James and Aldridge Garage Ltd

Thorne Farm, Kings Hill, Bude, EX23 0LU

MOT Testing

Our MOT testing lane can cater a variety of vehicles from the largest of motor homes to the average size family car. James and Aldridge Ltd can also carry out MOT tests on taxis.

We offer a free re-test within 10 days.

Vehicle Breakdown & Recovery

If your car will not start or has another problem that means you cannot safely drive to us then we can come to you. James and Aldridge Ltd operate a car transporter and can collect your vehicle.

Broken down whilst out and about? James and Aldridge can recover your vehicle and get you home safely.

Car Servicing

Our mechanics are trained to the highest standard and are fully qualified using the latest equipment. Whether its a simple oil change or a full engine rebuild you Can trust James and Aldridge Ltd to get you safely back on the road.

About Us

James & Aldridge Garage LTD are based in Bude, Cornwall. We carry out car servicing, repair and MOT testing as well as offering 24/7 vehicle recovery. Our Workshop is fully equipped with the very latest in servicing technology and all our staff are trained to provide the highest level of vehicle care.

We are RAC approved. The RAC have been serving motorists since 1897, and as the motorist’s champion, it’s their duty to provide motorists with a network of independent garages they can trust, that’s why they set up the RAC Approved Garages Network.
As an RAC Approved Garage we follow the RAC Customer Charter for Approved Garages. This means you will every time you bring your vehicle you will get:
• Honest pricing – All work will be explained clearly and the costs will be transparent
• Quality work – Any repairs done will meet the high standard set by the RAC
• Exceptional customer service – You’ll find the service friendly, straightforward and jargon free
For more information about the RAC and the Approved Garages network, please visit: www.rac.co.uk/approvedgarages

When you bring your car to us we will ensure that your car receives the very best care and attention to keep you safely on the road.

If you have any problems with your vehicle then get in touch today – either by telephone or you can email us – full details are in our contact section below.

Jack Wellington — 5 star Had a Full Service on my car yesterday & 2 new tyres put on, couldn’t fault the garage at all. Had a phone call to check that it was ok to go ahead with the full service and how much it would be, and also that I needed 2 new tyres and if it was ok to go ahead with that, always nice to deal with a garage that you can trust and will always do you the best deal they can. 
Thanks again Dave & Ed 🙂

Simon Sharp — 5 star Really recommend these guys! Top service, good price and unlike some they pay attention to the details that are important, giving good advise and highlighting possible issues to watch for. Thanks for the work, Regards Si.

Terry George — 5 star HIGHLY recommend these guys. Brilliant service and rates also hats off for fitting me in on such short notice. Cheers lads

Siobhan Pearce — 5 star Thanks for squeezing me in! Lovely guys & good value for money! Now I’m legal again cheers!

MOT and Taxi Testing

  • Class IV
  • Class VII Pre MOT’s
  • Camper Van MOT’s​
  • Taxi Test’s

Our fully automated MOT test lane uses the latest equipment giving us the ability to test all makes and models of petrol and diesel cars and light commercial vehicles (LCV). Should your car fail the MOT test, we can carry out the repairs on site. We also offer a free retest within 10 working days.

The RAC MOT Check & Repair Plan

The RAC know that 62% of motorists have had a vehicle fail its MOT. So, to help protect motorists they developed the RAC MOT Check and Repair Plan. The plan is given to you free of charge at the time of a service, provided a Vehicle Health Check has been completed and any remedial work identified is carried out*
The plan covers you for up to £750 of repairs should your vehicle fail its next MOT test**
• The RAC MOT Check & Repair Plan is free of charge
• Peace of mind that if your vehicle needs repairs to pass its MOT, the plan will cover you for specific parts
• Covers repairs up to a total of £750
For more information about the RAC MOT Check and Repair Plan and full terms and condition please visit: www.rac.co.uk/approvedgarage or alternatively speak to a member of the team.
*Remedial work completed at your own expense
**Please note only the items specified in the plan are covered. Any other repairs remain your own responsibility. £750 of repairs is inclusive of VAT.


The MOT test

You must keep any vehicles driven on the road in a roadworthy condition. The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.

It is not the same as having your vehicle serviced and does not check its general mechanical condition. Most of our customers have their annual service at the same time as the MOT. Contact us for further details.

Taxi Testing

James and Aldridge Ltd are a taxi testing centre.

A more rigorous annual test than the usual MOT is now required before being used on public roads as taxis. Contact us for pricing and to book your taxi in for the annual test or if you are interested in have your taxi or taxi business maintained by us.

Motorhome MOTs

We can cater for all size motor homes large or small, single or twin axle. Give us a call to get your motor home booked in.


  • Diagnostics
  • Servicing
  • ​Car Repair
  • Recovery
  • ​MOT’S
  • ​Trailer Repair
  • Horsebox Repair

Vehicle Transportation

We offer you a personal ‘one to one’ service collecting and delivering your car without any hassle and look to treat our customers with the highest level of service possible. 

We aim our standards higher than other transportation providers so you can be sure that your vehicle will delivered with the most care and safety.

Whether it’s 10 miles or a 1000 miles we will be competitive on our prices without affecting our level of service.

Give us a call for a free quote!

Contact Us

James And Aldridge Garage LTD

Thorne Farm, Kings Hill, Bude, EX23 0LU

Phone: 01288 3​56568

E-mail: jag.bude@hotmail.com

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