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Lodge Bank Garage

Professional Independent Volkswagen Group Specialist

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Offering a whole host of services, including; ECU Remapping, Performance Tuning and Transmission Mapping - AVON Tuning are world class leaders in the remapping industry!
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Your Professional Alternative to the Main Dealer.

At Lodge Bank, we are a professional independent Volkswagen group specialist. Experts in a broad range of services, including:

We have also recently expanded, opening our new Electric Vehicle and Diagnostic centre - the first of it's kind in Darwen!

Partnering with many industry leaders - whatever you drive, we can cater to your needs with a professional and high quality working standard.

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    Our Mission

    We understand it may be hard to trust an independent garage with your vehicle. Our aim is to provide you with a professional service that sets us apart from the rest, going above and beyond to exceed all your expectations.


    We truly value all of our customers and believe that honesty is the best policy. We will always give you a 100% honest opinion and advise you the best we can – our duty is to help you make an informed decision for your vehicle with your best interests and safety in mind, not to pressure or force you into anything. Our aim is to not only offer the quality and service you would expect from the main dealer, but to improve upon and surpass it, at a much cheaper cost.


    In comparison to other local garages and ‘fast-fit’ chains, we may tend to be more expensive for some services. This is simply due to various factors of keeping a high quality standard and the equipment we require to be able to offer a level of service comparable to the main dealer. Our priority is to be competitive at this level, aiming to be much cheaper than the main dealer and generally great value for money in regards to the level of service we aim to provide.

    Don't just take our word for it.

    With over 18 years of experience in the heart of Darwen, we've earned a stellar reputation amongst the local community! See what some of our loyal customers have to say below:

    "This garage is an absolute find! Their delivery of a fantastic customer experience was second to none! We set off for a few days away and our car started to make strange noises! The nearest garage to us was Lodge Bank in Darwen. We rang them and they said just come straight in. The team on reception were fabulous. So friendly and so helpful…nothing was too much trouble. The problem was identified….the part ordered …fitted and tested and we were on our way within 2 hours. This is above and beyond what we expected and actually was a joy to be there. Lovely fresh coffee….fun with the team and all at a reasonable price! James was amazing!!!! Booked in for MOT and service…my new garage!! Highly recommend."

    "My wife’s Mazda developed a mysterious and worrying rattle under the back end of the car. We went to Lodge Bank Garage asking if they could possibly have a look at it and see if they knew what it was.

    Brilliant response, a quick test drive, car on the ramp and the problem discovered, loose exhaust baffle, and solved in under 20 minutes. Absolutely brilliant service. They didn’t even charge my wife."

    "Very pleasant experience, staff were very friendly and knowledgeable in their field.
    Great experience from start to finish will definitely recommend and use again."

    "have been taking my Audi S3 to this garage for years and the service I have received has been fantastic at all times. They clearly know their stuff as there has not been an issue which they haven’t been able to fix. A great garage and one who I trust with my car 100% ... an easy recommendation from me."

    "Garage kept me informed regularly whilst waiting for a part delivery and repaired on the day it arrived. Professional, friendly service."

    "Don't do reviews but this garage deserves it . from the moment i contacted them they have been professional all the way , I am very fussy with my car and they looked after it like i would , they did a remap for my car 2018 Passat and what a difference its made , They called me a week later to ask how the car was and if i was happy etc how many garages would do that? my car had to go back for a update to make the mpg better but they fit me in at a time to suit me. From now on both my VWs will be going there Ps thank you James top man"