MGA, MGB, Midget, MGC

MG and MGB cars

MG, a jolly fun little British sports car

The MG Car Company got its name from Morris Garages, a dealer of Morris cars in Oxford which began producing its own customized versions to the designs. The company started making cars back in the 1920's, and as such is a historic marque.  The MGB is a popular car and once sold well in the US. Parts are well supported and readily available.  It is a  lively, fun open top sports car with tonnes of personality, which is to say - you are going to want to keep our phone number handy.


Seriously, you can get a lot of smiles without huge expense from one of these classics, but staying on top of the maintenance is going to be key to keeping it fun.




Annual Maintenance

A. Check and top off all vital fluids

B. Lubricate chassis and other grease fittings

C. Wire wheel cars must have the hub-splines cleaned and lubricated

D. Over 3,000 miles time for oil change

( must use ZDDP oil additive on Flat tappet engines to preserve the camshaft)


Engine Care

A. Every 10,000 miles: Adjust valve clearances and torque cylinder head

B. Spark Plugs and ignition points require replacement approx. 10,000 miles

(consider upgrading to electronic ignition and never change the points again)


Warning Signs


Mileage factors


Images below are from our shop and include many of the MGs we have restored and maintain for their owners.


Wright's British Car Repair

Send us an email with any

questions about your MG

(415) 457-1707


142 Mill Street

San Rafael, CA 94901


Service for British Autos in Marin

and the Bay Area since 1960


Monday through Friday

9-am 5pm



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