About Us

Established in 2014, The Garage Howden rebranded in 2021.  

Formally known as RM Motor Engineers the name was changed to create a clear identity for the modern and well-equipped garage that it has become today.  

We work hard to take the stress and dread out of having your vehicle repaired or serviced. Our focus is on making vehicle maintenance and repair as convenient, transparent and of the highest quality possible. 

We recognise that we are privileged to be entrusted by you, the customer, to look after one of your most prized assets and we work extremely hard to maintain that trust. 

The Garage Howden is one of only a few garages in the region that is an RAC Approved Garage, which recognises the high standards of quality, resources and professionalism of our garage. To gain this certification we had to pass the most stringent audit of our site, facilities and processes with a commitment to ongoing audits in the future. 

Our comprehensive range of services are all done onsite thanks to the specialised and high specification equipment we have available, enabling us to work on all the latest models of cars, motorcycles, vans, motorhomes and 3.5t horseboxes. 

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RM Motor Engineers
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The Garage Howden
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RM Motor Engineers
(2014 – 2021)

The Garage Howden
(2021 – Current)

RAC Approved Garage

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As well as holding the prestigious RAC certification, we are also a member of other garage schemes, including the Approved Garage Network and GroupAuto AutoCare.

Approved Garages
Auto Care
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We understand vehicle maintenance and repairs are an inconvenience and a financial burden.

Our job at the The Garage Howden is to make your experience with us as convenient, transparent and of the highest quality possible, which is why we offer you:

Existing customer feedback...

