About us

Swanbourne Auto Works is a family run DVSA approved MOT test centre and vehicle maintenance facility.
We specialise in business to business and retail testing.
All classes from 1 to 7 are tested with a particular interest in motorcycles, tricycles and vans to 3.5 tonnes.
Our senior team have 35 years of experience in vehicle mechanics and testing.

Our History

to 2016

Swanbourne senior tester and company owner & director, Colin Alderslade, provides over three decades of mechanical and testing services in the village of Walberton at Turnpike Motors, also known as Sargents Garage.


The closure of Turnpike Motors is announced to allow redevelopment of the land upon which the garage sits for housing.
October sees the final closure of Turnpike Motors and the removal of the MOT test equipment in to temporary storage for reinstallation in the Swanbourne Auto Works facility.
Meanwhile, over the summer of 2016, Colin Alderslade joins with business partners from SLS Motors to incorporate Swanbourne Auto Works with a view to continuing to provide high quality testing services after Turnpike closes.


February 2017 sees Swanbourne begin trading and take possession of their new premises and begin a massive redevelopment project.

By the middle of May the major portion of the redevelopment has been completed and the DVSA are invited to inspect and sign off the facility as fit for testing, which duly occurred on the 26th of May.

our helpful team

Colin Alderslade
Sam Godden