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About Us

We are Russell Automotive Centre and we are London’s leading independent Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda and Bentley specialists. We are a multi award-winning garage based in Kingsbury in North-West London. We have been Gold Award Winners as Independent Service Providers at the Audi Driver International event every year since 2008. We aim to offer excellent service and value for money to all our customers.

As well as undertaking vehicle repairs and services, and offering additional services such as a free courtesy car and free local collection and delivery of vehicles, at Russell Automotive Centre we have a live video link that means we can show customers the type of repair we are proposing for their vehicles. A customer can make an informed decision about the work, having seen what we think is needed.

Sudesh Patel

Service Manager, Russell Automotive Centre

Sudesh has been the Service Manager at Russell Automotive for the last 9 years, working along side Steve and Jane, growing the business to what it is today.

As a Qualified Technician, he has great knowledge of the brands we specialise in and has built many strong relationships with our customers and continues to do this today.

Nitesh Mistry, Director
Nitesh Mistry, Director

Nitesh Mistry

Director, Russell Automotive Centre

Nitesh’s automotive journey began with Steve Russell in 1988, when they both qualified as Technicians and worked with the Audi/VW brand. Staying with the brand, Nitesh excelled and was promoted to Workshop Manager in 1998, and later in 2001 became a VW/Audi Recognised Qualified Aftersales Manager. The dealerships he has worked at include a VW National Top 10 business.

Having worked with this brand, as well as Skoda and Seat, for over 30 years Nitesh brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with him to the business.

People as well as performance are very important to him and he believes that both should be developed, to provide the highest standard of work and customer service.


Steve and Nitesh
Steve and Nitesh as Audi/VW apprentices.

A promise to Steve

Steve Russell, Founder, Russell Automotive Centre 2007

“There were four of us working with Audi/VW as apprentices, out of the four Steve and I were the only two that continued working with these brands and qualified as Technicians. However, Steve was technically very gifted and went on to progress to a Master Technician. Steve was full of humour and always had a smile on his face. Steve was my friend and will be sadly missed.

My promise to Steve and Jane was to keep his dream alive, and that was, ‘Russell Automotive Centre was to give Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda and Bentley owners in North-West London a different sort of choice when they think about having their cars serviced or repaired ‘. As an independent garage owner Steve developed a distinctive approach to servicing and repairs and I will strive to continue this.”

Steve was an accredited Audi and Volkswagen Master Technician and one of the first technicians in the UK to achieve that status.

Russell Automotive Centre: North West London – Our Team

At Russell Automotive Centre and at its sister company, Garage Express, there is a team of well-qualified and experienced people ready to help to get your car back on the road after its repair or service as quickly as possible.

All Russell Automotive Centre technicians have extensive experience of working for an Audi, VW, Seat, Skoda or Bentley main dealer. They know these cars extremely well and work on them all day long, day in day out. There is little that will surprise them!



We are always looking for highly skilled technicians to join our award winning team. If you feel you have the skills and experience to match our high expectations please email

Please note we are closed on all public holidays.


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