Great North Auto Services are committed to delivering top class customer service and vehicle repairs, with exceptional value. We understand that car owners take pride in their vehicles and want to ensure they are serviced and repaired to the highest standards, but without a premium price tag.

Our technicians have over 25 years combined experience in premier vehicle maintenance, and operate in a prestigious workshop in Knaresborough. We are conveniently located to service Harrogate, Boroughbridge, Wetherby and surrounding villages, as well as being close to the A1 motorway.

For more information, please contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to our workshop soon.

Meet the Team

Jamie Forster – Lead Technician

A wealth of experience…

Jamie is our Lead Technician. He boasts many years in vehicle repair and mechanical experience gained from a variety of roles. He began his career as an apprentice aged 16 at Toyota. When he 17 he enrolled in the Army where he served for 5 years.

On leaving the Army, he returned to his love of engines and machinery. Working for a variety of mechanics and vehicle companies before opening and running his own garage.

Jamie joined Great North Auto Services to bring his vast knowledge and experience of dealerships, to the high street. Along with Richard, they offer a friendly, trustworthy and efficient service.

Leading by example…

Jamie says. “Great North Auto Services is proving itself to be a leading garage in the local area. Our customers praise our willingness to go the extra mile and provide a reliable service at a good value. Customers want to trust us with their pride and joy – their vehicle! And we believe in dealing directly with the customers from start to finish and building a lasting, trusted relationship.”

He uses his experience of running his own garage to know what makes a garage successful.

“Without a happy and loyal customer base, we don’t have a business. We work hard to complete every job to the highest quality and we are pleased when customers drive away happy with the service they have received.”

And when the workshop is closed…

Jamie lives with his partner Katy and between them, they have a family of seven children! So there’s never a dull moment! As well as mechanics and engines, Jamie loves motorbikes. He loves being in the great outdoors with his family and if he wasn’t busy working at Great North Auto Services, he would be found out farming.

Richard Walton – Vehicle Technician and MOT Tester

A wealth of experience…

Richard joins the Great North Auto Services team as our Vehicle Technician & MOT Tester from Land Rover, Ripon, where he held the same position. He brings with him 37 years’ industry experience. Covering all aspects of vehicle repair from servicing, engine and gearbox strip down to high-level diagnostic work. 

Starting his career as a vehicle technician within Ford dealerships, Richard then continued his career at Toyota and then Nissan, where he was Master Technician and workshop controller for 5 years.

We are excited to be able to utilise Richard’s excellent dealership experience, bringing those skills to our workshop. Richard also brings with him a solid, down to earth, jargon free attitude.

Leading by example…

Richard says, “Great North Auto Services is unique – we work to dealership standards at a fraction of the cost, with friendly staff and a modern, clean workshop with all the up-to-date equipment. What’s more, we ensure you are in direct contact with the technician who has worked on your vehicle, and you will be given a clear explanation of the work done.”

Having lived and breathed car mechanics for the whole of his working life, Richard is very clear on what makes a vehicle garage successful.

“A garage that carries out quality work for a good, honest price, with hard-working, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Personally, I get job satisfaction from the tricky jobs – I am so pleased when I fix a fault that I know most technicians would struggle to find.”

And when the workshop is closed…

Richard is married to Yvonne and has two children, Andrew and Amy. He enjoys taking his two spaniels to the river, cycling and a McDonald’s milkshake! His would-be drive is a Ferrari, in red of course – as long as it doesn’t break down, but then he would enjoy fixing it up again!

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