Our expertise will ensure your cabriolet is working
We understand that being the UK’s only convertible roof specialist, many of our customers have a distance to travel for the services we offer. We are happy to offer solutions to the dynamics for getting your vehicle to our workshop.
Whilst we see many repairs that are similar, we do need to diagnose the fault that is particular to your car. Not all faults are the same, and it is crucial that it is diagnosed correctly.
Most customers grab a coffee and have a wander in our town whilst we carry out our diagnosis – we will then call you and discuss the most practical way forward for you, your vehicle and any journey you have to make.
Since Cayman Autos has been established, Adam and his team of technicians have a wide and varied specialist knowledge in all makes and models of convertible hoods. We have built on our knowledge in this field since 2005 to enable us to fully understand and repair every make and model of convertible car.
We believe in providing excellent customer service and we follow a code of conduct.
Meet the Cayman Autos Team
25 years ago, my bio would have been laughable rather than readable. I was a defiant adolescent who pushed every boundary imaginable.
When I escaped those secondary school round holes, my square-pegged feet fitted exactly where I really wanted them to be – close to anything mechanical.
After quite a few years of training, hard work, and dedication, I am now the proud owner of the UK’s leading folding roof repair shop — Cayman Autos. This is a family owned business run by myself and my partner Jenny.
I feel that the success of Cayman Autos can be attributed to the incredible team that has joined me on this wonderful journey. They are as passionate about cabriolets as I am, and focused on delivering world-class customer service.
Don’t be mistaken – boundaries are still pushed, both in my professional life and on the race track. I continue to use strategic and creative ways of thinking to improve Cayman Autos and the services we provide.
Adam’s career started at a local independent mechanic. He quickly moved through BMW, Mercedes and Porsche franchises, learning how to repair many different types of luxury vehicles.
He soon realised that there was a distinct lack of professionals with the expertise and knowledge necessary to correctly repair cabriolet roof systems. Soon after this realisation, he established Cayman Autos to provide this essential service to cabriolet owners across the United Kingdom.
Building Cayman Autos involved a huge investment in diagnostic equipment for every make and model imaginable. This ensured that all work was performed according to the highest standards. This drive to be the best-of-the-best was soon rewarded with numerous awards including the Best Folding Roof Specialist 2018 UK Enterprise Award.
Adam strives for excellence in himself and every member of staff that works at Cayman. This resulted in Cayman Autos developing a stellar reputation in the automotive industry and the specialist field of folding roof repairs.
The passion that Adam has for cabriolets can be seen in the standard of work that is performed. It is the reason why Cayman Autos are the market leader for repairs to cabriolet roof systems.
Adam doesn’t give himself much opportunity to enjoy himself outside of his Cabriolet Empire – however he still finds time to enjoy his passion for motor racing with regular appearances in the Mini Challenge.
Unlike most mechanics, Adam loves a challenge when it comes to a folding roof. He finds diagnosing uncommon faults and working with new vehicles quite exciting. His drive to continually develop as a folding roof technician means he is willing to take on tasks too difficult for others. For those roof systems that have been at other garages and masked the original fault – where no one else has been able find the fault – Adam can!
Jenny joined Cayman Autos in 2009, after the youngest of her 3 children started school. Returning to the workplace after being a stay at home mum for 10 years, Jenny’s organisational skills and can-do attitude were a massive boost to the success of the company.
Family is of upmost importance to both Jenny and her partner Adam. Together, they run Cayman Autos as all family-owned businesses should be run — with a focus on honesty, ethics, and building long-lasting relationships with clients.
Together, they are a formidable team – Adam knows what he wants and Jenny makes it happen. They have put a huge amount of time into the business to ensure its long-term success.
Working at Cayman has become a sanctuary at times for Jenny, helping her escape the chaos caused by multiple teenagers at home! If you are a mum with teenagers, you probably know the feeling. Cayman Autos is the one place where everyone does not think you “DON’T KNOW ANYTHING” and people other than you can make a cup of tea.
