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April 26, 2023

Simon says, First Stop, here we come!

One of Wolverhampton's oldest and most iconic garages is motoring into a new era with First Stop, featuring striking signage, new equipment and access to an even wider range of premium tyres.

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April 24, 2023

It's owl good as garage owner makes big move

He’s overcome a devastating garage fire, a global pandemic and two major rebuilds of his business and after a 45-year rollercoaster ride in Winchester, Peter Whieldon has now revealed the secret to his success…

…A little owl in his office!

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February 16, 2023

Business is booming for Bishop Auckland garage

RMH Vehicle Services underwent a huge transformation to concentrate on more car repairs and tyre sales are posting record sales – and is gearing up for even more after partnering with the First Stop network.

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August 01, 2022

Treadmark Tyres take a turn towards First Stop

One of Consett’s most colourful characters and garage owners has celebrated his 75th birthday with a reassuring message to truckers and motorists in the town, declaring: “I’ll keep on going until I drop!”

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July 19, 2022

Stone Tyres scoop hat-trick of tyre safety awards

St Helens-based Stone Tyres can lay claim to being the safest garage in the UK after scooping a hat-trick of prestigious industry awards. The College Street-based centre has won three TyreSafe awards for its ongoing work to educate its customers and make surrounding roads as safe as possible.


April 26, 2022

Northampton all-female front desk a First Stop!

A Northampton automotive branch manager is heading up an all-female team of motoring experts to change age-old stereotypes and create what she believes is the most welcoming customer environment in the industry.

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April 01, 2022

A sign of the times for much loved Cramlington garage

One of Cramlington’s oldest and most popular family garages is entering into an exciting new era with the national automotive network First Stop after £20,000 was invested in a radical makeover, staff training and a new online booking site.

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June 21, 2021

Location, Location, Location

First Stop is inviting potential partners to its network in its most forward-thinking way to date, after teaming up with a London-based firm of property developers to source and secure a number of prime retail development opportunities.

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April 15, 2021

First Stop delight at game-changing garage solution

The First Stop network is promising to enhance motorists’ retail experiences whilst simultaneously managing technicians’ time more effectively, courtesy of a revolutionary new garage management system.

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October 29, 2019

New First Stop UK Retail Network Manager

First Stop welcomes Mark Widdows to retail manager role

First Stop is celebrating a major coup after attracting a highly respected figure from the fast fit industry to head-up its UK Retail Network Manager role.

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October 25, 2019

Trading Standards highlights part warn tyre issues

Suffolk Trading Standards has warned consumers to be cautious when purchasing part worn tyres for their vehicles. The warning follows several test purchases in Suffolk that “raised concerns.”