New garage caters to old cars

A new garage opened in Bury not only works on today’s modern vehicles, but can also provide repairs for classic cars.

The Chevrington Garage will look at repairing slightly older cars on site, either sourcing parts or making them if unavailable. Both the owner and manager of the facility are car enthusiasts – evidenced by the array of museum pieces found in the garage’s showroom - looking to provide a service for those cars rarely catered for.

When dealing with more traditional vehicles, car garages are well advised to seek a combined motor trade insurance policy tailored to their needs. Specialist motor trade insurance will be required to cover the vintage cars on site, while road risks insurance to drive the specialist cars would also be necessary.

Manager Chris Wilson told Bury Free Press: “Most garages are what we loosely call ‘mechanics’ who buy in a part and fit it.

“We do that, but we can also repair things where we can so we can work on vehicles where you can’t get the parts – we can make parts when we can’t get them.”

While Wilson and owner Chris Whitehead specialise in pre-war and 1980s classic cars, they also have all the necessary equipment and diagnostics to repair parts for modern cars too.