|My Ford KA failed it's MOT due to the the deterioration of the sills.
Kwik Fit told me that I would need a welder to fix it and that it would
be pricey! As a graduate, that really worried me, so I immediately went
on the web to get some quotes. Having gauged that the average cost would
be £60-80 per hour, I luckily found Ernie's website for Autoweld. I
immediately phoned him to ask if I could bring in my car for a quote and
he was able to fit me in the very next day. He was able to give me a
price for the job there and then, which was 50% less than the average
Ernie was able to work around my work schedule to get the job done at the earliest available opportunity, ensuring that I wouldn't have to to pay the full re-test cost. He allowed me to watch the work that was done and explained what he was doing so that I was informed and aware of what was going on.
When Ernie noticed that my car had failed on another item, he contacted a friend of his who was able to fix the problem for a third of the price that Kwik Fit had quoted me. This saved me time and money, especially as Ernie kindly went and bought the correct part for me in advance. This exceeded my expectations as a customer.
I would recommend Autoweld to anyone who wants to find a reliable, honest and friendly welder. Ernie proved to me that he cares about his customers and doesn't want to see them short changed, unlike many garages. Thank you Ernie!
- Frances Johnson
is the most honest, kind and genuine man-in-the-trade I have ever met.
He has an exceptional work ethic and I cannot fault that. When my
beloved (if somewhat old and rusty) car failed it’s MOT I decided to
try and find a more competitive (and reasonable) quote for fixing the
welding problems as my garage very unhelpfully couldn’t give me an
accurate quote, just an estimate. I found Ernie’s site, contacted
him and almost immediately he kindly and quickly agreed to give me a
very competitive quote, the car was booked in and ultimately sorted.
He definitely and without doubt went above and beyond to help me
and I would happily recommend him to anyone who needed welding work
done. Thank you Ernie!!
- Elizabeth Nelson, Sutton Coldfield
the garage I went to for my MOT gave me a quote for welding work that
nearly gave me a heart attack - I found Ernie's website and took my car
for a quote. Ernie had a look at the car and then gave me a quote which
was more than 50% less than the garage's one! He did a great job with
my car and provided a level of service which was above and beyond
anything I have ever experienced from anyone in the car trade. I was
110% satisfied with the work and found the level of honesty and
professionalism I experienced very refreshing. I would completely
recommend Ernie's services to anybody in the future...particularly if
you're female and you've been taken for a ride by cowboy garages before
- Ernie will give you a level of honesty and concern that you rarely
come across these days!
- Becky Dalton
did a brilliant job on my exhaust system, he saved me over £200 as i
didnt have to replace my cat like a garage would have done, would
definatly recommend to anyone needing a welder, he makes a mean brew
too!! Cheers Ernie
- Mark Phillips
been quoted £60-£80 an hour for welding to my door hinge on my trusty
fiesta by three garages, with no guarantee or even idea on how long
they would take to fix the problem, I decided to search for a local
welder in the Birmingham area, and I am so very glad I did. Upon
meeting Ernie, it was soon obvious that not only was he a very
welcoming individual, but also a master at his craft. Job done and the
door is now more secure than when the factory made it in the first
place. Not only that but he very kindly allowed me to fix another
problem on my car whilst he was working, utilising his tools. His
hospitality was second to none with the constant flow of tea and
coffee, and he was a pleasure to spend time with. All this for a mere
£60. I give my recommendation to anyone needing welding at an
affordable price with a quality finish, and urge you to get in touch.
Thanks again Ernie, top job all round and very satisfied customer....
- Michael Greene, Moseley
|Ernie did a brilliant job repairing the four into one exhaust system on
my Westfield. He also did it at very short notice and saved me from
having to cancel a carb balancing session.
Great service and good old fashioned quality, expertise like this is rarer than hen's teeth these days. I can't recommend him enough, will definitely be bringing my welding work to him again. And the price?.. exceptionally reasonable, something else you don't see very often these days! Many thanks Ernie, a real pleasure to do business with you.
