About Tickenham Garage Car Sales – Independent Garage – North Somerset / Bristol

We are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Appointments and Test Drives available 7 days a week

Tickenham Garage Car Sales is a second hand used car dealership based just outside of Bristol, 2 minutes from Nailsea. We have have grown organically since 2012 and are continually growing each year. We are not a car supermarket, we are an independent customer focussed second hand car dealership who put you, the customer, at the heart of what we do.

What do we offer?

We retail most major brands and if we don’t have what you are looking for in stock, the chances are we can source it for you within a very short space of time. Common brands that we retail used cars for are VW, Audi, BMW, Ford, Vauxhall, Mercedes and Skoda.

Based at Tickenham Garage near to Nailsea and Clevedon, our aim is to ensure that every customer that meets us has a purchasing experience to remember and one that gives our industry and extemporary reputation. To see what people say about us Check out our latest testimonials here.

Who are we?

Thomas James is an experienced Vehicle Technician and the Director & Owner of Tickenham Garage.  As such, Tom has a wealth of experience in purchasing vehicles that are of the very highest quality and of mechanical perfection.  Tom can advise customers on their next purchase, ensuring that the car you want is right for you.

Sam Hughes spent many years working with international blue chip companies before entering the motor trade. He was previously a customer service & sales trainer covering UK, Ireland end Europe. Sam’s experience ensures the customer experience for all is the very best journey from start to finish. His expert advise in financial matters gives you added assistance when looking to finance your car.


Check out our reviews online to see what our customers say about us, we are pleased to have a 5 star, 100% positive feedback, track record on Auto Trader and continually maintaining this.

How we like to work

We don’t have huge overheads like other dealerships, as a result we are able to offer all our stock at very competitive prices. You won’t be dealing with any sales people that are on commission, just us, the owners. Our aim is to above all maintain our reputation and continue to grow our company.  We love to work on an appointment basis to ensure that you get the attention that you require when purchasing a second hand car, therefore, please get in touch if you would like to come and test drive any of our vehicles.

Tickenham Garage Car Sales is a privately owned second hand car garage and are therefore able to be very flexible to our customer requirements.  We will gladly take the opportunity to speak to anyone looking to make their next vehicle purchase. This could be a £1000 car or a £45,000 car. No matter what the price, we are here to help.  We offer flexible finance packages as well as one off purchase options. Our reputation is what drives us.

Tom and Sam provided an excellent service they were professional, efficient and very friendly. I will continue to use their services as they exceeded my expectations would definitely recommend them

July 2022

Second Hand Cars

We offer a variety of second hand cars. Cars for the family, SUV's, MPV's, Economical small cars for town driving and larger models for you if you need something for frequent longer journeys. No matter what your need is, we can help.

Flexible finance

All of our finance packages are bespoke to your requirements. You are in control. We are independent, so we can find you the best deal available for you and your car. We offer both HP, PCP and can even arrange personal loans. Give us a try!

Sell your car to us

Maybe your looking to sell your current car, this could be through part exchanging against another car or just selling it to us. We will appraise your car and provide you with a valuation. We make payments within 6 minutes, with no admin fees.

Warranty options

Our relationship doesnt end once you drive away. We offer nationwide, comprehensive and market leading warranties to protect you for years once you have taken your car home. Our warranty is the only one in the UK that is Trading Standard approved.

Accredited Garage and Workshop

Our garage is a RAC Authorised Repair Centre, Which? Trusted Trader as well as previously being awarded Garage of the Year for South West of England as well as an AA Approved Garage.

Approved Used & Enhanced Inspections

All vehicles undergo a vigorous inspection prior to leaving us. MOT advisories are fixed before the car is released as well as ensuring all servicing and maintenance tasks have been fully completed. 

I found both the two gentlemen that assisted me most helpful and polite, they were excellent in giving me all the information about the car I wanted to buy, and its history, they made the whole experience of buying the car great, I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone, all the cars on their forecourt looked in great condition and fairly priced.

Feb 2020