Where you can find us

The French Car Centre,
Kingsditch Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 9PB.
01242 255355

8.00am - 5.30pm
Monday to Friday

Out of hours
07542 023571 or
01684 772722

French Car Centre

Welcome to the French Car Centre, we hope you find the contents both interesting and informative.

We are a 10 year established, Cheltenham based company, run by a team dedicated to providing a quality service at a reasonable price, using quality parts and Main Dealer level diagnostic software.

We specialise in Peugeot, Citroen and Renault. We are RAC and AA approved and deal with breakdowns, diagnostics and repairs along with general servicing and MOT’s.

If you don’t have a French vehicle we also repair other makes and models. we have extensive experience with, the Volkswagen Audi group, BMW, Mercedes, Ford and Vauxhall but can and will repair any brand.

We encourage customers to call in or telephone us for a quotation on any repair or to discuss a problem. We are keen to help and will try to beat any genuine quote as we are aware of the tight economic climate and will try to help if at all possible.


Recent Feedback

    C Hale on July 31, 2021

    Took my car to a local well known store to have a set of wiper blades replaced. Unfortunately they broke the rear wiper arm.
    Took the car to French Car Centre and they could not have been more helpful. They sourced a replacement blade, contacted me as soon as it was in and replaced it in a few moments.
    I was not surprised. It was the excellent service that I have received from French Car Repairs for several years now. Would not use anybody else.
    (PS Happy to say the other store refunded my costs without any hassle, good on them!)

    tony setchell on January 8, 2021

    My wife and I are shielding – car needed a MOT, they collected the car MOT’ed it and brought it back.
    Great customer service by nice guys

    Thank You

    Mrs Bishop on February 8, 2018

    Thank you very much for great service, I thought I was going to be without the car for a few days, it was ready the next day. Fantastic friendly service.

    Mr Hammett on February 8, 2018

    Had a stuck window, I enquired from a major garage and was quoted £400. I remembered French Cars when I lived here 4 years ago. I can’t thank them enough £54 and job done in 50 min’s
    I would recommend to any one who wants a firm that can’t be beaten for cost or service.

    Mr Marchant on January 23, 2018

    thank you tony and your team for first class work on my 2 0 7 nothing was to much trouble freindly reception staff
    will use again if need be highly recomend you to other people 10/10

    Mr Bayliss on September 25, 2017

    Another first class service,from a first class,unbeatable team.

    Mr Lynch on April 13, 2017

    First time I have used this garage, A little misunderstanding with the price initially but all resolved quickly and the service was carried out promptly and efficiently. Will definitely use this garage again.

    Mr Hale on January 30, 2017

    I’ve used this company for a few years now, for both servicing and repairs. I would recommend it to anyone, for both reasonable costs and their technical ability. (Even I can understand things when they explain them to me!)

    Mr Jones on January 18, 2017

    Thanks for fixing the issue with my Citreon so quickly under your warranty -the test of real service is how problems are dealt with – The couple of issues I have had have been sorted quickly – I would recommend the French car centre as somewhere you can buy a car with complete confidence

    Mr Harvey on December 21, 2016

    Thank you so much for your speedy, efficient service. I will definitely use your business in the future and will be recommending you!

    Mr Bayliss on October 1, 2016

    First time I’ve used French Car Centre,and certainly I’ll use them in future.
    Friendly,efficient staff,very competitive rates,plus a free lift home and back.

    Mr Ashcroft on August 24, 2016

    Excellent service from all of your staff.

    Mrs Plaster on July 27, 2016

    My second visit, on both occasions have found them very friendly, professional, independent company and would/have recommended them to family and friends, and prices very good…. Thank you

    Mrs L Hitchen on July 5, 2016

    Excellent speedy service throughout.
    Sensible prices. Very professional and friendly independent company.
    I will recommend and use again.

    Mr Reynolds on June 27, 2016

    Bought a 206cc from Tony, service was excellent from the first visit to collecting the car ,a very professional and friendly garage would highly recommend .Thank you.

    Mrs Donne on March 2, 2016

    Unfailingly excellent service once again – thank you very much to all involved and particularly to Tony for coming out to us.

    Mrs Haddock on November 6, 2015

    Many thanks for the excellent service .
    Nice feel about the whole set up!

    Mr Dorey on October 21, 2015

    I needed cam belt,aux belt,water pump change on my Renault Clio,absolutely 1st class job,price wise,courtesy,met most of team knowledge and experience top drawer, could not fault anything and believe me I am a perfectionist.I will be back. Many Thanks.

    Mr Arnold on August 27, 2015

    Having had dubious results from main dealers in the past its refreshing to find this company of friendly independents who really know their stuff, and at a sensible price!10/10 to the whole crew!

