A History of J Day Engineering Ltd

1999
Established in 1999 by James Day, J Day Engineering Ltd has become one of the most successful and fastest growing independent garages in Dorset & Somerset.

2003
After seeing steady growth, the business moved to larger premises and increased staffing level.

2007
To accommodate our growing customer base, we moved into our current purpose built facility and installed 8 bays 2 of which are MOT bays carrying out class4&7 mot’s.

2010
We acquired another local MOT business allowing us to continue with our expansion programme and investment in new equipment and staff.

2015
We identified the need to have a fully stocked parts department to enable us to work more efficiently and reduce the time that obtaining the correct parts would take for routine servicing and repairs.

2016
Current & Classic opened to allow for the expansion of our in house end of life vehicle recycling business.

2017
We partnered with the RAC to become an RAC Approved Garage we are proud of our long standing relationship with them as they are a brand recognised nationally for quality and high standards. 

2019
In response to our customers who found the lack of a good quality body repair facility in the area   frustrating, we took the decision to install a fully equipped body repair shop, with our technicians having over 40 years’ experience in the industry we are now able to provide a first class repair for all levels of damage.

Continuing with our investment strategy we were the first garage in the UK to install the Hunter Quick Check Drive and integrated Quick Tread Edge laser fully automated drive through alignment and tyre inspection facility, this tool is free to our customers and ensures road safety can be checked in minutes.

To end this busy year 2019 saw the complete refurbishment of our reception allowing our customers to relax in a comfortable modern waiting area with free fresh coffee and free WIFI, for our business customers there is a comfortable area with stools and breakfast bar, with our office’s refurbishment now complete we can offer the use of our training facility for those times when working in a private and quiet environment.

2020
We believe in investing in the future and to meet growing local demand we installed 2x22KW charging points which are free for our customers to use, our highly qualified technicians have received the specialist training required to repair and maintain Electric Vehicles, ensuring that your vehicle is in the best hands and your manufacturer’s warranty is complied with.

For the first time we entered for the prestigious Motor Trader Awards for the Independent Garage of the year which draws from all the UK independent garages we were delighted to be shortlisted for the award on our debut entry.

2021
We have seen our restoration business gain traction with vintage Land Rovers being at forefront.

We obtain FCA approval for our used car business to offer our customers an alternative to financing their vehicles.

Once again, we are shortlisted for the 2021 Motor Trader Awards for Independent Garage of the year, results at the end of November.

2021 and beyond… watch this space!
 

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