BRENTWOOD MP Eric Pickles cut the ribbon top declare the town's Kwik Fit store open after it underwent a significant revamp.

The Brentwood centre, in London Road, was selected to be part of this investment from Kwik Fit's UK network of over 600 centres, because of the commitment the staff have made in serving the local community.  It is also a sign of the company's confidence in both the existing strength and potential demand in the area.

Customers will immediately see the impact of the investment as the reception area has been completely redesigned to promote a more welcoming and customer-friendly environment.

As a result of the investment, the centre now has specialist laser wheel alignment equipment that allows a car's four wheels to be aligned as per the manufacturer's specification.

The revamped centre will also continue to offer the full range of Kwik Fit services including tyres, exhausts, brakes, MoT testing, car servicing, air-con and windscreen repair.

Mr Pickles said: "I’m delighted to see a company investing in its local community, not only here in Brentwood but in towns and cities across the country. 

"The investment that the new owners of Kwik Fit have poured into our local centre is very good news for Brentwood and its motorists.

"It’s also good news that there’s an apprenticeship scheme in place to give unemployed young people a helping hand by creating jobs and giving them valuable career skills.

I hope young people in Brentwood will see the benefit and apply for the programme as the training provided looks excellent."