    Wayne on August 26, 2015

    Great service from people who really know their stuff! Had a Auto Gearbox problem and they sorted it out very quickly and kept me informed all through the repair process. This gave me confidence and peace of mind. The AA had sent me to this garage and I was pleased they did. Great job done! Thank you!

    Wayne on August 26, 2015

    What great service from people who really know their stuff! Kept me informed all through the repair process(Auto Gearbox problem) which gave me peace of mind and confidence.

    Michael Ramstedt on June 18, 2015

    Excellent service cant fault them.
    Recommend them to everyone.

    Roger Davis on June 4, 2015

    Another good service today. Good prices, loan car, friendly staff and they washed my car too!
    Perfect service that many main dealers should aspire too but often fail,
    Many Thanks

    Martin Smith on May 27, 2015

    Another great service from the team today, they always manage to fit me in at short notice if I have a problem.
    I have been using the French Car Centre for a few years and I cannot fault them.

    Many thanks.

    Phill Humphreys on May 22, 2015

    Wish I lived closer to you guys to use you all the time!!!!!!

    Phill Humphreys on May 22, 2015

    I had the miss fortune of putting the wrong fuel in my car whilst visiting the town from Torquay,I would like to say thank you for your friendly efficient service at value for money too. We made it back to Torquay thanks to French car repairs and a great AA man
    Thanks again, I would fulley recommend this garage!!

    Andrew whitlock on May 15, 2015

    Great service recommend to EVERYONE!!! Was quoted redicilous price from renault but came here and was charged nearly 4 times less than the price

    The Organ family on March 20, 2015

    We have been taking our cars to The French Car company for several years . They have repaired, serviced and MOT’d our Peugeot, Citroens, Renault also our Land Rover. They are efficient and trustworthy. They track down good quality parts at a reasonable cost. I would recommend to anyone!

    John Tomkinson on March 18, 2015

    Excellent efficient service, car returned fully valeted and repairs carried out without any delay

    Darren Tigwell on February 16, 2015

    Fast friendly service. Would reccomend

    R Hickman on February 6, 2015

    A great team providing the best service. I fully recommend The French
    Car Centre I have found them very helpful and experts in their field.
    I certainly will not go anywhere else. Professional service at a fair price.

    Geoff Jenkins on February 5, 2015

    Honest, fair, professional, friendly and helpful, what more can I say!

    J French-Jones on January 26, 2015

    My Pug 406 was ported to your garage by the AA today. Within two hours you had removed the damaged belt and mechanism, replaced it and had the car back on the road. The front-of-house service was also excellent – apart from paying the bill (which was very reasonable) both my dog and I (a fuss was made of him) found the experience very good. Thank you.

    Andy Hogarth on December 13, 2014

    Fantastic, extremely efficient service received! Really went the extra mile to solve a complex fault. Very well priced and trustworthy. Would definitely recommend!!

    Gerry Metcalf on December 10, 2014

    My first service on a C1.

    Excellent service in all respects.

    Start and finish times were achieved.

    Staff very friendly.

    Car was cleaned inside and out.

    Highly recommended.

    roy coles on November 3, 2014

    called in today on the offchance of getting noise from the back of my picasso fixed.diagnosed and repaired in an instant.thankyou very much.

    Darren Tigwell on October 13, 2014

    Had an issue last week that needed resolving ASAP, service was excellent, staff friendly.
    Would defintiely reccomend them.

    julie Jarvis on September 15, 2014

    Very friendly staff. Excellent service. Very helpful. Did the work to my car on time. Brilliant.

    Ian Page on August 13, 2014

    I thought I’d try a service at this garage after calling in to have my air con re gassed which was dealt with great speed and effiencey on the spot. I was not dissapointed a lift home after dropping car off a lift back to collect the car!! When I got in the car to drive away I saw it had been washed and hoovered inside!!! And the difference in the car very noticeable. Would highly recommend . Excellent service.

    malcolm pratley on May 12, 2014

    Excellent service by all staff,from initial phone call,to collection of car.All work done at a third of the estimate of main peugeot dealer.First class,well done.

    Lee Partridge on March 6, 2014

    Been going to French Car Repairs in Cheltenham now for about 3 years, The service is second to none, its always difficult to find a garage that you are comfortable going back to, They only do the work that is neccassary unlike other garages who would say you need something replaced when it is simply not true.
    Really happy customer and will always recommend to freinds and family.
    Thank you.

    Phil Thompson on February 12, 2014

    I’d like to express my sincere thanks for your help with repairs to my Golf window mechanism yesterday.
    You were recommended to me by two fellow employess of Ultra Electronics PALS and I will now be recommending you too!
    Once again, thanks.

    George Brewster on October 1, 2013

    My sincere thanks for the excellent service (and coffee) that I received today. Not only for fitting a new window regulator (the reason I visited) in good time but for discovering the far more potentially larger problem of the blocked drain tubes. I learnt an important lesson today.

