A Student Friendly Garage in Cardiff

We are a student friendly garage based in the heart of Cardiff. We are here to save students money as well as safeguard them from backstreet garages. Here are photos of our garage based opposite the Cardiff City Football Stadium on Sloper Road.

In recent months we have been servicing student vehicles however at the same time hearing horror stories. Students seem to think it is best to visit the backstreet garage because they can get a cheaper job when their vehicle needs servicing, however, this is a big mistake.

Backstreet garages are racking up bills for students because they are unable to find exact faults, instead, they are carrying out needless work guessing what the problems are. One of the most concerning things we have witnessed is the dangerous state in which students are bringing their vehicles to us after dealing with backstreet garages.

The bottom line is this, students are being fleeced for every penny and are not getting the high standard service they should be getting.

Our aim is to bring these issues to the attention of students. A1 Diagnostics want to help students and save them from bad experiences with backstreet garages. Importantly though, we want to save students money which I am sure you will agree is much needed when studying for qualifications.

Here is a word from our director here at A1 Diagnostics Richard Patel pictured below.

“We welcome students to our garage for the very simple fact we want to protect them from backstreet garages. Backstreet garages are falling behind with the way vehicle technology is changing and are offering an unreliable service. A1 Diagnostics will save students money, get your vehicle serviced reliably as we have all the latest vehicle technology and tools, but, above all we make sure your car is safe and fit for purpose when out on the road.”

Here are our latest 5-star reviews.


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


“I would like to thank you all once again for the great work you did in repairing the ECU off my 1991 Lexus Soarer. Without you I would have had little option but to scrap the car as it was undriveable with a defective ECU.

I would thoroughly recommend you to anyone who requires such work and I am sure that all your other work is carried out to a similar high standard. Your Customer Service is excellent – I only wish that other companies I have dealt with in the past could have been the same.

I will certainly contact you again in the future as I am certain I will require more work to be done on my Lexus and the other cars that I own.”

Our mechanics all work together as a team and we have over 30+ years combined experience in the vehicle service trade.

We are a Bosh Service Garage. We are endorsed by Bosch and recently passed their audit with flying colours being awarded with a certificate for achieving excellence in our car garage. The certificate is on display at our garage and pictured below.

In the last year we have invested over £100,000 upgrading our garage with all of the latest vehicle technology needed to service vehicles reliably.

If you are a student then come to our car garage here in Cardiff. We are here to protect you on price and also here to provide the most reliable vehicle servicing in the city. Remember it is not cheaper to go to a backstreet garage it can actually end up costing you more.

Contact A1 Diagnostics

Get in touch today for expert advice or to book your vehicle in for an MOT 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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