Friendly professional service, will use again.
Shaun L.
10:48 30 Jul 22
The service is first class! 👏 Had one car rebuilt following accident. Had 2 cars through MOT and service as well as a diagnostic and repair. Each time received competitive price, vehicle was collected, work done as agreed and returned. Honest and trustworthy.Special thanks to Sam for organising it all and keeping it hassle free 🙂
Dave C.
18:55 07 Jul 22
Highly Recommended local garage.. For all car needs new or old whether its for engine work, mot or a service RM Motors always happy to help out thankyou so much!
William A.
15:23 15 Jun 22
Used this garage for my mot they collected my vehicle from my house and delivered back all staff were pleasant and helpful
linda S.
08:05 27 May 22
Excellent service. Collected car and delivered too.Thank you
Made in H.
16:37 26 May 22
Had a puncture and knew that I needed a couple of tyres very soon. Last day of holiday so needed yo get them replaced soonest.This garage were most helpful. Service was excellent, friendly and quick.The waiting area is good with complimentary drinks.Glad that they were so close when I needed help whilst in an unfamiliar area.Top marks!
Pete and Brenda D.
15:09 26 May 22
We have bad our motorhome services and MOTed with RM now the Garage Howden on the last four occasions, they are always clear and concise about what needs to be done and if anything else turns up during a service they bring and explain the details and costs involved. We have always been confident and very happy with the services they have supplied.
Les W.
09:52 10 May 22
Does quality work to a high standard
Will A.
12:29 08 May 22
Would recommend these guys to anyone such amazing service 👌
Amy D.
16:37 15 Apr 22
Fantastic service from The Garage Howden.Took my classic car in .They fixed the problem and when I got home I discovered another completely unrelated issue.I rang them and they said no problem bring it back and we will sort it for you.Good old fashioned service where nothing is too much trouble.
Steve P.
14:15 09 Apr 22
I travel all the way from Beverley to use this business for my Motorhome and LandroverThey have a customer first culture running through from the courtesy driver to the receptionist and technician and it’s a pleasure to use themThey take time to show you and explain any repairs and they keep their promises in terms of keeping you updated and delivery timescalesI just feel confident using them and feel confident that my vehicles are getting looked after without any unnecessary expense
Kevin S.
17:15 07 Apr 22
Car collected and delivered back home by a very nice polite girl and job completed at very reasonable cost, car computer reset to reflect oil change. Nothing negative to say really, will use again.
Dennis G.
10:36 07 Apr 22
Took vehicle in for MOT. Service very reliable and local too !
John U.
10:10 07 Apr 22
Very friendly sorted out my car problems in a very professional way
danny F.
19:03 02 Mar 22
My car was already booked for a service and MOT when I managed to scrape the side of my at. Without any fuss they added the damage to the to do list. Picked up my car and delivered it back with everything done. Brilliant job and a good price 👍
Toni Ann M.
20:48 20 Feb 22
Very efficient, helpful and friendly service. They fitted the work that needed to be done on my car, around my bussy schedule as a working single mum. I will 100% use this service again and will highly recommend The Garage to my family and friends in the area.
Maria D.
12:29 16 Feb 22
Friendly and helpful staff who were honest with their recommendations
William M.
14:55 15 Feb 22
Excellent service by a team of experts. Its great to see that there are still some real motor engineers out there. They do a great job on my 3 year old Mercedes and 33 year old Jag
Rory D.
14:26 15 Feb 22
Very knowledgeable and friendly staff !!
dave P.
09:39 11 Feb 22
Great service from The Garage Howden on a faulty engine sensor. Dropped off at 08.30, problem diagnosed and quoted for 09.00, collected at 14.00. Perfect. We’ll be back for MOT and service later in the year. Thanks
11:44 12 Jan 22
Superb service - great team - felt the car repair was in good hands and the team were 100% knowledgable and trustworthy. Thank you !
Amanda M.
20:31 10 Jan 22
Garage picked the car up for its MOT and dropped it off afterwards. Good communication, sound advice given. Friendly and helpful service.
Molly A.
20:10 10 Jan 22
Our car had a new cam belt fitted.Great job done on time, we also took advantage of the fantastic collection/drop off service.Very good price too, thank you
Rob W.
19:14 10 Jan 22
Had my mot at the garage howden lovely service the ladies in the office were there with a happy smile on their faces as I arrived mot was promptly done which I watched on the monitor in the waiting area . Brilliant service all round and j am now taking my other car back for its service and mot this month 👍.
stephen M.
14:01 10 Jan 22
