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

What we Do

Vehicle services and repair costs

We aim to be highly competitive with our fixed cost services and labour rate. Our hourly charge is from £70 per hour depending on the work carried out. As you would expect the more technically difficult the repair – for example electronics- the higher the rate. Remember local French Car Main Dealers charge £110+ per hour plus VAT! And the savings don’t stop there – we can often source identical parts to those supplied by the French Car manufacturers at a considerable saving – remember we are all on your side to save you money!

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Full Electronic & Mechanical repair service
Servicing FROM £94.95

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Air conditioning

Service/Recharge £70.00

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Clutches fitted

Fitted FROM £225

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Front Pads fitted FROM £69.50
Front Discs fitted FROM £115.00

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Diagnosis from £45.00+ VAT

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Manufactures Services

Petrol and Diesel Vehicles
Oil Service FROM £94.95
Interim Service FROM £159.95
Major Service FROM £239.95

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CAM belts fitted

Cam belts fitted FROM £125.00

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Major Repairs

Exhausts from FROM £45.00
Tyres FROM £45.00


Say “double overhead camshaft” to Jean and she knows exactly what it means! Like all our staff Jean has more years than she cares to remember as a French Car receptionist. Jean will advise you on costs, keep you informed during your car’s stay with us and – yes – finally arrange payment. Jean lives in Lydney.

Jean Bevan

In common with other members of the team, Robin is a French vehicle “Master Technician” having trained and worked for 10 years at a local Peugeot dealership. As a diagnostic expert he sorts out those difficult electronic problems that most other garages find difficult to solve. A keen golfer, he lives in Gloucester.

Robin Cresswell


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

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!

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.

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.

Phill Humphreys on May 22, 2015

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

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!!

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.

roy coles 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

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.

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