Our story

Trevor Oakey began training as mechanic in the late 60s. He met his wife Mary in 1972 who was working and studying accounting and economics at Witney College. He set up on his own as a mobile mechanic in 1977. In 1984 he and Mary built the workshop and established ‘Oakey Vehicle Repairs’. In 2001 the business was registered as a limited company and became Oakey Automotive Services Ltd.

Mary and Trevor now work alongside managers Holly Oakey and Ian Lafford. Their daughter Holly had been helping out part-time from a young age and became the full-time Business Manager in 2008 after graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a first class honours degree in Business and Management. Ian Lafford began an apprenticeship with Oakey’s at 16 years old and became Workshop Manager in 2007. Each one of the four mechanics that make up the workshop team are fully qualified, nominated MOT testers with extensive diagnostic training.

In order to stay at the forefront of vehicle services in the area, great investment has gone into extending the workshop in 2011 and Oakey’s have recently in January 2015 acquired the premises next-door providing the business with a brand new waiting area, office, training & meeting room and toilets. The outside space has also allowed the car parking area to be almost doubled in size with a new security gate to keep vehicles safe overnight.

Oakey’s are also proud to announce that they have recently expanded their range of services to include Motorhomes and caravans. A great deal has been invested in training and the necessary equipment to become a fully qualified Caravan & Motorhome Service and Repair Centre, covering all internal and external components including gas, electrics and water systems. In addition to this they have now purchased the full equipment, latest technology and up-to-date training in Air conditioning system servicing and repairs.    

Continuing to regularly invest in the latest dealership equivalent diagnostic tools, software and training; Oakey’s are one of the area’s leading centres for diagnostic analysis and fault finding.  As Oxfordshire’s only approved Delphi Diesel Service Centre Oakey’s are the local specialists for all diesel diagnostics and system repairs with great support from their technical partners and the rest of the Delphi network. In addition to this Oakey’s are a member of the Retail Motor Industry Trust My Garage scheme and also the National Caravan Council Approved workshop scheme. With 30 years’ experience and a firm grasp of the ever evolving motor industry; Oakey’s are proud to say they have the facilities, equipment and knowledge to offer you the very best in automotive and leisure services.

Our Promise to you…

  • We will always give an honest diagnosis when looking at your vehicle.
  • If you have any problems with your car we will look at it free of charge (excluding diagnostic scans, for which there is a set charge).
  • We will work you out a price and you can decide if you would like us to repair it.
  • We will strive to keep costs down and will always give a fair price.
  • If we have given you a quote… that is what you will pay when the job is complete. We will contact you first should there be any changes.
  • We will never carry out work to a vehicle without the owner’s full permission.
  • We will keep you informed of any developments whilst working on your vehicle.
  • We will do our best to make your arrangements hassle free and can offer lifts home (locally) where possible.


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