By far the best garage in Yorkshire. Very honest and reliable, informative throughout the entire process and nothing is to much trouble.
Miniracer 2.
13:17 10 Jan 22
Rang with concerns about elderly father-in-law’s car brakes after burning smell and heat on rear wheels. Within 10 minutes the car was up on the ramps and being thoroughly checked and sorted out. Very efficient and friendly service and will definitely use again.
12:48 10 Jan 22
Got a full service on my gsa 1200 also had a new set of tyres fitted a couple of months before great garage fair prices will use again thanks
Michael O C.
12:43 10 Jan 22
Great Garage and friendly staff. Only problem... Its a bit remote
Michael L.
08:26 21 Dec 21
As a regional manager for DHL i was looking for a local supplier to service a fleet of vans. I found Steve and his team and there workmanship is second to none. Top work and brilliant people HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Alan M.
09:30 15 Dec 21
Phoned re parking sensor issues, all sorted super fast by really friendly staff. Will use again.
17:05 10 Dec 21
William M.
09:50 07 Dec 21
Amazing service. Collected my car for free. Then brought it back once MOT was finished! Excellent value too. Thank you so much will definitely use again.
Megan T.
12:12 06 Dec 21
Courteous, friendly & knowledgeable staff, quality service, good value for money.
Simon G.
10:56 03 Dec 21
The only garage around that could make me an appointment within 2 days.They kept me informed throughout and helped when parts were difficult to get by lending me a courtesy car without any notice and no extra charge.I really can’t fault any aspect of my experience.I will definitely return!
Charlotte P.
19:54 09 Nov 21
Great job on painting my rear bumper
Paul E.
10:11 09 Nov 21
Friendly service. Good waiting area too while MOT was undertaken.
Jason B.
21:55 04 Nov 21
Really lovely experience. Always fit me in at the drop of a hat. Mark Marsay, the mot tester is friendly and always has a moment to talk to you.Highly recommended.
Geoff “Skip” S.
10:19 21 Oct 21
Had an electrical issue with my display unit and the car was in need of an M O T. The mechanic found the problem with the display and was able to fix it. Really appreciate the help and kindness of the team and I would highly recommend them to anyone who has had a similar problem. Thank you so much to you all at The Garage Howden.
Gina G.
08:22 21 Oct 21
Friendly and professional staff, including Sophie the receptionist. Will definitely use them again.
Geoff S.
08:16 21 Oct 21
Always have my cars serviced and repaired here. Great customer care and a friendly but very professional approach. Would strongly recommend them to anyone.
Deryck E.
08:13 21 Oct 21
Super easy to book through the website, extremely professional team, great communication and a great price. VW couldn't fix the issue but The Garage Howden could! Highly recommend.
Ben K.
14:31 06 Sep 21
Brilliant service as usual.
derek C.
09:41 12 Aug 21
We decided to have the cam chain replaced on our 2005 Audi S4. This is a really big job which involves dropping the engine out. While they were there a few other issues were found and rectified. The car was returned with all works completed to an excellent standard. I would like to say thankyou to James for all the hard work he put into it, clearly a guy who loves his cars.
L W.
11:19 04 Aug 21
Excellent service very helpful friendly staff outstanding waiting room with free hot and cold drinks for all customers very quick service
William N.
10:31 29 Jul 21
Very professional. Lovely team, welcoming and great communication, kept me updated throughout. Great price. Highly recommend and will be back when needed. Thank you.
Claire P.
14:45 09 Jul 21
Excellent service Mark was fantastic will use again and recommend no fuse and value for moneyThank you .
Kay T.
16:54 01 Jul 21
Very short notice A/C check and refill, really professional and very fast. Kept me informed throughout the process, tidy waiting area, nice classics in the showroom. Great service.
Chris T.
08:38 23 Jun 21
Our little vauxhall viva was booked in for Air conditioning re gas and seal check , at the same time asked for our engine and Bay to be steam cleaned if possible as it looked like a barn find both were carried out we have now a cool car and an engine looking new again plus was washed outside and vacumed inside my wife was very happy with the way staff looked after her . The invoice was very reasonable for the service she received will be back 😀👍
Kevin T.
04:04 17 Jun 21
Booked a service via AA. Collected on time and returned on time. Everything seems okay so far so no reason to complain. Definitely happy to use them again. The lady at the end of the phone was very helpful and pleasant.
Tony P.
19:18 09 Jun 21
