Lillywhite Brothers

Bosch Car Service - For everything your car needs.

NEW! Digital Camshaft Timing Tool

Don’t forget we service and repair all makes of vehicles at Lillywhite’s from old to new, we have now invested in the latest Digital Camshaft Timing Angle Tool (VAS 611 007) Mandatory for setting up off variable valve timing on VW/Skoda/Audi TSI engines, this is required when having your Cambelts renewed.

Lillywhite Brothers

Bosch Car Service - For everything your car needs.

Your car does a lot for you...

What can you do for your car?

Take care of your car and your car will take care of you!

Lillywhite Brothers

Bosch Car Service - For everything your car needs.

Inspection & Maintenance

Regular inspection of your vehicle is necessary to ensure brake safety, engine quality and maintenance of the key components.

100 Years of Bosch Car Service

For everything your car needs

Diagnostics

Besides skilled mechanics, our workshops are equipped with modern, innovative diagnostic systems for quick and accurate troubleshooting.

Your car is in the best hands with us.

Servicing

Keep your manufacturer's warranty when you get your car serviced with us. We perform repair and maintenance work to the specifications of the manufacturer, so the vehicle remains fully under warranty.

We pride ourselves on Quality

That is why we are recognised as one of the leading workshop chains worldwide.

Over 90 Years of Safety

For everything your car needs

Bosch Car Service

For everything your car needs

Our History

Mike and Paul Lillywhite’s father and uncles took over Queen Street Engineering works from former owners Bob & Danny Wheatley in 1949.

The picture was taken around this time and shows the owners and staff. Things were a lot different in those days and many general engineering jobs were undertaken using a belt driven lathe, drill and lawn mower cylinder grinder, as well as car repairs and boat engines from the Parham’s yard across the road. 

Davis bakery’s shop stood where the existing front office and part of the workshop are now. Parts were often delivered to Emsworth from Chichester and Portsmouth by bus, in a compartment behind the driver, and then collected from the station. The workshop heater was waste sump oil burning stove with a large honey- combed tower. Often, during the winter, tins of soup were warmed in the block – hopefully holes were pierced in the can to avoid explosion and cars being covered!

The car electrics would be checked with an Avo volt & amp meter, cars were serviced every 3,000 miles. Servicing involved things like fuel bowl cleaning, tappet adjustment, plugs, contact points and lots of grease nipples! There were no cam belts, but cylinder head decokes were common.

Tyres were changed with levers and a rubber mallet without balancing – cars probably weren’t fast enough to notice.