Car Service Maidstone

Welcome to our Car Service Maidstone centre located at 165 Upper Stone St, Maidstone ME15 6HJ.

Regular vehicle services will not only increase the lifespan of your car but also maximise safety for everyone. At the Elite Garage Car Service Maidstone centre, our knowledgeable and experienced staff can service your car with original matching quality parts while saving you hundreds on dealership prices. Book a car service with your MOT and save MONEY!

As you’d expect from Car Servicing Maidstone at Elite Garages, Chris and his team of expert technicians and MOT testers provide services of the highest quality. They are professional, friendly and highly experienced with more than 70 combined years in the industry which means customers are in exceptionally capable hands. That sends a clear message about the type of service you can expect when visiting our car servicing Maidstone centre.

Routine maintenance to the manufacturer specification is essential for prolonging the life of your engine. At Elite Garages, we specialise in servicing vehicles exactly as they should be, while giving you much-needed peace of mind in terms of any warranty claims.

We service ALL major makes and models including the following:

Audi Jaguar Mazda
Mercedes Jeep Mitsubishi
Bentley Honda Mini
BMW Kia Nissan
Citroen Land Rover Peugeot
Ford Lexus Renault
Fiat Skoda Volvo
Seat Toyota Volkwagen
Suzuki Vauxhall

Regular car servicing is an important part of vehicle maintenance and is not something you should overlook. Many vehicle owners still take their cars to dealerships but European legislation states that you can have a car service at an independent garage without invalidating your warranty. While that is the case, all service garages must keep to the manufacturer’s schedule and only use equal quality car parts.

How often do I need a car service?

This is a question our technicians at the car service Location centre often get asked with a relatively simple answer. A car service interval will largely depend on the car and the service schedule from the manufacturer. When buying a new car, there are two main types: fixed-schedule servicing and variable servicing (long-life service plan).

Fixed-schedule servicing requires a car service when you reach a set mileage or time limit, whichever comes first. The common interval is 12,000 miles or 12 months, but you still have to check your car’s service book to verify. This is best suited for low to medium-mileage drivers who often take short trips and certainly something we can do at the car service Maidstone centre.

Variable servicing depends on sensors fitted around the car and the onboard computer informing you when something needs attention. Once again, depending on your driving habits, this service interval can exceed 12,000 miles and suits drivers with high annual mileages who often take longer trips.

What’s included in a vehicle service at Elite Garages?

Car services will vary depending on the age of your vehicle but it normally includes changing the engine oil and oil filter. Some services may also include replacing the spark plugs in petrol cars, antifreeze engine coolant, brake fluid or power-steering fluid. If you would like more information about this, please contact the car service Maidstone centre.

During the service, we also check for any additional issues and if we find that further rectification is needed, we always contact you first. These checks usually apply to safety-critical items such as tyres and brakes. We never carry out unnecessary work and we will keep all the old parts for your inspection.

Our service packages are tailor-made for you and include all the necessary checks you’d expect from a dealership. These include the Bronze Service (Interim/Standard), the Silver Service (Premium) and Gold Service (Major Service).


DESCRIPTION Bronze – Lubricant service + health check Silver – 12,000 miles / 12 months Gold – 24,000 miles / 24 months
1:  Check operation of exterior lights
2:  Check headlight alignment
3:  Check rear reflectors
4:  Check operation of instrument warning lamps
5:  Check illumination of dash and heater control lamps
6:  Check battery condition and connections
7:  Check horn
8:  Test / advise alternator output and security
9:  Check door / bonnet lock operation and lubricate locks, hinges and catches
10:  Check windscreen wiper and washer condition and operation
11:  Top up windscreen washer reservoir with additive if required
12:  Check / advise pollen filter condition, replace if necessary*
13:  Check air conditioning system / temperature if applicable
14:  Drain engine oil and refill*
15:  Replace oil filter
16:  Replace air filter
17:  Replace fuel filter (if fitted and external from fuel tank)
18:  Check / advise general oil leaks
19:  Check / advise coolant level and antifreeze strength
20:  Top up antifreeze if required
21:  Check coolant hoses for leaks and condition, incl. header tank
22:  Check condition and tension of auxiliary drive belts (excl. timing belt)
23:  Spark plugs changed according to mileage*
24:  Check / clean HT leads and components (if fitted)
25:  Visual check of fuel system (incl. tank and cap)
26:  Check timing belt replacement interval & report if due according to mileage / age
27: Check brake servo operation
28: Check / advise brake fluid level and boiling point
29: Top up brake fluid if required
30: Visual check of brake pads for wear or damage
31: Visual check of brake calipers for leaks and security
32: Visual check of brake discs, shoes and cylinders for wear or damage
33: Visual check of brake pipes and hoses
34: Check operation of handbrake
35: Check security of handbrake linkages and travel and adjust if required
36: Check condition of road springs
37:  Check power steering fluid reservoir
38:  Check steering / suspension components for wear and corrosion
39:  Check steering rack gaiters condition
40:  Check shock absorber condition and mounting, report any leaks
41:  Check wheel bearings for excessive play or noise
42:  Check drive shaft gaiters for security and report any leaks
43:  Check gear box fluid level manual / automatic differential (if applicable)
44:  Check / adjust clutch operation
45:  Check for transmission oil leaks
46:  Check condition of clutch cable (where visible)
47: Full car fault code read
48: Check / advise condition of exhaust and mountings
49: Check / report on additive levels for Diesel vehicles (where applicable)
50: Check tyre condition and tread depth (incl. spare)
51: Check / adjust tyre pressures (incl. spare)
52: Remove all road wheels and check flanges and mountings
53: Check wheel nut torque to manufacturer’s specification
54: Expiry date for the puncture repair cannister (where applicable)
55: Carry out engine management system scan
56: Reset vehicle service light where applicable
57: Reset Oil quality counter (Diesel vehicles)
58: Stamp service book

*Note – Additional service operations may be required for your vehicle make/model and will be an added charge
*Note – Stamp service book as per Elite Service Manual

Just need your car brakes checked? See our Brake Service page.

If you only need to check your brakes, see our Brake Service page. For added convenience, here is a breakdown of prices for our range of vehicle services. Please note, prices are subject to change without prior notice:

  • Bronze car services FROM £103 
  • Silver car services FROM £198 
  • Brake fluid change FROM £45
  • Oil change FROM £45
  • Diagnostic Tests FROM £35
  • Battery Fitment FROM £24.99

If you plan to stay local while visiting our car service Maidstone centre (rather than just leaving it with us and we’ll contact you when it’s ready to pick up), there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat and exciting locations to explore, including: