D.C. Wilson

About Us

After a highly successful 36 years at their Brewery Lane site in Lancaster City Centre, D.C. Wilson relocated to refurbished premises in Scotforth at the beginning of March 2006.

In addition to our premises on Rutland Avenue in 2016, we opened our second site at Forton, Pennine garage, both sites have been completely transformed with state-of-the-art equipment from Bradbury, Crypton, Auto Diagnos, Bosch and Snap-On.

With a wealth of experience spanning three generations, our family business offers a comprehensive servicing, repairs, MOT and car sales service.


David A Wilson was a foreman at Loxhams garage on Penny Street, and his son, David C. Wilson worked there as an apprentice - before going it alone, aged 23, at the former Brewery Lane site behind the Dukes theatre.

David was joined by son David H. Wilson in 1996, aged 16, and since relocating to Scotforth, the youngest member of the family has taken over the reins, with grandfather and father there for guidance.

David was then joined by experienced mechanic Paul Sanderson, who had been with the business for 36 years, and was responsible for MOT servicing. Since Paul's departure Nigel Pye previously of Speight's Garage, with 35 years experience will now be responsible for MOT testing, servicing and repairs.

Neville Smith, who also has a long connection to the Wilsons, worked as a salesman at Loxhams and then in 1986 came to DC Wilson to work as a salesman, and has remained until he retired in 2009.

Trusted and longtime family friend Robert Patchett began working for D C Wilson 13 years ago in a part-time position as he was studying a Business Management degree, with the departure of Neville combined with the growing success of the business, Robert was the perfect choice to take up the role of General Manager at the new Pennine Garage site at Forton.

In 2005 service technician and MOT tester Paul McQueen joined the team, bringing vast knowledge having previously worked at Audi, VW and Seat dealerships.

After finishing his apprenticeship in 2011, Paul Speight has become a valuable addition to the D C Wilson team, being able to draw on his colleagues combined experience of over 100 years means he is able to develop his car servicing and repair skills.

Alistair Bell came with a great deal of vehicle repair experience and has gone on to become a trusted salesperson.