- Phil Watson, Solihull
|Used Ernie's services on my Ford Granada which was in need of some
sympathetic and economical repair of a sill which had seen better days.
I was delighted with the standard of work and was impressed by all
aspects of the service received. Professional and friendly attitude but
best of all no sharp intake of breath or dramatic exaggeration of the
work required and clear pricing structure meant no ambiguity over the
price which was very competitive. I will certainly use again.
- Martyn Taylor
|Ernie does it the way its supposed to be. Top welder, excellent
prices, friendly service and a great bloke who will do what you need
for what he quoted. He is my welder from now on. Very happy to
recommend him to anyone.
- Neil Harrop, Smethwick
|I needed a footpeg of my motorbike welding back together after it had
snapped. Ernie did the job cheap, quick and cheerfully. In fact he
was so good that I paid him a little more than he was asking! If i ever
need welding done in the future I will come to Ernie!
- Aamer Sandoo
|First of all
thank you Ernie for a top job done on the sill of my rover 200 today,
excellent job... thank you very much. If you're after a good, honest,
down-to-earth, trustworthy guy who isn't going to rip you off, then
without a doubt Ernie is your man... I will most certainly be
recommending Ernie to anyone I know and to all that read this on your
website. Cheers mate.|
- Richard Williams, Oldbury
|Just a quick note
to say I got your receipt today, thanks for posting it. Thanks again
for making the effort to complete within a day, saved me a lot of money
and you've done a great job on getting the plates in.|
- Pete Ward, Erdington
|With 30 years welding experience & standards as high - if not
higher-than those you would hope to find (and expect to pay for) at an
expensive swanky garage, I always call Ernie first whenever I have a
job which needs doing on my car. Why? Because I can trust that he'll do
a brilliant job at an extremely fair price. He understands cars AND
people - a rare combination perhaps!!!! He's polite, professional,
respectful & talented..& will go that extra mile to make sure
you're very happy with his work & assistance. Honest and
trustworthy, I'm very grateful I discovered him via his internet site.
As an added bonus, he's well connected to other reliable &
professional members of the motor trade such as mechanics etc. He
guarantees all his own work so you can have complete peace of mind when
placing your car in his hands!|
- Justine Gale, Edgbaston
|For the second time Ernie has done welding repairs on my LDV
minibus,and both times a thorough job was done with the added bonus of
a very competitive price.Thanks a lot Ernie.|
|Ernie did a great job in ensuring our newly aquired 40yr old Land Rover
got through its MOT and down to Dorset. At the time it was SORN and
Ernie had no hesitation in coming out to us to do the job. It saved us
the cost of a trailer and saved us time.|
A great job for a great price. We would highly recommend this chap! Keep up the good work!
- Matt Robinson
|Fantastic friendly service. Very pleased with the MOT welding work
carried out on my VW Beetle convertible. A proper job with no corners
cut. I highly recommended him to anyone wanting a top job at a very
reasonable price and I will not hessitate to use the service again.|
- David, Bromford
|I would recommend to anyone the workmanship and cups of tea I got
while job was done. I will not go anywhere else if I need any welding
done in future.|
- Ken Brown, Redditch
thank Ernie enough for the work he did on my wifes Mini Cooper.
We noticed a problem on Sunday and I did a search and found Ernie's
site. I gave him a call on the off chance, not expecting an answer on a
Sunday, but an answer I got and also an offer to bring the car round so
he could take a look. Once there Ernie quickly found the problem and we
agreed on a price and date for the work. Got the car back and the
quality is top notch and Ernie even explained the job was smaller than
he had first thought so knocked some money of the price. This level of
service and quality is all too rare nowadays and Ernie is a credit to
his trade! I would recommend him to anyone and will bring any future
jobs to him without hesitation. Top Bloke!
- Andy Launchbury, Shirley
Just to say thanks for fixing the problem on my motorbike exhaust. Took no time at all and did a sterling job for an extremely friendly price. Also makes a mean brew!
Will definitely recommend you to anyone who requires such services.
