Maintenance and repair

services for ALL types of motor vehicle

Today we are OPEN from 07:30 until 15:30
  • Monday 07:30 - 15:30
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 15:30
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 15:30
  • Thursday 07:30 - 15:30
  • Friday 07:30 - 15:30
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

About us

Meet the Taylor’s Automotive team

You can be assured that your vehicle is in safe hands whilst in the care of Taylor’s Automotive. Our factory trained technicians use the latest diagnostic technology to maintain and repair your vehicle and as a result of our strict working practices, quality control and sensible pricing structure, we are able to attract customers locally and nationally.

How we take care of your car

  • Expert knowledge
  • Fixed price servicing
  • Factory trained technicians
  • Up-to-date diagnostics
  • Free collection and delivery by arrangement
  • No job too big or too small
  • No work undertaken without prior authority

The Taylor’s Automotive workshop situated in Birdham, south of Chichester in West Sussex, is a neat, clean and well equipped working environment where friendly advice is always available. We are perfectly situated to provide a high quality, low cost service for private and business customers in the West Sussex area.

Whilst we are working on your vehicle, you are welcome to wait for your car or alternatively, by prior arrangement, we can drop you home or to work and pick you up/drop back the car once it is complete. Free tea and coffee is available if you are waiting for your car in our customer waiting area.

Mark Taylor

Mark left school at 16, served a 5 year apprenticeship and has worked in the motor industry for 44 years. Having run his own workshop for 26 years, Mark has customers from all over the country. Such is Mark’s reputation that one of his clients, an international statesman and entrepreneur, has written and referred to Mark as one of the most refined and expert mechanics in the world.

Matt Rhodes

After completing his apprenticeship whilst working for Mark, Matt moved on to work at Ricardo’s engine testing facility and then on to the Rolls Royce Motor Company, where he was involved in the development and prototyping of the new Phantom, before working for Harwoods of Pulborough, achieving the position of top technician. He was subsequently selected to work at the Bentley factory on a special project. Matt has now returned to Mark’s workshop with a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Steve Marchant

Steve has worked with Mark for two years and is vastly experienced. Steve has spent 12 years working for Montague and Company in service and repair of all makes of motor cars. His slightly unusual experience gives Steve an advantage over today’s traditionally trained mechanics.

Ben Pratt

Ben joined the team as an apprentice and is working closely under supervision from the skilled team. Ben has previously worked within Mark’s workshop during work experience and subsequently during holidays. He shows aptitude and has a mature attitude. Ben already has Level Three diplomas in engineering, welding and machining.


Fran is the company housekeeper, making sure that the workshop is clean and uncluttered, thus ensuring a smooth and efficient operation.


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Priority servicing for business customers

If you are a local business customer, we can arrange to have your vehicle serviced as a same day priority. Pre-book your business vehicles with us and at no extra cost, we will carry out the necessary service and have your vehicle ready for collection within four hours.

Fixed price Servicing

Our comprehensive service is designed to meet the needs of cars no matter their age, condition or history and all our work is protected by our Quality and Price Guarantee.

We cater for simple oil services up to major services. We also realise that you have certain requirements and budget in mind on each occasion, this is why we offer different levels of vehicle servicing, including; – Oil Service, Interim Service and Full Service.

All of the above will incorporate a FREE Vehicle Health Check.

Our range of fixed priced services makes maintaining your car as simple as possible and to find out more about our fixed price services please contact us directly.

Fault finding

If you currently have a problem with your car or a warning light has illuminated on the dashboard, a diagnostics check may be required to help identify and locate the source of the fault.

As technology advances, modern vehicles are becoming more complex and therefore require up to date diagnostic equipment. We have invested in the most up to date diagnostic systems to cover a wide range of vehicles, meaning that you don’t have to make an expensive visit to a main dealer. Our trained technicians can carry out the correct tests and advise on the necessary repair to get you back on the road.

If you need some advice about diagnostics or would like to make a booking just give us a call or email and we will be happy to help.


Our mechanics are fully qualified to carry out servicing, repairs and diagnostic work to main dealer level and beyond and our service is honest and transparent and we will cost less than a main dealer!

