Frequently Asked Questions

We have tried to anticipate some of the more common questions that may be asked of us below. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have a specific question.

How often should my tyres be checked?

Tyres should be inspected at least once a month and before any long journey. Check the air pressure, overall condition and tread depth. And don't forget to check the spare or the compressor and sealant if no spare is fitted.

Why is tread depth important?

Adequate tread depth is essential for good grip on wet roads as the tread pattern helps to remove water from between the tyre and the road surface. Drivers with insufficient tread depth face longer stopping distances, reduced grip and an increased risk of aquaplaning.

Where can I find the correct pressure for my tyres?

The vehicle manufacturer's handbook contains this information, it could also be inside the fuel filler cap or driver's door sill.

What is the MOT scheme?

MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. It is an offence to use a vehicle of MOT test age that doesn’t have a current test certificate on a public road.Click here for more information about the MOT scheme

How frequently do I require a car service?

Ideally you would have your car serviced depending on what the manufacturer recommends.

How much does it cost to have my car serviced?

A car service will really depend on what is required but our pricing starts from £50 onwards.

Is it best to keep up a full service history?

Yes it is good to keep a full service history on any car if you can. The issue of a main dealer stamp is not so important nowadays, service records stamped by quality independent garages are acceptable.

Do I need to take my vehicle back to a Dealer to preserve my warranty?

Yes and no - if it has any manufactural defects then it needs to go back to the dealer, otherwise we can deal with any general servicing.

How often should I change the battery?

The battery loses performance over time. Its lifetime depends on a number of factors and can be reduced by, for example, a lot of short trips. On average, the battery’s lifetime is about four-six years.

A light has shown up on my dashboard, what should I do?

First of all refer to your car manufacturers' manual. If you cannot find the answer there you can bring it along to our garage and one or our technicians will plug your car into our vehicle diagnostic tool and figure out what is wrong.

My car has started making a strange noise, what should I do?

If the sound is very loud, then switch off the ignition and call your car recovery company or give us a call. If the sound is not too loud or it just does not sound 'right', then bring it along to our garage and we will have a look at it.

Want to know more...?

If you have any questions about our services then please get in touch with us.