Automotive Services was founded in 1969 by Derek Brooks and his son Peter. Inspiration for the business came to Derek when he went to a local engine reconditioning company to have a crankshaft ground and was disappointed to find the job would take three weeks. Derek realised that there was room for a similar business to trade in the centre of Northampton providing a quality service with a speedy turn around.
A knowledgeable engineer, Bob Soanes was retained as a consultant to assist with training and the initial set up of the company. Bob Soanes was also a well known RAC scrutineer at Silverstone.
In 1976 the business moved from Stimpson Avenue to a modern workshop in Moulton Park Industrial Estate where the company invested in new machinery and staff.
In 1979 they were to move again to brand new premises, three times larger and nearer to the town.
In 2002 Peter Brooks decided to retire which gave Simon Smart the opportunity to carry on the business and the name Automotive Services.
Today, Automotive Services, from its workshop in Bunting Road Industrial Estate continues to flourish by providing the same friendly, quality service with speedy turn around which inspired Peter and his father back in 1969.