Whatlington Garage Hastings, your local VW, Audi, Skoda & Seat specialist

Servicing, diagnostics, exhausts, brakes, batteries, DPF regeneration, suspension, MOT’s, tyres, security, bodywork. air conditioning & more

Dealer Level Diagnostics

Dealer level diagnostics for most cars
VW, Seat, Skoda, Audi
Honda, Ford, Citroen, Peugeot
BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar & more

All Major Brands

Falken & Nankang dealer
Easy online booking
Wheel alignment services
Wheel balancing

Hastings MOT Testing Station

VOSA authorised testing facility
Regular timeslots
Customer waiting area
Online booking system

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Our mechanics regularly attend Bosch training courses to ensure they remain up to date on the latest technology, this includes recent training courses undertaken on electric and hybrid vehicles. Whatlington Garage is one of the few garages in the area where our mechanics are required to attend training and we proudly display their certifications on the office wall!

Coupled with our diagnostic equipment, MOT testing status and experience this gives our mechanics the best possible chance of testing and fixing your vehicle quickly.

Call us today on 01424 870 307

Is your air con ready for summer?

A cars air conditioning plays an important role, not only does it allow you to cool down on the hot days but a lot of modern cars will also use it to demist the windscreen.

The air vents can also be a breeding ground for mould and bacteria and requires cleaning using an air bomb or vent cleaner.

Click here to read more about regassing and servicing your air con

About Us

Whatlington Garage is a VW specialist and MOT station established nearly 30 years ago just outside of Hastings and has been the local choice for most VW, Seat, Skoda and Audi owners. Our experience, knowledge and history have established us as the go to specialist in the Hastings area, however our mechanics are trained and experienced to work on all makes and models!


Whatlington Garage is a Bosch Service Center and VAG (VW, Audi, Seat & Skoda) specialist located on the A21 just outside of Hastings, East Sussex. We are ideally located on the areas main road (A21) to serve many of the local towns including Hastings, Battle, Sedlescombe, Robertsbridge and surrounding areas.

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Which Trusted Trader


Whatlington Garage was originally endorsed as a Which? Trusted Trader back in September 2013 and we have been a proud member of the scheme ever since. In order to become endorsed we had to pass a set of rigorous checks, a face to face business evaluation and detailed checks with past clients. Therefor being approved and endorsed by Which? for over 4 years is a great achievement.


As a potential customer this means that our services have been fully checked by independent industry experts, our company has gone through various checks from insurance, customer services, complaints procedures, legality, financial credit checks, accessibility etc meaning you know you will be dealing with an established, well run business.

What’s more, being a member of the Which? Trusted Traders means you have access to the ADR scheme (Alternative Dispute Resolution) in the very rare event that something goes wrong. Whilst we will always work with you to get the very best results for you, if for some rare reason we can’t agree then Which? ADR team will step in to resolve the issue amicably for both sides.


Which? has been established as an independent authority for consumers for over 30 years and thus their reputation and position in the market is perfect to act as a recognised and legit endorsement. Many schemes for traders come from new companies, or unknown names and because we know we have a good solid business, it made sense to back this up with one of the countries most trusted third parties.


If you want to find out more, then please check out our profile on the Which? website to see our reviews and check out our membership. If you are a previous client we always welcome honest reviews.

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The top 10 car repairs and how they effect you

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The ultimate guide to driving in snow & ice

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Getting your car serviced whilst in warranty

Many people are led to believe that their new vehicles warranty will be void if they don’t get the vehicle serviced at the main dealers. However in 2003, one of the European laws known as Block Exemption was updated so that any independent garage can now carry out...

Tinted Windows – What do you need to know?

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Air Conditioning Service

Air conditioning has become a standard fitment for most modern vehicles, not only does it keep your car cool in the summer it also assists in demisting the windscreen during the other months too. What most people fail to realise is that the AC setup in your car has a...

Braking Systems – Discs/Pads & Drums/Shoes

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Help! There’s extra lights on my dash

So what are these extra lights? Most drivers would of experienced an unknown light on their dash at some point in their driving career and quite often it fills you with dread when the light comes on, partially because you don’t know what the light means and partially...

5 Top tips to keeping your car going longer

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Your MOT – Everything you need to know

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A small selection of what our customers are saying about Whatlington Garage Hastings

Can’t praise these guys enough, excellent service over the last 20years, certainly helped me out many many times when I’ve had problems, honest no fear of being ripped off, privately owned garage with the facilities of a main dealer Richie Austin

5 Stars Facebook

I always use this garage. Completely recommend. When a light kept coming on in my car they spent an hour diagnosing, couldn’t find a problem, and didn’t charge me for the time.

When my battery went flat they came out, diagnosed it had broken, drove back to the garage to collect a new one and installed it within 90 minutes from me first calling them on a Saturday morning.

Online booking for MOT was quick and easy. Pleasant environment for women. Alys Woodward

5 Stars Google

They repaired my poorly car when it wasn’t booked in, the guys could not of been more helpful. When it couldn’t be fixed that morning they loaned me a vehicle so I could carry on with my weekend, extremely helpful, very polite and very reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend them and will be using them in the future!!! Heather Denton

5 Stars Facebook

I have used Whatlington Garage fo several years now sometimes for servicing and MOT and other for just MOT. There are two vehicles in my household and Whatlington have always been helpful and since we have used them we haven’t gone anywhere else for MOT

Wendy Haddock

5 Stars Google

Simply a brilliant garage. These guys really know the meaning of customer service and i wouldn’t think of going anywhere else. If you are looking for a garage you can trust, who will pull out all the stops then Watlington is it. Rob Griffin

5 Stars Facebook

I always use Nick and his team. They are friendly, flexible and reasonably priced. You can trust these guys they won’t overcharge or make up stuff that your car needs. I have used Whatlington Garage for 15 years and wouldn’t go anywhere else. lou Earnshaw-Brown

5 Stars Facebook

Helpful, careful. I feel confident with the result. L, East Sussex

5 Stars Which? Trusted Traders

Looking for a friendly, Hastings mechanic, service or MOT? Call us today on 01424 870 307

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FCA Registration

We are pleased to say we are now registered with the FCA so we can offer finance options for all our used car sales. To see current stock of our used cars please visit the Whatlington Car Sales website.