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.

Bill Harnett

Bill always wanted to work with cars, which is just as well as, 30 years on, he still is! He’s worked for main dealerships, independent garages and for himself, which has given him experience in breadth and depth, and is a welcome addition to the John Austin team.

Charlie Tuck

Like so many of Charlie’s predecessors, and manager Paul, he began his career as an apprentice at Colchester Institute. Since qualifying, he’s spent the past ten years building up his experience working on a range of vehicles in independent garages and car showrooms.

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