Established in 1994 by Andrew May after moving to Ramsgate from Bexleyheath in 1992, Andrew was on his way to work one morning when his car broke down.
After investigating, he found that the cam belt had snapped causing the car to bend the valves. Once he had removed the cylinder head, he tried to find a local garage that could recondition it.
Unfortunately, no local garages could help and the only places willing to do the repairs were in London.
So, Thanet Engine Centre was born.
In 2002 he was joined by his eldest son, Ashley and then 2 years later by his other son, Luke.
Both have learnt from Andrew's extensive knowledge that he's gathered since he joined the trade after leaving school at 16.
There are two other employees, Colin and Mark, who have been with the company for 10 and 15 years respectively and have become an integral part of the family run business.
Thanet Engine Centre has been in the same property and serving garages in East Kent since it started in 1992 but this year has bought the unit next door almost doubling the floor space.
All the reconditioned engines are machined and built on their own premises and because of the small but experienced work force, it means they have very high quality control in place.
This not only enables them to offer a 12 month, 12,000 miles guarantee with all the reconditioned engines, but also keeps them popular amongst the public and main dealers to use again and again.
If you need any advice on an engine problem please don't hesitate to call Andrew, Ashley or Luke for some free, friendly advice.
For more information about the services we provide, please feel free to contact us on 01843 583 672 or 01843 585 455.