Our managing director included in Wales Online 35 under 35 top young business and professional men in Wales 2017

For the second year running our managing director Rishi Patel has been listed in the Wales Online 35 under 35 top young business and professional men in Wales 2017. We have had a busy year here at A1 Diagnostics expanding our garage facilities opening new offices to help us serve our growing number of happy customers.


In the past year we have gone from having 5 vehicle ramps to 10 vehicle ramps doubling our capacity to service modern vehicles of all brand types.


We have invested over £100,000 in new vehicle technology ensuring we are able to service the latest modern vehicle technology rolled out by major car manufacturers. To demonstrate our commitment to our customers here are photos of a Mercedes GLA 200d on our brand new ramp.


This is no ordinary vehicle ramp. This ramp is dedicated in servicing German manufactured vehicles such as Audi, Skoda, Mercedes, BMW and more German manufactured models. The ramp is a £50,000 investment and clearly demonstrates our commitment in staying ahead in the vehicle service industry.

This dedicated ramp can carry out MOT work, tracking and a whole range of vehicle services. Here are photos of a recent vehicle having it’s tracking realigned.


Investing in the latest vehicle technology ensures we offer reliable vehicle servicing. Because major brands are rolling out advanced technology on their vehicles means they are forcing vehicle owners to go to the main dealers for vehicle servicing. If independent garages do not invest in technology facilities at their garages they cannot service modern day vehicles reliably getting to the heart of the problems, this can leave vehicle owners facing hefty bill after bill returning to the garage time and again.

Because we invest in technology means we can get to the heart of a problem, fix that problem and get the vehicle owner out on the road quickly at great prices. What do we mean by great prices? Here is an example of how we saved a Nissan vehicle owner £4200, the Nissan vehicle is pictured below on our specialist ramp.


The cam belt on the engine had failed. The owner of the vehicle went to the main dealer and to replace the cam belt and carry out the engine repair work the main dealer quoted £6000. This being a high price, the owner shopped around and luckily found us. We replaced the cam belt on the engine and carried out all of the necessary engine repair work for £1800 saving the vehicle owner £4200.

Because we offer reliable vehicle servicing at the right prices we have gained 5 star reviews from happy customers these are outlined below.


“Been going to A1 for about 6 years now – can’t recommend them highly enough – staff are always friendly and helpful – brilliant job!”


“Just wanted to say thank you for such great service this week – MOT and annual service undertaken, really quick and professional, with a car clean and air freshener supplied too! Excellent. I’ll be recommending A1 to all my friends and family. Thanks again.”


“Took my Vauxhall insignia in yesterday lol.

Very good service by all of the team. They solved the problem straight away. It was not even the same problem that I was told by another garage which would have cost me cost me £££.

Thanks to all the team.”


“I had my air conditioning on my Yaris serviced today, with a full diagnostic check and re-gas, excellent service, good honest help and advice throughout, at last my A.C. doesn’t smell like mouldy bread. Thank you so much A1 Diagnostics some honest people, who don’t rip you off because you are female. Definitely worth the drive from Bridgend.”

Due to the success in online retail sales and our trade work growing we are expanding into new areas of South Wales. Over the next 12 to 18 months we will be opening two new garages one in Bridgend and one in Swansea. We will be bringing affordable and reliable vehicle servicing to those areas saving motorists thousands and creating up to 40 local jobs.


To conclude it has been great to gain recognition from Wales Online and Rishi being named in the top 35 young businessman list. This further demonstrates our progression and highlights our commitment to motorists in Cardiff and across South Wales.

If you would like to read the article written by Wales Online click the link below, Rishi is in 25th position.


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.


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

Email: info@a1-diagnostics.com

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