About Broad Town Cars
Broad Town Cars can be found nestled under the gaze of the chalk horse carved into the hill side of Broad Town, Near Swindon in Wiltshire and is owned and run by the Harris Family who are all local to the area.
The business has expanded a lot since its humble beginning and has grown into a successful servicing, repairs, car sales and MOT testing business.
Although our location is very idyllic as we are surrounded by beautiful countryside our close proximity to the M4 motorway and its various links makes us easily accessible to all. For more location information see our Contact page by clicking here.
The main building was originally converted from a Methodist chapel into a bus garage in 1950. Michael Harris came here with a work colleague in 1968 and started a car repair business. This went through many changes and slowly grew to incorporate car sales and also the new MOT test when it was first introduced. Michael with help of his wife Hazel continued to slowly expand the business.
In the early 1980's their son Andrew joined the 'Family Firm' straight from college and together they set about expanding the car sales side of the business with Andrew taking over the day to day running of the garage in 2001 with assistance in the office from his wife Karen.
We are very proud to have been in business since the 1960's and between all our staff have many years experience.
Unlike many other garages our "about us" page really does that, It tells you about us and our history, not all our competitors do this.
The Broad Town Cars Team
Andrew first came to help his father Michael at Broad Town Cars straight from college in the 1980's. He often says he came to see if he would like it and after all this time he still hasn't decided! Andrew now runs the car sales however he doesn't mind stepping in to help out any of the team when they get busy.
Rupert joined the Broad Town Cars team in 2005 as Mechanic and Workshop manager. He was brought up in Broad Town and his parents still living in the village so it was like he had 'come home'. Rupert has previously worked in a main dealer environment spending the last nine years at the local Vauxhall dealer.
Richard is the garages driver and forecourt coordinator. He joined the team in 2006 after working at Honda UK in Swindon since the factory opened. He is in charge of the forecourt display and driving duties and helps all the other members of the garage with their daily activities.
Robert joined us in 2010. He has spent 6 years with the Dick Lovett Group and the last 12 years at a Vauxhall main dealer in both their workshop and also the service reception. He has worked with Rupert before and joins him in the workshop as a technician.
Paul is our newest member & is our full time car valeter. He joined us in 2014. Paul has had a varied work career doing lots of diferent jobs in various parts of the country. He now lives locally in Royal Wootton Bassett & keeps all our cars looking great !
Hazel was a secretary in the Motor Trade when she married Michael and had always helped him with his paper work.
Karen has had a successful career as a head chef and after starting a family she came to help her husband Andrew and Hazel in the office