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BMW and MINI specialist based in the heart of Surrey. With over thirty years’ local main dealer combined experience Tim and Andy founded ETL Specialist Cars in May 2016. ETL Specialist Cars offer their BMW and MINI customers a one on one excellent customer experience at a competitive price using genuine BMW parts or at the customer’s request an OEM alternative.

Tim Richards

Tim’s interest in cars started at a very young age when he worked alongside his father to help Service and maintain the family vehicles. By the age of 15 he had rebuilt his own MINI. He studied motor vehicle at Guildford College in 1998 but left there to take up a 2-year apprenticeship with a local main dealer in 1999. Following this apprenticeship, he completed his BMW Technicians qualifications which is repeated every 5 years. During his 18 years with the same local main dealer he also became Hybrid Level 2 qualified, F Gas registered and ATA registered. Later years have spent rebuilding N47 and N57 diesel engines and timing chain replacements on N43 petrol engines along with in-depth fault finding and repairs

Andy Griffiths

Andy studied motor vehicle at Brooklands College gaining his NVQ Level 2 and 3. His career began at a local independent garage in 1998. He later joined Tim at a local main dealer in the summer of 2001. During his time he gained his BMW Technicians and became ATA, F Gas, and Hybrid Level 2 registered. Andy has spent many years retro fitting customer accessories, completing in-depth fault finding and trim and upholstery replacement, these are just a few of his many talents.

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