A1 Diagnostics to open two more garage branches in South Wales

Due to rapid growth through trade vehicle services and online retail sales A1 Diagnostics are to open two more garage branches, one in Swansea and one in Bridgend, making us truly one of the most affordable car maintenance garage’s across South Wales.


We want motorists to be able to get the most high tech vehicle service and vehicle diagnostic without it costing the earth. Because vehicle technology is rapidly changing motorists can no longer rely on outdated back street garages that do not have the necessary vehicle technology to offer reliable vehicle servicing. This means motorists are forced to go to main dealers being faced with high repair bills for maintenance.

But we are here to offer motorists an alternative to main dealers as we are one of the most high tech independent garages in Cardiff. We want to to help motorists right across South Wales keeping their vehicle repair costs down.

Over the past 18 months we have invested £100,000 in the very latest vehicle diagnostic technology, this demonstrates our ability and commitment in keeping pace with new vehicle technology when rolled out on the latest model of vehicle no matter what the brand. Simply put, we are offering reliable vehicle servicing at a much more affordable price than the main dealer without sacrificing on service.

Our technology facilities and electrical bay are shown in the photos below.


To demonstrate our growth we have gone from 5 vehicle service ramps to 10 vehicle service ramps doubling our capacity in Cardiff to service vehicles in just over a year.


Five more vehicle ramps are shown in the photos below.


We have gained a range of new clients giving us some great feedback and reviews, one example is outlined below.

Dawn Moore said.

“I would recommend this garage to friends, family and anyone whom cares for excellent and speedy service.”

Potential creation of 40 Jobs

With our expansion we will be potentially creating up to 40 jobs from mechanic positions to administration roles within Wales. We want to apply our Cardiff model which has proven to be a great success to other areas of South Wales where motorists can benefit from more affordable vehicle services just as good if not better than main dealers.

Rishi Patel (pictured below who was included in the Wales Online 35 Under 35 business class 2016), 31, managing director of A1 Diagnostics went on to say.


“We are passionate about servicing vehicles in South Wales and keeping our prices down for our customers providing reliable vehicle servicing. We invest heavily in vehicle technology probably more so than main dealers do.

We have everything from the latest diagnostic computers giving us the very latest vehicle fault codes to technology that collaborates driver aided control systems like parking sensors and cruise control systems. We have a state of the art electrical bays to diagnose electrical faults with vehicles especially the engines.

Not only are we high tech we have mechanics with years of experience when it comes to engine repairs, engine rebuilding and gearbox reconditioning. It doesn’t matter what problem you have with your vehicle we can help. If the electric windows are not working we can fix them, if the timing chain has snapped we can repair the engine and replace the timing chain.

Our motto is there is no job too big or too little for us, we are here to help with any vehicle dilemma without it costing the earth. We are looking forward to the next 12 to 18 months growing our business and offering the most reliable and affordable vehicle servicing in South Wales.”

Read more in the article linked below about the Wales Online 35 Under 35 business class 2016 which included Rishi being named in the top 35.


Contact A1 Diagnostics

Get in touch today for expert advice or to book your vehicle in for an appointment we are happy to help you with any vehicle queries you have.


64 Sloper Road
CF11 8AB

Tel: (029 20) 220380
Fax: (029 20) 223172

Opening Times

Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Email: info@a1-diagnostics.com

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