family run garage
Bring your vehicle in to Ridley Exhausts for a free check. We can test, advise, repair and replace part or full exhaust systems at a very competitive price.
If you're in need of new tyres, we can help. We have all the big brand names as well as budget options. Give us a ring and we'll match your vehicle with the perfect tyre.
Maximise the lifespan and value of your vehicle with regular servicing. Ridley Exhausts' expert technicians are trained to service any make or model of car using the latest techniques and equipment.
We are fully licensed and trained to test all makes and models, from cars, vans and trucks, to motorbikes, motorhomes and 4x4’s.
Joe Ridley was always interested in anything with wheels - in 1970 he decided to turn his passion into a thriving business servicing all kinds of vehicles in Bishop Auckland and the surrounding area. His son, Paul, became involved in 1984, with his younger son, Tony, joining the business in 1993. More recently, Paul's son, Kane, has decided to follow in his fathers footsteps and join the team as an apprentice.
Today, Ridley Exhausts are an independent, family run Exhaust, Tyre, Service and MOT centre. We have a team of highly skilled vehicle technicians and MOT testers who can carry out all aspects of vehicle maintenance.
Book your MOT in using our online booking form below.
Our full service package covers all areas of essential maintenance so that you can enjoy trouble free driving - and lessen the chance of hidden costs further down the road! Ask for the best service package that suits your needs.
Whether the problem is inside the engine or the cabin, we have the technical knowledge to help you with any vehicle problem. Our team of fully qualified MOT Testers and Vehicle Technicians are up to speed with the latest techniques.
Top tip: You can have your MOT test done up to one month early, without losing any days.
Worried something is wrong with your car? Our qualified mechanics can can diagnose the problem and get you back on the road in no time. Contact us to arrange a suitable time to come in.
Engines are complicated machines; working completely fine one day and struggling to perform the next. Ridley Exhausts offer a complete engine diagnostic service using the latest equipment from Bosch and Launch to get to the root of the problem fast.
Out of alignment tyres can affect the fuel efficiency, tyre wear, handling and maneuverability. We offer wheel alignment and balancing services that allow for safer driving and extends the life of your tyres. We use laser tracking technology for absolute accuracy so contact us today for the best service.
In need of new tyres? We have all the big brand names as well as budget options. Our Hi Tec Tyre changing machine safeguards your alloy wheels from getting scuffed and Bridgestone UK recognises us as experts in run-flat tyre technology. Give us a ring and we'll match your vehicle with the perfect tyre.
Modern vehicles with their fancy on board electronics rely heavily on battery power. Don't worry, we'll check your current battery really is empty before replacing it!
An underperforming Catalytic Converter / Diesel Particulate Filter and Exhaust System can result in reduced efficiency and lead to other problems for your vehicle. Come in for a free check - we can test, advise, repair and replace part or full exhaust systems.
Your clutch enables you to connect and control the power of the engine to your gearbox - ultimately, creating motion. It is essential that it is working correctly and that wear is monitored.
BRAKES / SHOCK ABSORBERS
Working brakes are absolutely essential to the safety of your driving. If they start to fail, not only can they impair the car's performance but they may lead to your vehicle failing it's MOT test. Come in for a free no obligation brake check, giving you peace of mind.
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WHY CHOOSE US?
All work will be explained clearly and the costs will be transparent.
We provide top quality maintenance for all types of vehicles.
You'll find the service friendly, straightforward and jargon-free.
BOOK YOUR MOT IN ONLINE