The Best Car Mechanic Near Me

The Best Car Mechanic Near Me
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The Best Car Mechanic Near Me in Bristol

Are you looking for a trustworthy, reliable, and independent garage to service or repair your car? Do you want to avoid the hassle of going to a garage and waiting for hours? Do you want to have peace of mind that your car is in good hands and that you are getting a fair price? How do you find The Best Car Mechanic Near Me? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need AP Autocare.  We are Bristol’s largest multi-manufacturer and independent specialist for VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, BMW, Mini, Porsche, Citroen, Land Rover, and Peugeot and can help you with any of your vehicle’s needs, from repair, servicing, MOT, and bodywork repair.

How AP Autocare Works

    • Book online or call us to get a quote for any of our standard services. All you need is your vehicle registration (to book online, simply enter your vehicle registration)
    • If you have a concern with your vehicle, book it online or call us at 0117 963 8916 to arrange a check for you. We use dealer-recognised diagnostic equipment and will be able to diagnose what is wrong with the car and provide you with a quote for any work needed.
    • All our mechanics and body technicians are fully qualified with many years of experience in the garage industry, and a lot have main dealer experience working on all types of vehicle repairs.
    • You can carry on with your day while we take care of your car, knowing it is in safe hands.
    • We offer trusted, competitive prices
    • We will complete the job and collect the payment when you are happy with your vehicle and the work we have carried out.
    • We will stamp your service book and update your manufacturer’s warranty.

AP Autocare Services

We offer a wide range of services for any make and model of car or van, including:

Full Service: This is a comprehensive service that covers all the essential checks and maintenance your car needs, such as oil and filter changes, spark plugs, air filters, fuel filters, brake pads and discs, tyre pressure and tread, lights, wipers, batteries, belts, hoses, fluids, and more. A full service is recommended every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first.

MOT: This is a legal requirement for all cars over three years old. It is a safety check that ensures your car meets the minimum standards for roadworthiness, such as brakes, steering, suspension, emissions, lights, mirrors, seatbelts, and more. An MOT is valid for 12 months and must be renewed annually.

Vehicle Diagnostic: This is a service that uses a special device to scan your car’s computer system and identify any faults or errors. It can help diagnose problems with your engine, transmission, ABS, airbags, sensors, and more. A vehicle diagnostic can save you time and money by pinpointing the exact cause of the issue and preventing further damage. We have the latest advanced equipment and the same diagnostic tools as the main dealers, offering you manufacturer standards at a lower cost.

Air filter Change: This is a service that replaces the air filter in your car’s engine. The air filter prevents dust, dirt, and debris from entering the engine and affecting its performance. A clogged or dirty air filter can reduce fuel efficiency, increase emissions, and cause engine problems. An air filter change is recommended every 15,000 miles or once a year, whichever comes first.

Oil Change: This service drains the old oil from your car’s engine and replaces it with new oil. The oil lubricates the moving parts of the engine and prevents friction, heat, and wear. Old or dirty oil can cause sludge buildup, corrosion, and engine failure. An oil change is recommended every 5,000 miles or every six months, whichever comes first.

Brake Fluid Change: This is a service that replaces the brake fluid in your car’s braking system. The brake fluid transfers the pressure from the brake pedal to the brake pads and discs, which stop the wheels from turning. Brake fluid can absorb moisture over time, which reduces its effectiveness and increases the risk of brake failure. A brake fluid change is recommended every two years, or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Vehicle Seasonal Check: We offer winter checks on the battery and anti-freeze as well as summer checks on fluids and coolants and air-con checks. Our vehicle seasonal checks also include battery checks, so you know the condition of your battery.

These are just some of the services we offer. We can also handle other repairs and maintenance tasks such as brake, gearbox, and clutch replacements, steering and suspension adjustments, exhaust system repairs, battery replacements, and more. Just let us know what you need, and we will book an appointment for you.

Why Choose Us

    • We are a family-run local garage business with over 20 years of combined experience in the car repair industry, offering a trusted and professional service, and first-class repair services for any make or model of vehicle
    • We are approved by RAC and Bosch, which means we use high-quality parts and equipment and follow the highest standards of workmanship
    • We can service or repair any make and model of car or van, from oil changes and brake fluid to gearbox and clutch replacements
    • We offer a range of services, from full service and MOT to vehicle diagnostics and air filter changes
    • We are transparent and honest about our prices and labour rates. We’ll let you know an estimate of how long the job is likely to take and any extra costs before we start any work at a reasonable price
    • We have an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from our customers, who praise our fantastic service, excellent communication, and friendly staff. Customer service is at the heart of what we do

Contact Us Today

Don’t wait any longer; get your car fixed, repaired, or serviced by AP Autocare today. You’ll save time, money, and hassle and get your vehicle back on the road in no time. Book your car’s MOT, service, or repair online now. For any questions or inquiries, please give us a call at 0117 963 8916, use our contact us form or email us.

