Magdale Testing Station

Steps Industrial Park,

01484 660577


Opening Times

Mon: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Tues: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Weds: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Thurs: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Fri: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8am – 12pm

35 Years’ Experience

If you’re looking for an honest and reliable mechanic, then look no further than Honley.

With more than 35 years’ experience, staff at Magdale Testing Station are specialists when it comes to MOTs, servicing, vehicle repairs and diagnostics.

Owner Tom Booth made a life changing decision when he swapped his PE kit for overalls and left behind a 12-year teaching career to take over his former family business.

The origins of the company date back to Tom’s uncle, Stuart Littlewood, who founded Peacock Garage, in Fisher Green more than 35 years ago. Specialising in MOT testing, Stuart moved the business to its current location in Steps Industrial Park, Magdale, Honley, in the early 1990s.

The business was then passed to Stephen Byram, who successfully ran the company for 25 years. When the opportunity came for Tom to take over Magdale Testing Station, he decided to swap careers.

Trained to Keep You on the Road

“As a teacher I was able to use my holidays to work within the business so it’s not completely new to me,” said Tom.

“When the opportunity came to bring the business back into our family, for me, it was the perfect timing. I loved teaching – the kids were great – but I was looking for a new way of living.

“My role is very much hands on. I am learning every aspect of the business as I go. From answering the ‘phone, invoicing and checking our prices are right, to keeping our customers happy and assisting in the garage, I am keen to ensure all operations continue to run smoothly,” he said.

Tom is joined by loyal employees Peter Roberts, who joined the business more than 30 years ago and David Goult who has been with the firm for more than 20 years.

Their wealth of experience means they can carry out MOT testing, servicing, mechanical repairs – including tyre replacement – and diagnostics (to help detect and repair mechanical faults) on any make and model of vehicle.

Reliable, Honest and Trustworthy

“We are well established within the Holme Valley community, which gives us a strong and loyal customer base,” said Tom. “Many of our customers have been coming to us since the day we started. Now their children and grandchildren are using our services.”

With a new venture comes new ideas and Tom has invested in a state-of-the-art MOT testing machine, meaning a faster and more efficient turnover.

“This will enable to us to increase the number of MOT tests we can carry out in a day. That means if we get a last-minute call from a worried customer to say their MOT is due to expire, we can easily book them in so they don’t have to take their car off the road,” said Tom.

Tom is also keen to build on the good customer relations already established within the business.

“The relationship with our customers has always been about building trust, being reliable and providing an excellent customer service,” said Tom. “Our aim is to keep our customers happy and on the road.”

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Magdale Testing Station
Steps Industrial Park, Magdale, Honley, Holmfirth HD9 6RA, UK

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