About RL Motor Services
Quality car retailer of Plymouth
Independent BMW and MINI Specialists, RL Motor Services, celebrated their 10th year in business in 2016 and continue to go from strength to strength. The company is run by husband and wife team, Richard and Vicky Lakey, and their firm has grown enormously over the past decade. Today, RL Motor Services is proud to be one of the area’s most popular garages with a long list of happy customers on its database.
RL Motor Services specialise in working on BMW and MINI (BMW MINI) cars, with servicing and repairs being performed to an equally high level on any make or model of car and light commercial vehicle.
In addition to carrying out work on all makes of car, and it’s not unusual for the technicians to be working on supercars. Cars that they’ve performed servicing and repairs on include Ferraris, a 360 and a 458 Italia, a McLaren MP4 12C, an Audi R8, a Lamborghini Gallardo and various models made by Porsche.
Richard previously worked at Ocean Plymouth for five years before going self employed. With word of mouth recommendation from customers raising his levels of business, he needed workshop premises in order to keep pace with increasing demand for his services. Richard and Vicky opened premises at Wolseley Business Park, Milehouse before relocating to the current, much larger site on Galileo Close, Plympton in July 2012. The business has expanded considerable since then.
Additional staff were taken on, an MOT station was installed for the testing of Class 4 vehicles, and the extra space enabled Richard and his skilled, specialist technicians to offer servicing contracts for many local businesses.
Richard, with assistance from his Manager, Pete Scantlebury, head the team of skilled automotive technicians, while Vicky deals with the all important reception, staff and back office functions with assistance from Richard’s mother who manages the accounts. Pete is also a fully qualified MOT tester offering a wealth of experience from the BMW main dealer, Ocean and Kevin Goodman, Service Advisor brings 27 years of motor trade experience and extensive knowledge and is your first point of contact booking your car.
RL Motor Services’ impressive workshop facilities enable these experienced technicians to carry out any mechanical work on all makes and model of vehicle to the same exemplary standard as they would perform on BMW and MINI-built vehicles.
As an independent company, RL Motor Services’ labour rates are less expensive than those found at most main dealerships and yet you will still receive the same high standard of workmanship together with even better customer care.
European Block Exemption legislation allows independent specialist RL Motor Services to undertake the work on new BMW and MINI vehicles whilst still maintaining the validity of the car’s manufacturer’s warranty. All this can be performed for less cost to the customer.
Richard is continually adding services to the Garage with the business now a Quantum Dealer for car Re-maps and a HEL agent for custom made Brake Hoses all performed in house by Richard and his team. There is no stopping making RL Motor Services the one stop shop for all vehicle requirements.
Whilst the Garage continues to be busy, Richard and Vicky are strong charity supporters and regularly raise money for those charities close to their hearts. St Lukes Hospice and the National Autistic Society.
Look out for charity events and fund raising events for these charities.