We are a garage you can trust, and have achieved regional runners-up in the independent Good Garage Scheme.

Reasons To Use AP Autocare

Live Web Cam

We have a Live Webcam feed where you can view your vehicle being worked on if you want, giving you peace of mind that we are a professional garage that is open, honest, and confident about the level and quality of service we offer.

If you view your car being worked on, you can see the level of workmanship and the length of time that is taken to work on your vehicle. This is often really reassuring for some customers, proving we are a trusted and reliable service.

MOT Viewing Area

MOT tests normally take around 40 minutes to 1 hour. At AP Autocare, you are welcome to stay with your vehicle when the MOT is being carried out using our public viewing platform. All MOT test stations legally need to provide a viewing area if you want to watch. A good and sound MOT test centre will have been reviewed and authorised to carry out MOTs, and we are more than confident in the MOT and advice service we provide. Our qualified and experienced MOT testers take pride in their workmanship and can advise you if you have any MOT failures or advisories.

Courtesy Car Service

At AP Autocare, we understand that being without a vehicle while it is being serviced or repaired can be extremely inconvenient, which is why we can offer you one of our courtesy cars if you have booked well in advance and they are available. This demonstrates our commitment to our customers and the professionalism and focus we have on our customers’ satisfaction.

Drop off and Pick up Service

Similar to our courtesy car service, we offer a drop-off to work or home and a pick-up to take you back to the garage when your car is ready, which makes life far easier and more convenient for you by not having to waste time waiting while your car is being repaired or serviced. As with our courtesy cars, this needs to be booked in advance and may not always be available.

Multi-Manufacturer Specialist

Ap Autocare is a multi-manufacturer specialist, which means we have the experience and knowledge to repair or service your vehicle like a main dealer garage but at a lower cost. We only use recommended and guaranteed parts, and many of our technicians have worked for main dealers previously. We also offer you a wider choice of parts that can be used for your car and will advise you if using a different-make part will invalidate your warranty.

We also have dealer-level diagnostic equipment for Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, BMW, Mini, Porsche, Citroen, and Peugeot that is able to fault find, read parameter measurements, carry out key reprogramming, coding, and configuration of new ECUs, body control modules, and instrument clusters. Our experienced technicians can also complete manufacturer software updates on control units, reset auto-adaptive, and much more. We have a technical support team of ex-dealer master techs for our specialist diagnostics equipment, and they support us with faults and advice if we ever need it. Don’t confuse this with a normal garage fault reader; our equipment is far more advanced and technical.

Our trusted service means you have all the benefits and experience of a main dealer garage but with much lower costs, convenience, and the personalised service of our friendly, professional, and independent local garage.

Our team will get to know you and your vehicle, offering you a friendly and personalised service every time.


If your vehicle needs repair, we will provide you with an estimate for the work that needs to be carried out. If this changes, we will contact you before any further work is done to check that you are happy to proceed.

We have fixed prices for MOTs and services, and all of these are clearly detailed on our website. Give us a call at 0117 963 8916, and we can let you know what they are.

Our quotes include VAT, labour, and parts, meaning there are no surprises for you when you come back to collect your vehicle.


We offer guarantees on the work and any parts we fit for you, and we will let you know what these are and what happens if something goes wrong when you book your car with us. We always use high-quality or approved parts for your vehicle and will ensure they do not invalidate your warranty.


We always provide you with a VAT receipt detailing all the work and any parts we have used on your vehicle. We can update your in-car system to show the date and type of service we have carried out and at what mileage, and we can also stamp your service book, which will help you when you come to sell your vehicle.

Polite and Friendly Service

Our team of call handlers offers friendly, polite, and professional service to each of our customers or potential customers. They will find out any answers to questions you have and always get back to you when they say they will. Our polite and friendly team of receptionists, technicians, and mechanics are all focused on providing every one of our customers with excellent service from the time they first call, to picking up their car after its service, MOT, or repair.

We offer services and MOTs for cars, light goods vehicles, and commercial vehicles.

Contact Us

Contact our professional and friendly team today at 0117 963 8916, use our contact us form, or email us to book your car with us at a convenient time slot, and we promise you will be delighted with our service.

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