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.

Click the + to read any answer or visit our most FAQ page to review the most frequently asked questions across all our Elite Locations.

If you click on a ‘Category’ or ‘Tag’ link, the page will ‘refresh’ and reload the page showing the top of the page first, you’ll then just need to scroll down to the FAQ section to see the results for the Category or Tag you selected.

Categories: Car Servicing, Southampton

At the time of writing, the price of a standard car service at Elite Garages is from £110 and a premium car service from £180. The type of service will depend on what is being done and if any problems are identified which may require additional work.

Tag: Pricing

We always explain this in detail, providing a list of what’s included and what’s not. If a customer asks what service they need, we can advise depending on the service schedule and the manufacturer’s specification.

Categories: Air Con, Southampton

If your car air conditioner is blowing warm air, the refrigerant level might be too low. This usually indicates a refrigerant leak in your system but it could also be a faulty component that can be checked and repaired at Elite Garages Southampton

We can usually repair punctures if they are on the central part of the tyre (the middle three-quarters). If a puncture occurs outside this area and near the tyre sidewall, a repair is unlikely and you should get it replaced.

At Elite Garages Maidstone, we always try to get your car booked in as soon as possible and our booking system helps. Call your local garage within normal business hours or request a service slot online if after hours.

If the damaged area on the is larger than 6 mm, and on the sidewall, you should not get a repair and rather opt for a replacement tyre.

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.

Tag: Tyres
Categories: Clutch, Maidstone

Clutch judder is mostly caused by components and the flywheel not meeting properly. This often happens once your vehicle has come to a complete stop and then engaging the clutch during take-off. It could mean your clutch linkage may be worn or damaged.

Categories: Brakes, Maidstone

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.

We can fit OE (Original Equipment) for customers and we’re always happy to discuss parts and brands.

Tag: OE
Categories: Brakes, Eastbourne

We can offer a variety of brands but will always recommend more premium parts, such as Pagid, but it all depends on the specific vehicle. OE fit is always best but we are able to fit various brands such as Delphi.

Categories: Brakes, Eastbourne

Brake pads can last between 25,000 and 60,000 miles while brake discs can be anywhere from 80,000 to 120,000 miles. Once again, how you drive can also impact the replacement intervals.

The front tyres should last for approximately 20,000 miles while the rear tyres may last a little longer. When you replace your tyres also largely depends on driving style, frequency and the quality of tyres fitted.

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.

A car service interval will largely depend on the car and the service schedule from the manufacturer. The common interval is 12,000 miles or 12 months, but you still have to check your car’s service book to verify.

Categories: Canterbury, Clutch

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.

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.

Categories: Canterbury, Tyres

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.

Categories: Bournemouth, MOT

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.

Tag: Pricing

We offer standard and premium car services at affordable, competitive rates – see the home page for our current Standard Service price.

Tag: Pricing
Categories: Bournemouth, Car Servicing

We get them in and out as quickly as possible. We have a good booking system where we can work out our day so we’re not overlapping appointments too much. We do our best so people aren’t waiting too long.

Tag: Car Pickup

At Elite Garages Bournemouth we always try to get the customer’s car booked in as soon as possible and our booking system helps. Call your local garage here or outside of normal business hours where you can request a slot and we’ll be in touch the next working day to confirm it.

No, as part-worn tyres are not safe and there is no guarantee they won’t fail.

Categories: Bournemouth, Tyres

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

Categories: Brighton, Car Servicing, MOT

Some customers will have a standard service one year and a premium service the next so if they’re not doing the mileage, it’s not always advised to book a premium service every year. Most of our customers book an MOT and service at the same time.

Tags: Car Service, MOT
Categories: Air Con, Brighton

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.

Tag: Air Con

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.

We try to work it out fairly for you by looking at your service book and see what’s been done previously. From there, we can provide a more definitive answer. (See what’s included in a standard or premium service here).

At the time of posting, the price of a standard car service is from £103 and a premium car service from £180 (See more about Car Servicing here).

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

We do our own service schedule which offers much better value but with dealership quality. (See what’s included in our Car Servicing Schedule here).

Please check our FAQs page for more.