Servicing

Classic & Vintage 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 £195 +VAT.

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

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

From £280 + 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 £695 + 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.

Modern Cars

2. Major service – from £250 + 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
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