At this critical time we are doing all we can to protect ourselves, our families, our customers and our suppliers. We all have  questions. We have made an attempt to answer some:

Are you open as normal?

  • At Blue Chip we have always been happy when customers dropped in to make an appointment, discuss a problem or even just to say hello. Until further notice we ask that customers do not visit without an appointment. Please call 01873 740999 or email

Can I still get my car serviced?

  • Yes, the Government advice is that garages, like solicitors and veterinary practices, can continue to offer vital services. Currently preventative maintenance can continue, as can breakdown services. Common sense would exclude installation or repair of radios etc. This advice may change.

Do I need an MOT?

  • Currently yes, you probably do. MOT stations remain open, subject of course to staff availability. The government have relaxed requirements for HGVs and some other classes but not yet for passenger cars. You cannot tax without an MOT and without tax you must SORN your vehicle and get it off the public highway. It is possible this will change.

If I send you a parking brake unit, can you repair it?

  • Yes, we have a good stock of spares and if you can get it to us, we can currently get it back to UK mainland addresses with our normal 24 hour turnaround.
Blue Chip Autotronics

Parking brake is an offshoot of the partnership Blue Chip Autotronics We are a partnership of two degree qualified engineers with much (possibly too much) experience of the car maintenance world.

We noticed how automatic parking brake units were being replaced at huge cost and effort and started thinking. We have developed a process in which the failed & liable to fail components are replaced and the rest remain. This reduces cost to the consumer and removes the need to re-program the unit.

We now also sponsor the local hockey team. I’ll do anything to be picked

Who we are