I cannot praise RM Motors highly enough. I had work carried out to my 44 year old MG, spot on with the work. All staff friendly and professional. A few weeks later whilst sat at the side of the road (I did say 44 year old MG!) after an unrelated breakdown I was approached by someone asking if I’d broken down. It was at this point that i realised it was 1 of the mechanics from RM who said to get the car recovered to them and he would wait for me there, this was after closing hours. Top class service! Thank you
Simon R.
07:45 09 Jun 21
Our diesel turbo intercooler pipe had broken and we had it fixed within minutes of showing up, good fast repair with friendly staff
The Fan M.
12:45 01 Jun 21
Polite staff,free tea coffee,excellent service.
ian C.
16:12 11 May 21
Had a leisure battery, hook up and diesel heater fitted in my horsebox by RM Motors, excellent job, even rang me back at the weekend to,answer a query on using it. They also repaired my sky light and took the time to replace a piece of body work. Highly recommended.
Louise D.
16:08 11 May 21
I was told My Bentley turbo r was in need of a full engine rebuild by a very reputable classic Bentley and rolls Royce specialist in Leeds to try and fix a miss fire l, they said the car was two Cylinders down on compression and I also had excesss smoke over 3500 rpm which they had no idea was the cause . I took the car to rm engineering for the first time for a second opinion and within hours said they had located the problem and it was a leaking air intakeManifold due to broken up gasket . They invited me down so they could show me this using a smoking machine to expose the leaking gasket , they then got back to me with a cost to repair which I was happy with and they also painted the rocker covers and the turbo with no fuss and fixed some other parts , I will be taking all my classics and speciality cars to them from now on . Honest And very knowledgeable and easy to deal with . Hidden gem !
Haelo G.
16:01 04 May 21
Great service and friendly staff too. All the best for the future
lee L.
22:03 23 Apr 21
Brilliant job done , fab service and support from Sophie and Michael ! Will be going back in the future, totally recommend !!
chris S.
06:43 22 Apr 21
Absolutely fantastic service, there are not many people I would trust to do a paint repair on my pride and joy. I have to say the guys at RM have done a superb job and I can’t recommend them highly enough. Proper craftsman who certainly know what they’re doing.
Allan S.
18:43 21 Apr 21
Very helpful team, always here to advise and do a great job on my car servicing. Would recommend to all friends and family.
Reece D.
08:32 19 Apr 21
For anyone concerned whether their horsebox is actually safe to put their precious horses in, I would highly recommend taking it to RM Motor Engineers Ltd . I took my, 08 plate, for a service and the horse area assessment is a £30 add on - not much for peace of mind to know my horses won’t go through the floor. All parts of the horse area are checked and rated out of 5 but anything that could cause an issue is photographed and flagged up. Mine is safe 👍 but there’s a few bits of decay which I’ll take and have repaired soon. After the service my box felt noticeably different to drive 👏👏👏 - highly recommend this garage - lovely bunch of approachable and professional engineers/staff 😊
Kevin M.
19:50 18 Apr 21
First class service and customer care
Phil R.
12:44 06 Apr 21
Booked my 2012 kia sportage in for a new clutch with rm motors and I'm very happy with the service.This is the first time I've used this company.I like that they have explained to me what they have done.They also spotted that one of my springs was broke and showed me the damage when I came to collect the car.All in all a great service so will be using these for any service/repairs I need.Cheers guys
Thomas T.
17:04 31 Mar 21
Very professional free machine coffee in nice clean waiting room surrounded by some nice classic cars .Covid friendly with hand sanitizer and paper towelFirst time ive used them and will returnHighly recommended
Paul H.
08:14 31 Mar 21
First class service, a quality job and the turnaround was early too. Oh and they changed me less than the quote!
Steve B.
15:24 26 Mar 21
Absolutely fantastic Steve is a top man my mini was immaculate exactly as it was described can't recommend highly enough
Philip G.
10:15 01 Mar 21
Used for the first time after moving in to the area. Excellent service,very helpful and polite,car washed was a great bonus,would recommend highly and will be using again
Alan E.
15:41 24 Feb 21
Absolutely first class service excellent staff, I trust these guy's 100% will never go anywhere else.
Anthony M.
15:00 24 Feb 21
Polite & friendly staff, good service & fantastic old cars to look at 👍
Glen (.
14:00 24 Feb 21
Just wanted to say a big thank you for sorting my little car after a breakdown. Good old fashioned service with the latest technology and saved me money !Can't recommend them enough x
Melanie T.
12:58 15 Feb 21
I had my mot done at the garage today, the staff where very friendly and helpful. The garage itself is well set out and I knew where I needed to go and what I needed to do. However I'm sure if anybody was unsure about anything the staff would definitely be there to help. All of staff was up to date with covid and measured are in place to keep people safe !
