Proud Family-Run BusinessServing Clacton-on-Sea and the Tendring Peninsula since 1980.

All Makes & ModelsWe service any make or model of car, van, lorry, and fleet vehicle.

Top-Notch Quality at Competitive PricesFully trained and qualified services. Free quotations.

Commercial Vehicle Specialist

We specialise in the provision of reliable services for all makes and models of vehicles, including cars, vans, and commercial vehicles as well as providing quick and reliable MOT testing, including servicing and vehicle air conditioning.

Keep your vehicle in top condition with our free vehicle health check and our comprehensive servicing packages ideal for any vehicle, no matter how big or how small. Our qualified and experienced team of professionals have the skills and expertise to keep your vehicle or fleet of vehicles running reliably for years to come.

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MOT Centre

The MOT is a vitally important yearly test required by motorists in the UK. We provide testing for cars, vans, motorhomes and minibuses up to 3,500 kg using the latest high-quality testing equipment to provide you with accurate, reliable results.

Book your annual MOT test with John Canham & Son today and get quick, convenient, and affordable testing carried out to the highest industry standards. Through our reliable Driver and Vehicle Standard Agency MOT Test Station, our interim, Class 4, Class 5, and Class 7 MOT tests are carried out in our brand new, state-of-the-art MOT bay located on-site. There is a waiting area in our office where you can view your MOT taking places on our monitors. The test is carried it out within the hour and you are welcome to stay. We also offer free collection in the Clacton area for your convenience.

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Professional Vehicle Repair Services

Your reputable, local vehicle repair workshop located in Clacton-on-Sea, John Canham & Son provide a wide range of professional repair services for cars, vans, and commercial vehicles including fleet vehicles.

We carry out a wide range of vehicle repair services on-site at our workshop and can also come out to you with our mobile service van call-out, depending on the type of repairs required. All of our work is guaranteed and our rates are affordable and competitive.

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We have been using John Canhams for many years as our vehicle maintenance depot and extremely happy with their professional service and friendly manner.  Would recommend them.

Britau Scaffold Limited

Good and honest bunch of lads 100% recommend!

Danny Quinlan

Amazing service! Very happy will now be the only garage I use!

Rayia Bracey

Just had my Skoda Fabia MOT'd here this afternoon. The staff are very friendly and made me a cuppa while I waited. The test itself took 45 minutes....I was offered a lift along to the shopping village but we chose to sit and wait. At £35, the MOT was excellent value. Thanks everyone...recommended! PS the car passed....even better

Lynette Burgess

I have no hesitation recommending John Canham - honest, trustworthy and value for money . Just had an MOT - great offer for October £25 ..... and Nicole makes a great cuppa.

Jojo Cabes

Have used John Canhams on many occasions. Always helpful and deliver a great professional service.

Caz Wright

Genuine, friendly company who certainly aren't there to rip you off. You will be very lucky to find a company that can match up to these guys.

Roger Brown

Awesome service. been using for over a year now and work always done to a high standard and ready when said it will be (if not before). Highly recommend!

Martin Brown

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