Elite Garages Southampton
Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Sat 8:30am-4:00pm
135 Northam Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0QG
Welcome to your Elite Garages Southampton offering car services and MOT Southampton, located at Northam, Southampton. Our Manager Gary has been with the company for over 18 years.
Gary and his team have a combined mechanical experience of over 70 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 Southampton MOT and service centre is loaded with experience and passion for the industry. At the head of the table is Gary who is not only the branch manager but also an MOT tester and vehicle technician with more than 18 years at Elite Garages.
Gary is supported by fellow MOT testers and vehicle technicians Colin, Aidan and Luke. Ricky is the area manager who is also a highly experienced MOT tester and technician. Combined, the team have more than 70 years of industry experience so you are in exceptional hands at our Southampton MOT Centre.
A Top MOT And Service Centre In Southampton
The Southampton site has a varied workshop where the team does a variety of vehicle servicing and repairs. In addition to delivering the highest quality vehicle services, Elite Garages Southampton prides itself on offering a friendly environment with full transparency. Gary and his team believe that honesty and transparency are necessary to run a successful service centre.
Customers come in for all sorts of issues including knocking noises, clutch replacements, brakes and tyres. The team are always happy to check the car and advise on the next steps with no obligation to the customer. It’s this approach and the extensive knowledge that set them apart from many other service centres and is something the Elite group strives toward.
In terms of location, the Elite Southampton MOT testing station is on the main road at 135 Northam Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0QG. That means they are easily accessible with customer parking available and MOT bays where the team performs up to eight MOTs every day.
Who Visits The Southampton MOT and Service Centre?
The Southampton MOT and service centre has a large following of loyal customers thanks to the level of service Gary and his team provide. Most of the customers are from the Southampton area including Eastleigh, St. Mary’s, Northam, The Polygon, Midanbury, Shirley, Weston, Newtown, Sholing, Itchen, Thornhill, Midanbury, Swaythling, Bassett and Lordswood.
They have many returning customers who have been with Elite Garages for more than 10 years. Some of the customers brought their car to Elite when it was brand new and now it’s over 10 years old and they still trust us to get the job done. Many people who bring their car to our Southampton MOT centre every year gets the MOT reminder which has proven very helpful.
What Vehicle Services Do Elite Garages Southampton Offer?
Gary and his team provide the type of service you’d expect from a local, family-owned garage. They are highly experienced and knowledgeable in providing MOTs, services, clutches, brakes and air con regas among others. They also offer free vehicle safety checks, tyre replacements and puncture repairs.
Our Southampton service centre does many brake services including brake pads and discs. Whilst some customers may prefer a specific brand, Elite offers a wide variety and can do whatever the customer requires. Whether they want original equipment or cheaper parts, we are happy to look into the options for each customer.
As an all-round garage, customers can come to Elite Garages Southampton for many different vehicle issues and rest easy knowing their car is in capable hands. The Southampton team prides itself on being trustworthy, transparent, polite and helpful which makes them a local favourite.
Air Con Regas Service Southampton
If you’re looking for a reliable and reputable air con regas centre in Southampton, you can rely on Elite Garages. The Southampton team performs aircon regas services but also repairs, such as changing the condensers, compressors or pipes.
As you’d expect, they offer both gases (R134a & R1234yf) which is crucial nowadays as more and more cars use the new gas. Some of the most common questions they get asked include: “It’s blowing warm gas, can you fix it?”
Although an air con regas can solve some problems, a fault can also be located elsewhere which requires further investigation. Here’s a detailed article explaining everything you need to know about an aircon regas service works and what it entails.
Tyre Fitment Centre Southampton
Car tyres are of the utmost importance as they are the only parts connecting your vehicle to the road. Thanks to the Elite group’s buying power, Elite Garages Southampton can offer a wide range of budget tyres, mid-range tyres and premium tyres.
Whilst they mostly sell budget and mid-range tyres, they stock all the major premium brands including Bridgestone, Continental and Pirelli among others. Many customers come in and ask what is the cheapest tyre for a small budget, and the team is always able to advise. They sell a large number of Sailwins. In terms of mid-range tyres, they sell a lot of Rapid tyres with no complaints as it falls just below premium tyres.
Things To Do In Southampton While You Wait
Our Southampton MOT and service centre is in a central location with great access from almost anywhere. The site is only about a mile away from the town centre with loads to do from the SeaCity Museum, Southampton Art Gallery and some lovely restaurants. Customers can even take a bus into Southampton so they don’t have to walk far. If you are new to the area or waiting for your car to be serviced, here are 10 things to see in Southampton.
Looking For a Trusted Service And MOT Centre in Southampton?
The Southampton MOT testing centre provides exceptional customer service, competitive pricing and a friendly environment second to none. The Elite Garages group also continues to invest in new equipment and staff to ensure vehicle servicing and MOTs in Southampton are performed at the highest possible level.
Many customers request a service with their MOT but it depends on when it is due. Sometimes they ask whether the recommendation is an interim or premium service but it comes down to what has previously been done, how much more mileage they’ve added, etc. If your MOT is due, please book yours online now to stay safe and avoid hefty fines.
FAQ At Southampton MOT and Service Centre
When it comes to cars, people ask many questions regarding MOTs, services, brakes, tyres and air-con; something Gary and his team are happy to answer. Here are some of the most FAQ at Elite Garages Southampton:
Is my tyre puncture fixable?
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.
My air con is blowing warm air; can you fix it?
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.
What’s the difference between a premium and standard service?
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.
How much is a standard or premium service?
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.