BMW & MINI Specialists

Crago’s is an independent BMW & MINI specialist based in Dartford, Kent. We are proud to be one of the leading specialists in our field, using the latest technology & equipment with continued up to date training for BMW repairs. We provide all services required by BMW & MINI owners, including maintenance, repairs & enhancements to a very high standard. A quality, professional and affordable alternative to BMW franchised dealers. We endeavour to deliver outstanding customer service and apply exceptional product knowledge to give accurate and honest advice.


Passionate about BMW & MINI

Quality and expertise are of utmost importance to us and we have a genuine passion and enjoyment for what we do. We are BMW & MINI enthusiasts, as are most owners. We treat your car with the same level of pride as you do and want you to get the most enjoyment as possible with minimum fuss. Product enhancements such as performance tuning, modifications & optimisation are areas in which we are happy to advise to achieve the best from your car.


Our History

Crago’s was founded in 2009 by husband and wife, Ritchie and Lydia Crago. After leaving school, Ritchie’s lifelong love for cars (and taking things apart then putting them back together) led him onto completing a BMW apprenticeship within a main dealer & subsequently gaining many years exclusive BMW & MINI experience with numerous BMW training qualifications.

In 2009, it became clear to Ritchie & others around him, that he had the level of expertise, quality, workmanship and experience required, to start a business providing these valuable skills at an affordable cost to BMW & MINI owners. On completion of her PhD in Biochemical Engineering, Lydia was able to support Ritchie with the business start-up. The team grew quickly with Jon, joining as a young work experience student who is now a fully qualified vehicle technician with exclusive BMW & MINI experience. Our senior Technician, Benjamin joined as a qualified motor technician equipped with further BMW main dealer experience, high working standards and excellent product knowledge.

In June 2014, the expanding team had outgrown its original workshop and relocated into a larger workshop space. After fully equipping the new modern space, Crago’s were happy to introduce Pamela, Joseph, Glenn, Adam, Holly and more recently Frankie to the team. Bringing with them a whole host of new skills including Pamela’s outstanding customer service, Joseph’s fabrication and engineering expertise, Adams broad servicing & repair experience, infectious enthusiasm & Holly’s valuable customer facing skills. We look forward to Glenn & new apprentice Frankie completing their apprenticeships with flying colours (preferably blue, purple & red) and exclusive BMW & MINI experience.