Meet the team

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Trained by John Austin himself, Paul knows the garage business inside out. He heads up the team and ensures the smooth running of both the workshop and office. Paul is also responsible for booking your vehicle in and will keep you informed on the progress of your service or repair.


As soon as John reach 16 he enrolled at the Colchester Institute so he could study mechanics. After completing his apprenticeship at a local Colchester garage, he starting building his experience generally, but gaining specific knowledge of BMW and Volvo cars. John is also a qualified MOT tester.


James trained at Braintree College before honing his mechanic’s skills at the Essex Police Workshop in Stanway. The variety of vehicles he had to service and repair – from Ford Focuses to a rapid response unit cars – has given him the perfect grounding for the many marques and models he works with now.

What you say…

“John Austin are always going the extra mile and give a level of service like no other. Thank you to Paul and all the…

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Our services

  • Servicing from £90 + VAT
  • FREE health checks
  • MOTs while you wait
  • Courtesy car or local collection
  • Very competitive rates
  • Warranty servicing available
  • All work guaranteed
  • Over 40 years’ experience
  • All makes and models welcome