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To Us, Local Means Friendly and Experienced Since 1968

At our site in Histon, Cambridge we have been operating an independent service, repair and MOT centre since 1968. Our company philosophy is the same today as it was 50 years ago – to deliver the best customer focussed service within the local community. A motto we feel still rings true with our loyal customers.

We offer a wide range of services including, servicing, MOT and repairs for cars, small vans and motorcycles. We also offer a range of used vehicles for sale which are supplied with our comprehensive warranty. Vehicle finance options are available and part exchanges are also welcome.

Whilst we operate an independent all makes workshop, we have the advantage of the latest diagnostics equipment, trained technicians, and a loyal and trusted team to support the workshop.

However large or small the job, here at B&S Local our enthusiastic team will endeavour to help and give customers the following services with the level of care they expect.

  • All makes servicing
  • Vehicle repairs
  • Car and motorbike MOT ramps
  • Used car sales

We’re able to offer collection and delivery, while you wait MOT’s (with Coffee and Tea readily available) and service loan cars, all to make your experience with booking your vehicle in as easy as possible.

Why not call the team today on 01223 081525 to make a booking.

Free Collection, Delivery and Courtesy Cars Available

Get your car serviced without leaving the comfort of your home thanks to our free collection and delivery service.

We know how hectic life can be, which is why we offer a free collection and delivery when your service is due, collecting your car from a location of your choice, then deliver it back again (within a reasonable distance – contact us for details) once the work is completed.

We can also provide you with a courtesy car to make sure you’re never stuck without transport. And of course, we’ll complete all repairs and servicing as quickly and efficiently as we can.

  • Our courtesy cars, can be booked when your car is in for repair. Although please note this is a limited service and customers wishing to use this service must book well in advance to secure a car. The cars are driven on our insurance and carry a £250 excess. Drivers must be over 21 and produce both parts of their driving licence.
  • No need to contact your insurance as all our cars are covered fully comprehensive through Buckingham and Stanley.
  • Once your work is complete return our courtesy car and drive yours away completely happy and stress free

Complimentary Wash and Vacuum

Our staff here at B&S Local will go out of their way to do our best to accommodate your needs beyond working on your vehicle.

We want to make sure you are well taken care of throughout your experience with us. As part of our above-and-beyond approach and to say thank you for your custom, our valet team will give your car a wash and vacuum the footwells after any work has been carried out as a complementary service to our customers.

That way you will drive away from us knowing your car has been well looked after and looking great!

Free Tyre Safety Check

Your tyres have a major effect on the handling quality of your vehicle, which has a direct impact on your safety.

Your tyres must be in good condition, without deformation or tear, and with a good tread depth. Our experts here at B&S Local are happy to carry out a free no-obligation tyre check to diagnose early problems, check the safety and advise on the condition of your tyres.

  • Includes tyre pressure check
  • Inspects tyre tread depth
  • Ensures tyres are safe and legal

With every service we will carry out a tyre check to make sure your tyres are doing what they need to do. Or to arrange a free tyre safety check, please call us or simply pop in and speak to one of our friendly service team.

Fixed Price Repairs

With highly trained technicians using the latest diagnostic equipment, you can’t beat bringing your vehicle to B&S Local for all your maintenance needs.

And with our fixed price service offers you know exactly what you are going to pay so no surprises!

All our fixed price services come with the following:

  • Premium synthetic oil change
  • Change oil filter
  • Vehicle road test
  • Comprehensive vehicle inspection and report
  • Check and top up screen wash and antifreeze
  • Courtesy wash and vacuum
  • Collection/Delivery available
  • Loan cars subject to availability


Don't Let Your Car Get the Winter Blues!

For a limited time only we are offering a function and safety Winter vehicle health check for only £34.95

Hurry to take advantage of our special B&S Winter offer and treat your car to a 30-point health check and get a FREE de-icer and ice scraper on us!

Call us today on 01223 081525 to make a booking or use the online booking tool

We offer a wide range of extra services at B&S Local so give us a call to find out how we can help.


Motorbike MOT

Petrol / Diesel additive

Anti-freeze change

Aircon service

Other Services

Minor / major repairs

Cambelt replacement


Manufacturer servicing

Call us today on 01223 081525 to make a booking or use the online booking tool

They say, “life is better on two wheels” and at our motorcycle and moped MOT testing station in Histon that certainly is the case.

With an onsite team of technicians expressing more than a passing interest in all things motorcycle related, you are sure to get a positive and friendly welcome.

Managing Director Andrew Ballard explains that his technicians have been keen motorcycle enthusiasts from the time that they were old enough to ride. So, this plays well into the obvious enthusiasm his key technician team of Darren, Andy, and Service reception engineer Chris Hamit have for the world of motorcycles.

With our location so close to the city of Cambridge, a city bustling with two wheels, we can make sure the annual MOT test can be carried out on the many motorcycles, mopeds and scooters that are used in and around the Cambridge area.

Based in the pretty village of Histon, with a bakers next door, nearby shops and four pubs within a few hundred yards of our site there should be plenty of enjoyable ways to pass some time whilst we carry out the MOT test to give riders a more convenient appointment time.

So, the next time your motorcycle, moped or scooter needs an MOT test, a service or repair just remember that ‘life’s better on two wheels’ at B&S Local in High Street, Histon.

To make an MOT or a Service appointment please call 01223 081525 and we will be here to help.

Super Soco bike being assembled in the workshop
MOT motorbike roller brake tester
MOT test station at B&S Local
Motorbike MOT test lane ramp at B&S Local
Super Soco brake pad

Back in 1968, Malcolm Buckingham and Mike Stanley established Buckingham and Stanley on the site we still run the business from today.

They wanted to create a one-stop, local and friendly garage for the community.

Whilst Buckingham and Stanley have both since moved on and the business has expanded across further sites in the South of Cambridge, our site in Histon remains at the heart of our company, woven into our history and the blueprint for everything that we do.

Today, the business remains family run, and the same values still apply. We focus on providing the same service that we did all those years ago: local, friendly and experienced.

Buckingham and Stanley – Since 1968