Jenny is a people person who loves working with customers. She particularly enjoys the busy Summer months, when the hours whizz past with flurries of customers coming through the door. The look of joy on a customer’s face as they see their car’s folding roof working flawlessly also makes her quite happy.
Over the years, Jenny has accumulated a wealth of information about cabriolet roof systems. In fact, she can tell you more about cabriolets, folding roof designs, and folding roof parts than the average car mechanic.
Her knowledge continues to increase as she learns more about the many new Soft & Hard Tops that enter the cabriolet market each year. She also keeps up-to-date on the cabriolets that come out of manufacturer’s warranty each year.
Together, Adam and Jenny are constantly looking to improve the services that they offer to customers. They are also interested in devising new cost-effective repair techniques that main dealers or other specialists are not able to perform.
While working and living together doesn’t work for some couples, Jenny and Adam have managed to create a beautiful partnership built on love and friendship. They have very different skillsets which combine well and help Cayman Autos succeed.
Jenny’s favourite vehicle is the Mercedes E Class – quite partial to the older W124 that has become very iconic of recent years and now collectable – however the newer W207 Mercedes E Class is her favourite.
In her spare time Jenny has taken up a new hobby – Swing Jive – learning new steps and attending Social functions where she can practise her steps – watch out Strictly!
Jenny is very low maintenance and other than loving her new dance hobby is rather partial to a trip to the seaside and a portion of chips – Adam is very grateful that he can keep her in the manner to which she is accustomed!
Marcus joined Cayman Autos technician team in February 2016 following his time at Sheffield University where he studied Chemistry. Having someone with a scientific background on the team is a great asset for the company, as cabriolets continue to become more sophisticated.
The high level diagnostic skills, logical thought process, and technical problem solving skills that Marcus obtained during his degree help him diagnose complex folding roof problems very efficiently. He is able to find seemingly mysterious folding roof faults that other mechanics could not identify.
In his spare time, Marcus enjoys traveling, indoor climbing, and learning languages. He is already fluent in German and is now learning Korean. Marcus also likes to volunteer for humanitarian projects. He recently visited Gambia for 15 days to work on a project called “Stamping Ground”, which built a vocational school for a village in the East of The Gambia.
Marcus has become the “roof genius” at Cayman Autos for Volvo C70 hardtop folding roofs. It is a unique folding roof system that stacks and folds differently from other roof systems. The Volvo C70 often experiences wiring and sensor faults because of wear-and-tear caused by its design. Faulty control units are also a problem with these vehicles.
The Ford Focus CC is another of Marcus’ favourite vehicles. Although it has a completely different folding roof system to the Volvo C70, he has managed to learn the common faults involving the wiring and sensor locations, allowing him to diagnose problems very quickly.
Marcus enjoys the niche market we are in and the fact there is no one else in the UK that specialises in cabriolet roof systems. He particularly enjoys the satisfaction that comes with solving folding roof problems that were too difficult for other mechanics and car dealers.
Marcus enjoys the friendly atmosphere at Cayman Autos and the appreciation that he receives from customers after successfully solving their folding roof problems.
An interesting fact about Marcus is that he has taken part in the ESA charity live streaming event – he is very shy of the fact that he also appears under a pseudo name of the Gaming Edition of the Guinness Book of Records – “A Record Breaker”.
Dan joined the workshop in October 2018 after seeing our job advert;
“The role would be suited to someone with a logical thought process. A team player – that can draw on their analytical, creative and academic skills”
Dan fitted the bill perfectly – looking for a new role and challenge with the opportunity to build a career within Cayman Autos.
Dan previously worked as a bike technician for a large retail organisation, and has come equipped to our team with great communication skills and customer service.
Dan has always enjoyed practical application and is very hands on – already a key member of our team and has been quick to learn new skills and has embraced the water ingress repairs with open arms and wellie boots!
Outside of work Dan’s main passion is Art – attending UCA in Epsom following High School and has his own portfolio website detailing his work- loves portraits and has also illustrated a couple of books that have been published.
Dan is very creative and artistic and has also airbrushed a couple of custom Yamaha motorcycle tanks.
