About Us

Ashbocking Auto Centre is owned and managed by Ben.
The company was "born" after we took possession of the keys in early 2013.

We spent 2 long hard months consisting of 15 hour days, 7 days a week, carrying out building work and converting the premises from offices into an up to date Car Sales, Repairs and Servicing centre, ready to open the doors to our customers in May 2013.
We have slowly built a solid relationship within the local community as an honest team of guys who always go the extra mile for their customers.  

We maybe a small team , however we always make time for our customer's, whether they are looking to purchase their next quality used car or require servicing and maintenance of their existing vehicles in our modern and up to date 3 bay workshop.

Meet the Team


About Ben - (Director / Owner)

Ben is the owner of Ashbocking Auto Centre and is usually found in and around the garage. He is in charge of the car sales, but can often be found getting his hands dirty in the garage when times are busy as well as pulling his hair out with paperwork or computers in the office! He always makes time for anyone that drops into the garage whether your looking to buy a car or just looking for some advice.


Drifting and spending countless hours repairing his drift car, only to crash it on his next track day. When he's not drifting he's usually tinkering with old Japanese Imports or 1 of his many Mazda Mx5’s. Although Ben will be the first to admit time is becoming scarce for such hobbies after welcoming a baby girl into the world in 2018. He's even having to hide the amount of cars he owns so his wife doesn't sell them to buy baby toys or shoes for her own collection!  (But Shhh!)

Dream Car

1970's Nissan Skyline Hakosuka

About Stefan - (Technician)

Stefan is the youngest of the team but arguably one of the most knowledgeable! He worked at main dealer level prior to joining our team during lockdown 2020 and has brought with him a very wide range of diagnostic & mechanical knowledge. His passion for cars and motorsport is clear in everything he does and he has a great ability to drive a car and know what needs adjusting on suspension setups for enhanced performance.  


Motorsport and everything car related, he loves watching youtube videos of various engine swaps and crazy car builds. In his spare time he can be found working on performance cars or his own Lexus v8 swapped is200 that he built himself. When he needs a break from cars he enjoys downhill mountain biking. 

Dream Car

Ferrari F40 LM 


About Richard - ( Senior Technician)

Richard has served 25 years in the motor trade and is a very experienced and skilled Technician. The years of knowledge keep him at the top of his game. He is usually found in the workshop covered in grease, getting his hands dirty with Dual Mass Fly-wheels and Cambelt replacements. We have noticed that he enjoys copious amounts of tea!! Everyone at Ashbocking Auto Centre will continue to try and bring Richard up to scratch with the 21st century of computer technology, starting with how to turn the lap-top on!!!


Keen musician in a local rock band, loves playing the drums and is often found down the pub as far away from cars as physically possible.We have already come to realise that he rarely "buys the rounds" and only keeps moths in his wallet!!

Dream Car

A free one!!! That doesn't break down or need servicing / repairs! Or his much loved mk1 escort!



About Tom - (Workshop Manager )

Tom is in charge of the workshop and can be found in either the office or the workshop keeping everything running smoothly. He has been in the motor trade for a number of years with previous experience in various main dealers and the AA. His electrical knowledge is mind blowing and a great asset to the workshop. Tom is very approachable and is always willing to help, his customer service was exactly what we needed at the garage to keep all our customers feeling welcomed and understood.  


Downhill mountain biking, camping, kayaking, surfing and most things that keep him feeling young and alive! As well as spending time building his track car mr2 in the hope he can beat an mx5 one day, he also enjoys spending time with his 2 young boys who thrive on adrenaline just as much as him! 

Dream Car

Import Nissan Patrol, R32 GTR followed by a long list of other cars... Decision making might not be Tom’s strong point! 



Opening Times

Monday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday Open by appointment
Sunday Open by appointment
Bank Holidays

Open by Appointment

The Crossroads, Ashbocking, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 9LA

Contact Details

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The Crossroads, Ashbocking, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 9LA

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