Dexel's History

For over 60 years Dexel Tyre & Auto Centre has been giving high-quality service & we believe it is our traditional family values & honest approach to business that have kept Dexel strong, always keeping a promise that customers will always receive a great service with honest advice, at a fair price.

First established in 1961 by Harry and Peter France, Dexel is still a family owned and run business today. We operate out of 12 branches throughout South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Nottinghamshire.

Ten of these branches fly the Dexel flag with a further 2 branches in Sheffield trading under the names Mr Exhaust and One Stop Motorist Centre.

Pictured: Staniforth Road Depot Opening, Sheffield, 1966 - (left to right) Harry France, Peter France, I.B. Thomsen, South Yorkshire Chief of Police, Ernie Moore

Our customers are able to rest in the knowledge that no matter what problems they might have, we will have the solution.

By employing over 130 members of staff, we can offer a complete range of automotive & tyre services for both retail & commercial customers - all under one roof! With a wide range of expertise, we offer:

  • Car Van, 4x4 Tyres, Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural Tyres
  • Full Exhaust System and Catalytic Converter Replacements
  • Total Fleet Management
  • 2 and 4 Wheel Laser Alignment
  • MOT Class 4, 5 and 7
  • Full Vehicle Geometry
  • Vehicle Servicing
  • Mobile Tyre Fitting
  • Engine & Warning Light Diagnostics
  • Comprehensive Mechanical Repairs
  • Full Brake System Fitting and Servicing
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System Fitting & Services
  • Full Suspension System Work

Help from our Experts

The exhaust system is a series of interconnected sections made of pipes and boxes that runs from the engine all the way to the pipe you see at the back of your vehicle. Modern exhaust sections are most commonly made form aluminised steel, as its lightweight, strong and corrosion resistant. However, high-end exhaust sections can also be manufactured from stainless steel, while exhaust manifolds are sometimes made from cast iron to better withstand the heat that is transferred from the engine.

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Selecting new tyres can be a difficult choice with many brands, specifications and personal preferences to take in to account. To ease the decision and help consumers to make a more informed choice, tyre labelling became mandatory in November 2012 under European Regulation.

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Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment Your vehicle's front, rear, brake, fog, indicator and registration plate lights and rear reflectors must: Pairs of lights must emit light of the same colour, size and shape and headlight aim (both dip beam and main beam) should be below the horizontal, so as not to dazzle other drivers.

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