Servicing » Servicing & Rates

We offer several fixed price service programmes or a menu pricing option for vintage & classic cars:

1. Annual Inspection – this is a thorough and comprehensive look over your car, particularly suitable for vehicles of low annual mileage or which are in storage.  Areas which we inspect are:

  • Bodywork
  • Interior
  • Electrical/lighting system
  • Fluid levels
  • Windscreen/wipers/glass
  • Engine bay
  • Suspension
  • Braking system
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Drive train
  • Road test (customer authorisation required)

We will provide you with a summary report listing our observations, recommended works and advisories.

 From £150 +VAT.

2. Standard Service - includes all the above + the following:

  • Engine oil and filter renewal
  • Suspension points lubricated/greased as required

From £260 + parts & consumables  + VAT.

 

3. Major service – includes all the above + the following major additions:

  • Spark plug inspection/renewal
  • Contact breaker points/condenser - inspect/adjust/clean/renew as necessary
  • Gearbox oil renewal
  • Final drive oil renewal
  • Air filter(s) clean/renew
  • Fuel filter/lines clean/renew
  • Fan belt inspect/tension/renew if required
  • Brake fluid renewal (if required, every 2 years)
  • Valve clearances check/adjust
  • Braking system – removal of brake drums/brake shoe/cylinders clean and inspect – removal of brake caliper/brake pads/clean and inspect
  • Emission test/adjust
  • Full spanner check

From £650 + parts & consumables + VAT.

All services include a full report and advisory notes on any extra work required, and/or issues found. Any such additional works will be estimated and can be carried out immediately, or alternatively rebooked at a later date.

 

we also offer several fixed price service options for modern vehicles:

Most car owners service their car every year or 12,000 miles - whichever comes sooner. Servicing proactively maintains your car, reducing the risk of a breakdown. Even if it is irregular, servicing can help maintain your car's value.

Servicing is carried out by fully trained technicians using only parts that match the quality of the manufacturer's original equipment. We'll stamp your Thornley Kelham service logbook (or existing logbook) too, to ensure that your vehicle's service history is maintained.

1. Standard service - from £99 + VAT (prices may vary according to vehicle. Please enquire).

STAGE 1: VEHICLE ON FLOOR

  • Check exterior lights operation
  • Check wipers condition and operation
  • Check front washer operation and top up
  • Check rear washer and wiper for condition and operation
  • Check condition and tension of fan / aux. belt where visible
  • Check instrument panel for warning lights and report

 

STAGE 2: VEHICLE ON RAMP

  • Check and report Wheel Alignment or Geometry
  • Check wheel bearings for excessive play or noise
  • Check tyres size, condition, tread depth, and fitment including spare
  • Check shock absorbers and spring condition (where visible)
  • Check all road wheels for correct balance (including spare)
  • Check and adjust tyre pressures (including spare)
  • Check condition of brake pads and shoes
  • Check condition of brake discs and drums
  • Check exhaust system

 

STAGE 3: SERVICE TASKS

  • Replace engine oil and engine oil filter
  • Check coolant level and top up if required
  • Check anti-freeze strength MIN -20
  • Check brake fluid level and top up if required
  • Road test

 

2. Major service - from £190.00 + VAT (prices may vary according to vehicle. Please enquire).

STAGE 1: ROAD TEST

  • Check steering for pull / vibration / travel
  • Check clutch for slip / judder
  • Check brakes for pull / judder

 

STAGE 2: VEHICLE ON FLOOR

  • Check exterior lights operation
  • Check seat belts (excluding any child seats if fitted and report)
  • Check wipers condition and operation
  • Check front washer operation, adjust washer jets if required and top up
  • Check rear washer and wiper for condition and operation
  • Check condition and tension of fan / aux. belt where visible
  • Check instrument panel for warning lights and report
  • Check / top up power steering reservoir (if applicable)

 

STAGE 3: VEHICLE ON RAMP

  • Check and report Wheel Alignment or Geometry
  • Check steering gaiters, joints and dust covers
  • Check prop shaft, suspension joints and grease nipples where fitted
  • Check wheel bearings for excessive play or noise
  • Check inner and outer driveshaft gaiters
  • Check tyres size, condition, tread depth, and fitment including spare
  • Check clutch operation and top up fluid if applicable
  • Check shock absorbers and spring condition (where visible)
  • Check all road wheels for correct balance (including spare)
  • Check and adjust tyre pressures (including spare)
  • Check condition of brake pads and shoes
  • Check condition of brake discs and drums
  • Check condition of wheel cylinders, calipers and adjusters
  • Check handbrake linkages
  • Check exhaust system
  • Check any items reported by customer

 

STAGE 4: SERVICE TASKS

  • Replace engine oil and engine oil filter
  • Replace air filter
  • Check coolant level and top up if required
  • Check brake fluid level and top up if required
  • Check anti-freeze strength MIN -20
  • Check battery condition and grease terminals if accessible
  • Lubricate accessible door hinges
  • Lubricate bonnet catch

 

STAGE 5: SCHEDULED SERVICE TASKS

  • Check for timing belt replacement interval and report if due according to mileage or age
  • Check for Pollen Filter replacement interval and report if due according to mileage or age
  • Report if Spark Plugs are due to be changed according to mileage or age
  • Reset vehicle service light where applicable / subject to data and tooling availability
  • Road test

 

You may also wish to choose the individual items you require from the above list, and add them to a standard service. In this case we will advise of the likely time necessary, which is priced at £55.00 + VAT/hour.

 

3. Air Conditioning Re-Gas - £60.00 + VAT

It is recommended that you should recharge your air conditioning system every 2 years with gas and lubricant, in order to keep it running efficiently. This is not included as part of a routine car service and so it can often be overlooked. If your car is more than 2 years old it is more than likely due a Re-Gas.

Our Re-Gas service ensures that your air conditioning system is working efficiently by testing the gas pressure to see if it has dropped. A drop in gas pressure will result in a loss of cooling efficiency which will make your engine work harder and in turn use more fuel.

Due to it's dehumidifying properties, when operating fully efficiently, your air conditioning system will also Re-Gas your windscreen more rapidly in cold weather. So, for comfort and safety's sake, our fully trained technicians will take a temperature reading from your air conditioning system; remove all the old refrigerant gas, oil and dye. They then clean the whole system and remove any moisture within. Once the system has been thoroughly cleansed our technicians will inject new oil, dye and refrigerant gas and take a temperature reading again to ensure that the Re-Gas has made a difference to the cold air temperature.

4. Air Conditioning Clean - £15.00 + VAT

The air conditioning clean service removes all the harmful bacteria that can build up within the air conditioning system. By circulating a special cleaner through all air intakes and venting systems this service removes any unpleasant smells, leaving your car smelling clean and fresh.

It is recommended that this clean is carried out once a year. However if your car has an unpleasant odour then it may worthwhile getting in touch.

5. Four wheel alignment - inspection cost is £95 + VAT.

We have all the equipment to carry out a four wheel alignment check and correction for any model.

 

Parts will either be Original Equipment or quality sourced pattern parts. Lubricants will be from the Castrol product range unless you specify otherwise.

 

 

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