Thame Driving Blog

    A new chapter has started at Thame Cars

    Thame Driving Blog

    About 2 years ago I was approached by several customers about information that we know as "motor industry experts" but is unknown to the wider public.

    I thought that knowing what to do to pass your MOT or how to claim money back if you hit a pothole was easy information to find. Apparently not, and anayway when it comes to cars and motoring, what I have found is that there is alot of guff and untruths out there. The feeling I got was that people want to listen to people that they trust.

    So....I started writing articles about useful motoring information, amusing tales and local information. I now send this out to over 2,000 people on a monthly basis along with other motor related emails and generally get really good feedback. In fact what happens now is that my readers are now telling me what to write about.

    I hope you enjoy the articles and if there is a particular topic you want to know about then please let me know.


    Today I was going to tell you about the history of the name ‘Thame Service Station’.

    I was going to tell you the story of how our managing director Karl White started the business with a heart full of passion, a head full of ideas, and just a handful of ‘O’ Levels.

    But instead I’m going to take a risk.

    We’re incredibly proud of what we have built at THAME and the recent move to the swanky new pad on Rycote Lane has been an exciting culmination of many years of hard work.

    But over the last few years we’ve been faced with a challenge.

    Not with any external factors like the economy, legislation or competitors.

    But with defining our own identity.

    What we represent now, the story that we felt the name told, and the disconnect between the two.

    What we offer here is excellence.

    Whether we’re selling cars, fixing cars, servicing or hiring cars, we do it with excellence.

    We go above and beyond expectations and I’m pretty sure this is the reason we have a 99% score on the independent Judge Service Customer Satisfaction Survey.

    We’ve always had a strong vision of the future, but the name ‘Thame Service Station’ anchored us in the past.

    Our challenge has been shaking off the service station whilst sharing more of our passion for customer service and serving the community.

    A new chapter has been started, and it’s called THAME Cars.


    P.S. Many of our customers have been popping in just to say hello and have a nosey around.

    We’d love it if you’re passing and want to check it out - we’re just past the roundabout at the top of Thame past the leisure centre, where the old Ford garage used to be.

    Swing by for a coffee and a chat any time you like.