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 of 5, 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, Quadbikes or his AC Cobra replica. Although Ben will be the first to admit time is becoming scarce for such hobbies after welcoming a baby girl into the world in June 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 Josh - (Technician)

Josh has just qualified as a level 3 technician through West Suffolk College and has a keen enthusiasm for anything motor related. He is a very polite young man which is becoming increasingly rare to find these days! Ben have spent the last 18 months showing and teaching Josh the value of good old fashioned customer service! He has taken this on board and has become a real asset to the team and our customers! We really are very proud of him!

He has just been converted by Ben into the wonderful world of Mazda MX5 ownership and thoroughly enjoys it. He is often found dealing with customers that drop in as well as servicing and light repairs. We are slowly training Josh to answer the phone, carry out invoicing and running the Workshop in Bens temporary absence.


Most things car related! He would love to get into drifting in the near future. He spends any spare time helping others with their car problems as well as working on his new found love, his Mazda "v spec limited" MX5.

Dream Car

Nissan Skyline R32 GTR 


About Richard - (Head 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. Although Richard is new to the team, 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!



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 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday Open by appointment
Bank Holidays

Open by Appointment

The Crossroads, Ashbocking, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 9LA

Contact Details

Call us today: 01473785544

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The Crossroads, Ashbocking, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 9LA

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