Elite Garages Pulborough
Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-6:00pm, Sat 8:30am-5:00pm
5 London Road, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1AP
Welcome to Elite Garages Pulborough, located at London Road, Pulborough. Our Manager Graham has been with the company for over 35 years.
Graham and his team have a combined mechanical experience of 95 years. So whether it’s for an MOT, Car service, Tyres, Exhaust, Air conditioning check or free car safety check here at Elite Garages we are always happy to help.
Elite Garages Pulborough is one of our Pirelli Performance Centres offering expertise and customer service second to none. It’s all thanks to area manager Mark Stevens and his team with over 95 years of combined industry experience. Graham, the onsite manager, has been with Elite for 35 years and another 10 within the industry, proudly supported by Stuart and Jamie.
They are always ready to provide friendly and professional advice about MOTs, car services and vehicle safety checks, among others but it’s their knowledge about tyres that sets them apart. As a Pirelli Performance Centre, only the highest standards will do which is assured through technical audits twice a year.
A Trusted MOT And Service Centre In Pulborough
In terms of location, the Pulborough MOT testing centre is in an ideal spot on London Road which makes it easy to find. There is also ample customer parking and MOT bays with all the necessary Covid safety protocols in place.
People of all ages and backgrounds choose our Pulborough service centre whether they live in the area or not. We have had customers from all over including Storrington, West Chiltington, Coldwaltham, Duncton, Petworth, Lodsworth and even some from Horsham.
What Sets Pulborough Service Centre Apart?
Our team is great at what they do with so much experience between them. Graham is a local which means he’s been in the area for many years. He’s a friendly chap and people get to know him, which is important in Pulborough where everyone appreciates a personal touch.
In addition to exceptional customer service, our Pulborough service centre offers competitive pricing on MOTs, car servicing, wheel alignment, tyres and more. Elite Garages have also invested heavily in new equipment to ensure vehicle servicing and MOTs in Pulborough are performed at the highest level.
Among others, they provide all sorts of vehicle services to individuals and companies alike. Several traders also prefer Elite Garages for tyre fitment and wheel alignment, and the Pulborough team is perfectly equipped to service companies such as Arun Ltd.
What Services Can Elite Garages Pulborough Offer?
Mark believes that doing the job right the first time is key to success and that extends to the entire team at the Pulborough MOT and car servicing centre. They have the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to provide MOTs, car services, tyres, clutches, brakes and cambelts.
The team helps customers with a range of issues including cars and vans that don’t run properly with vibrations, strange banging and clonking sounds. They also do a lot of puncture repairs, tyre replacements, balancing and alignment as some of the roads in Pulborough aren’t in great condition.
In terms of car servicing, the Pulbourgh branch performs several standard and premium services along with an average of 8 MOTs per day. Vehicle safety checks are another popular choice, especially tyre pressure and fluid levels. Often when people go away for the weekend or up the motorway, they pop in for a free check.
The Importance Of MOT Reminders
Since MOTs are a legal requirement, it’s important to make sure they’re up to date and Elite Garages is here to help. Many Pulborough customers have said the free MOT reminder service is extremely beneficial, especially since Covid extensions.
Signing up to the Elite Member’s Club is free and entitles customers to receive an MOT reminder via text and email along with any special offers or discounts. A customer recently walked in mentioning the text reminder she received and was so grateful as she had completely forgotten about it.
The MOT diary fills up fast with the most common MOT fails being wipers, headlights, tyres and suspension. Fortunately, customers can book a service to repair or replace and get a free MOT retest if it’s done within 10 days. To make things even easier, our new website enables you to book an MOT online.
Tyre Fitment Centre Pulborough
As a Pirelli Performance Centre, Pulborough may specialise in high-performance tyres but they also offer a wide variety of budget tyres, mid-range tyres and premium tyres. They stock all the major brands including Bridgestone, Sailwins and Rapids which are particularly popular. These are particularly great quality and “we’ve never had any customer come back with complaints after fitting Rapid tyres.”
The tyre specialists at Pulborough service centre will take time to explain the differences between budget and premium tyres and find the best option in terms of budget and driving needs. They will also explain the risks if someone asks about part-worn tyres as these are not the safest option and you’ll end up paying more in the long term.
Things To Do In Pulborough
Our Pulborough MOT and service station is fairly central which means there’s quite a bit to keep you busy. If customers don’t want to go far, they can grab a Costa coffee or snack at the petrol station on site. Some customers go to Tesco to have a cup of coffee or go for a dog walk around the area.
There is also The Corn Store Café where you will find a variety of teas, coffees and cake in the tearoom. A little further away, about a 5-minute drive, you’ll find the Waltham Brooks Nature Reserve and the Bird Sanctuary. Not necessarily within walking distance but here are a few other things to see in Pulborough:
- Bignor Roman Villa
- Pulborough Brooks RSPB
- South Downs Light Railway
- Stopham Vineyard
Funny Moments From Elite Garages Pulborough
One customer said they’re going to repair the sill on their car and asked: “Can I fill it with concrete? That’s what I’ve done the other side.”
“My car is making a noise, can you sort it out?” We figured out that foxes had chewed through the brake hoses which is quite common.
Other situations involved rodents eating the electrics in the car, nesting inside and that includes squirrels. Then we have to call the customer to say, “Do you realise a squirrel is living in your car?”
We’ve even had mice eat through the washer hose and washer wires.
Exceptional And Consistently Good Service
Over the years Elite Garages Pulborough service centre has built a tremendous amount of trust and customer loyalty. Reputation is of the utmost importance to the group and it can only be achieved through exceptional and consistently good service. As a result, we have a large number of new and returning customers trusting us with all of their motoring needs.
If you need a good recommendation, fitting or balancing of high-performance tyres, Graham and his team should be your first call. Also, despite the easing of lockdown restrictions, we continue to take the health and safety of our staff and customers very seriously. We’ve done everything in our power to keep all Elite centres Covid-free by following the strictest of safety measures.
FAQ At Elite Garages Pulborough MOT and Service Centre
Customers have many questions about cars in general but mostly services, brakes, tyres and clutches. It’s something Graham and his team are happy to answer and here are some of the most FAQs at Elite Garages Pulborough.
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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.
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.
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