Introducing our Discover Local campaign

We have had so many customers visiting our car garage saying they didn’t know we were here even though we have been based in Sloper road for many years, so, in this article we would like to let our website readers and social media followers know about some of the awesome shops and businesses that are here on our doorstep in and around Grangetown, Canton and Leckwith.

Here we start a Discover Local campaign for these areas to raise awareness of services we may not even know exist in the local community.


Here we go here are a few shops and businesses in our local community for you to take a look at that are on our doorstep followed by the services we offer here at A1 Diagnostics.


Fine wines direct are situated on Penarth Road and are an independent specialist importer of exciting wines. Fine wines direct source wine from all over the world selling to restaurants, wine merchants and consumers all over the UK.

Fine Wines Direct UK

242 Penarth Road


CF11 8TU

To visit the Fine Wines Direct UK website click the link below for more information.


The Marine Group offer a number of marine services and facilities for boat owners from marine servicing, hard storage and dry stack berthing. The services are designed to ensure a boat owner gets the most out their boat no matter who they are from racers, motor cruisers, a commercial boat owner or a family sailor.

Head Office

Cardiff Marine Village


CF11 8TU

To visit The Marine Group website click the link below for more information.


The Car Shop are the UK’s leading car supermarket and they have a branch based in Penarth Road and stock upto 4,000 cars that are competivley-priced and even offer a price match promise.

Car Shop Cardiff

Penarth Road


CF11 8TT

To visit the Car Shop website click the link below for more information.


SGM Towing are based in Penarth Road, have 40 years experience in Towing and have been established since 1976 providing quality products and services to their customers at competitive prices. They provide quality and reliable components from Knott/Avonride axles, suspension units, couplings, Bradley couplings jockey wheels and many more towing products.

SGM Towing

275 Penarth Road


CF11 8TT

To visit the SGM Towing website click the link below for more information.


Prop Art Hire Ltd are based in Penarth Road and are a design business that provide scenery and props for television and larger corporate events. Prop Art Hire Ltd supply table centres, drapes and room decoration for events of many types and pride themselves on personal service and the quality in their service.

Prop Art Hire

Unit 10

Freemans Parc

Penarth Road


CF11 8EQ

To visit the Prop Art Hire website click the link below for more information.


A1 Diagnostics is only a stones throw from the shops and businesses we have talked about above and we offer a number of vehicle service diagnostics from vehicle repairs, MOT’s, engine repairs, gearbox reconditioning, replacement brake pads and a lot more vehicle maintenance services. Here are a range of photos of our garage workshop shown below.


We invest in the very best mechanics who have years of experience in the vehicle service trade and can work on vehicles of all brand types especially German manufactured vehicles from Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen and more. Here are a few photos of our highly skilled mechanics working from our garage workshop.






We are also known for our continued investment in equipment and facilities and have invested in over £50,000 this past year. Here are photos of the latest Autologic software we invested in that helps us pin point exact faults with vehicles offering more reliable vehicle servicing for our customers.




Because we are customer driven and build our services around our customer needs investing in experienced mechanics and the best technologies we are receiving great feedback from our customers on the services that we carry out. Here are photos from a recent customer Dave Bennett and video testimonial from him having been happy with all the work we carried out on his Jaguar XKR.




We are known for saving our customers money. Not to long ago we had a Nissan vehicle owner come to our garage having been quoted a price of £2500 by the main dealer to replace an ABS pump, with this being a high price the vehicle owner came to us and we not only ordered the part in but also fitted it for £1000 a saving of £1500. The Nissan vehicle is pictured below along with the faulty ABS pump we replaced, the owner is now back out on the road.



We were also recently audited by BOSCH Service and passed the audit with flying colours being awarded with a certificate of acknowledgment for car service quality and outstanding results produced from our Cardiff based service garage. Here are photos of the certificates issued to us by BOSCH Service also on display at our showroom


We hope you have enjoyed our first addition of our Discover Local campaign and enjoyed reading up on some of the shops and businesses on our doorstep. If you want to be included in our Discover Local posts contact us using the details below or if you have any vehicle servicing queries get in touch we are happy to help.

Contact A1 Diagnostics

Please use the contact details below to enquire we are happy to help:

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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