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20 Jun 2016

Motability Open Days 23rd-26th June 2016

We invite all our Motability customers and prospective Motability customers for an opportunity to come to Brakes Motor Company to talk to our specialists about your requirements, we offer you a chance to test drive an Automatic Fiesta and a chance to learn more about what Motability has to offer.

There is a wide range of vehicles available from Ford to suit you, if you need extra modification you can be guaranteed the optimum products, advice and service. We look forward to seeing you over the weekend from the 23rd until the 26th of June 2016, for any other questions please call 01460 54331 or click here.


15 Jun 2016

Top gear Ford Focus RS review

Top gear showed a great Ford Focus RS review on the evening of Sunday 12th June click here for a link to the YouTube video for the Focus RS review go to about 45 minutes in.


13 Jun 2016

Look what has arrived!

The all New Ford Edge is here at Brakes Motor Company…

This particular model is a Ford Edge Titanium 2.0 TDCi 180 manual.

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The extras on this Edge are:

  • Sony DAB and navigation
  • Active park assist
  • 20″ alloys
  • Magnetic grey metallic paint

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For more information about the Ford Edge call us today on 01460 54331 – you’re more than welcome to come and see it at our show room in Ilminster!

13 Jun 2016

Brakes Motor Company win the Ford Chairman’s award for Outstanding Customer Experience in 2015

Chairman's Award 2015 Logo

Brakes Motor Company are very proud to have been awarded the Ford Chairman’s award 2015 for Outstanding Customer Experience, we pride ourselves on being a family business who aim to exceed our customer’s expectations. With over 70 years of trading we cannot wait to see the next 70 years but none of this would have been possible without to our wonderful customers and dedicated staff.

Mr John Charles ‘Its has been a great honour to have been presented with this award, I am so delighted for the staff who endeavor to meet our customers needs within both the sales and service departments and thank you to our customers for your phenomenal feedback.’





14 May 2016


SYNC3 – infotainment system

SYNC3 brings brand new voice activation technology, being able to control your connected smartphones, audio, navigation and climate control. It will be easier to connect your iPhone with Apple CarPlay, giving you uncomplicated access to you audio files, messages and call log.

‘I need petrol’-  will send you to the nearest petrol station

‘I need coffee’ – will send you to the nearest cafe

‘play….’ – will play your choice on song from your connected phone or change radio station

Entering a new destination is easy and you could discover that ‘hard-to-find’ restaurant with very adaptive results that remember your preferences, you will be taken back to you favourite places or going somewhere new and exciting. SYNC3 also works with Siri Eyes Free to send text message or return calls, so that you can stay connected, safely.

SYNC3 can update itself just by being connected to WiFi, giving you more time to make sure you can explore what SYNC3 can do for you and where it could take you.

20 Apr 2016

Shepton Mallet Trade show


Shepton Mallet Trade show, April 2016



It did start dry!

Brakes Motor Company went to Shepton Mallet show ground, with our  Wellhouse Terrier Camper vans and New Rangers, Limited and Wildtrak editions.





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Diana and Sedge all set up for the night


These shows are great for meeting up with clients, the lovely Diana and Sedge (with their rather gorgeous dog) spent the weekend in their Terrier with us at the show, they were so kind to let prospective clients see how their Terrier was set up, they also provided us with much needed tea and coffee in the great British weather we were experiencing!

These shows are also great for meeting new people with the same interest as you, meet other people with Terriers or find cool accessories for your camper van (like funky new windscreen covers), join camping groups and find out new routes and holiday destinations.  All the shows that we have been to have been thoroughly enjoyed by families too with attractions for children allowing them to experience and enjoy an outdoor, active lifestyle.

Our next show is on bank holiday Monday 30th May in Sherborne, please come and see us (only if you bring the sunshine though!)

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Braving the hail storms

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Hiding from the elements in the Camper with the perfect Eberspacher heating system








13 Apr 2016

Welcoming the NEW Ford Edge


New Ford Edge

In June we will welcome the Ford Edge to the UK, it is a top of the range SUV, Ford’s newest off roader. Challenging its rivals with an impressive variety of engines, trims and extras, for great value.

The Edge is available in 2.0 TDCi 180ps or 210, with a 6 speed gearbox in manual or automatic.

A beautiful array of colours on its impressive, chiselled yet aerodynamic exterior with the added black gloss grille and 19”alloy wheels  will make an compelling statement anywhere you go, whether that’s to the shops, on the school run or cruising cross country. Adaptive steering technology, active park assist and parking sensors will take the stress out of parking for you.

With a luxurious, spacious interior and amazing 10” touch screen infotainment system providing you with SYNC 2, optional navigation, DAB radio and emergency assistance along with the active noise control the Edge will make your journeys the best part of your day. Making them safe, comfortable and rewarding.

We choose the Edge sport in shadow black, what would you choose?

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