What our customer say about us

We’re dedicated to ensuring each and every customer leaves our HiQ centre happy. We like to think we succeed - but you don’t have to take our word for it. Find out what our customers have to say about us below.

Customer Reviews

5 months ago
Very happy good price and friendly staff

Very happy good price and friendly staff

Nigel Laing
5 months ago
Fitting 4 new tyres, their service was excellent

Their service was excellent, and advice regarding remedy for a slow puncture was much appreciated and followed. The wheels were left a bit mucky with splodges of black grease, but this was a minor point, and I'd have no hesitation to return for more in future.

Kenneth Jagger
5 months ago
Never ever go HiQ Tyres Honiton

Two of the guys working at the Honiton HiQ were swearing alot and for a long time while there was a mother with her young boy in reception, felt so sorry for the mum. Also the price i had been quoted changed for no reason added an extra £50 on which i refused to pay.

Gary Thomas

Emma Pidgeon posted this review on

Emma Pidgeon gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

I ordered the tyres online the day before, which was a quick and easy process. The prices were competitive, the service very efficient and staff friendly. Will definitely be visiting again. Thanks ????

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Lynda Cregan gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

I have always used HiQ for my tyres but decided after a few bad experiences with a main dealer to go to them for my full service and mot. My car was booked in quickly and the service and mot carried out with a full explanation of the works required. Paul kindly even showed me the worn parts they had replaced. The bill was considerably lower than it has been for years at the main dealers and I feel confident that the work has been carried out with great expertise. I will continue to use HiQ Honiton for all my car services and mot's. Highly recommended.

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Christopher Harju gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

Very good service, really quick, nice staff.

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Tanya Harper gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

Great friendly helpful fast service. A special thanks to Paul May who couldn’t have been more helpful! HiQ you should be proud of the team at Honiton they are first class. Thanks Harper Family

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richard lee gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

great service and very friendly.

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Alex McDonald gave HiQ Honiton 4/5

Having experienced a tyre blow out on the A30 a few miles away I was recovered to HiQ. They were super helpful when I telephoned to see if they could remove locking wheelnut as my key was missing. When I got there they were super friendly, super efficient and even super value. New tyre and replacement set of wheel nuts and key all f one in quick time. Sadly it meant I could continue to work! Excellent service, much better than my usual supplier so I will definitely go back to them. Thanks.

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Nicky Dominy gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

Very efficient service, friendly staff with good sense of humour, when the new tyres and battery were all fitted they even put my car in a convenient place and in the right direction for me to just drive off.....thank you

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Stan Cookson gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

A very friendly efficient service. I visited the centre for the first time when a brake warning light came up on the dashboard. So impressed was I with the friendly and professional response and the subsequent follow up repair I have decided to transfer my annual service and mot programme over to them with confidence that they will look after car and customer. Thanks guys

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Colin Coote posted this review on

Colin Coote gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

The RAC Rescue took me to HiQ Honiton this morning after I hit a pot hole and burst two tyres on the A303. They replaced my two tyres and realigned my tracking at the same time. I was in and out quickly and efficiently to continue my journey. Very happy with the friendly service I received and all at a good price too. Many thanks.

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Alison Adams posted this review on

Alison Adams gave HiQ Honiton 3/5

I visited last week to check if my tyres were ok and spoke to Paul who was very helpful. I then booked my car in online for my day off. Previously having a bad experience elsewhere I wanted to check that the new tyres would be put on the front and then rotated. I was assured this would be the case and to make a note on the online booking as well. I did this and mentioned it again when I dropped it off. Saw Paul again who was very helpful, took the car then realised when I got home the new ones had been put on the back so I had to take it back again. Paul made sure it was done quickly but I should never have had to take it back in the first place. Not sure if I would come back.

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Mary Delaney posted this review on

Mary Delaney gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

I broke down in Lidl's car park. I called the RAC who informed me I needed a new battery. I rung HiQ in Honiton and asked if they had a new battery, they didn't have one but got me one in 20 minutes When I arrived at the garage the mechanic immediately fitted the new battery and I was on my way within 15 mins. Great service!!

