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Old Forge Garage

We offer an independent in-house warranty with all of our vehicles (3 month/3,000 miles whichever comes first) as well as 12 months MOT, and should any advisories be highlighted they will be promptly rectified so you can have confidence in your new car.

We have a workshop at our Earl Stonham branch with servicing and MOT facilities run by a competent and trained team of mechanics and MOT testers which is where the work is carried out on all of our vehicles. If you have any queries or wish to book your vehicle in with us please contact our workshop on 01449 711252.

MOT testing

Get a fair and honest MOT for just £39.95 – and our price includes a free retest within 10 days should the vehicle fail.

Old Forge Garage Workshop is approved by the Government appointed Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for Class IV MOT testing (cars, camper vans and light commercial vehicles). MOT testing is a legal requirement for all vehicles over 3 years of age, with the purpose of making sure your car meets the minimum safety requirements to be roadworthy.

Your MOT can be booked up to 30 days before it expires and any remaining time on your existing MOT certificate will be added to your new one.

MOT’s are by appointment only, you are welcome to leave your car with us for its MOT.

Please call our workshop on 01449 711252.

General repairs

Need new brake pads, an exhaust, wheel bearing or clutch? General car repairs can range from replacing your brakes, suspension springs, timing belt (cambelt) or brake pipes.

It is important to have any car repairs rectified as soon as possible as delaying repairs can cause further damage and could result in your vehicle being unsafe or illegal to drive.

We offer fixed price labour on some general repairs.

Please call our workshop on 01449 711252 for a quotation.


We offer and interim service and a full service, if your vehicle isnt older than 3 years we can use genuine parts for this so it complies your main dealer warranty, prices will differ on these occasions. Our normal servicing is carried out with OEM parts and high quality oils and filters.




Vehicle diagnostics

You don’t have to go to a dealership to have your dash lights diagnosed. We can perform a diagnostic check on your car using the latest Snap-on diagnostic software which can read the majority of fault codes stored in a modern vehicles memory system.

ECU fault code reading

Sensors in your vehicle report to the ECU (Engine Control Unit) on how they are performing. If a problem occurs, it logs a fault code. A diagnostic code reader has to be used to read the fault and to clear any fault codes from the memory.

We can investigate the following faults:

  • Engine management
  • Fuel systems
  • Electronic diesel control systems
  • Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) re-generations
  • Vehicle diagnostic investigation

Our diagnostic investigation includes a code read of the fault codes stored in the vehicle’s ECU and 1 hour of our trained technician’s time to investigate the error code/components further. Whilst the ECU code read will provide information about the vehicle fault it will not tell us what is wrong with it outright. It is a starting point to investigate and establish what has gone wrong.

We will carry out 1 hours diagnostic investigation and then call you to discuss your vehicle’s faults. If further time or tests are required we will discuss this with you before continuing. Please be aware the majority of faults are diagnosed within 2 hours, however some more complex faults can take longer.

Having the correct diagnostic equipment and technical training on fault diagnosis is vital for identifying the correct cause of issues and preventing further costly component failures.

Please call our workshop on 01449 711252 to book.


We can supply and fit new tyres at a competitive price, prices include rebalancing and disposal of the old casings. please note that tyre will have to be ordered in.

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Old Forge 4x4 Garage
Old Forge 4x4 Garage, Earl Stonham, Suffolk IP14 5DR

Telephone *Available until 10pm
01449 710050

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Old Forge Car Sales Diss
41-43 Sawmills Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP224GG

01379 652110

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Opening Times

Mon - Fri
08:30 - 17:30
09:00 - 13:00

01449 711252

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