    Aaron McGuigan on July 28, 2013

    Saw an advert on Auto Trader for a Renault Megane Scenic. Contacted Tony Hughes to make an appointment to view. Been in today and purchased the car. Can not fault the customer service that we received today which is second to none. Very friendly, very professional. Will recommend to all my family and friends. Thank you Tony.

    Mrs Anne Bishop on July 5, 2013

    Thankyou so much for your friendly efficient service when RAC diagnosed the need for new Starter Motor on my Peugeot 307 today. I was on my way home in 2 hours, job done. I will certainly be booking my car with you when service is due.
    Also thanks for cup of tea.

    Suzanah H on July 5, 2013

    Fantastic and friendly service. They diagnosed my car very promptly and provided me with a courtesy car. As my car was taken in by the RAC I must admit I was a little worried about where it might end up but I really would use the French Car Centre again. The staff were very efficient and it was reasonably priced. Thank you.

    Jason Green on June 26, 2013

    My wife took her Corsa to Vauxhall who kept it for 3 days and could not fix it. I took it to French Car Repairs who then diagnosed and fixed the problem in 2 hours. Awesome service, very professional and really friendly. Many thanks

    Catherine Keenan on June 17, 2013

    Fantastic service from the staff! Really happy with my car exactly as described,Highly recommended.

    N Goode on May 19, 2013

    Had some major work carried out on my Renault Megane,I found the French Car Centre staff very professional and customer friendly. Kept me informed throughout the repair of my car and they also provided me with a courtesy car. I will definitely recommend them to friends and family, and will use them in the future for all my car maintenance.
    my car has never ran so well. THANK YOU

    Ian James on May 10, 2013

    Great job provided , very professional , friendly staff , reasonable prices , THE BEST car mechinics I have ever taken my car to , will definatly be taking car back for any work needed and will advise others also , thank you

    Ian on April 13, 2013

    We have had our Citroen main dealer serviced, but after a bad experience decided it was time for a switch.
    I am delighted to say it was a major breath of fresh air, service receptionists that actually contact you, technicians that actually want to deliver your car in tip-top condition.

    I will admit we spent a lot more than expected but this was due to pervious poor quality workmanship, I thank Yvette and team for correcting these issues.
    It goes without saying we will return.

    roycoles on March 26, 2013

    i recently had a clutch fitted to my picasso.the quote was far less than the garage i had been using for many years.i was also given a courtesy car whilst work was being done.BRILLIANT!am now going back for service and mot

    J Bentley, Stroud on March 14, 2013

    I would like to thank you (especially Tony) for your help and professionalism when my car broke down.
    I have had bad experiences with garages in the past and have to say that you dealt with my problem in a calm and unstressful manner and got me back on the road in a very timely fashion. It was the best customer experience I have ever had in my 26 years of driving.

    Barry James on February 20, 2013

    Paul & gang
    Thank you so much for the work you carried out on my Grand Picasso, including reprogramming of the gearbox, MOT, tyres and a major service, it’s like new.
    I will not hesitate in telling people what a great friendly service you provide. Feel free to use this recommendation.

    Tony Willoughby on February 14, 2013

    We used yourselves for the first time yesterday,for a service and MOT.More than satisfied with the works and atmosphere, it was a happy place. So was I when I saw the bil!!. Many thanks,see you again.

    Peter Snaith on September 14, 2012

    French Car Centre have just given my Peugeot 308 its “BIG ” service plus MOT . Great price & great service from people who understand cars & know how to treat customers .
    Many Thanks….

    Mr H, Cheltenham on May 29, 2012

    Having recently had the turbo repaired on my Peugeot 307, I would like to say not only was I impressed with the repair, but also the extra mile you went with the customer service to try and find a 3rd party that would help repair my turbo. All this at a rate far less than I had been quoted by main dealers and other garages. The car is now running well and I am delighted with the work.

    I am more than happy for this letter to be shown to any prospective customer as a reference for the quality of the work carried out at the French Car Centre.

    Mrs P, Bishops Cleeve on April 6, 2012

    “My Citroen failed the MOT – it needed a rear brake drum. The Main Dealer quoted me £186. French Car did the job for less than £100!- Great value.

    Mr A, Bishops Cleeve on January 29, 2012

    “The power steering pump recently went on my Citreon Berlingo. Mr Hughes came to my home and collected it – left my wife and I a loan car for the weekend, repaired and delivered it back – all at a price £100 less than a local main dealer. Great service, great value”

    Mr.D, Bishops Cleeve on November 29, 2011

    I was advised by my local Renault Dealer that my Clio 172 needed two rear springs fitting, they quoted £360, French car did the job for £136 including VAT, will I go back? You bet I will!