About Waterfall and our Quality Assurance

Established in 1986, Waterfall Garage in Wimbledon provides quality services at affordable prices, with a wide knowledge of all makes of vehicles.

Waterfall was started by David Cruttenden in Waterfall Cottages in Colliers Wood, and one year later moved to Beulah Road, Wimbledon where it is still based. David’s younger brother Martin joined soon after, and the company, with its dedication to high quality work and great customer service, has enjoyed profitable growth ever since.

On their 30th anniversary in 2016, Managing Director Martin Cruttenden said:

“We are very proud to have built a successful and friendly business in Wimbledon, where we offer a range of first class services including vehicle servicing, MOT & repair, tyre replacement and vehicle recovery. 

In recent years, Waterfall has continued to expand and keep ahead of the growing industry regulation, for example by choosing to ensure all it’s operational staff are fully trained to well above the minimum required standards, and after investment in new Autologic equipment for BMW and VAG Group vehicles in 2009, we are now taking care of  your full BMW, MINI, Volkswagen, Audi, Seat & Skoda service needs in Wimbledon, without the need to use a main dealer.

Refurbishment at Waterfall Garage in Wimbledon

Waterfall Garage newly updated workshops

New 4 wheel alignment diagnotsic equipment at Waterfall Garage in Wimbledon

Computerised 4 wheel alignment equipment

As part of our ongoing improvement programme we have recently been investing in our premises, including updating the frontage to the garage and modernising our workshops in Buelah Road in Wimbledon. We have also recently invested in specialist equipment for four-wheel alignment.We are really looking forward to the next 10 years.”

Call us today for more information on 020 8543 4799.

Quality Assurance & Training – Our accreditation is your assurance

Waterfall is proud of the quality of service we provide to customers, and the training that we ensure that all our staff receive. We have recently ensured that all operational staff have undergone IVR Training.

We are proud to be members of the following professional bodies, regulatory and voluntary schemes:

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ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001 is a quality management standard applying to all types of organisations. Regular independent audits ensure that as a certificated organisation, Waterfall Garage Services Ltd adhere to detailed standards of quality that are recognised and respected throughout the world.

For more details visit www.iso.org


CARS QA provides an assessment and certification service to various national, international and motor industry specific standards such as ISO 9000, ISO 14001 and EABS etc.

for more details visit www.carsqa.co.uk

PAS 43:2018

PAS 43: 2018 (Publicly Available Specification) is a the latest specification published by the British Standard Institution and sponsored by Government, the Police Service, motoring services organisations and the motoring industry. It aims to improve the safety of breakdown and recovery operator’s employees and customers in breakdown and recovery situations.

For more details visit www.ukas.com


IVR is the Institute of Vehicle Recovery, which oversees the Training and Certification of Recovery Operators and Technicians working on Britain’s road network.

For more information, please visit www.ivruk.com

Good Garage Scheme

The Good Garage Scheme recognises local independent garages that customers can trust, by ensuring that garages in the scheme perform services to a strict quality standard and always have the customer’s best interests at heart. You can see our Good Garage Scheme rating here.


The London Association of Recovery Operators (LARO) is a trade association representing over 750 recovery industry vehicles operating on behalf of the major Motoring Organisations. It works to promote the views and needs of its members, and provides a guarantee of quality, standards and training.

For more information visit www.laro-online.co.uk

Trust My Garage

All the garages in Trust My Garage are members of the Independent Garage Association which is part of the Retail Motor Industry Federation (the RMI), one of Britain’s oldest motor trade organisations. IGA members are true professionals, and they  comply with a strict code of practice. As a member of Trust My Garage, by using Waterfall Garage in Wimbledon you can be reassured that you are using a nationally recognised brand.

For more details visit www.trustmygarage.co.uk and www.rmif.co.uk

Specialist Training

To become a certified professional in the Rescue and Recovery Industry in the United Kingdom requires all operators undergo rigorous training to demonstrate their skills before being allowed to work on Britain’s road network.

All operators need to pass three core modules:

VR01 Health and Safety
VR02 Customer Service Skills
VR03 Roadside Safety

And then can choose from the following modules as appropriate to the specific work they will be undertaking:

VR04 Ancilliary Equipment (RTDs, Tow Poles, A-Frame Towers
VR05 Spectacle Lift
VR06 Transporters
VR07 Winching (Light Vehicle Recovery)
VR8 – 11 Motorcycle Recovery (including Handling Motorcycles, Ancilliary Equipment, Spectacle Frames, transporters)