About Shaikly Motor Company

Small enough to care, big enough to cope…

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Repairing Vehicles since 1977

Multi-award winning Car Service, Repair and MOT Centre in Colchester.

Shaikly Motor Company, formerly known as Frank Shaikly & Son, was established in 1977.  Since then we have grown into one of the most successful garages in the Colchester area, and are proud to have achieved the status of a multi-award winning company.  We are an independent family run business and as such pride ourselves on being able to provide the ‘personal touch’ for our customers.  Our workshop is approved by OFT (Office of Fair Trading), BSI (British Standards) and Trading Standards. We are approved by the Trading Standards ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme and have been awarded a Female Friendly accreditation by Foxy Choice,.. 

..meaning all our customers can be sure of receiving an honest, reliable service which provides value for money and peace of mind. 



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at Shaikly Motor Company


Service and/or Repairs required on your vehicle and need an alternative payment option?.... Why not use Payment Assist and pay NO interest or fees on the funds
you need up to £1000.

The cost of repair will be spread over 4 equal payments and duration of 3 months - making the cost of vehicle repairs manageable.

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Mark Bumstead:
Workshop & General Manager

Mark is our main diagnostic technician. He is undergoing a Master technician programme with BOSCH Car Service to ensure that our customers receive the very latest technological expertise. He is the main point of contact when it comes to technical issues. He has been with us for over 20 years and is responsible for the management of our workshop at the Hythe.



Our team have collectively over 200 years of experience. Your dedicated team of highly skilled workshop Technicians are:

Mark Bumstead 
Aaron Baalham 
Jason Williamson
Craig Jackson - Mercedes Specialist 
Tim Poulter - Land Rover Specialist for 30 + years
Andy Deer - 
Rob Porter  - Vauxhall Specialist for 25 years                      Joe Hammon - Peugeot + Citroen Specialist                          Ben Dykes                  


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Michael Shaikly
Managing Director

Michael is the Owner and Managing Director of the company. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of its operations. Michael oversees both the Hythe and Severalls branches and employs a team of 18 people across the two sites.

With over 30 years experience in the motor trade, Michael is consistently updating his qualifications and training to be at the forefront of all the new technological advances and to be able to offer our customers an in-depth knowledge and understanding of their needs.  He is also Bosch Master Technician.


Robert Porter: General Manager

Rob is one of our General Managers at the Company and looks after the day to day running of the business. Rob has been working in the motor trade for 27 years, where he started in the local Vauxhall main dealer workshop as an apprentice and soon fast tracked himself to Master Technician then progressing onto workshop Foreman for a number of years. In 2008 he took on the Service Manager position providing excellent customer service for Vauxhall, Mazda and Kia.

Rob joined us in January 2019 and is enjoying his new career, bringing with him all his expertise and experience to complement our company. He will be the person discussing the repair works and costings required on your vehicle or if you have a fleet of vehicles that need to be serviced and maintained

Michelle – Accounts Manager

Michelle is our Accounts Manager.  She looks after the financial side of the business, speaking with suppliers and customers daily.


Adam Birkin: Workshop Manager

Adam is our Workshop Manager at the Severalls branch. Adam has over 35 years of experience within the motor trade and has been with us for 35 years. He oversees all workshop technicians and is also our dedicated MOT Site Manager. 

Claire Raymond - Service Receptionist

Claire runs the service reception at the Severalls Branch and will be your first point of call on the phone or when dropping off/picking up your vehicle.


Your team of highly skilled workshop Technicians at our Severalls branch are:

Adam Birkin

Edd Weeks

Tom Duda

Adam Shaikly (apprentice) 

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Bosch Car Service with Shaikly Motor Company.

The technicians at your Shaikly Motor Company are trained using the latest technologies and have the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment to pinpoint any faults in your car as quickly and accurately as possible.

The Bosch Car Service network works to a Trading Standards approved Consumer Code of Practice. This commitment to customer care promises affordability combined with the highest technical and customer service standards to give you peace of mind in knowing that you will receive the highest level of service.

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 Used Commercial Van & Car Sales

Shaikly Commercial & Car Sales

We are a leading Commercial Vehicle And Used Car Sales Centre running alongside an established MOT, Service and Repair Centre, so you can be assured that all our vehicles for sale have received our full and thorough attention both inside and out. Buy with confidence from a family run business est. for over for 40 years.
All vehicles will come with 1 years MOT and 6 Months Warranty
Please browse vehicles for sale below or call us on 01206 796657.

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Customer Testimonials

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5* Service!...

