Independent Bentley Service


The Service and Repair company Bentley Drivers Trust.

Fast, ferocious, fun, phenomenal-looking… Bentley — it's so awesome to work on Bentleys in our shop every day, and to get to know the people who drive them. At 6th Gear Performance Engineering, we only service supercars, so you can expect high standards, historical knowledge, and genuine love for your car when you bring your Bentley to us. It's also nice to know we're not scared of your car; we want to work on your car—like you, we consider it to be a work of automotive art.

Finding a qualified mechanic to work on your new or vintage Bentley is no easy task. You need to know the shop has the right tools, equipment, and knowledge to precision repair and tune your vehicle. We absolutely do at 6th Gear Performance Engineering. Our supercar technicians are trained to work on Bentley cars, and we invest in factory diagnostic computers to handle repairs accurately and efficiently for all Bentley models.
In addition to handling mechanical repairs, we also offer paint and body repair if you are restoring a vintage Bentley.

All the work we do on Bentleys is carried out using a full range of Bentley special tools, and our parts department is on hand to supply original Bentley parts and accessories. We also do high-performance upgrades on Bentleys, using in-house engineered designs, such as racing and sports exhausts, racing performance brakes, ECU tuning, and more. At 6th Gear Performance Engineering, we operate by a total service commitment to our customers and the cars they drive. Believe us when we say your Bentley could not be in better hands.


Bentley Motors Limited (/ˈbɛntli/) is a British manufacturer and marketer of luxury cars and SUVs—and a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG since 1998.[14]

Headquartered in Crewe, England, the company was founded as Bentley Motors Limited by W. O. Bentley in 1919 in Cricklewood, North London—and became widely known for winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, and 2003.

Prominent models extend from the historic sports-racing Bentley 4½ Litre and Bentley Speed Six; the more recent Bentley R Type Continental, Bentley Turbo R, and Bentley Arnage; to its current model line—including the Continental Flying Spur, Continental GT, Bentley Bentayga and the Mulsanne—which are marketed worldwide, with China as its largest market as of November 2012.[15]

Today most Bentleys are assembled at the company's Crewe factory, with a small number assembled at Volkswagen's Dresden factory, Germany,[16] and with bodies for the Continental manufactured in Zwickau and for the Bentayga manufactured at the Volkswagen Bratislava Plant.

The joining and eventual separation of Bentley and Rolls-Royce followed a series of mergers and acquisitions, beginning with the 1931 purchase by Rolls-Royce of Bentley, then in receivership. In 1971, Rolls-Royce itself was forced into receivership and the UK government nationalised the company—splitting into two companies the aerospace division (Rolls-Royce Plc) and automotive (Rolls-Royce Motors Limited) divisions—the latter retaining the Bentley subdivision. Rolls-Royce Motors was subsequently sold to engineering conglomerate, Vickers and in 1998, Vickers sold Rolls-Royce to Volkswagen AG.

Intellectual property rights to both the name Rolls-Royce as well as the company's logo had been retained not by Rolls-Royce Motors, but by aerospace company, Rolls-Royce Plc, which had continued to license both to the automotive division. Thus the sale of "Rolls-Royce" to VW included the Bentley name and logos, vehicle designs, model nameplates, production and administrative facilities, the Spirit of Ecstasy and Rolls-Royce grille shape trademarks (subsequently sold to BMW by VW)—but not the rights to the Rolls-Royce name or logo. The aerospace company, Rolls-Royce Plc, ultimately sold both to BMW AG.

Pre Engine Checks.

  • Check Bentley vehicle history
  • Check Bentley timing belt replacement interval
  • Check Bentley for damage to bodywork, lamps and trims
  • Fit protective covers
  • Check Bentley for condition and operation of all seat belts
  • Check Bentley for operation of interior and exterior lights
  • Check Bentley for operation of ABS and air bag warning lights
  • Check Bentley for air conditioning operation including bad odour
  • Check Bentley windscreen washers and wipers
  • Check Bentley horn
  • Check Bentley for operation of suspension dampers
  • Lubricate all Bentley door hinges, locks, and bonnet catches
  • Apply treatments to remove internal contamination
  • Check Bentley fuel cap

Under the Bonnet

  • Check Bentley cooling system including fan operation
  • Check Bentley Anti-Freeze protection and record it
  • Check Bentley brake fluid condition and record it
  • Check Bentley auxiliary drive belts (not timing belt)
  • Check Bentley engine breather system
  • Check Bentley vacuum pipes
  • Check Bentley power steering operation and fluid condition
  • Check Bentley throttle body, clean if required
  • Check Bentley battery level and lubricate terminals
  • Check Bentley under bonnet fluid levels and top up as required
  • Replace Bentley air filter
  • Replace Bentley spark plugs
  • Replace Bentley fuel filter
  • Replace Bentley pollen filter

Vehicle Raised

  • Change Bentley oil, filter and fit new sump plug washer
  • Check Bentley fuel lines and brake pipes
  • Check Bentley exhaust condition and security
  • Check Bentley oil levels in axle and transfer box
  • Check Bentley gear box oil level and top up
  • Check Bentley steering and suspension joints, mountings and gaiters
  • Check Bentley tyres and report
  • Check Bentley wheel bearings for excessive ‘play’ and noise
  • Check Bentley CV gaiters and joints for wear or splits
  • Check Bentley clutch cable / cylinder
  • Grease all greasing points
  • Check Bentley front brakes, operation and condition
  • Check Bentley rear brakes, operation and condition
  • Carry out a brake report

Vehicle Lowered

  • Refill Bentley engine with specified grade oil
  • Torque Bentley wheel nuts/studs
  • Road test Bentley and report any finding
  • Re-check Bentley engine oil level
  • Carry out emission report
  • Reset Bentley service interval indicator
  • Ensure all upholstery, gear lever, steering wheel etc. are clean
  • Stamp Bentley service book