Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Geoff Colwill and I am the proprietor of Colwills Garage. Having been passionate about cars and mechanics from a young age I have always been fascinated by the challenges of problem solving within the motor industry.
I began my career in the motor trade in 1992, when I began an apprenticeship at College in conjunction with working at a Vauxhall Main Dealership. I passed my college course and was awarded ‘Student of the Year’ for my work in the motor vehicle department.
Having completed 2 years at a main dealership, I was then head hunted to work for a local independent garage, which has been in the village of Hartland for nearly 80 years. This move enabled me to develop my knowledge on all types of motor vehicles rather than concentrate on one make.
In 1998, the owner decided to retire and I was given the opportunity to buy the garage, which at the time was located in the centre of the village. We traded there for 9 years, but soon felt we had outgrown the limited workshop. Therefore to keep up with the changing times of the motor vehicle I took the giant leap to build a brand new, state of the art workshop on the edge of the village.
Our new workshop opened in January 2007 and we rebranded to Colwills Garage. Since moving to our new premises, we have increased the team and now comprise of 5 full time mechanics, and a secretary. Therefore, offering over 65 years of combined motor industry knowledge with main dealer experience for a large number of makes.
We have also made significant investments into new technology such as; electronic
diagnostic equipment, four wheel alignment kit, air conditioning re-
We remain confident that we are competent and qualified to offer you a personal and professional level of service at a competitive rate regardless of whether you drive a Beetle or a Bentley, a Robin or a Rolls!!!