About Us

The local garage you can really trust

Boughton, Chester

Sandy Lane Garage is located in Boughton, Chester on the banks of the River Dee. We offer exceptional levels of service using competent, fully trained technicians and by investing in the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment to pinpoint any faults in your car as quickly and as accurately as possible.

Family Run

Sandy Lane Garage is owned and run by David and Jaqui Morris with the help of their fully experienced team. Established for over 35 years, we pride ourselves on our honest and approachable attitude. We appreciate our customers' trust in our business and do all that we can to ensure their experience with us is a good one.

Female Friendly

Visiting a motor repair shop can be a daunting experience for some women car owners. At Sandy Lane garage we make sure that is never the case. Our charging is clear and transparent and you will always know how much a repair is going to cost you before the work starts. We will never patronise you and we will never try to sell you anything you don't need.


Car and Van Maintenance, Repairs, MOT, Servicing and Tyres

The MOT test is compulsory for all vehicles registered in the UK that are over three years old and is a separate requirement to your vehicle tax and insurance.
We are approved by the Government's Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and all MOT tests are completed by qualified MOT technicians nominated by DVSA.
You can have an MOT up to one month before the expiry of your current MOT and still keep the original date. This will then allow some time before the current MOT expires to get any remedial work completed if necessary and to obtain a pass.

Whether it’s a major service or a simple oil change, we can cater for all your requirements.

  • We take pride in keeping our customers’ needs and budgets in mind.
  • We only carry out the jobs that your vehicle requires.
  • We observe any vehicle manufacturers recommended schedule and criteria.
  • We will always keep you fully informed of progress whilst your car is with us and will never carry out work without checking and receiving approval from you first.
Why not call in to discuss your own requirements today?

Modern cars use computer control or an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) for their engine management systems. Due to the increased level of sophistication of the fuel injected car, the days of DIY 'tuning' are no longer with us. If your engine management warning light comes on or your car experiences running issues, it's essential that you get your car checked out straight away.
We will always keep you informed while your car is with us and will never carry out work without checking with you first.

An air conditioning system cools the passenger cabin during warm weather and assists the demister in winter by removing excess moisture in damp conditions.

  • A modern automotive A/C system is both efficient and reliable; it does however, require periodical servicing and maintenance in order to maintain its performance.
  • Vehicle manufacturers recommend an annual service to maintain the efficiency of the system to ensure reliability.
  • We are fully equipped with the latest A/C servicing equipment and our A/C Technicians have undergone specialised training and are ATA approved. Rest assured that we offer an efficient, economical and environmentally safe A/C service.

We have the very latest in 4-wheel alignment equipment as we realised that over the years, many tyres had to be changed due to uneven wear. If this had been corrected from the outset, our customers would have got much more usage out or their tyres and importantly, saved themselves money.

  • Our equipment provides a printout of before and after the alignment for you to take away. We would also recommend your wheel alignment is checked following any sort of suspension work has been carried out to ensure that this work has not affected your vehicles’ driving capabilities.
  • On modern cars this process is particularly important as it is linked to the ABS and ESP system.
  • We provide wheel alignments for several of the major car dealerships in Chester so this goes some way to demonstrate how effective it is.

We can offer a selection of tyres in all makes and sizes at very competitive prices and also repair your existing tyres should you find yourself with a puncture.

  • It is important to keep a regular check on your tyres as a legal requirement and for you and your passengers’ safety. The minimum requirement is at least 1.6mm tread across the central ¾ of the tyre.
  • We recommend you also keep a check on your tyre pressures, as this will also help in keeping your tyres in good condition (your car manual will provide the correct pressures for your vehicle).
  • Should your tyres appear to be wearing unevenly, we would strongly recommend a 4-wheel alignment to be carried out to avoid any further tyre wear and prolong their life.

We can replace the brakes on any make or model of vehicle.

  • Brakes are routinely checked as part of our servicing to ensure that they are in good condition. A couple of tell-tale signs that your brake pads are in need of changing or repair, are grinding noises or pulling to the left or right when braking.
  • Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like a thorough brake check by one of our Technicians, or if you are concerned that your brakes are not working effectively.

Cambelts are an essential part of your vehicle and not replacing it as recommended by the manufacturer’s guidelines, can result in serious damage to your car’s engine.

  • Unlike gearboxes and clutches where problems can be diagnosed, cambelts naturally wear and require replacement after a specific time or mileage interval.
  • Call in today and we can check when your specific vehicle is due a cambelt change.

Your exhaust is made up from a number of parts and it is likely that only one or two parts of the system will require replacement at any one time. We can replace individual parts or the full system depending on the level of requirement.

All of our batteries come with a full manufacturer’s warranty and can be fitted whilst you wait. We also have the latest battery testing and service equipment so we can test to check if there is a battery fault or if there is an alternative electrical problem with your vehicle.

We can repair or replace all your clutch requirements with high quality parts and expert fitting. If you think that your clutch is not working effectively please call in and speak to one of our experts who will be able to carry out a thorough diagnosis on your vehicle.

A car's suspension is designed to provide a smooth, comfortable ride even when you're on rough or bumpy road surfaces.

  • The suspension's most important job is to keep all four tyres in firm contact with the road, so that steering, driving and braking systems are effective.
  • There are many parts working together to ensure your car's suspension is doing its job. Shock absorbers (or struts) and springs are the main parts, however it's important that other parts, including ball joints, tie rod ends and suspension bushes are in good condition.
  • If any of these parts are worn your suspension system becomes ineffective. For example, just one worn shock absorber means you may need up to an additional 2.6 metres longer to stop. That could make the difference between stopping safely or having an accident.
Our Technicians are fully experienced when dealing with all suspension issues.

We can carry out a vehicle safety check on any make or model whilst you wait. This check will include brakes, tyres, suspension, lights, all levels, wipers, and seat belts. Please contact us today to arrange a convenient date and time for your check to be carried out.


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Where We Are

Sandy Lane Garage is situated on the B5130 Sandy Lane, Great Boughton opposite the River Dee car park.

There is a bus stop immediately outside the door with regular services to and from the City centre.

We have ample customer parking within our secure compound.

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Sandy Lane Garage
Sandy Lane
Great Boughton

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