We all need to watch out for Dan – slim and slight built however has a black belt 3rd Dan in Karate – and has achieved this over a period of 14 years.
Dan enjoys the satisfaction of a repair – seeing the vehicle coming to the workshop with a fault and not working – knowing that our specialist skills will turn around the repair – usually customers need to travel miles for our expertise and Dan is proud to be a member of our elite team of cabriolet roof specialists.
Dan’s favourite cabriolet is the new Jaguar F Type – one of the ludicrous soundtracks on sale.
A little bit about the F type ; Although practicality and versatility aren’t often a deal breakers for convertible sports-car buyers, they do merit consideration if you’ll be using the car often. The F-Type is relatively accommodating for two, and – although the boot is fairly small at 200 litres – folding the roof down doesn’t reduce space any further.
That’s true when the roof is down, at least, because with the canvas hood – or better still, the Coupe’s fixed metal roof – protecting your eardrums from the worst of the din, the SVR’s soundtrack can be quite fun, albeit in an unsophisticated, attention-seeking sort of way.
So to sum Dan up – an attention seeking, artistic petrol head wrapped neatly with a black belt in Karate – He fits in perfectly!! (or something like that)
We have been very lucky to have Nicky as part of the office team since the summer of 2016 when Nicky came to us and hit the floor running at our busiest time of the year.
Nicky has a keen interest in vehicles and her partner and son both work in the automotive industry. However she did not know anything about convertible roof systems when she came to us and has been quick to learn about motors, hydraulic systems, wiring and control units to name a few of the components that make up the cabriolet roof system.
This desire for knowledge and amazing customer services skills has equipped her with the vital attributes Cayman looks for in its employees and she is a key player in the success and growth of the company.
Nicky started with us in her home town of Dorking and we were so pleased she agreed to move with us to the larger premises at Redhill.
Nicky’s background is front facing customer care with the local authority recreational sector and she has enjoyed the move from a large organisation where she was a small cog to a fundamental wheel in our growing business.
Our customers love Nicky’s personal touch and her nurturing caring side and with her hunger for learning new things has the cabriolet roof knowledge to back it up.
Nicky secretly sees herself Audrey Hepburn style with the wind blowing through her hair in a Mercedes SLK – Nicky loves travelling and has a whole list of countries on her wish list to visit – loves a long haul flight and we all love Nicky’s cooking skills – flap jacks and muffins are her forte!!
Sophie joined the team in April 2019 and Cayman Auto Services is her first full time employment since leaving college.
Sophie brings fun to the team – full of enthusiasm with a youthful zest and positivity for life and her working day.
One of her greatest loves is her horse ‘Kye’, a 14 year old Connemara, with an unpredictable and strong character that challenges Sophie as an experienced rider. Sophie has been riding since the age of 6 and takes control with ease – together they have a great relationship.
Sophie competes with Kye at Show Jumping events around the UK – at 15.2 hands this places him as one of the smallest in the ‘Horse’ category, however both horse and rider do phenomenally well at the events due to Sophie’s experience and ability and Kye’s agility and speed.
Her most favourite sporting achievement was winning the Championship at Hickstead in the Sunshine Tour event with her previous horse Cruise – the most fun and exciting championship series in the UK.
Sophie would like to try her hand and skills at the BlueChip show jumping championships – a prestigious event held in large arenas around the UK.
Ultimate riding experience? – Horse riding across an amazing beach whilst in Mexico; riding next to the waves of the gulf along the seashell showered beach and taking in the colourful sunsets.
Summers are busy as Sophie is the ultimate “Festival Girl” – she loves the music, the vibe and the fashion that goes hand in hand with the experience of being outdoors, enjoying live music with her besties! She has been to 9 day/weekend festivals in 2019 including Tokyo World, Parklife & Creamfields, joining the sea of neon clothing and waving glow sticks that sounds exhausting to the rest of the team!!
Sophie is a self-confessed “Girl Racer” and loves cars. Sophie rather sees herself in a Lambo or Ferrari California – plenty of horse power there!!