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We always explain this in detail, providing a list of what’s included and what is not. If a customer asks what service they need, we can advise depending on the service schedule and the manufacturer’s specification.
Yes, you certainly can and it’s often something we recommend. In fact, around 95% of the time our customers get a premium or standard service with their MOT. Click these links to find out what’s included in an MOT and what’s the difference between a Service and an MOT
If the damaged area on the tyre is larger than 6 mm and on the sidewall, you should not get it repaired. You should rather opt for a replacement tyre from our wide range of budget, mid-range or premium brands.
Yes, our branch is open Mondays to Saturdays with MOT booking slots available from 8:30 am
Yes, if your vehicle should fail its MOT, we offer free MOT retests within 10 days. For added convenience, you can also book a service at the branch to address any MOT issues.
Yes, since the tremendous uplift in customer requests to repair and service electric vehicles, technicians at all of our branches have received the necessary IMI Level 3 electric/hybrid vehicle training.
All Elite Garages offer a wide range of budget, mid-range and premium tyres at various prices. The type of tyre will depend on several factors, including the make and model of the vehicle (performance, load-bearing, EV), how often you drive and personal driving habits, among others. Visit our website to see tyre brands we stock.
Depending on the type of service, checks may include the engine oil, oil filter, lights, tyres, bodywork, exhausts, brakes, steering, fluid and coolant levels, suspension and 12V battery. We will always explain this in detail, providing a list of what’s included and what’s not.
All Elite Garages branches offer a wide range of budget, mid-range and premium tyres at various prices. While some tyres may cost anywhere from £46, others go up to £83 or more, for example. If you’d like to know the price of a specific tyre, please contact your nearest Elite Garages branch.
Absolutely! In the event of your vehicle failing the MOT, you may book a vehicle service at the branch to repair the issues in question.
Our MOTs are competitively priced and in accordance with industry standards. However, they do vary depending on location and the time of year. You can check our prices based on where you want to have your MOT by going to the MOT page and selecting your desired location, date and time.
Brake pads and discs wear out over time and will need replacing at some stage. Since no vehicle can operate without functioning brakes, Elite Garages will check yours for free and make recommendations for brake repairs or replacements, if deemed necessary.
The squeaking sound your brakes make come from worn-down brake pads and is often when metal rubs against metal. As you press down on the brake pedal, the brake calliper clamps around the pad and applies pressure to slow your wheel down. If your brake pads are worn, these components will rub together resulting in a grinding or squeaking noise.
This question is often also about the legal tread limit so we are always happy to explain that it is 1.6mm. We recommend changing your tyres at 3mm for optimal performance and safety but this is the customer’s choice. You can book a free tyre check to ensure your tread is above the legal limit.
The type of service will depend on what is being done and if any problems are identified which may require additional work. At the time of writing, the price of a standard vehicle service at Elite Garages is from £110 and a premium car service from £180.
The type of service your car needs will largely depend on what was done before. Our technicians will help you decide by looking at your service book for pre seeing what service was done previously. From there, they can provide you with a more definitive answer. (See what’s included in a standard or premium service here).
In simple terms, budget tyres are the cheapest and often don’t last as long or hold up as well as mid-range or premium tyres. Mid-range seems to be the happy medium as they provide better grip and longevity which is only superseded by the more expensive, premium tyres that offer even better performance, including Bridgestone.
While front tyres can last for approximately 20,000 miles, the rear tyres may last a little longer. However, it’s important to note that when you replace your tyres will largely depend on driving style, frequency and the quality of tyres fitted.
Brakes deteriorate over time from general, day-to-day use but mileage, the environment and driving habits can impact the speed of wear and tear. Sometimes a brake issue is merely a foreign object lodged in your brakes or debris.
Manufacturers have different recommendations but the general consensus is to replace your brakes when only 20% of the original thickness remains. Brake pads can last between 25,000 and 60,000 miles while brake discs anywhere from 80,000 to 120,000 miles. Remember, your driving habits can also impact the brake replacement intervals.
Rapids are also budget tyres but they are more high-end and rated as premium economy. Whilst they provide more grip than standard budget tyres, Rapids don’t perform as well as a good quality mid-range or premium tyre. However, Rapid tyres do offer a great in-between offering quality and value for money.
We will always try and explain this in detail, providing all the pros and cons. Put simply, budget tyres are the cheapest and often don’t last as long or hold up as well as mid-range and premium tyres. Mid-range seems to be the happy medium as they provide better grip and longevity which is only superseded by the more expensive, premium tyres that offer even better performance.
In the UK and Europe, the legal tyre tread depth for cars is 1.6 mm around the tyre circumference and the central three quarters. However, most tyre experts recommend replacing your tyres when the tread depth is at 3 mm for better braking distances.
The issue could be the clutch pressure plate or the clutch disc. However, other causes for clutch slipping is often found in the release system, an incorrectly reworked flywheel or the fitment of the wrong clutch. Our experts will be able to determine the cause and suggest a solution.
We supply a wide variety of brands, from budget, mid-range and premium tyres; each with its own benefits. As the name suggests, budget tyres are cheaper as they are not made to the same standards as mid-range or premium tyres. Mid-range tyres, especially Rapid, are often the preferred choice as it sits just below the premium brands. There is always a choice for our customers, and they can decide, and we are always happy to offer advice.
We will discuss the customer’s vehicle and what extras it may need and then provide them with a quote specific to their requirements. Typically, a standard service starts from £110, and premium services from £210 but prices do vary depending on the vehicle.
Our MOTs are competitively priced and in accordance with industry standards although vary depending upon location and time of year. You can check our prices based on where you want to have your MOT done by going to the MOT page and selecting your desired location, date and time.
As a group, we stock a large number of tyres on-premises but if it’s not available, we can arrange next-day delivery from our warehouse. You can check availability and options online here 24/7
A car air con needs a service at least every 1 to 2 years as the coolant doesn’t last forever and filters can get clogged up with dirt and stagnant water. If you notice a strange smell, noise or visible leak underneath the car, it could explain why your air con is not working.
At the time of posting, the price of a standard car service is from £103 and a premium car service from £180. The service time will depend on what is being done and if any problems are identified which may require additional work.
Most customers will have a standard service one year and premium service the following year. If they’re not doing the mileage, there’s no point doing a premium service every year. 95% of the time customers get a service with their MOT. Click these links to find out what’s included in an MOT and what’s the difference between a Service and an MOT