About Dinnages Group New and Used Car Dealership
In February 1935 Dinnages came into being at Wivelsfield Road, Haywards Heath, started by the late James W Dinnage.
From the early days we have been associated with Ford Motor Co, holding a Retail Dealership in the years before the war.
When war was declared in September 1939 our Garage premises were promptly requisitioned. The army authorities considered them ideal for a stores depot and for the service and maintenance of military vehicles. When the Canadian Army moved into Sussex in preparation for the Second Front, they turned our Wivelsfield Road premises into a command workshop. Many of the lorries and trucks used by the Canadians in Normandy after the D-Day landings in 1944 were prepared for that hazardous experience at Dinnages.
Dinnages Ford dealership in Sussex
After the war Dinnages re-opened as a Ford Dealer, and soon needed to expand and develop to cope with the demands of a growing business. In January 1956 we were awarded Ford Main Dealer status and the foundation were laid for a flourishing business.
At our Haywards Heath branch we are a Renault Authorised Repairer. With our joint service reception and separate Renault workshop, Dinnages is the ideal spot for servicing, maintenance, MOT’s and bodyshop repairs.
Our Ford dealership in Worthing
In March 2001 the business grew further still with acquisition of our third dealership in Brougham Road, Worthing. The Ford showroom and customer areas were completely rebuilt ensuring that we can now offer an exceptional retail experience in exceptional surroundings.
In July 2020 our Ford Transit Centre moved from Brighton to a new home. A brand new showroom dedicated to displaying our new Ford commercial range is now available at Worthing.
Dinnages Ford in Brighton
In August 2012, Dinnages increased its presence in Sussex with the addition of our fourth Ford dealership in Brighton. Located in Victoria Road, Portslade, it has subsequently been enhanced to become our FordStore. With a state-of-the-art workshop to cover all your Ford servicing and aftersales needs. The magnificent showroom offers a fabulous range of Ford cars.