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Haynes Motor Museum branches out

THE world-famous Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford, near Yeovil, an educational charitable trust, is extending its garage services to specialise in looking after Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.

As well as caring for the museum’s collection of over 400 vehicles, Haynes’ busy workshops also look after the cars of the public with more than 1,900 existing customers.

A significant investment has been made by the museum in Jaguar and Land Rover official factory training, tools and diagnostic equipment, which will now allow Haynes Garage Services to service and maintain Jaguar and Land Rover cars in the same way as a main dealer and at a competitive rate.

HaynesInternational Motor Museum has an extensive historic and modern Jaguar collection and an early example of the Land Rover.  Sales of both marques have increased significantly over the last four years since Tata Motors Ltd bought them and Haynes already have a significant number of Jaguar and Land Rover customers.

Workshop manager, Bradley Mauger, said: “These cars needing specialist equipment to properly maintain them, so we decided to make the investment to help local owners.  We hope it will prove popular, as it will save them a lot of time and expense not having to go out of the area to have their car maintained and serviced.  Jaguar and Land Rover owners can also feel assured that they are getting the same level of expertise that a main dealer would provide, if not better, when it comes to the classic vehicles.”

Museum managing director, Marc Haynes, added: “The funds raised from the museum’s trading businesses make a contribution to help finance the museum, an educational charitable trust that doesn’t take a penny of taxpayers’ money.”

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