In October 2003 European Union legislation affecting the motor trade came into force. Its full title is 'Block Exemption Regulations 1400/2002' (in short 'BER').

This legislation changes the way cars may be serviced and repaired and gives motorists a lot more freedom in their decision as to who should look after their cars.

Before BER, it was very difficult to have cars, which were still covered by the manufacturer's warranty, serviced anywhere else except a franchised dealer.

Now motorists can use any garage of their choice to service their cars without invalidating the manufacturer's warranty.*

Riddell's Garage offers the following services:

MOT testing station (class 4)
1 man testing bay

Servicing to all vehicle makes (including vehicles still under warranty)

Mechanical repairs to all vehicle makes

Tyres - all makes and all sizes



Timing belts


Electronic diagnostics (petrol & diesel)

Air Conditioning service and repairs

In house Cylinder Head Reconditioning

Number Plates made while you wait
(to VOSA's MOT Standard)

Car Valeting (available on request)

*Subject to certain conditions