Phone: 01423 322318



Thank you for visiting Canal garage Boroughbridge. We are a long established friendly, family run independent garage and MOT centre located just a short walk from Boroughbridge town centre.

MOT is an annual test which is a legal requirement for all vehicles used on the UK roads. It is a test for safety and exhaust emissions.

Each vehicle should hold a certificate which is issued, after being tested, by an approved garage, which Canal Garage Boroughbridge is.

We are a fully licensed MOT station carrying out class 4 mot’s on petrol and diesel vehicles which when arranged, can be carried out on a while wait basis. Class 7 mot’s can also be arranged.

We are your one stop vehicle care!


  • MOT Testing
  • Servicing
  • Steering
  • Suspension

  • Gearbox / Transmission
  • Clutches
  • Brakes
  • Aircon Repair

  • Tyres (supply and fit)
  • Bodywork (Repair & Paint)
  • Fuelling Services
  • Classic Car Repairs



Servicing can be carried out on all makes of vehicles using a combination of and the latest diagnostic equipment and the manufacturers service schedules which are presented when serviced vehicles are collected. This allows us to service all vehicles to the manufactures specification including vehicles still under manufactures warranty due to block exemption explained below.

Previously, motorists were required to have their vehicle servicing and repairs at the main dealer so as not to risk invalidating the vehicle's warranty. The EC Block Exemption Regulation 1400/2002 (October 2003) allows motorists more flexibility in selecting where they can get their car serviced.

Thanks to this legislation, maintenance and service work does not have to be done by the main dealer as long as the garage uses Original Equipment 'Matching Quality' parts, and are recorded as such, and the garage follow the manufacturer's service schedules.

The Block Exemption Regulation (BER) covers service and maintenance during the warranty period and prohibits vehicle manufacturers’ warranties from including conditions that require:

  • All normal maintenance be provided within the vehicle manufacturer’s network
  • All parts used must be the manufacturer’s original spare parts


So what does this mean to the motorist?

BER safeguards free competition in aftermarket parts, repairs and services and will benefit motorists by reducing the cost of servicing through better labour rates and competitively priced parts.

Engine Repair

We have the expertise to diagnose and repair engine faults quickly and accurately using the latest diagnostic tools.

Complete engine rebuilds and engine replacements are carried in our fully equipped workshop. A wide range of engine repairs including cylinder head gasket repairs and more minor engine faults such as repairs to the cooling system radiator and water pump, rectifying oil leaks and general faults causing poor running.

Timing Belt Replacement

The timing belt needs to be replaced per manufacturer's specification either at a set mileage or time period. Timing belts, if not changed fail without warning which stalls the engine often causing expensive internal engine damage due to the timing belt ensuring that the moving parts run in time.

Paul Angus - Canal Garage Boroughbridge

Steering & Suspension

A steering check can be undertaken if you have any concerns that your vehicle is not driving as it should. We can repair steering racks, pumps, pipes, steering box, columns and steering gear repairs.

This is not a limited to the tasks mentioned as we have qualified mechanics that can diagnose and rebuild any part of your car’s steering system. If you require your suspension checking or repairing, we are able to undertake all makes and models of vehicles and 4X4’s.

Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment also sometimes called tracking, is important to insure tyres wear evenly, maximising tyre life. Wheel alignment is also important for the vehicle handling incorrect alignment can cause the vehicle to pull to one side.

At Canal Garage, we can check the front wheel, or carry out a four-wheel laser alignment checking castor and camber measurements ensuring optimum vehicle handling.


All makes and models of vehicles can be sent to us to have their brakes replaced.


We supply and fit tyres for all makes and models of vehicles.


Exhaust systems normally come in sections, we can usually replace the damaged or corroded section reducing replacement costs.

Complete exhaust systems supplied and fitted for all makes of vehicle.









Aircon Repairs

Fuelling Services

We offer a friendly, attended fuelling service.


All Air-conditioning repairs, leak testing and refills are done by us on site and is not outsourced.

Bodywork (Repair & Paint)

We have specialists who can repair most bodywork to all makes of vehicles including full spray painting facilities

Classic Car Repairs

We have the expertise to carry out repairs on a wide range of classic cars, from a minor carburettor tune up through to an engine rebuild.

Regularly maintaining various marques for our customers including Jaguar, Triumph, Austin, Bentley, Lotus & MG.