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Sally Ward posted this review on

Sally Ward gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

I can't praise the staff at Hi-Q Honiton highly enough for their customer service. They went above and beyond to help me when my car broke down. Thanks especially to Jules and Dave for their patience and good humour. I would recommend them without hesitation.

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michael delaney gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

On this occasion had two new tyres fitted, where they noticed my brake pads were very worn. They were very helpful and gave me a very competitive price, so the car is going back next. Good all round service.

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Phillip Loving posted this review on

Phillip Loving gave HiQ Honiton 3/5

The service I have experienced over the years has been second to none! Friendly, experienced staff who always have a smile on their faces. I know that if I am ever stuck with any vehicle in my fleet I can call on them and they are there! Pricing is very fair and competative. Well Done

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Rebecca Moore gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

After having problems with the car while driving to a meeting for work, I needed a tow to a local garage. I called HIQ who were happy to take a look that day to see if they could help, even though it was mid afternoon by that point. I could not praise Jules and his team more. From that initial phone call onwards they did what they could, a fast as they could, to help me out and get me home, which was a fair few miles away! Sorted same day and home before dark! If I was local I know where I would be going for car help! Thanks guys! Enjoy the beers!

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Brian Chapman gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

Having suffered a shredded rear tyre on the bike I contacted Hi-Q early on Thursday morning to see if they could help. Julian was confident they could and set about finding us a suitable tyre. He gave me a price and said he couldn't get it until about 3pm (motorcycle tyres aren't commonly stocked so I was not surprised by this). Long story short, at 3pm tyre arrived and was fitted, including removing and refitting the wheel, and we we on our way. Price was good, service was good. If Julian had not decided to try to help us out we could have faced a difficult day and maybe a recovery truck to take us to Exeter for a new tyre. We had an enforced day in Honiton while waiting or it to arrive but the sun was shining and there were plenty of cafes and shops to keep us busy. Thanks to Julian a stressful situation turned into a nice day out.

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Robert Hatch gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

after paying over the odds at the main dealer for a service i decided i would try Hi Q in Honiton for my next one, my friend who has always used Hi Q recommended me saying "go down and see the boys at Hi Q you will get a much better deal and they will do a better job"!. I Phoned on the Monday morning to Book In thinking i will probably have to wait a few days, but to my suprise i was dropping it off that afternoon and was very kindly lent a courtesy car whilst mine was in for repair, Jules and his team bent over backwards to help me out and the price was nearly half what i paid last time at the main dealer, i couldn't believe it. Thank you for all your help guys i will be recommending you to my friends,family and work colleagues, you have gained yourselves a very happy and loyal customer. thanks again. Rob Hatch

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Chris Jenkins gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

Julian and his team have proven themselves time and time again to me with the work I have required of them to be carried out on my many company vehicles. The price has always been very competitive and I find the service fast, friendly and convenient. The staff are very knowledgeable and always offer good advice on a range of differently priced tyres etc to suit my needs.  Recently I took an old fire engine to the garage which we are trying to repair to drive to Africa and donate to the fire service there. Julian agreed to sponsor us and have Wez, one of his highly skilled technicians (in my opinion), work on the vehicle for the whole day for free to help us out. I cannot thank Julian enough for his kindness and charitable nature as this was certainly a very generous gesture. Wez could not do enough to help fix the many problems we had despite never working on a fire engine. His knowledge of mechanics was fantastic and he successfully fixed a whole host of problems and serviced the vehicle from top to bottom. Thank you Julian for a gold standard service received every time I have visited be it for tyres, brakes, tracking, exhaust, welding, repairs etc, I know I won't be disappointed.  I've used other garages in the area before as well and have never found the service as personal and professional as I do here.  I have and will continue to recommend Hi Q Honiton to my friends and family and to anyone reading these reviews.        

