Servicing Servicing

Our mechanics have every tool at their disposalAlthough we have been known for many years for our expertise in servicing Air Cooled vehicles we now service all models from Citroen, Peugeot, Renault, Audi, Volkswagen, Skoda and Seat.

We will undertake the servicing of most vehicles, old and new, and have full access to all vehicle schedules and specifications to ensure that not only is your car properly serviced but that the correct settings and tools are always used.

Why pay main dealer rates and have your car serviced? In many other garages work on your car will be undertaked by an apprentice with minimal experience. When you visit us as your local car service centre for Cowley you will have your motor car serviced at a much lower rate and also by someone with many years of experience in vehicle servicing and repairs?

Most vehicles have two basic types of service, a minor lubrication type of service or a Full Service. The details of each type, of service are detailed lower down on this page.

Rest assured though, even if you opt for a minor service, we always keep our eyes open for any potential problems usually only found by checks on a major service! Similarly, on a major service, if we discover that a component is in good condition and does not require replacement then we will not automatically change it and charge you!

Winter Safety CheckFree Winter Safety Check

We will check your tyre tread depth and pressure, Anti-Freeze levels, Lights and Oil levels free of charge whilst you wait.

Light Bulb ReplacementsFree Light Bulb Replacement

Unlike main dealers and Halfords we fit light bulbs free of charge on most vehicles (some headlamp bulbs even require bumper removal or inner wing removal).

Service typesService Type Details

Below is an outline of the two different vehicle service types normally undertaken (Click + To Expand)
All costs shown exclude parts/lubricants supplied and fitted.

Minor Service - 1 Hour £52.00 + VAT

  • Check for damage to bodywork, lamps, trims and oil level
  • Check operation of  exterior lights
  • Check operation of ABS and air bag warning lights
  • Check windscreen washers and wipers
  • Check horn
  • Check cooling system
  • Check Anti-Freeze protection
  • Check brake fluid condition
  • Check power steering operation and fluid condition
  • Check up and top up all under bonnet fluid levels
  • Change oil, filter and fit new sump plug washer
  • Check fuel lines and brake pipes
  • Check the condition and security of the exhaust
  • Check all steering and suspension joints, mountings and gaiters
  • Check tyre condition and tread depth
  • Check all wheel bearings for excessive play and noise (adjust)
  • Check CV gaiters and joints for wear or splits
  • Check operation and condition of front brakes
  • Refill engine with specified grade oil
  • Torque wheel nuts/studs
  • Road test vehicle and report any findings
  • Recheck oil level
  • Reset service interval indicator*
  • Ensure all upholstery, gear lever, steering wheel, etc are clean
  • Stamp service book(s)

* As applicable

Major Service - 2 Hours £104.00 + VAT

  • Check for damage to bodywork, lamps, trims and oil level
  • Check condition and operation of all seat belts
  • Check operation of  exterior lights
  • Check operation of ABS and air bag warning lights
  • Check air conditioning operation including bad odour
  • Check windscreen washers and wipers
  • Check horn
  • Check operation of suspension dampers
  • Lubricate all door hinges, locks, and bonnet catches
  • Check fuel cap
  • Check cooling system
  • Check Anti-Freeze protection
  • Check brake fluid condition
  • Check all auxiliary drive belts (not timing belt)
  • Check engine breather system
  • Check vacuum pipes
  • Check power steering operation and fluid condition
  • Check throttle body. Clean if required
  • Check battery level and lubricate terminals
  • Check up and top up all under bonnet fluid levels
  • Replace air filter*
  • Replace spark plugs*
  • Replace fuel filter
  • Replace pollen filter
  • Change oil, filter and fit new sump plug washer
  • Check fuel lines and brake pipes
  • Check the condition and security of the exhaust
  • Check and top up axle and transfer box oil levels*
  • Check and top up gearbox oil level
  • Check all steering and suspension joints, mountings and gaiters
  • Check tyre condition and tread depth
  • Check all wheel bearings for excessive play and noise (adjust)
  • Check CV gaiters and joints for wear or splits
  • Check clutch cable/cylinder*
  • Grease all greasing points*
  • Check operation and condition of front brakes
  • Strip,clean and adjust rear brake shoes. Check operation and condition of rear brake pads. 
  • Refill engine with specified grade oil
  • Torque wheel nuts/studs
  • Road test vehicle and report any findings
  • Recheck oil level
  • Reset service interval indicator*
  • Ensure all upholstery, gear lever, steering wheel, etc are clean
  • Stamp service book(s)

* As applicable

Fleet Repairs Fleet work

We look after many companies’ vehicles, because they can trust us to carry out servicing and repairs without doing unnecessary work. All of the local companies listed give us the trust to carry out repairs without authorization because we have gained their trust and only do work that is needed at the time.

Dw Contractors FG Aldens Heating Kidlington Pipework Services
R&R Security Oxford Spires Heating Darnell Construction
Oxford Stoves Young’s of Garsington Buildbase
Grafton Ace Flooring Long Brothers

 

Diagnostics Diagnostics

We use the latest computer diagnostics for all work on appropriate vehicle models to include.

Service details are held for all vehicles
Diagnostics Peugeot planet(Peugeot dealer level)
Diagnostics Lexia (Citroen dealer level)
Diagnostics Dec superscan, dealer level Citroen, Peugeot, Renault
Diagnostics Spi, all makes diagnostic tool
Diagnostics Vcds, dealer level , Audi, VW, Skoda, Seat
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