Vehicle Servicing Arundel
An Interim Service is completed every other six months to keep a close eye on your vehicles condition.
Our full service is provided every 12 months which is an in depth vehicle service and a must have.
Free Health Check
With all our services we always give your vehicle a once over completely free of charge.
We have an expert team of fully qualified car mechanics which have well over 60 years of experience between them. This shows that whether you are bringing your car in for something simple like an oil check or a full service, you can relax in the knowledge that you’re in the best place.
Affordable Garage Services in Arundel
If you want to really save money on main dealer prices but receive the same high standard of workmanship and quality parts then look no further than our vehicle service centre in Arundel.
Arundel Car Service Centre
We offer two types of Vehicle Servicing in Arundel for all car types and most small commercial vehicles. Our interim Vehicle Service is provided 6 months after a full service, at which point we will complete a full FREE health check for complete peace of mind.
Our Vehicle Servicing Types
All Services come with a full non confusing comprehensive report and any advisories to consider.
Work required will be detailed in your written quotation so theres no surprises.
Our customers are our number one priority, we will always go that extra mile.
Relax in the knowledge of our parts and labour guarantee for 12 months on all our work.
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers for Vehicle Servicing Arundel
We’re not the cheapest around but remember you get what you pay for! As with anything you buy make sure you shop around and compare like for like quotes. We guarantee you won’t beat us on a like for like quotation.
Maintenance prevents premature wear and ensures optimum economy and performance; plus faults can be diagnosed in their early stages before safety is compromised. Proof of regular maintenance also enhances your car’s value and reduces the chance of breakdown and large repair bills.
Any garage has to work with reasonable care and skill within a reasonable time. Additionally, parts fitted must be suitable for the job (Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982). The garage must also not make a false or misleading statement about services offered (Trade Description Act, 1968).
Your best guide is the vehicle’s handbook which will include a maintenance schedule which must be adhered to as different cars have diverse servicing requirements. If you take your vehicle to an independent garage, be specific and ask what the garage’s own service includes as it may not include all jobs that are required. There are also a few extra items that manufacturers do not insist on, such as replacing anti-freeze, brake fluid (or LHM fluid for some Citroen models) every two years or so, if your garage makes these suggestions, don’t think they are touting for extra work.
Always get your car serviced regularly to reduce the risk of components failing prematurely.
Make sure you know what you want before instructing the garage. However, routine maintenance often reveals additional work, so always ask the premises to contact you should they find anything extra. This is where doubt arises, as some customers suspect dishonest profiteering. In most cases, this is unwarranted but should you be unsure, never be afraid to ask the garage for a simple explanation, especially if you are bamboozled by technical jargon. Should you still not be satisfied, ask a technical minded friend, or even another garage, for advice before authorising further work.
It is wise to ask for a written, itemised quotation, including VAT and parts, for any extra work. A written quotation is important because it is fixed, whereas an initial estimate can be far away from the final cost. Even after the work has been completed, you have a right to inspect any old parts removed from your car.
Other than asking your others, people you know have used them look out for reviews on the garage in question. Most websites will have testimonials pages however, places like “Free Index” and other review sites are a great place to see what others have said.
This varies widely from garage-to-garage and is dependent on your car’s make and model. Generally, routine lubrication and adjustments are covered. Components such as brakes usually only require a visual inspection so a fixed price service is unlikely to include the extra labour and parts. Some items, such as a cam-belt, need changing at one-off service interval, so be aware when such items are due, instruct the garage and budget accordingly.
Yes, they have the legal right. If you remove the car without settling the invoice, you are committing an offence. Settle any dispute as amicably as possible first. You could pay the invoice “under protest” and pursue the company via a trade association or trading standards.
Warranty-covered repairs as well as recalls should be done at the main dealer, otherwise you will be paying hundreds of pounds more for the same service from your local garage.
A routine service is provided to help reduce unnecessary costs, maintain safety and identify problems that might occur or get worst. If during your routine service and inspection we find anything that need attention, we will contact you to advise.
No repairs will be carried out until we have your consent and acceptance of our quotation to do so. You will fully understand any issues found and the total cost of repair to make a uniformed decision. We will be happy to show you the problem if you prefer. You are under no pressure to have the work carried out by us.
Unfortunately like many garages we do not offer credit to customers for any work carried out at our garage.
Regular oil should be changed every 3,000 miles, synthetic oil every 5,000 miles. Be proactive about checking your oil; once a month is good maintenance practice.
The tire pressure should always be set to the tyre manufacturer’s suggest PSI (pounds per square inch) pressure specs. The specs can be found on the side of your tire.
Properly inflated tyres will give you better petrol mileage, tyre wear, and overall handling of your vehicle.
That really depends upon the type of spark plugs that are in your vehicle. Vehicles 15 years old or older are more likely to have standard plugs with approximate life expectancy of 12.000 – 15,000 miles. Newer vehicles up to model year 2000 are usually platinum-tipped, lasting approximately 30,000 miles. Lastly, some 2001 and newer models come with iridium-tipped plugs which could last up to 90,000 miles.
It’s best to refer to the owner’s manual for exact mileage details regarding timing belt maintenance. Timing belts are made of rubber and should be considered a regularly scheduled maintenance item. If you are unsure of the need to replace the timing belt, we recommend consulting the mechanic for a diagnosis.
Additionally, some vehicles have timing chains instead of timing belts. They are not considered a maintenance item like the timing belt (as they are made of metals) and may last up to 200,000 miles before needed replacement.
If you hear a grinding or squealing sound when the pedal is applied, you probably need new brake shoes or pads. Brakes shouldn’t make any noise as they operate. Even if the actual problem turns out to be something minor, the only save assumption is this one; noisy brakes are unsafe brakes. Postponing service is unsafe and could raise the cost of repairs later. If your brakes are making nose, get them inspected or serviced right away.