About MDS Cars

MDS Cars provides high-quality service, completed by experienced qualified technicians with complete transparency, honest pricing and finance for easier payments.

We opened our first MDS Cars garage in Ardleigh over 30 years ago, in 1987. Ever since we have prided ourselves on the quality of service we deliver.

We ensure your car is well cared for by our team of highly skilled technicians and work is completed with complete transparency, at an honest price. We’ve since expanded to Thorrington, which has enabled us to provide our quality service to a wider range of happy customers. It has also enabled us to offer more services including servicing and repairs for light commercial vehicles and motorhomes.

We thank you for trusting us with your vehicles, and for continuing to use and recommend our service to others. 

Dave Johnson-Laird, Garage Owner


Our Locations

Two Essex locations Ardleigh and Thorrington to serve you from, plus our technicians can come to you.

Quality and Care

Our technicians are highly trained, qualified professionals, providing the best support for you and your car.

Honesty and transparency

Any repairs or replacements are made with prior consultation and we’re happy to show you the old worn or damaged part and explain the issue.

Keeping up with the times

We keep ourselves up to date with the latest, cutting edge technology to ensure we provide comprehensive support.

Keeping You On the go

MDS Cars Courtesy Car

Our courtesy cars keep you on the go, ensuring you don’t have to miss out on anything.

We do have a fleet of courtesy cars, free to use while your car is with us for work.*

If you don’t use a courtesy car, public transport is also an easy option. Our Thorrington garage is located next to multiple bus stops, making is easy to hop on a bus to go just about anywhere

*Subject to availability – terms and conditions apply. Cadillac is not available.

With over 30 years of experience, we’re a family-run garage you can trust!

Friendly highly trained technicians that you can talk to

A great group of auto technicians, who are more than happy to help.

Tony Preston

General Manager

Jon Denby

Branch Manager Ardleigh

Book your car in today

About MDS