What we do

David Lees Motor Engineers is your independent automotive specialist in the service, repair, MOT and maintenance of all VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda and Bentley models.

Our fully-trained technicians use the latest in diagnostic technology and equipment to deliver the quality of work you would expect from a main dealer but at a fraction of the cost. Although we are VAG group specialists we do service all makes and models of other vehicles.

Our Aim

David Lees Motor Engineers was established in 1992 to provide a genuine substitute to the VAG group main dealers and we offer a friendly, professional, no-frills service without cutting on quality. You get value for money because you only pay for things you need at a fraction of the cost of main dealerships.

We pride ourselves on being able to undertake all the repairs and servicing activities that you would expect from a main dealer. The difference is that when you come to David Lees Motor Engineers, you will save up to fifty per cent of the labour costs.

Our philosophy is to see that VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda and Bentley vehicles remain as faithful to their original running condition as possible and we strive to do this with precision, honesty and enthusiasm.

Not only do we have highly skilled technicians in the workshop, we also have all the latest servicing and diagnostic equipment for the VAG group cars. We like you to see what we do and explain what has been done in terms you can understand. We want you to trust us!

Our People

At David Lees Motor Engineers there is a team of IMI-qualified and experienced people ready to help get your car back on the road after its repair or service as quickly as possible. It is a family-run business of VAG group enthusiasts headed by VAG-trained automotive engineer David Lees and his son Tim, an accredited master technician.

Other key members of the six-strong team are veteran Service Manager Martin Pratchett who has worked with David for over twenty years and, Workshop Controller Tim Woodhall who oversees the day-to-day operations. Tim makes sure all jobs are complete with the help of qualified mechanic Mark Dugmore, who has over 30 years of experience working in the industry. You’ll find our busy receptionist Dawn Field answering the phone, booking customers’ cars in, ordering parts and completing lots of other administrative tasks.

Tools & Parts

Effective car maintenance and car repairs require the right equipment. David Lees Motor Engineers carries the same specialist equipment as Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda and Bentley main dealers, ensuring we can get to the root of your car’s problem quickly, efficiently and correctly each time.

We have invested heavily in the equipment we need to do a good job for you.  That means we can undertake all the work your car requires right here at our premises in Alcester, including the latest start-of-the-art 3D technology for four-wheel alignment diagnostics.

You want to prolong the life of your car and be confident that the parts used in a service or repair will help to keep your vehicle roadworthy. That’s what we want for your vehicle too. When you bring your vehicle to us you can be confident that we will use the right parts, specified by the manufacturer and which come with a 12 month warranty.

Today’s vehicles need modern, well equipped workshops to provide the level of service they deserve. Most dealers can provide this but at a price, usually a high one. As an independent specialist David Lees Motor Engineers can save you up to fifty percent on a main dealer’s hourly labour rate!

We are confident our prices reflect the quality, experience and technology that we have invested in the business as a true independent specialist. In the unlikely event that you find a lower price, our service promise will match any like-for-like written quote for service or repair using OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts from any VAT-registered garage within a 10 mile radius.

Customer Service

At David Lees Motor Engineers we offer a variety of convenient options to make life a little easier. Services include the use of a courtesy car (for a charge of £10) and free pickup and delivery within a 10 mile radius of Alcester. We operate an out-of-hours key drop and have a comfortable reception area equipped with TV, free wi-fi, hot drinks and a range of reading materials should you choose to wait.

If you have any further questions about our wide range of services then please get in touch. Alternatively we encourage you to drop by the workshop with your vehicle and speak in person to one of our friendly members of staff. There’s no job too big or small for us – we look forward to seeing you!

Referral Scheme

Impressed with our service? Then why not refer a friend or family member?

All you have to do is tell them to mention your name and registration number when they come to us as a new service or repair customer and you get £10 credit put on your account. It’s as simple as that! The best bit is that there is no limit on how many referral credits you can get on your account and they don’t expire, so start referring today!

David Lees Motor Engineers is a member of The Good Garage Scheme. The Good Garage Scheme is designed to help motorists find a trustworthy and independent garage in their local area that adheres to strict industry standards.

Customers leave independent feedback about their experience on the Good Garage Scheme website. Please have a read through our testimonials and we’d really encourage you to leave any comments you think reflect your service from us.

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Never too busy to help and explain solutions to problems. Personal contact with your engineer is a great advantage which main dealers don't give you.

The chaps are extremely approachable and friendly. As a female driver with little mechanical understanding it's good to know I have a garage I can really trust!

As always, very helpful. Have used them for a number of years and can't fault them. They always keep you informed if there are any problems.

David Lees Motor Engineers is a member of the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI), the leading retail automotive trade body in the UK and Northern Ireland representing businesses which provide motor industry services and support to motorists across the UK.

Its aim is to represent, lobby and support members so that the industry provides the highest standards of operation for the benefit of both consumers and the sector as a whole.