• Mon - Fri 8.30 - 17.00 Sat 8.30-13.00
  • UNIT 1, GLOVER STREET, ST HELENS WA10 3LF 01744 29541
  • 01744 29541


Are you getting friendly customer service, high quality workmanship and good value for money from your current service provider? Sometimes it pays to shop around.

Based near St Helens Town Centre, Blackburns Automotive Centre is the new independent Volkswagen service and repair specialist for St Helens and the surrounding area. A new company this may be, but it’s backed by a colossal amount of Volkswagen technical knowledge and experience. Tony Blackburn is owner of Blackburns Automotive Centre with many years of Volkswagen main dealer training on every aspect of service and repair. Between 1988 and 1991 I served my apprenticeship with Volkswagen in St Helens achieving my motor mechanic City and Guilds. From 1991 to 1995 I was employed as a Technician at Volkswagen Independent Specialist Centre before moving onto join a Volkswagen main dealer in Haydock as a vehicle technician. From 2000 I moved to another independent Volkswagen service and repair specialist before crossing once again to a main dealer in 2002 where I was employed right up to 2010.

An Approved MOT tester, I always had a burning desire to establish my own business and by utilizing my vast amount of skills and knowledge gained over many years I have created Blackburns Automotive Centre in January 2010.


We have more than 15 years of genuine Volkswagen main dealer training and our customers can enjoy a friendly, reliable service on all our work carried out. We are your local German car specialist and the number one choice for MOT and car diagnostics in St Helens.


Genuine parts are used on ALL of our services, or non genuine parts can be supplied and fitted if preferred.Tyres are also supplied and fitted at low cost.

General Repair Services
  • Clutches
  • Suspension
  • Tyres
  • Air-con
  • Engine rebuild

FREE pickup & delivery
service available.

Maintenance Services
  • Oil Change Service
  • 20K service – £129 + VAT
  • Full service – from £179 + VAT
  • Coolant, brake fluid
    & air-con – from £89
  • DSG oil change –
    from £155
  • Diesel Particulate Filters
  • Clean & regen
  • Replace & regen
  • Removal is now


  • Annual Test of a vehicle for road worthiness
  • Vehicle safety
  • Exhaust emissions
  • Applicable for vehicles over 3yrs old
  • FREE retests
  • Annual Test of a motorcycle for road worthiness
  • Motorcycle safety
  • Exhaust emissions
  • Applicable for vehicles over 3yrs old
  • FREE retests