We’re not like that. Our aim is to provide the repair you need at the right price and deliver fantastic value for money. We’ll keep things simple with no hidden bills and no issues left unexplained.
We’re former experienced main dealer technicians and provide guarantees on all our services. We can also handle any type of vehicle and with pickup as well as delivery, we offer a stress-free experience. We can even provide 0% finance on larger repairs!
With garages based in both Pontyclun and Pencoed villages, K & J Motors has been established for ten years and have striven to build a solid reputation for providing a quality service to every client.
As ex main deal master technicians we have worked on a wide range of vehicles and dealt with numerous issues. With over 75 years of experience combined, you’ll always be in great hands here.
We provide main dealer services for half the cost and can offer fantastic value without impacting quality.
Karl & Jayson
Being part of the approved garage scheme means that our garage has been carefully selected and vetted as a local expert that can provide the best advice and solution for you. With competitive prices guaranteed and a promise to use original equipment or matching quality parts we’ll service your vehicle without impacting an original warranty.
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"Top garage, been using Karl and Jay for over ten years now. Awesome service, totally helpful and the extra care and service is second to none. Fully recommend."
"Can't thank these guys enough, saved the day by fitting me in for a quick MOT. So helpful, very friendly, such a quick and professional service."
Amy Louise Webb
"Booked in for MOT today, excellent service, very professional and friendly, will be my 1st choice garage every time, cheers Karl and team."
"Top service from the guys at K & J Motors, took two cars in for an MOT and they managed to do one while we waited at very short notice, the other required quite a bit of work to get it through and they turned it around in two days."
"Fantastic service, wouldn't take my car anywhere else. Also pick up and drop off your car. Highly recommend."
"Great service and great value can’t recommend enough."
"Gave my car here. Found the service to be very professional and have not had a problem with my car since. Thanks guys will 100% be back."
"Karl and Jay are two handy fellas to know. Always happy to help. Offer a friendly and reliable service! 👍"
We provide full servicing for all makes & models to sure you stay safe and road ready.
Knocks, noises, fumes and rattles? No problem, our team will work to locate the problem and get it fixed for you.
With great prices on MOT’s we provide an unbiased solution you can count on annually.
You might notice a squeaking when you brake or a delay in the vehicle coming to a halt? If so, we can help provide the fix to keep your car safe.
Do your tyres look flat or have you noticed the tread has started to wear away? Get the repair or replacement you need at our garage.
Have you noticed a burning smell? It could be worth getting your car checked out for an issue with the exhausts.
Not sure if you need a replacement? We can get this checked for you.
Blinking Engine Management light? How about juddering car windows? We’ll diagnose the problem and fix it immediately.
Is your car not starting? We can fix your battery or provide a replacement with ease.
Tap into your vehicles power reserves and gain greater performance and pulling power from your car, 4x4 or caravan tow, or seek better fuel economy, then engine remapping is now a viable and mainstream option.
If your car needs a major repair we’ll keep you on the road with one of our fantastic courtesy vehicles.
We’ll pick your car up from where you need if you can’t get it to us and can deliver it back to you as well
Some car repairs can be unexpected and incredibly expensive. To ease the burden, we provide 0% finance and can guarantee you will pay less for a repair over an extended period.
K & J Motors is happy to accept both manufacturer and most UK third party extended warranties, as well as insurance repair work. Simply provide us with the details and our expert technicians will do the rest.
Sometimes cars need emergency and unexpected repairs that won’t fit into your monthly budget. That’s why we provide 0% finance and can guarantee that you will be able to pay less for a repair over a longer period. For more info please speak to a member of our team.
Do they look legit? How long have they been established? Always check search engines, websites, social media and company formation websites for proof of history. A great tip would be to type the word “complaint” and their company name into a search engine too.
Check search engine reviews, approved garage schemes, social media and general word of mouth. Whilst you can’t please everyone, if they are conscious about service and customer satisfaction then they will usually reply back to negative reviews.
