We recently met up with Phill and the team at APB Trading Ltd. at their workshop in Hartlebury.
Phillip Bond, the founder and managing director of APB is very familiar with Land Rovers, having spent 20 years competing in Specialist Land Rover & 4×4 off-road events with AWDC (All Wheel Drive Club) (such events as the Rallye des Cimes & Plains & Vallies both in France) and over the past 50 years has assembled a professional team around him, whose combined years of experience and knowledge has helped to make APB one of the leading Land Rover servicing and repair specialists.
At its workshops APB can carry out Land Rover & 4×4 vehicle servicing, repairs & M.O.T’s, vehicle overland travel & expedition preparation, specialist vehicle preparation, waxoyling and rustproofing. Its parts and warehouse department supplies parts, spares and adventure travel gear & equipment to a wide range of countries throughout the world.
Back in the early 2000s APB became the sole UK importer for a number of South African companies; a country where adventure travel was born. APB stock many products which have been imported from South Africa, including Eezi- Awn K9 (the pioneers of the roof tent), National Luna ( the inventors of a fridge for the transportation of vaccines for world health organisations), Escape Gear (high quality canvas seat covers), Bushtech (superior heavy load canopy tops) and Campmor (high quality canvas ground tents and many more products).
As a genuine enthusiast, Phill, has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience in Land Rovers and assembled a professional team whose combined years of experience puts APB ahead of the competition as Land Rover and 4×4 specialists with a top quality 4×4 sevice centre for all 4×4 repair, 4×4 servicing, 4×4 tyres, Land Rover servicing & Land Rover Parts.
Servicing & Repairs -The Workshop
APB’s workshops are fully equipped with the latest Autologic diagnostic equipment to carry out 4×4 servicing and maintenance on the full Land Rover range without affecting your manufacturer’s warranty. Performance tuning and power upgrades are available for most Land Rover vehicles.
Not only do APB service and repair Land Rover, Range Rover, Freelander and Discovery but also most makes of off-road 4×4 vehicles to include Toyota, Mitsubishi, Daihatsu, Nissan, Pajero and Isuzu.
The experienced 4×4 mechanics at APB can handle minor or major repairs, MOT preparation, and arrange MOT testing by appointment, and the bodyshop can rectify anything from a slight scratch to serious damage. Chassis change and re-builds are also available.
Servicing & Repairs Extensive Parts Stock
APB’s warehouse has literally thousands of parts in stock, covering all Land Rover models, right back to Series I,& II, including tyres for models of all ages.
The salvage department has an extensive range of used parts for most vehicles. Phill explains that it is often “owners of older models in particular who appreciate APB’s specialist knowledge. Sourcing hard-to-find spares for veteran Land Rover vehicles is our forte. From ex-military dealers to vintage clubs and societies, we know who keeps what and where”.
Servicing & Repairs – APB Recovery & Loan Cars
APB has its own vehicle recovery service, and can provide loan cars or Land Rovers whilst your vehicle is being repaired, it can also provide Land Rover hire and a full valeting service. Basically, APB can deal with anything from a full scale rebuild to a quick wash and brush up.
Rust-Proofing Your Land Rover/4×4 At APB
The team at APB has been rust-proofing customer Land Rovers and all makes of 4×4’s for over 40 years, offering a highly comprehensive (11 litre Waxoyl) full vehicle underbody protection package. Your vehicle’s underside is ‘high pressure steam blasted’, clearing away any surface dirt/rust, and then left overnight to fully dry before sprayed Waxoyl application, to ensure a high quality corrosion protection. Chassis and door body internal injection can also be included as an extra package, to further increase your level of rust protection.
Servicing & Repairs – Wynn’s Automatic Gearbox Flush
APB also has the latest Wynn’s Flush system which automatically changes your auto gearbox oil by flushing the system of existing ATF and replacing the Automatic Transmission Fluid in an efficient and effective way. Learn more and contact the team at APB Trading by clicking on the button below.