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Chris Jenkins posted this review on

Chris Jenkins gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

Julian and his team have proven themselves time and time again to me with the work I have required of them to be carried out on my many company vehicles. The price has always been very competitive and I find the service fast, friendly and convenient. The staff are very knowledgeable and always offer good advice on a range of differently priced tyres etc to suit my needs.  Recently I took an old fire engine to the garage which we are trying to repair to drive to Africa and donate to the fire service there. Julian agreed to sponsor us and have Wez, one of his highly skilled technicians (in my opinion), work on the vehicle for the whole day for free to help us out. I cannot thank Julian enough for his kindness and charitable nature as this was certainly a very generous gesture. Wez could not do enough to help fix the many problems we had despite never working on a fire engine. His knowledge of mechanics was fantastic and he successfully fixed a whole host of problems and serviced the vehicle from top to bottom. Thank you Julian for a gold standard service received every time I have visited be it for tyres, brakes, tracking, exhaust, welding, repairs etc, I know I won't be disappointed.  I've used other garages in the area before as well and have never found the service as personal and professional as I do here.  I have and will continue to recommend Hi Q Honiton to my friends and family and to anyone reading these reviews.        

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David adams gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

Received great service from HiQ Honiton today. On my way back to Cornwall, I had terrible grinding from my brakes. The helpful manager got me straight in, and diagnosed a binding brake caliper which caused my front brake pads to wear down to the metal. They made me a coffee, then proceeded to repair my vw golf. Excellent service from start to finish. David Adams Falmouth

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grrrr gave HiQ Honiton 1/5

Have been using hi q for a few years but the service seems to be going down hill and the prices rising more than other local garages.. Also being let down last minute when they agreed to do a job ... I would rather have known  ufront if they weren't prepared to do it and made alternative arrangements ... There is plenty of competitive competition in honiton who will get my business from now on.. Customer service is about delivering what you promise... 

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Julian replied on

I am sorry to hear you are unhappy with our service, especially as we pride ourselves on customer service and always try to go that extra mile whenever possible. This, however, is not always possible e.g with a very busy workshop, it is not always physically possible for one man to leave on a call-out (which we do not normally offer as a service), instead I would always offer an alternative solution and, in an emergency, work out of hours.   I am upset to hear you feel our prices have risen, as I always offer the deal of the day on Tyres. I am also aware of the competition in Honiton and try my hardest to compete, I feel a lot of our prices are extremely competitive.

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Daniel Lyons gave HiQ Honiton 1/5

After my girlfriends car got a puncture while visiting Devon we went straight to hi-q to get a new tyre. The visit started well, we were seen to promptly and the tyre was changed very quickly. Then the problems started. The spare wheel was just thrown in the boot and not secured into its housing. We then noticed the hub cap had not been put back on so we asked where it was and if it could be put back. The staff member then was extremely rude and said there was no hub cap (which there was when the cat arrived) and kept saying to me in an aggressive manner "Are you calling me a liar?"... very unprofessional. He then proceeded in to get his manager who then proceeded to tell me rudely that they would have no use for a hub cap and why would they steal it. I was not accusing the of stealing it. Merely that they had taken it off and forgetting to put it back. Awful staff... stay well clear. They clearly need some customer service training.

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Julian replied on

I am sorry to hear that Mr Lyons’ hub cap has appeared to be missing since visiting us, my Mechanic explained to me at the time that there had been a misunderstanding and he did not believe there to be one on the ‘Space Saver’ wheel when Mr Lyons had arrived. However we did check the workshop and also offered for Mr Lyons to check for himself. I have personally always advised customers not to put hub caps on the ‘Space Saver’ wheels as there is a possibility that they will fall off due to their slight difference in shape.   The spare wheel was not secured into the wheel well (which was discussed at the time) as there was no visible nut to clamp it down with. My colleague explained this to Mr Lyons and he agreed to sort it himself. We therefore did not realise that this was an issue.

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Peter Coster gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

Great bunch of guys and really want to help with anything, recommend them to anyone for any sort of work. If they can't do it then they will recommend someone that can!    

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Miss D S Barton gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

Been going through a tough time, with moving home, pets getting ill and being in a town not knowing many people. When my car started to make strange noises I worried about going somewhere that I didn't know, due to hearing about so many places ripping people off as well as really needing it done that day!  HiQ Honiton were so helpful and kind, told me what the problem was and the price if I wanted it done, they were fast too. Really put my mind to rest. I would say great value for money and fab staff. Thank you  

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Belinda gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

Excellent customer service from Wes when I needed new tyres urgently to enable me to get back to work. Thank you

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Lindsay gave HiQ Honiton 4/5

Prompt service as always. Good value for money and staff always willing to help. Happy to recommend to family and friends!

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Philippa gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

I would, and have, recommended HiQ on numerous occasions to anyone looking for a garage.  We not only use them for the company fleet of vehicles but also for our personal use. There are probably too many instances to name when Julian or Wes has gone out of their way to help in times of crisis.  On the very few instances when service has not met our expectation, it has been addressed immediately and professionally. Thank you to all the team at HiQ Honiton. Regards, Philippa

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Philippa gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

We have been using HiQ in Honiton for a few years now and it is not only the quality, price and convenience of the service it is also the staff which makes us continue coming back.  I would, and have, recommend HiQ to anyone looking for a local garage.

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Colin Hebden gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

I was most impressed with the standard of workmanship. They have transformed my old Skoda Felicia into a new car, it is a pleasure to drive now with a new clutch, radiator and thermostat. I am an 83 year old geriatric so they picked the car up from my house and delivered it after doing the work. It was a pleasure to have such a wonderful outfit so close to home. Sincerely Colin Hebden

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Linda Jewell gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

Julian and the guys always do a great job!!  

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john cuthbert gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

Had a noise coming from my front brakes. The friendly manager of the branch got me straight in to investigate. Found my front brake pads had worn down to the metal, also damaging my brake discs.I was hysterical with panic, worrying about the price. However the manager reassured me when he quoted me.I was pleasantly supprised at how good the price was.Just wanted to convey my thanks to all the staff at Hi Q Honiton.

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Gina gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

Fantastic service at Hi-Q Honiton today, thanks to the guys for their hard work. Dropped my car at the garage this morning with grinding brakes and the car was back and repaired by 11am! Really appreciate your help, along with the loan of the courtesy car. Will see you next time!

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Zoe S gave HiQ Honiton 1/5

I have just come back from an MOT at this branch and am writing this review having been shocked by how rudely the branch manager spoke to me. I was advised to arrive just before 11 for my MOT and was no more than 5 minutes late. At no point in arranging this appt was it made clear I would miss my slot if I were slightly late. When I returned they had forgotten to mend the slow puncture which I had reminded them of on drop off as well as when I booked. When I mentioned this and the inconvenience caused by the delay while paying (after waiting another 20 minutes) in a polite way I was immediately told 'well you were late for your MOT'. I can't see how forgetting to do my tyre has anything to do with that and I was really insulted by the manager's behaviour. When I pointed out it wasn't clear I had to be precisely on time he again argued with me. This isn't my idea of customer service and left my feeling very uncomfortable. My husband and I have both used this branch but we certainly won't be again in the future.

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Penny Walllace gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

Thank you to the all the guys at Hi-Q in Honiton, I came in for a full service on my Civic recently. Very impressed with speedy, professional service and friendly staff. Will be back for sure and thank you for the free air freshener.

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Robert Morrell gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

Really good service for tyres and maintenance of both mine and my wife's car. Staff always polite and efficient. Price is very important at present and they have it right in Honiton. Thank you for a great service.

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Mr J Roberton gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

Hi would just like to thank the lads at Honiton for a great service after my blowout on the M5

I was recovered by the AA to the branch on my way back to Cornwall and found the staff very helpfull

I had two front tyres replaced and my tracking done "great job thanks guys"

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r. smith gave HiQ Honiton 1/5

we live in spain and were in devon on march 6th went to hiq honiton for two front tyres on my qashqai.i begged them not to scratch my alloy wheels,they promised not to.after the tyres were they said my front brake pads needed changing and would not last until i got home to spain.the car had done just 24000 miles.they also told me the tracking was out.i agreed to have the tracking done,but was not convinced the brakes were bad.after we left the garage i discovered the l/h front tyre had been inflated to 40psi and the r/h tyre to 30psi. and the r/h front wheel was scratched. 3days later enroute to spain the steering wheel was off centre indicating the tracking was incorrect. i have scince had the tracking redone and the brake pads cheched and were o/k  would not recommend this garage to anyone including my worst enemy would never go there again.totally incompetent cowboys

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Julian Hellyer replied on

I am very sorry to hear that Mr Smith was not happy with his visit to us last month. We take all customer feedback seriously, and I am extremely disappointed to think he did not leave us 100% satisfied. However, having already responded to his first email I wanted to re-iterate on some of my points on these matters:-

- We did recommend replacing the front brake pads before the vehicle was travelling back to Spain as they were worn down to the legal minimum thickness (avoiding any damage to the brake discs as well as loosing braking sufficiency). Our recommendations are always in our customers interest, taking their safety into consideration.

- After looking at photographs of the scratched wheel I cannot see how a tyre fitting machine could have scratched it in those areas. It would be hard to say whether these scratches were actually due to the work we carried out or if the wheels were marked after leaving our depot - I would have needed to have been informed at that time.

- If the Tracking of the vehicle felt out after leaving us then I would have expected Mr Smith to let us know straight away or possibly called into another Hi-Q depot on his route back. Our Tracking gauges are calibrated on a regular basis. The problem that we have is that it is, again, hard to say whether this issue was anything to do with us or if it was caused on the long journey. After 3 days anything could have caused this (e.g Potholes). Our Tyre Pressure Gauges are also checked and replaced, if need be, on a regular basis.

In all my 14 years of working here at Hi-Q, my staff and I have never been called 'Cowboys' before, in fact quite the opposite. We do take a lot of care in our work and offer a professional service at all times.

Again, I am sorry to hear about Mr Smith's story and I would be more than happy to offer a free re-check and any adjustments (if needed) on his Tracking, but I am afraid that I would not be prepared to take responsibility of the damaged wheel.

Julain Hellyer - Proprietor

r.v.smith replied on

As I have already told Julian the pads were checked by my NISSAN dealer in Spain after 2000 miles and found to be 5 mm thick, well within safety limits.The wheels were NOT SCRATCHED before the car was taken to hiq honiton, so they are definately responsible.

The next day we left the area the steering wheel was noticed to be OFFSET only on a straight road,not many of them in devon!  The tyre gauges are only as good as the amateur using it.

The tracking has been LASER CHECKED to NISSAN SPECIFICATIONS  the L/H was +2.9mm and the R/H was -- 2.7mm so say checked at hiq honton.Both should be + 2mm.

IT SEEMS HIQ HONTON ARE ON A GET RICH QUICK SCHEME AT THE EXPENSE OF ALL THEIR VULNERABLE CUSTOMERS.AND I AM NOT A STRANGER FROM THE TRUTH       JULIAN

MR.R.V.SMITH

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Robert Wakefield gave HiQ Honiton 5/5

Had brake failure on M5 just exiting at A30 (Exeter Airport junction). Had travelled from Barnstaple. Brake pads were grinding on discs. Later turned out the brake lining on one of the pads had separated from the backing. Looked up garage services on Satnav, found HiQOnline. Julian, the manager got us in within 20 minutes and diagnosed the fault. Needed two new brake discs and new pads (front) on Audi A4.

Have never used a HiQ before, although I've seen them of course.Service from moment of arrival to completion of work was superb, courteous and professional. I was told what the problem was, roughly how much it would cost and gave the go-ahead. 1 hour 45 mins later the car was road tested and everything was fixed. Now drives like a new car! Ctual cost was £4 more than 'rough estimate' and that''s pretty unusual in the garage world. My experience of garages is that "about £200" means the bill will be £299.99! Not so with HiQ.Would recommend this friendly and helpful garage to anyone without reservation.

Thanks Julian.

Robert W

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Robert replied on

Forgot to add that this was a Saturday morning.

and my bad - typo shoulkd read Actual cost, not Ctual!