MOTs And Car Servicing Bournemouth
Do you know when your next MOT or car service is due? It’s important to know the service intervals and to take proper care of your vehicle. This is the only way you can ensure the safety of you, your family and other road users. With more people looking for information about ‘car servicing Bournemouth’ and ‘MOT Bournemouth’, Elite Garages have several centres nationwide offering MOTs, full services and free safety checks among others.
Meet The Car Servicing Bournemouth Team
Our Bournemouth branch of Elite Garages was purchased in 2005 and became part of our chain of 13 retail locations across the South East of England. Our large site in Bournemouth has plenty of customer parking and is easy to find as it’s located on Dominion Road, opposite the retail park. Have a look at the map for directions but you really can’t miss us.
Branch manager Mark has more than 12 years’ experience in the motor trade and works alongside a highly experienced team. They have the knowledge and expertise in all areas of vehicle maintenance to help keep you safe on the road. No vehicle should be allowed on the road if it is not in working order and deemed roadworthy.
Vehicle Maintenance And Service Intervals
Thousands of accidents happen on UK roads every year due to car owners neglecting to check and service their vehicles. Keeping your family safe starts with proper car care, regular car servicing and an MOT.
While car servicing is not a legal requirement, MOTs are and they form an essential part of effective vehicle maintenance. You should always check your vehicle manufacturer service schedule as not following their recommendations could invalidate your warranty. This means booking a time with our car servicing Bournemouth centre to keep your vehicle in good working condition.
A full service is typically due annually or every 12,000 miles or you could opt for an interim service every 6,000 miles or every 6 months. Car services vary depending on the age and type of vehicle but they mostly include changing the engine oil, oil filter and air filter.
Elite Garages And Car Servicing Bournemouth
A full service at Elite Garages means new oil and air filters, spark plugs, belts (when necessary) and wheel balancing. Everything we do during a vehicle service contributes to a smoother, safer and more economical driving experience.
If you’re looking for dealership quality car services at local garage prices, look no further than Elite Garages Bournemouthn. We can save you hundreds of pounds on dealership servicing while offering a discount when booking your service with an MOT.
Why Should I Service My Car Regularly?
Let common sense prevail and don’t try to save a few pounds at the expense of road and vehicle safety. Having your vehicle serviced is your choice but here are FOUR of the main reasons why you should.
- Improved safety by reducing wear and tear
- Servicing can increase the lifespan of your vehicle
- It can save you money as it helps identify potential issues before they become serious and expensive to repair
- Evidence of regular servicing or a full-service history is likely to increase the resale value
The Importance Of An MOT
Did you know that all cars older than three years are required by law to pass an annual MOT test? The only exception is classic cars that were manufactured more than 40 years ago. Here’s a closer look at the new rules as of May 2018.
In case you didn’t know, an MOT is only a visual check and does not include a car service. MOT examiners inspect your vehicle for any faults and they will make suggestions or recommendations on any necessary repairs.
Any vehicle that drives on public roads must be roadworthy and our Bournemouth MOT testing centre is here to help. Driving an unroadworthy car is exceptionally dangerous and an MOT is the best way to ensure your safety.
Book Your MOT Online
Upon completing the MOT, our examiners will provide you with either a certificate for a Pass or Fail. Pass, and you will receive a VT20 MOT certificate and if you fail, examiners will offer advice on the faults and recommend any repair work.
If the MOT shows any faults, you can book a full vehicle service with us which will greatly help your budget. Our easy to use online MOT booking system lets you book in 3 easy steps. Enter your vehicle registration number, choose a convenient slot to suit you and click to book.
What Happens If I Don’t Have An MOT Certificate?
Your first MOT test is due when your car reaches three years from its date of registration and then it is required annually. Not having a valid certificate could result in fines of up to £1,000 and invalidate your insurance. If you are caught driving with a dangerous fault, fines can reach £2,500 and you will receive three penalty points on your license. To make things even simpler, our MOT Bournemouth centre offers a FREE retest within 10 working days.
Related article: ‘Help Your Car Pass The MOT First Time’
Why Choose Elite Garages For Your Services And MOTs
If you’re looking for a quality MOT and car servicing centre in Bournemouth, you’ve come to the right place. Considering that Elite Garages have been in business for over 50 years with 230 vastly experienced employees across 18 locations, you are in great hands.
Whether you need an MOT, a car service, new exhaust, brakes or tyres, Mark and his team are at your service. We offer full transparency without any hidden costs and we’ll quote you before any additional work is carried out. Your service book is stamped just as it would be in a dealership and we only use genuine parts.
We are open from 8.30am until 5.30 Monday – Friday and 8.30-4pm on Saturday. Do you often forget your MOT due date? We offer a free reminder service if you sign up and become part of the Elite Members Club.
What Motorists Say About Car Servicing Bournemouth
Great staff – were really helpful and quick. Price was very reasonable and would recommend to anyone. Will go back there for sure 5 stars
Not the cheapest, but they did the work to my car straight away and completed it in the time they said. Would definitely go back next time I need something else doing. Thanks
Always get a very good service at this garage. Well looked after
Was a wonderful garage to visit. They even had the honey monster and penfold from danger mouse there to entertain the kids whilst they fixed my car!
Checked my car for oil and fluids over the weekend and found one of them to be low. Next day as I was passing Elite Garage, I popped in to ask what this particular fluid was for and where I could purchase a bottle. The mechanic from the office came out and found it to be my power steering reservoir which he then topped up for me free of charge. I will certainly return for any servicing or repairs.