Plough Motors

Independent BMW Specialists

We are specialists in all aspects of diagnostic, repair and service for BMW & MINI vehicles. However we are capable of dealing with all makes and models of motor vehicles. We offer an expert level of service based on our experience gained through working 20 years in BMW dealership networks and independent (indy) workshops, always adopting best practices.

We are IMI (Institute of Motor Industry) technicians, we are also trained in modern vehicle management systems and qualified in BMW and MINI cars.


We cover all aspects of servicing, repair and maintenance.

* We keep your service history correct with BMW AOS (Aftersales Online System)

* Service entries saved to your car

* Advanced Diagnostic and Coding Facilities

* Autologic Diagnostic & Programmer for BMW & MINI cars

* MOT & Servicing

* Electrical & Mechanical Repairs

* Warranty & Insurance Work

* Petrol & Diesel Engine Repairs

* Qualified to work with hybrid and fully electric vehicles

With the introduction of Block Exemption we can service new cars under warranty, the conditions for this are that we use OEM parts, correct oil specs and are VAT registered. Therefore we offer a top quality product at a greatly reduced price compared to that of the main dealers.

BMW Specialists


Plough Motors "independent BMW specialist" opened up shop in 2010, originally based in Haswell Plough, Durham. In 2013 we moved to East Boldon and have remained a firm fixture ever since..

Me (Steve) and my team are committed to bringing you the highest quality work, great customer service at a fair and honest price. We also have the latest diagnostic equipment for BMW cars to enable us to provide a comprehensive service. Specialized diagnostic and programming equipment offers complete coverage on all BMW models.

Best of all, we offer a dealer-like service at a fraction of the cost.

VAT No. 203378136

Plough IMI Technichians


Are you qualified to work on my BMW?
Yes, through our training and time spent working in the main dealer, we are qualified technicians in BMW cars and we are also IMI approved.

How much experience do you have?
Our expertise was gained through having been employed by a BMW dealership for over 10 years, we have also worked with other garages adopting best practices from all of our experiences. 

If I get Plough Motors to service my car, will my warranty stay valid?
Yes, in light of block exemption and because we are VAT registered, we are able to service your car whilst in manufacturer warranty using OEM filters and correct oils.

What if I have a warning light on my dashboard?
We have the diagnostic equipment available to diagnose 99% of all electrical issues. For example: (DPF) Diesel Particle Filter, (EML) Engine Mamagement Light or (EVL) Steering Lock Warning..All warning lights that appear on your dashboard can be rectified.

Do Plough Motors always beat Main Dealer prices?
We can honestly say that 99.9% of the time we are cheaper than a main dealer.

Do we only work on BMW's?
No, we work on all makes and models of car, we just specialise in BMW's.


Steve: Started his apprenticeship in 1996. After qualifying as a fully trained mechanic, he decided upon a new challenge: working for BMW, where he became a highly qualified technician. Steve is IMI approved and has level 3 training on Hybrid and Electric vehicles.

Michael (AKA Rusty): Has been around for a long time! A time served mechanic who can work on a wide variety of cars, and brings a great all-round knowledge to Plough. He has even built his own race car!  

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, we're always ready to help!

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 08:30 - 17:30