THERE are many garages around Herefordshire with plenty of reliable and highly-skilled mechanics taking care of our motors.

We asked Hereford Times readers to recommend mechanics and were bowled over as more than 150 people came forward to share where they take their vehicles for repairs, maintenance, Ministry of Transport (MOT) tests and other services.

In no particular order, these are three of the most common recommendations shared by our readers.

C7 Auto Solutions

Hereford Times: The team at C7 has grown in recent yearsThe team at C7 has grown in recent years (Image: Rob Davies)

This garage at Porthouse Business Centre in Bromyard is owned by Steve Cross and Sam Callow.

Steve Cross said: "We're pleased to be chosen as one of the favourites. We all work hard to make this possible. Thanks to all of our customers."

Mr Cross and Mr Callow started the business in June 2014, having worked together at a previous business. The company began with just the two owners and one employee, but now has several staff.

The team at C7 carry out MOTs on various types of vehicle, while offering other services like air conditioning repairs and re-gassing, brake and clutch maintenance and repairs, full car and motorbike servicing, welding and restoration, and installing tow bars.

David Edmonds, a customer at C7, said: "Excellent work, and highly recommended."

Mike Watkins Service and MOT Centre

Hereford Times: The team at Mike Watkins carry out MOT tests and services on vehicles at their garage in HerefordThe team at Mike Watkins carry out MOT tests and services on vehicles at their garage in Hereford (Image: Rob Davies)

Based on Plough Lane in Hereford, Mike Watkins' garage specialises in MOTs and services, making it a great option for maintenance jobs and diagnostics. They also take on welding and other repairs.

All of the mechanics at Mike Watkins were highly recommended by Hereford Times readers.

The family-run garage has over 25 years of experience carrying out MOTs.

Adrian Clive Edwards, a customer at the garage, said: "They do a great job and their knowledge is outstanding."

Andie Jordan, another customer, said: "Always fabulous customer service and great work done."


TS Motors

Hereford Times: The mechanics at TS Motors provide a range of servicesThe mechanics at TS Motors provide a range of services (Image: TS Motors)

This garage in Wellington is renowned for its excellent mechanics and professional approach, carrying out full services, diagnostics, repairs and more.

TS Motors said they appreciated being chosen by Hereford Times readers as a favourite local garage.

As well as being recommended by our readers, TS Motors boasts 134 Facebook reviews, with an average five-star rating.

One reviewer, Ryan James Spink, said: "Top quality, brilliant, quick and efficient. Would recommend."

Another customer, Mark Struthers, said: "Really nice, friendly people to deal with. I would recommend them!"