Andrew D.
20:35 12 Feb 21
Fantastic team and very affordable Sophie and Steve kept me informed at all times and even arranged for the car to be brought back to us at Hessle at no additional cost
David R.
20:27 11 Feb 21
All staff are Very professional and welcoming from first entering reception to leaving with my repaired vehicle. Competitive pricing and very accommodating. Would highly recommend.
Dave B.
16:21 11 Feb 21
Got my 2yr old car serviced, better and cheaper than main dealer, picked up, dropped off at no charge and returned cleaner then it went in👍
Eloise P.
15:15 24 Dec 20
I have been to Savoy Tyres for MOT, but they could complete it as the bonnet release on my Focus had broken. Called RM Motors who said pop it in and they'll take a look. Went straight from Savoy to RM. 20 mins later bonnet released and not damage to grille. Asked if they could do MOT whilst there. No problem at all. Very polite and extremely efficient. Only charged for MOT and I got a free can of de-icer with scraper as a new customer. Cant fault these guys and Sophie on reception. Will definitely be using for my car and motorcycle in future.
Mike S.
13:09 23 Dec 20
Top place for all things automotive. Very friendly helpful people who cater for all your needs.They also do classic cars ...top place.
Mick C.
18:57 21 Dec 20
Fantastic garage, really professional team, I had a scuff on the front bumper and a dent on the back with a cracked rear light on my Porsche 987 Boxter S.They replaced the light with original parts in a quick turnaround and the paint was a perfect match, price was much more competitive than the main dealer quote and the service was better than Porsche specialists and main dealers I have used in the past. To finish off the job I had the car detailed which made it look as good as the day I first bought it. I would highly recommend RM Motors to anyone with a specialist car, I will be using them going forward.
Edward G.
12:55 27 Nov 20
Had my MOT at RM recently - a stress-free process from start to finish. Booked in by Sophie at a time that suited me, the work was carried out professionally and efficiently, and the complimentary car wash is a real bonus. Would highly recommend RM and will be bringing my car back for service next year 👍🏻
Elliot G.
20:23 12 Nov 20
Bought a car from Rich at RM Motor Engineers and got great customer service and a really fair price everything was laid out plain and simple and nothing was hidden I knew exactly what I was buying and didn't get any nasty surprises
Jack S.
10:28 16 Oct 20
Fantastic staff and really friendly, so helpful and will definitely use again.
Thomas C.
17:47 14 Oct 20
fantastic garage all ways look after me with my classics
john R.
18:07 30 Sep 20
Very impressed with the friendly and professional staff at RM Motors. Very interesting looking round the classic cars for sale on site whilst waiting for my Mot to be completed. Will definitely be recommending to friends and family.
Bridget S.
16:21 21 Sep 20
Fantastic service thank you for saving our holiday. Highly recommend this company, the new premises moved into 2 weeks ago look impressive.
Amanda H.
09:42 12 Sep 20
Thank you for rescuing our holiday, professional responsive service going the extra mile for customers. not the first time we have used RM Engineers Ltd but first time in the new premises. happy to recommend
Alistair H.
09:38 12 Sep 20
Great service...very knowledgable....they go above and beyond to make sure things are right....won’t go anywhere else....all the best for 2020
Dave N.
08:38 05 Jan 20
Great service, honest, trustworthy and very competitive pricing. Helped me out at short notice twice in one week.Highly recommended
Lee R.
19:51 09 Dec 19
Friendly staff, great service, and even a sandwich while i waited for my mot.
James R.
10:48 07 Dec 19
Yesterday I traveled from Northampton to hull after having 2 new tyres and the tracking recently done elsewhere only to realise that there was something majorly wrong with van so I googled mechanics near me and found this absolute goldmine of a place not only did they fix my van very quickly but I had a very warm welcome was offered hot drinks and was shown to a warm seating area if I ever find myself in trouble again whilst in the north I would definitely go there and I would highly recommend this garage to anyone thank you RM motor engineering you saved my life 👍🏻
Andy W.
10:20 29 Nov 19
Great guys!Honest, funny and obviously know their stuff.Highly recommended. A*Cheers for the help y'all!!
Chris H.
17:50 26 Nov 19
