Car Servicing

Book your car service with Elite Garages today!

Increase the lifespan of your car and maximise vehicle safety with regular services. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff can service your car with original matching quality parts while saving your hundreds on dealership prices. Book a car service with your MOT and save MONEY!

A regular car service is important, 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.

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

Increase the lifespan of your car and maximise vehicle safety with regular services. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff can service your car with original matching quality parts while saving your hundreds on dealership prices. Book a car service with your MOT and save MONEY!

How often do I need a car service?

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.

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 car 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.

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. The Standard Service prices starts from £103 while our Premium Service prices are from £180.

 

Description Standard    Premium  
Check handbrake for operation and travel
Check operation of exterior lights and interior lights
Check horn
Check seatbelts
*Check ABS warning lights for correct operation
Check heater plug indicator (Diesel)
Check for correct clutch operation
Top up battery if applicable and check security
Check and top up brake and clutch fluid
Check windscreen wipers
Check windscreen washer operations and top up
Check/top-up power steering reservoir where applicable
Check coolant/antifreeze strength and top up
Check condition, tension and adjust as required auxiliary drive belts (excluding timing/cam belt)
Replace oil filter
Drain engine oil and refill (special or synthetic oils subject to additional charge)
*Check and top up gearbox oil where applicable
*Check and top up axle oil where applicable
Check and top up automatic transmission fluids where applicable
Check for general oil leaks
Check wheel bearings for play or noises
*Check steering/suspension components for wear and corrosion
Check steering rack gaiters if applicable
Check shock absorbers for operation (Springs condition)
Remove wheels and check discs/drums for wear, cracks, corrosion and scoring
Check callipers for leaks and operation
Inspect wheel cylinders for leaks and operation
Visually check brake hydraulic system, pipes and hoses for leaks, chafing and corrosion
Check propshaft/drive shaft and joints for play and leaks
Inspect exhaust system for leaks security and noise
Check tyre condition, tread depth, record readings (including spare)
Check and adjust tyre pressures (including spare)
Check wheels for correct balance (including spare)
Set wheel nut torque to manufacturer’s settings
*Reset vehicle service light where applicable (certain vehicles main dealer only)
Carry out battery test
Check condition of fuel lines
Visual inspection of HT lead*
Visual inspection of distributor cap – if applicable
Visual inspection of rotor arm if applicable
Replace spark plugs if applicable (platinum, long life or multi electrode plugs subject to extra charge)
*Replace air filter element
Check diesel fuel filter
Check smoke emissions visually (Diesel)
Lubricate throttle linkage if applicable
Check radiator for leaks/Check condition of radiator cap/Check coolant hoses for leaks and condition/Check expansion bottle and cap for leaks
*Check electric cooling fan for operation where applicable
Test and report brake fluid boiling point (if applicable)
Lubricate bonnet catch
Lubricate accessible hinges if required
Grease steering/suspension and propshaft if applicable
Check fuel cap condition
Check windscreen condition
Check mirror condition, exterior/interior
Check number plates
Check for cabin/pollen filter replacement (report if due)
*Check petrol fuel filter
Test starter motor for cranking operation and security
Test alternator for charging operation and security
Check cambelt replacement intervals (report if due)

*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

*Note – WHAT IS A CAMBELT AND WHY DOES IT NEED REPLACING?

Book your car service with Elite Garages today!

Just needs your brakes checking? See our Brake Service page