Some comments by customers...


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 I'd found.

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
Ernie 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
After 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
Ernie 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
Having 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.

- Bob
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
Can't 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
Hi Ernie,

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.

Thanks again,

- Phill Walsh, Rednal
thanx 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
I 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
The 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
Absolutely 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
Done 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
Thanks 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
Fantastic 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
Just 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
Top 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 Ernie.

- Stephen Brewer, Bromsgrove
I 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
Gre88888888t job done fast efficient and very reasonably priced...will never go elsewhere again..thanks Ernie.

- Fred Tones, Longbridge, Birmingham
Around 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
Hi Ernie

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.

Best Wishes

- Dennis Greaves, Rednal
earnie 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
Hi 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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