Staff spotlight – Chris Tooke

You may well have spotted Chris before as he is our resident video star and the man who is always at hand to provide you with handy tips and advice on the other side of the camera!

He is also one of our technicians and has worked at David Dexters for nearly two years.

Chris likes to be under the bonnet of a car and as well as being a great source of information and advice to all of our customers he specialises in MOTs and servicing.

He started out in the industry with an apprenticeship at Leyland DAF trucks before moving to Shropshire 12 years ago.

“I like the sound and smell of cars so I am at home in the workshop,” he says. “Things have got much cleverer these days, with diagnostics, but I prefer the mechanics side of it.”

When our technicians service a car they follow the manufacturer’s service schedule – which is important for cars under warranty as well as the Bosch car service schedule.

As even our most basic service covers 31 checks, including an oil and filter change and a general health check of the main components on a customer’s car, it means Chris get plenty of time to work with the mechanics of the vehicles that come in.

“As we can also undertake work on cars under a manufacturer’s warranty I get to work on cars of all ages and all makes which is great,” adds Chris. “And I get to talk about them in the company videos too!”

To have a look at Chris in action check out our latest how-to video here: