About Us

Nick Smith Motor Repairs (formerly known as Ian Knight Automotive) has been established for over 20 years with a reputation for quality repairs and honesty.

Having owned Ian Knight Automotive for 5 years we think it is time to put Nick's name above the door of our family business - therefore we've changed the name to Nick Smith Motor Repairs. The service, staff and garage remain the same and we can still be reached on the same telephone number.

Nick has 25 years experience in motor repairs and is a qualified MOT tester. We offer a full range of servicing, repairs and diagnostics for all makes of cars and light vans, and even provide free MOT text reminder service.

We are easy to find. Travelling from Rawtenstall, take Bury Road for 0.6m. Turn right directly after the old car show room building ( now known as Woodtop Chapel) onto the gravel road.

Travelling from Edenfield, follow Bury Road towards Rawtenstall. Travel 0.25m after the Whitchaff Inn and turn left after the bus stop onto the gravel road which is just before Woodtop Chapel.

Engine Remapping

We are now able to tune your vehicles software to enhance performance and improve fuel economy known as remapping. Through careful recalibration of the engine management system, we can increase drivability with no detriment to reliability.

We can do the majority of manufacturers and models, getting the best results from turbo diesels. We can also solve ongoing problems you may have had with your Diesel Particulate filter or EGR valve.


We supply and fit all makes of tyre including Pirelli, Michelin and Hankook. We also supply and fit winter tyres - recommended for temperatures 7 degrees and below.

We provide a 'tyre hotel' service - we can store your standard tyres whilst you are using your winter tyres and vice versa

Air conditioning service

Most manufacturers recommend air con test and re-gas every two years to maintain performance and hygiene. We can carry out such a service for just 40.00 + VAT

Get In Touch

If you're interested in any of our services, or would simply like to enquire about how we can help you with an enquiry, please feel free to send us a quick message.

We really do promise to get back to you - and be on hand to answer any of your questions.