful and go that extra mile we have 2 cars in the house and they both go to Simon Dean for repairs they are trustworthy, honest and reliable and great value have recommended to family members.29/01/14Mr Hulme
This the third time I have taken my car to them for various work and servicing, I always find them totally professional in there attitude and in their work. Their customer service and keeping customers informed second to none.01/03/2014Mr Milne