New Workshop

About Keates Car & Van

Keates Car and Van is a new venture for Oliver Keates and his father, Don. Together they have vast experience with 50 years of working in the motor trade.

We have recently moved to our new workshop in Hilperton where we have also invested in all new equipment.

We offer many services for domestic and commercial cars and vans which include:
Car & Van Servicing, Car & Van MOTís and Car & Van repairs.



New Workshop

The heritage of Keates Car & Van

Oliver is the fourth generation of his family in the motor trade in the West Wilts area.

His father, Don was a partner in Keates Garages Ltd in Bradford on Avon. His grandfather, another Donald, and great-grandfather, Reginald were also proprietors of the business in partnership with other members of their family, Ron, Basil and Steven.

The original garage was established in 1910 by D R Keates and known by that name for many years. It was in St Margaretís Street in Bradford on Avon. The picture is from the 1930s and shows the original garage.

In the 1960s the garage moved to Frome Road, on to land bought by the family from the railway. The picture shows Oliverís great-grandfather, Reg on the forecourt of the new garage.

The garage remained there until 2006.

Meet the mechanics
Donald Keates

Donald Keates

  • Over 30 years experience
  • Fully qualified
  • Partnered in other garages
  • Loves classic cars
Donald Keates

Oliver Keates

  • 10 years experience
  • Fully qualified
  • Completed Apprenteship
  • Enjoys rally driving



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New Workshop

New Workshop

Keates car and van, now have a NEW workshop with all NEW equipment.

Skilled Mechanics

Skilled Mechanics

Our mechanics are fully qualified and have ove 50 years of experience between them.

Domestic and Commercial

Commercial & Domestic

We work on commercial, domestic vehicles and all models.