It is our head mechanics birthday today and he is also celebrating over 35 years in the car servicing industry

It is our head mechanics Dipak’s birthday today. Dipak has been A1 Diagnostics head mechanic for many years and today celebrates his 58th birthday. Dipak has been a core part of the team and is known in the workshop as the gearbox magician being able to repair, recondition and rebuild gearboxes of all types from manuals and automatics.

Here are a few photos we took from the garage today with all the mechanics coming together to enjoy a bit of homemade birthday cake and to say happy birthday.



Here is Dipak in action servicing an automatic gearbox from our car garage workshop.


Dipak has been in the vehicle service industry for many years. Dipak started working in the vehicle servicing trade in 1979. That is over 35 years as a car mechanic servicing vehicles of all kinds seeing vehicle technology continually change over the decades.

Not only have the cars changed but the hair styles have also changed over the years. Here are photos of Dipak when he started working in the vehicle servicing trade in the 1980’s probably having the best hair do in any car garage around.




Because of the extensive experience Dipak has A1 Diagnostic are able to benefit from this being able to service any vehicle dilemma. If a car enthusiast walks in with a classic car with old technology we can service it. If a customer walks in with brand a new top of the range Jaguar and the owner is having problems we can service it. Our head mechanic, Dipak, is here to help all of our mechanics service the cars and vehicles and get motorists back out on the road in no time at all.

A great example where Dipak has been integral in servicing vehicles recently are outlined below. We had a Morris Minor car owner come to the garage needing advice on how to refurbish this car classic, Dipak and the team jumped straight onto it and the car is now fully refurbished from the engine, the interior, the wheels and the electronics. Here are photos of the Morris Minor refurbished from our electrical bay.





Like we said earlier its not just old classic cars we can take care of. We can also service cars and vehicles with the most up-to-date technology. A great example is our happy customer Dave Bennett. Dipak and the team fully refurbished Dave’s Jaguar XKR from the rear axel, new engine, new gearbox, new radio system, new brake discs and a whole range of new and updated vehicle technology added to the vehicle.

Here is Dave, Dipak and the team photographed below with the fully refurbished Jaguar XKR.



Here are a few photos of the building to become the car garage purchased over 30 years ago to what the garage looks like today.



Our car garage today.



Because we have mechanics with great experience and years of experience like Dipak it only helps us to deliver a first class car and vehicle diagnostic, maintenance and repair service.

We hope you have enjoyed the photos and the hair do’s in this blog publication. A big happy birthday to Dipak. If you need any advice get in touch we are happy to help.

Contact A1 Diagnostics

For any further information or to book your car in for a service at our garage pictured below please use the contact details below.


A1-Diagnostics and ECU Repairs
64 Sloper Road
CF11 8AB

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

Opening Times

Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 6:00pm


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