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Simon Dean

Simon

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

Hobbies...Motorcycling-Road Rally Navigator.


Ashley Shaw

Ashley

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.


Matt Collins

Ashley

Matt Collins Vehicle Technician.

Matt is 24  and joined us in 2015 to train and progress as a vehicle technician.

With a great eye for detail and a high personal standard we are pleased to be training him.

Matt has made great progress and is involved in  all aspects of vehicle repairs and diagnosis.

Matt's hobbies are Manchester United and Sunday football along with cars and more cars !

 


Steve Prince

Steve

Steve Prince Service Advisor.

Steve has a wealth of experience in customer service and joined us in early 2015.

He looks after everytrhing for you from start to finish and will regularly update throughout

the day about the progress of your vehicle.

He does a great job in ensuring all your needs are catered for from start to finsh !

If you require any help please call Steve on 01782 749888.

Steve's hobbies are golf and more golf !

 


Robert Barker

Robert

Robert more widely known as 'DJ' in the workshop is currently training with us straight from leaving school.

I believe in training young people from scratch and indeed all the tehcnical staff here have started their tech careers from scratch  and we now have a strong team supporting the workshop and our customers.

'DJ' has  a very good aptitude for mechanical work and has demonstrated this skill immediately.

He is working towards an apprenticeship career over the coming months.

 


What You're Saying…

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 10/08/2014

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.

Mrs Middlemore 27/11/2014

Very helpful and welcoming and efficiency of the highest calibre. Special mention to Ashley and Patrick.

Mr H 13/02/2015

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 Rowe 27/01/2015

Excellent service and skilful repair. Was kept informed of progress throughout the repair.

Mr Rigby 04/02/2016

The Service,standards and friendliness of the garage is the best I have experienced, and the prices are very good to. I will be recommending this garage to my family and friends. Thank you for everything.

Mr Birch 07/05/2015

Friendly and very professional. Work carried out to high standard and took into consideration the age and value of my vehicle.

Mr Raynor 04/01/2015

Once again after my third visit the service and work was outstanding. Prices reasonable again and I shall without doubt be using Simon dean motors again for servicing and repairs.

Mr Abotts 26/01/2016

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 26/09/2014

 

Mr Walker 06/09/2014

Excellent service, with up front pricing and no hidden extras.

Mr Maltby 18/02/2016

Fantastic service... Staff explained everything in full detail, and kept touch with the progress on the repairs. I'm really pleased overall

Mr Wood 26/05/2015

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.

Mr Milne 01/03/2015