I take both of our cars to Shakily Motors and they are always serviced and maintained to an extremely high 5* standard. I needed our car to have an MOT and a few minor repairs and they managed to fit my car in to be done within the very tight time frame I had, and supply me with a courtesy car. I always find the whole team to be extremely friendly, courteous, understanding and very knowledgeable...I never feel like I have been over charged for any job done, and that the amount quoted is clearly detailed out and broken down without any hidden charges! I would highly recommend them as an excellent choice for servicing all your cars needs. C Jones   |   June 2021  |   Colchester, Essex

Honest & Reliable!...

Had several problems with my car that needed fixing within a timely manner. The Shaikly staff were transparent with all the information regarding the issues, they took time and care to explain the faults and professionally advised what needed to be done to resolve the issue. In regards to COVID safety measures, the garage had taken all the necessary precautions ensuring the safety of both the staff and its customers. Fair and honest regarding the prices, very happy with my experience and a reliable garage. Will be using them from now on, recommend to everyone who wants their car fixed properly. Kadir Zurel   |   March 2021  |   Colchester, Essex

Refreshingly Professional...

Refreshingly professional, helpful and VERY good value... could teach main dealers a thing-or-two! They undertook a complex radar cruise-control calibration on my late-model Golf... I always find them courteous, helpful, and good value and extremely competent... all things I cannot report of several recent main dealer experiences!!! I would recommend without hesitation!!! C. Wood   |   Dec 2020  |   Colchester, Essex

Impressed with Covid cleanliness and processes in place...

Checked in for MOT. Very friendly and efficient receptionist. Told it would be 45mins /hour. Returned after 50 to find everything done and ready. Impressed with Covid cleanliness and processes in place. Karina Slowgrove   |   Sept 2020  |  

I would highly recommend this garage!...

A big thank you to Michael Shakily for personally sorting out a problem with our VW Golf - as ever, friendly, efficient and professional service with a smile. I would highly recommend this garage! Deborah Good   |   Mar 2020  |  

I am a key worker, I appreciate you staying open to support people like me....

Can’t recommend Shaikly Motor Company enough. They helped me get my car sorted today and I’m now back on the road able to work (I am a key worker). Thank you very much, I appreciate you staying open to support people like me. Jade Louise   |   April 2020  |  

Highly recommend!...

Would Highly Recommend Shaikly Motors to Anyone ,they give a Great Service, Rob will go above and beyond to get the job done, Thanks to Mick, Rob & the Team L. Mohammed   |   Feb 2020  |   Colchester, Essex

the customer service here is second to none...

Highly recommended - the customer service here is second to none. Went above and beyond to try and identify the fault on our Audi, kept us up to date with progress and accurate costs of work allowing us to remain in control of the final account. 100% recommend and trust Shaikly. We won’t go anywhere else Cara Gosbell   |   June 2019  |  

Excellent customer service and very reasonable prices...

Excellent customer service and very reasonable prices - would recommend them as the go to garage in Colchester. Lee Scott   |   Mar 2019  |  

I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my car...

Wouldn’t trust anyone else with my car, always reliable and really reasonable prices. Always had great service and all staff members are very friendly. Megan Beattie   |   Feb 2019  |  

Hands down the best garage in Colchester...

Hands down the best garage in Colchester. Always reliable, great customer service, would highly recommend Shaikly Motor Company to everyone. Max Baker   |   May 2018  |   Colchester

Brilliant brilliant brilliant.......

Brilliant brilliant brilliant. I messaged them on a bank holiday, they responded straight away. They got me in the next day to get my MOT done. Also sorted my husbands flat tyre out ASAP. Very impressed. Great staff. Great service. Will definitely recommend them and will be back! Katrina Wade   |   April 2018   |   Colchester

managed to resolve the problem for me there and then...

I called in after a warning light appeared on my dashboard. I was away from home and in the area on business. The staff were very friendly and professional and the mechanic managed to resolve the problem for me there and then. I am very grateful for the excellent service I received and would definitely recommend them to anyone local. Madeline Beale   |   May 2018  |   Essex

the most trustworthy garage I’ve come across so far...

Being a young girl who knows very little about cars I was apprehensive about choosing which garages I could trust, this one however is the most trustworthy garage I’ve come across so far! Having used them for an MOT for my car previously, when I needed some repairs doing I thought I’d try this garage again and they did not disappoint! I was given a no obligation quote free of charge before any work was done, along with free and honest advice from a mechanic. Whilst they can be slightly more expensive than other garages, the customer service here is impeccable. I cannot fault how well informed I felt throughout the whole process, with calls throughout keeping me up to date with the work. Despite a few very minor unforeseen setbacks (which I was informed about in a very timely manner, and which were not the fault of this garage) the work cost me exactly what I was originally quoted. Very happy and reassured customer! Will be using this garage again! Jodie Belcher   |   March 2018  |   Colchester

Wow! 5 stars is completely deserved........

