Andys Kars

The Team

If you’re fed up of dealing with unhelpful, wheeler-dealer or just plain shoddy mechanics and are looking for a trustworthy, fairly-priced alternative then our small, friendly and customer focused team may be exactly what you’re looking for…

Andy Kent


Andy is our founding father, team leader and chief educator. With over 40yrs experience in the motor trade, a whole collection of qualifications (including a Master Tech ATA) and an infectious Can Do Attitude its Andy that drives our focus on professionalism, customer service and transparent communication. Andy is always looking to expand his skill set and is never afraid to take on a challenge.

Our friendly and helpful office staff will organise everything for you, keep you informed and answer all your questions so you’re always kept in the loop and get your car back as soon as possible.

Jan, Nikki and Emma run the office and will be your first point of contact. They will answer your enquiries, book your vehicle in, arrange an estimate for the work required and order your parts.

They are committed to keeping you informed about everything to do with your vehicle, getting all your questions answered and making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible for you.



Jan has worked in an office environment all her working life. Being Andy’s wife and the mother of their children Russell and Emma, Jan also has many years’ experience in supporting and helping Andy repair vehicles.

Andy and Jans’ children Russell and Emma joined the team in January 2005. With both of them growing up around cars, it’s perhaps not surprising they developed an interest in the industry. With their parents’ encouragements and support they both went off to work from college after their training, before entering into the motor trade with Andy.



Emma followed in her mum’s footsteps and went down the office route, gaining experience in various types of offices. She also gained training in Customer Services, Administration and basic Accounts. Emma is a qualified First Aider. Since working at Andy’s Kars, she has gained further qualifications and knowledge in Business administration and accounts. Emma is very approachable and will do whatever she can to help you.


Nikki has joined us from years in Pharmacies. She has been around cars since an early age and progressed to have her on own show cars in her 20/30’s.  She is a valued member of the team and her personal knowledge and understanding of both cars and medical conditions makes her an approachable; friendly person.

Our professional, efficient and courteous workshop team will diagnose and fix any problems with your car as quickly as possible AND help you understand exactly what they’ve done and why they’ve done it, WITHOUT confusing or talking down to you.

Our workshop team will work diligently and tirelessly on your vehicle to diagnose and fix any problems with it as soon as possible. They are all highly trained, devoted people who will not only get your vehicle sorted as quickly as possible but also make sure to explain everything to you clearly so you always know EXACTLY what’s going on.

Russell Kent runs the workshop with the assistance of Nathan and Andy Youle. These guys investigate, diagnose, service and repair your vehicle, with Andy or Russell carrying out your MOT’s.



Russell gained an apprenticeship with The Environment Agency as a Telemetry Engineer and is a qualified Electro/Mechanical Engineer. Once he joined Andy’s Kars, he started his Motor Mechanics’ training and is now also qualified to NVQ level 3 as well as being MOT tested.

With his electrical and mechanical knowledge he can turn his hand to any age vehicle at any spec level. Whatever is wrong with your vehicle, Russell will find the solution.

Andy Youle

Andy has completed his IMI level 3 in Motor Mechanics and has gained his MOT tester.  He joined the team as a volunteer 9 years ago and has worked his way up the ranks to MOT tester.  He is a friendly and helpful member of the team who appreciates the time and experience he has gained and is looking forward to passing this on to the new trainees coming in and going on to do more training himself.



Chris has joined the team as  an Advisor for the Adaptations to free up some of Andy’s time do allow him to do more training and teaching.  Chris has 20 years’ experience from the car sales side of the industry and working with Motability Vehicles and adaptations.  He is approachable and willing to help.



Nathan joined as work experience person from Cambridge Regional College and has now been here 4 years.  He has completed NVQ level 1 and is well on his way with Level 2.  He is very keen and willing to learn.  He is a very helpful, keen member of the team.


Sam has recently joined us after a period away from the Motor Industry.  He is level 3 qualified and very hands on.  He is keen to learn the installation of the adaptations and has good problem solving skills.

To arrange a convenient time for us to look at your vehicle simply give us a call now on 01954 782666 or email us at