All of our repairs are carried out on site by our own mechanics and only genuine or quality Original Equipment (OE) parts will be fitted. We cover all work from bulb changes, tyres, exhausts and seasonal checks right through to major engine and gearbox repairs.

One of our team will always advise you of any additional work that may be required and the costs involved before any work is carried out. Only once these costs have been approved by you will the work be completed accordingly. This guarantees that you are kept informed at all times of what your repairs will cost, which will avoid any nasty surprises.


We offer a premium tyre fitting service for cars, vans, motorhomes, trailers and caravans and our operating times are aimed to suit you, the customer. We deliver great value for money, because we offer highly competitive prices on all our tyres, including run-flats, 4×4s and winter tyres.

Our prices for economy, mid-range and all the premium brand tyres, such as Bridgestone, Pirelli and Michelin, include fitting, a new valve, balancing, disposal of the old tyre and VAT – there are no hidden extras. The price you are given is the price you pay.

To obtain a competitive quote, contact us via telephone or Email or use the form below. Just let us know the make & model or Registration No.of your vehicle and we will immediately give you an all-inclusive price.

For those with special black wheels, we stock black colour coded balance weights.


It is vital for both your safety and that of others that your brakes are inspected and checked regularly. Our brake safety checks include measuring the brake disc and pad thickness to check their serviceability, inspection and adjustment of brake shoes and drums (if fitted) and inspection of all brake pipes and hoses for corrosion and damage. We can also carry out the important change of brake fluid which most motor manufacturers recommend every 2 years regardless of mileage.


I have owned my Derby Bentley for 20 years and whilst I do my own routine servicing, I put the bigger jobs out to a specialist with the appropriate knowledge and skills. Now living near Chichester I am very fortunate to have recently discovered Mark Taylor RR & B Ltd. Mark has rebuilt my clutch, brakes, brake servo and set up the ride control/shockers beautifully.

The car has never driven so well and it has been a revelation!

I have received honest advice and great workmanship from both Mark and his staff, all at a sensible price. Why would I go anywhere else?

Bob Thompson – 1935 3.5 Ltr Thrupp & Maberly 4Dr Sports Saloon.

I have used a couple of Rolls Royce Bentley specialist over the years but Mark Taylor in Birdham West Sussex is without doubt the best, I called in unannounced the other day because I had an oil leak problem, within minutes the car was up on the ramp the problem identified and a full explanation with an estimate of cost given, it does not get much better than that.

With this in mind I decided they should have the car for service and check over.

My car now runs smoother and quieter than it has ever done since I have owned it. As long as I have the Bentley it will always take it to Mark Taylor for it’s yearly service or any other repair that may need doing and I will without hesitation recommend others.

David H – Bentley Arnage Red Label 2001

Having a problem with the power steering on my Bentley (which another specialist garage had reported as a power steering rack failure) I contacted Mark for help. Arrangements were made to have the vehicle collected on a recovery vehicle so as to cause no further damage. On inspection Mark reported that the rack was fine but the loss of fluid was down to corroded pipes. These were replaced and an annual service carried out at the same time. All the work was carried out to a very high standard within the time agreed and cost estimate. When a slight issue with power steering fluid loss reoccurred at a later date this was immediately fixed within an hour of arriving at Mark’s premises and at no cost.I was extremely pleased with the service and support Mark afforded me and will continue to have my Bentley maintained there. The car continues to give me great pleasure and makes every journey an occasion.

Lawrence Coppock – Bentley Turbo R.

I took my Bentley continental to Taylors for a service and new brakes, great passion for what they do, care and quality was superb, communicated well at all times and offered sound advice in terms of future things to be aware of, great service, friendly garage that really care about what they do. High recommended.

Jon Holden – Bentley Continental GT.


If you would like to contact us or have any questions, please complete the following form and we will reply as soon as possible.

How to find us:
From Chichester, follow the A27 ring road around to the Stockbridge roundabout. This is the A286 and signposted to The Witterings. Take this turning and follow it towards Birdham. Just before Birdham, you will see Sidlesham Lane on your left. Turn down here and you will find Taylor's about 1 mile down the road on the left.

Sidlesham Lane, Birdham, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 7QL