The History of JM Auto West Gosford
Established in the early 1980’s John Moriarty Automotive Services is one of the longest serving automotive repairs and maintenance business’s on the Central Coast of NSW.
Originally opened by husband and wife team of John & Ros Moriarty, the business quickly found success from simply providing honest, personal, friendly and affordable services.
Since opening, John Moriarty Automotive Services has seen two changes of ownership both being husband and wife combinations and both having worked alongside the original owners. The current owners Mat & Trish Sainsbury have continued with these same philosophies which built the foundations of the business’s success & longevity.
Mat Sainsbury, who began employment with John Moriarty in 1995, is the great grand son of Jack Sainsbury, a mechanical engineer by trade who established a well known business situated opposite the Ourimbah train station in the early 1950’s called “Sainsbury’s Garage”.
Offering mechanical repairs, fuel and household supplies it was regularly visited by locals and tourists passing through Ourimbah on their way north or south. It was also considered to be one of the first business’s on the Central Coast to include a “Milk Bar”.
Mat’s grandfather John Sainsbury, a retired mechanic with over 50 years experience, took over the business in the 60’s until it was sold in late 1976.
With over 20 years experience himself and inheriting a family background of mechanical knowledge is why Mat can truly say “It’s in my blood” and using the ‘old fashioned’ philosophies why the same customer’s have been returning for over 35 years!