The French & Italian Car Centre Ltd

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379 Cowley Road

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday: 8:30am - 12pm

Sunday: Closed

Key Services

4 wheel alignment, Alfa Romeo repairs, body repairs


  • Service & Repairs
  • Tyres & Four Wheel Alignment
  • MOTs & Air Conditioning

About Us

The French and Italian Car Centre Ltd is ideally situated with easy access to Oxford town centre and provides ample forecourt car parking. Although we specialise in French and Italian cars we also accept all other makes for servicing and repairs. Contact us now for a friendly honest and competitive service.

Car Servicing

Regular servicing is essential for the reliability and smooth running of your vehicle. We offer extensive vehicle servicing that exceeds the level of quality you can expect from a main dealer.

If your vehicle is still covered by its manufactures warranty we can carry out our low cost service without voiding the warranty in any way. We ensure that every service is carried out to the correct specification so you can rest assured that your warranty will remain intact.

Four Wheel Alignment

The French and Italian Car Centre is home to the latest in four wheel alignment equipment. Most modern vehicles come with very specific tolerances of wheel alignment which will have an effect on how your car handles grips and wears its tyres. Most cars have their alignment set correctly in the factory but it's very common for alignment to get knocked out of place due to pot holes, poor quality roads and contact with curbs when parking.

Most garages and tyre fitters will offer a very basic tracking service which will measure and re-set just one aspect of the front wheels. This alone is not enough to guarantee correct wheel alignment. Out of date and well used equipment will also lead to incorrect wheel alignment.

Our Tecalemit 4 Wheel Laser Alignment GTR400 guarantees the correct alignment of all four wheels across each plane of movement. This will result in better handling, reduced tyre and suspension wear and better grip. A four wheel alignment is also essential for any car that has undergone suspension lowering or modifications. If your vehicle has had major remedial work on its suspension then a four wheel alignment is also essential.


Most modern vehicles come equipped with air conditioning or climate control systems. These systems rely on compressed refrigerant gasses which can escape from the system over time. Major motor manufactures have been quoted as saying that up to 10% of the gas can be lost each year. Any significant loss of gas will result in reduced performance of the system. It is therefore recommended that your air con system is recharged and re-lubricated every two years, and more frequently for high mileage cars with climate control that is always on.

The French and Italian Car Centre offers a complete air-conditioning re-gas and lubrication service that utilises the latest equipment and technology. We can also check for faults and leaks within the system as well as apply a chemical to remove any bacterial build up in your air con system.



Diagnosis Demon!




Not only diagnosed a tricky electrical problem with sons elderly Polo,but rectified it at a time to suit us and at very reasonable price.Thankyou.

Sid Mobbs - 26/01/2014 | report this review

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A garage with values




The French and Italian Car Centre looks after 2 cars for us, 1 old and 1 new. They offer a skilled and friendly service, and yes even the price is friendly. I would and have recommended them to many.

Paul Maloney - 19/05/2011 | report this review

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Fantastic Service!




After having my old Renault fail it's MOT I was advised to have my repairs done at this garage by a friend. With a whole page of things wrong with my car I was under the impression that this was going to cost me a fortune. I was immediately put at ease by the reception ist who told me that most of the issues were just blown bulbs! One other issue that was fixed the same day and they even took it back to the MOT station for them to retest! I collected both the car and the MOT certificate from them and was more than happy with their service. Would recommend wholeheartedly to any of my friends!

Daniel Mermelstein - 23/03/2010 | report this review

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