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About Us

Brown’s Garage, established in 1912, is a specialist in repairs and servicing of all makes of cars, offering the highest standard of expertise. Our rates are highly competitive, without compromising the quality of work carried out. We pride ourselves on owning the newest equipment available to keep up with rapid technology changes.

We have a long history of providing garage services, including car repairs and servicing within Haywards Heath and the surrounding areas. We are proud of our extensive customer base built on repeat business, a good strong reputation and recommendations.

…and the long history of Brown’s Garage

Established in 1912 by Herbert Brown, the original garage was located in South Road (now Haywards Heath main High Street) next to what is now the Haywards Heath United Reformed Church. As the motor car was in it’s infancy, it was only really available to the most affluent and therefore quite scarce, so the main business of H. Browns Garage was the servicing and maintenance of bicycles and carts, the only really affordable means of personal transport as it was then.

The focus of the business gradually shifted to the automobile and as the Brown family owned much of the surrounding land, another premises was built alongside and named ‘The South Road Works’. H. Browns Garage became ‘H. Browns Motor Agent’ focusing on the motor trade and the dispensing of fuel. In 1970 the Company became incorporated ‘Brown’s South Road Garage Ltd’, then, just 9 years later all the land was sold to W H Smith and the garage moved to Market Place, forcing the name change to what it is today.

Haywards Heath, the name means hedge enclosure, there were several incarnations of the name dating back to 13th century finally settling in 1569 to what it is today. It is also rumoured that a highwayman called Jack Hayward who was notorious in the area also had a strong bearing on the final naming. Until about 150 years ago it was mainly farmland and heath within the parish of Cuckfield, then in 1841 the railway arrived (originally destined to pass through Cuckfield) and due the growth this brought, officially became a town in the 1860’s. It became known as the Metropolis of Mid Sussex.

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Fantastic quality of work - really reliable - super helpful - not the cheapest - but definitely not the most expensive. For the quality of work very reasonable indeed. They took huge amounts of initiative and cleaned the engine bay whilst also following the extensive list I gave them. If there is something you don't want them to do all you have to do is to tell them! Also have been able to custom make a strut brace for my Pug 205 as well as fitting performanccam, arranged a stage 2 gas flowing/porting of the head, fixing a stage 2 race clutch and so much more! Rob also fabricated a beautiful perfectly fitti g downpipe to backbox straight through exhaust in 304 steel. I couldn't recommend Browns garage and engineering any more highly, they're my only go to place for tge daily and more exotic
Belinda Campopiano
Had a small problem with my daughter's car. Booked in for Friday but asked to drop the car off on Thursday due to other commitments on Friday. Not only was this not a problem they had a look at the car and sorted it all out within 2 hours while I went to the gym! Great service, efficient and friendly. Many thanks, Belinda
Carl Tudor
I have used the garage for over 7 years with a variety of cars always friendly, trusted and work is second to non. They will always go the extra mile and more to assist and support and won't rip you off best garage around!
Laura Tudor
If you are looking for a truly honest, professional and knowledgeable garage than Browns ticks every box. I have been using Browns for over 7 years now since moving to Haywards Heath, and cannot fault them. Cannot recommend highly enough
Forge The Way LTD
Brilliant service needed new tyres on one of our vans quick and reliable thank you.
Jozsef Ganyu
One of the best garage where I have ever been. I had a crack on my exhaust system . I went there in the morning and left there the car for few hours . They called me later that the issue has been solved and my car is ready for collection. They are very professional and this is for a very good, reasonable price.
Sam Baines
Excellent no-nonsense service. Were incredibly accommodating during the Christmas rush period. Honest and fair quoting. Would happily return in the future. Huge thanks.
Hebe Fish
Best garage in Haywards Heath, possibly in Sussex! I 100% trust these guys, they couldn't be more helpful and accommodating. My car is over 20yrs old and worth about nixpence, but they treat it the same as every other car. Their prices are very competitive too, I'm always pleasantly surprised, however big or small the job. Can't recommend highly enough!
Tom Dedman
They are incredible. Best customer experience I get from anywhere
Pip Levey
I came in randomly as was having issues with my audio system. They helped me straight away and fixed it, could not have been more helpful