This can be as simple as displaying an up to date VOSA certificate (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency). Don’t forget to look out for the appointed member of staff/ MOT tester too. Other positive signs are Companies House certifications, Certificates of Public Liability Insurance, recognized card payment methods like Visa & MasterCard and co-branding and memberships with approved car garage schemes.
Obtain any quotations or “rough” estimates in writing, preferably on company headed paper or an email. There should never be any hidden bills with a service like this and certainly no surprises unless clearly communicated prior.
This is important before, during and after your inspection or repair. Typical warning signs are usually unexplained/ unauthorized repairs, upgrades, up sells or excessive use of industry jargon. A great mechanic will never shy away from explaining their work and why it’s necessary.
Get proof! This is of particular importance during and after your repair or service. Shady repair garages or mechanics won’t want to demonstrate the failures or provide explanations or proof prior to pick up. If you cannot view in person then ask for a recorded video to your smart phone- still images can be fraudulent and similar engine images can easily be plucked from the web.
A warning or check engine light is the most common issue for car, SUV and Light Commercial Van owners. These lights illuminate when the vehicle’s ECU (engine control unit) detects an error code triggered by a sensor. Since there are more than 200 possible warning codes, having a professional mechanic complete a warning light inspection is the best way to determine the source and make the right repairs.
The engine runs best when air and fuel properly mix and burn in the combustion chamber. To efficiently complete this process, a series of fuel and ignition system components must work together. Though many moving parts help an engine run properly, engine sputtering or misfiring is one of the leading problems. To reduce engine misfiring or sputtering issues, make sure to replace fuel and ignition system components as recommended by your manufacturer.
When the engine is running efficiently, it burns fuel at a rate that helps improve fuel economy. However, several fuel system parts like fuel filters, air filters, mass air flow sensors, and O2 sensors will eventually get dirty or wear out. If this happens before they are replaced, it will cause the engine to consume more fuel than usual. Again, being proactive about routine servicing provides the solution.
Most about three years or 50,000 miles. A dead battery is usually caused by reduced amps – or electrical currents – which naturally decrease as the battery loses its ability to maintain a charge. A damaged alternator, battery temperature sensor, or other charging system components can expedite this issue. It’s best to replace your car battery every 50,000 miles or three years, even if it’s not showing signs of damage.
While most tires become flat after striking an object or being punctured, it’s possible for simple wear and tear to be the main source. Extend your tire's lifespan by keeping them properly rotated, as recommended by your vehicle manufacturer. Generally, rotating tires every 5,000 miles (or when you change your engine oil) is the best advice.
Like any other moving part on your car, the brake system is intended to wear out over a designated period of time. Brakes are vital for safe stopping, so when they display any symptoms of issues, , squeaking or a soft brake pedal – it should be inspected by a professional mechanic as soon as possible. While minor problems can cause squeaking or squealing noises, once the brakes start grinding, it’s a definite sign they need to be replaced.
The alternator is the part on your vehicle that keeps all electrical systems running once the car starts. It’s also responsible for supplying a charge to your battery to keep it in peak condition. When an , it will eventually cause the battery to wear out prematurely and other starting issues. Check your recommended service intervals and replace the alternator before it breaks to avoid this hassle.
The starter motor is responsible for cranking your engine over, which begins the starting process. When this , it’s usually because the electrical solenoid has been damaged, the starter motor breaks, or another electrical fault occurs – like a starter relay, for example. While a starter can be replaced before it breaks, it’s difficult to predict when this will happen. It’s best to have a car-starting inspection to determine the problem before assuming it's the starter.
Multiple issues can cause the while driving. If it happens right after starting your car and beginning to drive, wheel bearings or damaged suspension components are often the source. If it happens at higher speeds, it’s typically a tire/wheel balance issue. Regardless, having a professional mechanic inspect the vehicle at your location is the best way to correctly diagnose and resolve this issue.
You might suspect overheating to be higher on this list, but in reality, it occurs rarely. In most modern cars, the cooling system is very complex, containing multiple sensors that monitor coolant temperature, flow and other components. Staying on top of radiator flush services and changing the water pump before it breaks are two easy ways to reduce the potential for.