Unit 6, Kings Eight Ind. Est. Off St. James Road, Brentwood CM14 4LF

01277 233421

Highly professional
and cost-effective
vehicle servicing
in Brentwood

Professional MOTs, vehicle services, and motor vehicle rEpairs


The Garage in Brentwood offers highly professional and cost-effective vehicle servicing. Our skilled mechanics have the expertise, tools, and techniques to deliver the absolute best service for your vehicle. Our passion for auto mechanics makes us a reliable choice when looking to book your service.

You should service your car either once a year or every 12,000 miles. This will ensure your vehicle is safe, roadworthy, and keeping its worth. A service can nip minor issues in the bud, preventing them from becoming dangerous and costly.

We now do tyres - contact us for a quote.

A service will involve a thorough inspection of your car’s condition, checking for wear and tear and potential problems. You could have an interim or full service. Some of the things a service includes are:

  • Initial checks
  • Collect vehicle from specified address – if required
  • Check vehicle history – in service book
    Note customer comments and recommendations
  • Check for damage to body work
  • Check trims
  • Check lamps
  • Check number plates
  • Check mirrors
  • Check timing belt interval – online or in service book
  • Log vehicle condition

Vehicle on the ground

  • Check ABS
  • Check all interior warning lights
  • Check horn
  • Check condition and operation of seatbelts
  • Check operation of interior lights and switches
  • Check operation of exterior lights and switches
  • Check front and rear windscreen wipers and washers
  • Check condition and security of windscreen
  • Check condition and security of rear-view mirror
  • Check fuel cap
  • Check air conditioning
  • Check and top up power steering reservoir
  • Check PAS
  • Check auxiliary belt
  • Check fan belts
  • Check pollen/cabin filter – replace at extra cost
  • Check battery condition and security
  • Check clutch operation
  • Check handbrake operation and travel
  • Check and top up all under bonnet fluid levels
  • Check and top up brake fluid
  • Check and top up antifreeze
  • Check and top up clutch fluid

Top up of the above fluids, if required (additional surcharge of £6)

  • Lubricate door hinges
  • Lubricate catches and locks (where required)
  • Check coolant system for leaks
  • Check engine cooling fan
  • Check operation of throttle and lubricate as required
  • Replace air filter (if required additional £12.50 charge)
  • Replace spark plugs if applicable (at extra cost)
  • Visually inspect condition of HT leads
  • Log inspection details

Vehicle raised / off the ground

  • Carry out underbody inspection (check for any corrosion)
  • Replace engine oil (specialist if required (£25)
  • Replace oil filter
  • Check condition and security of steering
  • Check condition and security of suspension
  • Check condition and security of mountings
  • Check condition and security of gaiters
  • Check exhaust system for security and leaks
  • Check fuel lines for security and leaks
  • Check brake pipes
  • Check hoses
  • Check handbrake cables
  • Check cylinders/callipers for leakage (if applicable)
  • Check condition of distributor cap
  • Check engine and gearbox mounts for wear
  • Test starter motor cranking operation and security
  • Visually inspect radiator and coolant pipes/hoses for security and leaks
  • Check all wheel bearings for noise/free play
  • Check tyre condition and adjust pressure (if required)
  • Check and record brake pads/shoes for condition and operation
  • Check and record drums and discs for condition and operation
  • Check condition and operation of front brakes (wheels removed)
  • Check condition and operation of rear brakes (wheels removed)
  • Refit wheels (if applicable) – set wheel torque
  • Additional checks as per manufacturer schedule
  • Log inspection details

Final checks

  • Conduct road test
  • Check exhaust emissions and idle speed
  • Reset service light (where applicable)
  • Stamp service book
  • Deliver vehicle to specified address – if required
  • Log vehicle delivery condition
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