Research Garage Ltd was founded in the mid-1950s by Margaret Machonnicie who began her career as a racing car driver and was one of the first women to win at Brooklands the famous racing circuit in Weybridge, Surrey.
The A5 Watling Street near MIRA the Motor Industry Research Association was the original location of the dealership. This is how the dealership got its name.
The garage specialised in fuel sales & operated up to ten breakdown recovery trucks at its peak. Also being one of the original TVR dealers enabled Miss Machonnicie to carry on her dreams of driving sports cars.
Over the next few decades, Research Garage grew to add several franchises and filling stations across the region and specialised in Fiat and Peugeot vehicles from the early 1970s.
Research Garage also specialised in an Accident Repair Centre and carried out vehicle repairs for most of the leading insurance companies in the UK. Research Garage is proud to be one of the oldest existing Fiat and Peugeot main dealerships in the United Kingdom.
With that heritage, Research Garage Group offer a first-class customer service from our three showrooms in Nuneaton and Hinckley for the leading brands; Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Abarth, Peugeot & Fiat Professional.
We take great pride in the excellence of the facilities we provide for our customers. At Research Garage Group we have contemporary showrooms with free Wi-Fi, customer seating areas with refreshments and state-of-the-art automotive workshops offering servicing and MOT for all makes and models.
Our extensive range of quality new and used vehicles make us the first choice for customers old and new every year.