Wow! 5 stars is completely deserved. I had the house move from hell on Friday, everything that could have gone wrong, did go wrong... apart from the incredible service provided by Shaikly. Every staff member I spoke with was so lovely and understanding. The vans themselves are wicked but customer service was what really stood out for me. I will recommended to anyone I know in need of a van! Thank you all so much for everything, your kindness meant the world to me on a day where I needed it most! X Georgia Watson   |   May 2017  |   Colchester

Absolutely superb service again today......

Absolutely superb service again today. I needed some work doing and received and agreed to a quote but upon picking up the car the final price was just under £30 less because one part hadn't needed replacing after all. I'm really pleased once again with the service and professionalism that I have received from Shaikly Motor Company. Graeme Ross   |   March 2017  |   Colchester

I always receive an excellent and professional service!!...

I always receive an excellent and professional service!! Would highly recommend. I also hired a van recently too, excellent rates and smooth and straight forward service. Charlotte Jefferson   |   April 2017  |   Colchester

always resolve any issues with the uttermost care and attention...

I'd just like to thank all at Shaikly Motor Co for their continued and consistent assistance with my vehicles. Mark has worked on both of my Audis and has always resolved any issues with the uttermost care and attention. Thanks to Sian too for always being so polite and getting me booked quickly. Thank you all. Adam Corrall   |   Jan 2017  |   Colchester

Shaikly's saved the day!! THANK YOU xx...

Thank You again to Shaiklys Motor Company for going above and beyond to help us out. Our vehicle broke down with lots to do and an important load on board, our vehicle is now safely in their hands and we now have one of their hire vans to complete our deliveries. Shaikly's saved the day!! THANK YOU xx Andrea Hale   |   Dec 2016  |   Colchester

Wow, It's like a brand new car!...

5 stars * Wow, what you guys did to my BMW E61 530d is incredible. It is like a brand new car. Friendly and knowledgeable service, highly recommend using Shakily. Martyn Baker   |   February 4, 2016  |   Colchester

Top service from start to finish....

5 star* Thankyou to an excellent team down at Shaikly Motors. Top service from start to finish. Will be back when i need some more work doing. Allan Brett   |   December 15, 2015  |   Colchester

Thank you!...

Thank you! I'd just like to thank you. You have thoroughly restored my faith in car fixing specialists, and your diagram drawing skills are superb! Rating: 5* Kym L   |   23.09.2012  |   Colchester

Exemplary Service...

Exemplary Service! Just wanted to say thanks to your staff for the exemplary service this evening. I had a troublesome racing kit car in for an MOT and the guys could not have been better (even lending me a fuel can when it ran out of gas!). This is the sort of personal touch and customer service which all businesses aspire to. Many thanks. Rating: 5* John C   |   15.11.2012  |   Colchester

You'd be pushed to find a better garage...

You'd be pushed to find a better garage! I was despairing because my DPF had gone on my car, and I was looking at over a grand for a new one, which in time would only block again. Shaikly saved me time and money, and even valeted my car afterwards! I would definitely be back, even for a service despite being 40 miles down the road in North London. I have pointed my fellow BMW owners in Shaikly's direction John S   |   06.08.2012  |   Colchester

Great Service!...

Great Service! Had my car serviced here, great customer service, clear pricing, prompt service. Got a free valet and delivered back to my work so I didn't have to arrange lifts! Definitely be using them again. Cheryl L   |   11.02.2011  |   Colchester

Shaikly Motor Company Car Sales

Bespoke vehicle buying and selling service.

Shaikly Car Sales offer a bespoke vehicle buying and selling service to our customers. We are able to competitively locate any make or model of car and offer a full mileage and aftercare warranty.  Additionally, we can offer competitive finance options if required.

We can also help with the resale of your existing car either via part exchange or recommended private resale pricing. So, whether it’s commercial fleets for local business or a vehicle for a private individual, our business team will be happy to deal with any enquiries, large or small.

Please contact us with all your commercial and private vehicle purchasing enquiries

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Shaikly Motor Company Hythe

Unit 3C Altbarn Estate Hawkins Rd,
Colchester, Essex, CO2 8JY

01206 796657

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Shaikly Motor Company Severalls

38 Heckworth Close, Brunel Way,
Colchester, Essex, CO4 9TB

01206 852900

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