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"The men working there were very friendly and chatty, was able to book my mot around my working hours. Definitely recommend, it was quick too, so not much waiting around :)"
"Booked an MOT in the morning and teh garage were able to accommodate me the same day. Arrived at 4pm and was seen to straight away and out again by 5pm. Excellent service and highly recommended."
Service & MOT
"Booked on line, very easy to arrange, came back really quickly with time arrange for service and MOT. Kept informed with work being carried out, and best options for work that needed to be carried out."
Friendly and Helpful
"Really friendly, helpful and professional through all stages of the MOT and quality work on repairs."
"After a slightly rocky start with not being provided a loan car which I required (albeit they had said that they would inform me if unable to provide which they did do so later the day before) I managed to get the car to the garage. There work, professionalism and communication was great and they provided a really good service on the day. The documents and book were stamped and my car is ready to roll on for another year."
The perfect garage
"Extremely happy with every aspect of this garage. Professional, helpful and all an all round nice experience."
"Very happy with the work done"
Top Quality Guaranteed
"HPL are top draw. They had my car in in the morning and after a few hours it was ready to pick up. Quality of work was great. