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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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Toby Nicholson
Very impressed and grateful to Browns for booking my car in last minute to get the brake pads and discs changed. I called up in the morning and it was ready to pick up by the afternoon. Quality service and friendly staff. Thanks
Victoria Ryznar
I have both my cars looked after by Browns and have never been with a garage where the people were as genuine, honest and efficient - THANK YOU - five stars all round
Shayle Epps
Brilliantly simple to do business with Very well run business.. Would highly recommend
Stewart Thompson
Friendly and knowledgeable staff, wonderful atmosphere, service and quality is beyond all expectations.
Nikki Walker
My car has been at Browns Garage on several occasions now, and each time, the team has gone above and beyond. You couldn’t ask for better service and I’d highly recommend.
Theona Kyle
In the 20 years that I have been getting my car repaired at Browns they have always done a great job and never overcharged or done unnecessary work. I recommend them highly.
Tina Chapman
Honest, helpful and they didn't even charge for their time!
Loti Fairhall
Wouldn’t go anywhere else to have our cars looked after. Darren and the team are accommodating, honest and reliable whether it’s a full MOT/Service or just changing a bulb!