Colin Gunning Limited

We're equipped to service and maintain your VW, Audi, Seat or Skoda for reliability and efficiency

Our Services

Colin Gunning Limited are equipped to service and maintain your VW, Audi, Seat or Skoda for reliability and efficiency from Monday to Friday. With the latest equipment and software, we are able to diagnose and repair cars and light vans to the highest standards of safety and economy.

A/C and Heating

We diagnose, repair and service your Air Condition System so you can enjoy those long hot summer days.


Braking components are obviously safety critical.  We will always advise of any requirements during routine servicing or MOT.

Cam Belts

The modern timing belt in VW and Audi Group of cars comes with a five year service requirement.  We will always advise during any service when this crucial piece of equipment is needed.


We are able to repair or replace your exhaust system with original dealer parts or a more cost effective alternative.

MOT Checks

We offer to check your vehicle prior to presenting it to a local MOT station for it’s statutory inspection.

Oil Change

The life blood of any engine. We use the latest oils direct from VW.

Safety Checks

We offer to check your car is ready for winter or long journeys for your summer holidays.  Basic checks of levels and pressures to avoid unnecessary problems.


We work closely with B C Autos for supply and repair of tyres.  From budget tyres to all the brand names.

About Us

The Gunning name has been at Dicker Mill since March 1979. Originally Derick S. Gunning Air Cooled Sales and Service now in its present form as a Limited Company.

With Derick’s departure to start up Modern Air in September 1990, his self-fly rental and flying school at Fowlmere, younger brother Colin took over the running of the garage before buying the business from Derick in 2001.  Now trading under the Colin Gunning Limited name, the air-cooled business has virtually disappeared and evolved into a garage servicing and repairing a diverse range of modern computer packed cars and light vans.

Colin has struggled to manage the garage on his own since November 2016.  With the new addition of Rob Hardey joining from a local dealership in May 2018, Colin Gunning Ltd can now press on with a much brighter outlook for the future.

Rob achieved Master Technician status at Ware Garages, the Renault dealership. He has come from Gates of Hertford the Ford dealers with a stint at Motor Repairs Hertford in between.  It was at MRH that Rob rebuilt two cars for the Channel 4 series For The Love Of Cars.  So, Rob brings a wealth of talent and experience across a wide range of vehicle’s and an obvious enthusiasm about the challenges facing a modern garage.

Kirsty Gunning is a Company Director and wife of Colin for nearly 30 years. Kirsty runs the admin side of things including ensuring suppliers and employees are paid on time.

Colin and Rob are looking forward to servicing, repairing and preparing your cars for MOT in the coming years.  Whether it’s a new Volkswagen or a cherished older car, just call to make a booking.

Benefits of using Colin Gunning Limited.

Honesty and Integrity at all times.

Personal Service

You will be able to meet and discuss your requirements with the technician who will be maintaining your car.

Quick Repairs

We are willing to service or repair your car in a time to suit you. If that’s between the school runs just let us know and we will do our best to keep you mobile.


We are just a few minutes walk from Hertford East Station and the town centre.

Local Family Run Business

We are a local family run business since 1979 with a great reputation within our long standing customers.

Courtesy Car

We currently have a VW Polo, manual gearbox, as a free loan car whilst we service or repairs yours. Just book in advance to be sure of keeping on the road.


We take Visa and Mastercard or electronic payments.

Latest News

02.10.2020 / by colingunning

Courtesy Car

Currently there is no Courtesy Car available due to a slight prang.

20.08.2020 / by colingunning


With the current situation, could everyone please come prepared to wear a face covering when in the office.  At least 1 meter…

03.08.2020 / by colingunning

August 2021

Due to a planned staff absence through August there will be some shorter opening hours.

25 Dicker Mill,
Hertford, SG13 7AE

01992 551491

Opening hours

Monday        7:30am – 5:00pm

Tuesday        7:30am – 5:00pm

Wednesday    7:30am – 5:00pm

Thursday       7:30am – 5:00pm

Friday          7:30am – 4:00pm

Saturday      Unlikely

Sunday         Never