Garage in Headingley

We have been repairing, servicing and testing cars in Headingley for around 10 years.
In that time we have built up a large customer base, mainly through word of mouth, in fact recommendation work makes up for a large percentage of our business, something we're particularly proud of.

We feel we're your "one stop shop" when it comes to taking care of your car. From repairs and servicing through to diagnostics and on site fault finding for diagnosing issues with your car quickly and affordably. 
We are more than aware that times are hard, that's why we offer one of the most competitive labour rates across the board.

Please take a few minutes to read our page on block exemption, what it is and how it can save you money by using an independent workshops rather than a dealership or a franchise centre. Very interesting reading.

We welcome new business from both the public and trade. 

We won't be beaten on price or quality of service.


In theory a Main Dealer has a lot of advantages over an Independent Garage like SJS Autos. They should have more up to date information and facilities specific to your car servicing. They have access to information from the manufacturer and to a wide range of parts for those vehicles. In practice it’s not so simple.

To service/maintain/repair the modern vehicle you need technical expertise, ability, facilities, diagnostic equipment, but in the end the attitude of the technician and the organisation they are part of is crucial. Many Main Dealers operate bonus schemes where they incentivise their technicians to work quicker. Does this mean they are better technicians, or that corners are cut?

At SJS Autos we don’t operate such bonus schemes. We pride ourselves on listening to our customers. We get to know you and your vehicle so we can sensibly adapt servicing to suit your needs. Maybe you only drive it once or twice a month, maybe you are in it all day, every day. Whichever way you use your vehicle, we make sure the service matches.

Fast fit centres offer servicing as well, and they can be a bit cheaper than SJS, however all garage businesses exist to make money. Fast fit service/repair centres claim to save you money because they can supply parts (e.g. tyres, exhausts and batteries) cheaper and/or they don’t charge for fitting (or maybe they make a fixed charge). What this means is that they attempt to reduce labour costs and increase sales of parts. There two ways to reduce labour costs; use less labour and use less skilled labour. We don’t need to discuss the risks in either of those approaches.

At SJS we use our skill to provide you with a quality car service in Headingley and thorough work. We don’t hide this and in fact we want you to know that what you are paying for is better work that will make your car safer, more economical and less hassle to you. Have you heard other garages saying they have “Fully Qualified Technicians”? In our opinion there is no such thing as Fully Qualified. Cars and the equipment used to diagnose and repair the modern vehicle today change all the time, therefore the motor trade is something that is constantly evolving.

That’s why our technicians are continually trained and encouraged to gain as many qualifications as possible and we are constantly adding to our tools and equipment. We believe our attitude, skill level, facilities, continued investment in our business, equipment and attention to detail is unmatched. We never compromise on our skill or quality of parts that we fit and we believe equipment should never be a substitute for knowledge.