- Phill Walsh, Rednal
for quick repair on vauhall corsa chassis. it was a pleasure to meet
you, very pleased with standard of workmanship would
have no problem using ernie again, thanx for tea. all the best
- Darren Winwood, Tividale
needed some welding done in a tricky location on the underside of my
Mitsubishi shogun, even though the work took a lot longer than the 2
hours I was quoted, Ernie was still willing to stick to the price he
had originally given me. I would recommend this highly skilled and
honest worker to anyone - many thanks.
- Jamie Bamborough, Shard End
exhaust dropped off my car on Friday night, rang Ernie on Saturday
morning and had it all sorted by early Saturday afternoon! Fantastic
service; very friendly; I would recommend Ernie's work to anyone!
- Simon Wozniak, Birmingham
super job on my wife's 98 Nissan Almera...
Phoned Ernie and he did me a quote on Saturday morning even when it was chucking it down with rain! and then he arranged with me to do the work on the following Wednesday, and what a top man! and a great job he did. Given that it was one of the coldest days so far this year, Ernie just got down to it.
Don't hesitate to send your welding jobs to this man, Ernie knows his stuff trust me.
- Steve Wells, Sheldon
a top job on my BMW convertable quick clean and cheap. He turned up
when he said he would and made a good tidy job of my car. My boss has
also used Ernie now on machine guards etc. He too is very pleased both
with price and finish of job. Top man.
- Chris Haynes
Ernie for a job well done on my Fiesta RS Turbo. Very friendly and
efficient service. Very impressed with the quality of your work. Will
recommend you to anyone. Great job.
- Andy, Hall Green
jobs done on both my BMW's exhausts. Thanks for getting me out of a
hole. Will recommend you to my friends. Thanks again.
- Steve Franklin
like to say a BIG thank you to Ernie.My car failed its MOT on a few
bits and needed welding here an there,the garage quoted me £80 for the
work to be done (but we know what there like)so i managed to get ahold
of Ernie and i took my car down to him.He had a quick look and said
"not a problem".I took my car down the next morning and i waited while
he done it.He done one side and asked me what i thought...i was
AMAZED,He definataly knows what he's doing and would recommend him to
ANYONE.He done the job rite and never cut any corners. DEFINATLY taking
ANY welding work to him in the future.Once again THANK YOU ernie A*
Class bloke and very trustworthy.
- Dale Halfpenny
job, top bloke, great price. What more could you ask for? Happy to
reccomend to anyone needing a welder. I will be using again. Chears
- Stephen Brewer, Bromsgrove
have been having my welding repairs done on various cars from BMW's to
Transit vans by Earnie for the last 6 years. His work has always been
exellent and very competatively priced. He has also made and fitted a
set of double metal gates, which look great. I would not hesitate to
recommend him, keep up the good work Earnie.
- Stuart Cheatham, Solihull, West Midlands
job done fast efficient and very reasonably priced...will never go
elsewhere again..thanks Ernie.
- Fred Tones, Longbridge, Birmingham
5 years ago I was given a card for a welder because I needed some work
doing on a vw bus, which Ernie came out at the time because he was
mobile. Anyway 5 years later I needed some more welding doing on the
same bus and Ernie came out (even though he was no longer mobile) after
looking over the van he advised me to take the van over to his
property. He gave me a very very reasonable quote (a lot cheaper than
the garage) however once he began the work he soon discovered extra
welding that needed doing. but because he had quoted me an original
price, that is the price I paid. I highly recommend as he is an honest
competent welder and would have no hesitation in using him again.
- Neil Stokes
Thank you for the great job you did on my Metro. Super welding, low price, fast friendly service. I will be recommending you to my friends and family.
- Dennis Greaves, Rednal
did a great job on my mercedes 500 sec. He had to almost rebuild
the whole floor and did a great job for a good price. i would reccomend
him to anyone
- Terry, Stirchley
Ernie, just a quick note to say thamks for the great job you did
on my boat trailer,i am really pleased with it. I would have no
hesitation in recommending you to anyone. Thanks
- Phil Hunter
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