1st4GarageServices

The professional garage service with a personal touch
An accredited MOT Test Centre, we also offer a comprehensive range of repair services, including spare parts.

For your convenience we also arrange pick up/drop offs for your convenience.

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MOT SERVICE

Is your MOT about to expire?  Do you have a hectic schedule?  We can offer MOT testing 6 days a week and can arrange a pick up/drop off service for your convenience.  Give us a call today or complete our on-line form booking form

 

Car and Van Servicing

 

At 1st4GarageServices we offer a range of services suitable for all our client’s needs and budgetary requirements.

Our services start at a Basic Essential Maintenance and extend up to a dealership equivalent manufacturer servicing, but without the price tag to match! Here are some of our packages:

Basic and Essential Car Care Service

This combines an oil change and oil filter replacement with a range of vehicle safety checks. We focus on areas that commonly result in a MOT failure.  This service is perfect for drivers who are looking for preventative maintenance.

Full Service

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The following is a typical example of a car service schedule. Items in yellow are not covered by the MOT, but most of the other checks listed are covered by the MOT:

Service Area Task
Fault diagnosis trouble codes Check & report issue if found
Instruments/warning lamps Check & report issue if found
Switches/controls Check & report issue if found
Horn Check & report issue if found
Interior lamps Check & report issue if found
Front wiper blades Check & report issue if found
Front screen wash Check & report issue if found
Rear wiper blade Check & report issue if found
Rear screen wash Check & report issue if found
Headlight wash/wipe Check & report issue if found
Instrument illumination Check & report issue if found
Direction indicators/hazards Check & report issue if found
Lighting system Check & report issue if found
Headlight levelling system Check & report issue if found
Headlights Check & report issue if found
Engine oil leaks Check & report issue if found
Engine oil Drain/refill
Engine oil filter Renew
Manual transmission oil leaks Check & report issue if found
Manual transmission oil Check/top-up
Auto transmission oil leaks Check & report issue if found
Steering joints Check & report issue if found
Steering rack/box Check & report issue if found
Steering column couplings Check & report issue if found
Suspension joints/seals/gaiters Check & report issue if found
Drive shaft joints/seals/gaiters Check & report issue if found
Chassis and body nuts/bolts Tighten
Road springs Check & report issue if found
Shock absorbers/mountings Check & report issue if found
Brake pipe corrosion Check & report issue if found
Fuel tank leakage Check & report issue if found
Fuel system leakage Check & report issue if found
Road wheels Remove/refit*
Front brake pads Check & report issue if found
Front brake discs Check & report issue if found
Rear brake pads Check & report issue if found
Rear brake discs Check & report issue if found
Rear brake drums/linings Check & report issue if found
Parking brake cables/linkages Check & report issue if found
Brake hydraulic system Check & report issue if found
Parking brake Adjust
Brake flexible hoses Check & report issue if found
Tyre condition Check & report issue if found
Tyre pressures Check/adjust
Battery electrolyte level Check & top up
Battery condition/specific gravity Check & report issue if found
Brake fluid reservoir Check & top up
Clutch fluid reservoir Check & top up
Power steering system Check & report issue if found
Engine coolant level/anti-freeze strength Check & top up
Coolant/heater hoses Check & report issue if found
Radiator Check & report issue if found
Auto transmission level Check & top up
Air filter Check & clean if required
Auxiliary drive belt/s Check (history/schedule)
Air conditioning Check & report issue if found
Engine electric cooling fan Check & report issue if found
Central locking system Check & report issue if found
Alarm/Immobiliser Check & report issue if found
Vehicle locks/hinges Check & lubricate if required
Road wheel nuts/bolts Check & tighten if required
Bonnet latch and lock Check & report issue if found
Steering free-play Check & report issue if found
Clutch operation Check & report issue if found
Vehicle suspension operation Check & report issue if found
Engine performance Check & report issue if found
Transmission Check & report issue if found
Brakes Check & report issue if found
ABS function Check & report issue if found
Instruments Check & report issue if found

Manufacturer’s Service

If you warranty requires particularly items to be serviced in accordance with a schedule, please let us know and we will arrange a quotation based on your specific requirements.

Fleet Servicing

If you have a fleet of cars why not contact us so that we can arrange a quotation for an annual service contract.

When does my Car Need Servicing?

We recommend that the Basic and Essential Car Care Service should be done every 6,000 miles or 6 months (whichever is sooner).  It will help you to keep your car in a safe a roadworthy condition.

This service is ideal for drivers who use their vehicle for regular, short journeys in and around town or for those drivers who have a high mileage and want peace of mind between annual services.

We recommend a Full Service every 12,000 miles or 12 months, whichever is sooner.