Having been let down by a mobile technician I contacted RM Motor Engineers to help me in getting my car repaired, when I called the company I was met with a kind,reassuring and compassionate person who assured myself that regardless of the predicament I was facing RM Motor Engineers would be there to put right any and all issues that the previous technician had left my Vauxhall Zafira in.Given that this was an extremely last minute call RM motor Engineers where able to make space for my vehicle in there busy schedule and have the vehicle up and running again in no time at all and at a lower price that the mobile technician would have charged myself.This local family business gave my family and I the highest levels of customer care and reassurance throughout my repair and will be recommended by myself to all my family and friends for all there motoring needs, I cannot recommend RM Motor Engineers any higher
michael coneyworth (.
12:23 25 Nov 19
Friendly staff and great service, thank you.
Lisa H.
15:43 22 Nov 19
Fast and efficient service
Joe K.
09:37 21 Nov 19
Fantastic service. Value for money. Friendly staff. Had top class repair work done on two previous cars that I'd bumped ! I would highlyrecomend R M Motor Engineers 😊
Helen R.
09:52 20 Nov 19
Richard is really enthusiastic about classic cars. Gave my poorly MX5 a new lease of life. Really friendly and very fair on price too. Would highly recommend RM Motors.
Deryck E.
15:20 19 Nov 19
Great value for money, friendly staff great service. Best garage around for quick no nonsense MOTs
Kirstien W.
13:53 11 Nov 19
First time using this garage recently following a recommendation. Friendly courteous staff, didn't try to over complicate things, Richard the owner explained everything. Would definitely use again great service!
Jo H.
13:51 11 Nov 19
My experience was fantastic and they repaired my vehicle a lot quicker then I expected and it was cheaper then what was actually quoted so that’s a bonus 👍Would recommend to come here 🏎
08:37 06 Nov 19
Awesome service today Richard, many thanks for fitting a brake calliper at such short notice, you saved the day.
Jonathan H.
19:45 05 Nov 19
Have used r m motors for years now always help you when your car breaks down great service thanks rich
Mark S.
19:41 28 Oct 19
Very helpful, friendly staff, great value for money.
Emma C.
21:33 27 Oct 19
Repaired the damage on my front bumper for a good price and the staff were all very helpful and friendly. A great company who I would strongly recommend!
Paul van D.
08:41 06 Sep 19
Great service and advise owner will help anyone
Rich B.
06:34 20 Jun 19
Good friendly owner and staff. Managed to get the work I needed done quickly and for a good price. Would recommend to anyone.
John P.
16:34 15 Jun 19
Very friendly and helpfull, got me out of a few situations at very short notice (mots, exhaust repairs, services), great mechanics and Richard is a top bloke who will do anything he can legally and safley to get you back on the road, other garages would have had to have been booked months in advance and charge way more!, definatly reccomended and i wont be going anywhere else now. Thanks again
Chris E.
07:50 08 Jun 19
What a 5 star surprise this garage was for me earlier today. I had a slightly complicated problem with my motorhome that required some mig-welding done inside the lounge area. Talk about coming up trumps. No hesitation in doing a great job and I learnt a lot about mig welding at the same time. Thanks to ‘The Boss’ for being so helpful and to his reception desk for making a coffee. Talk about being made welcome. I shall be going back next week to get a quote on a small paint job on my VW and will not hesitate in using the servicing and MOT facilities.I would say check it out and you will see what I mean. Servicing with a smile! Well done chaps!
Peter R.
18:24 20 Apr 19
Great job lads, as always you stepped up to the mark. Thanks
Simon R.
17:35 18 Apr 19
A very good company to deal with.I have had bodywork, spraying, modifications, servicing and maintenance on numerous vehicles. It’s always been carried out very professionally by the team of guys, at very good prices. I have no hesitation taking my cars to RM. Thanks for the continued assistance with all my motoring needs.
Dean M.
08:01 03 Apr 19
A professional and friendly MOT service, thanks guys.
Ian G.
18:08 01 Apr 19
Good experience, they went out of their way to help. Will definitely deal with them again 👍
fliped B.
16:17 01 Apr 19
AMAZING company, came to my rescue today having forgotten to MOT my vehicle, fitted me in and worked past their opening hours to get my car back. Cannot thank you all enough. Support local businesses this one is amazing.
Gemma P.
12:53 30 Mar 19
Good service
John J
09:21 23 Dec 18
Great service
Amy G.
08:41 09 Aug 18
Highly recommend after this engineers sourced parts for my car and worked beyond opening hours. Very happy with this friendly local business.
Julie M.
13:42 13 Jan 18
Great customer service, brilliant facilities and all round value for money - Richard and his team are people you can trust - thank you.
John R.
10:56 24 Nov 17
These guys fixed up my bumper damage - very friendly, fast service, no nonsense.
Caroline A.
10:53 24 Aug 17

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