Here at Town Centre Automobiles, we’ve been helping our customers find their perfect car for over 40 years. Our philosophy goes beyond delivering more than just great quality vehicles… We aim to make every visit to our Ferryboat Lane, Sunderland showroom a memorable experience for all the right reasons, whether you are buying a new car, a used car, a new or used commercial vehicle, or visiting us for a service or MOT.

Our sales team create an atmosphere that you’ll want to return for, from a warm welcome and a great cup of coffee to a competitive deal on our vehicles and services. Family owned and ran, we are extremely proud to serve the people of the North East and honoured to have received hundreds of five-star reviews from delighted Town Centre Automobiles customers across social media, Google and Citroen Advisor.

If you’re a Motability customer, our team is here to help you find the Citroën that’s ideal for you.

Our Business Specialists have a wealth of experience helping companies throughout the North East move and grow with the right corporate solutions. Whether you require a single vehicle or a full fleet, our specialists are eager to assist.

Keep your Citroën in safe hands... We offer competitive rates on MOTs, servicing, repairs and parts, and our expert manufacturer-trained technicians are here to help. Don't miss out on a first-class main dealer service by not checking our prices first.

If you’ve just passed your test and you’re looking for your first car, your family is growing and you’re looking for something spacious and packed with safety features, or you’re looking for the right van to drive your business forward, or anything in-between, visit our state-of-the-art showroom today. We would be delighted to help you find your perfect next vehicle.

For new car sales, used vehicles sales, car finance, insurance and warranties, MOT testing, vehicle servicing, bodyshop repairs, plus parts, accessories, tyres, and much more, find us on Ferryboat Lane, Sunderland, just off the A19.


December 1977 - Our first day of trading was December 4th 1977, when our original Villiers Street showroom in the heart of Sunderland town centre opened. Founded by brothers Philip and Stephen Smith, both born and bred in Sunderland, at opening we employed just three members of staff and were called Town Centre Garage Ltd.

Our History

Our Dedicated Team

The team at Town Centre Automobiles are committed to helping you find and look after your ideal car.

Meet the team

Our Charity Work

Town Centre are proud to support a range of national and local charities. Donating vehicles, hosting coffee mornings, Tyne Bridge zip slides are just some of the many things we have done over the years

Who we support


Think you have what it takes to be part of the Town Centre Automobiles family? Please have a look and see if we have any roles that would be suitable for you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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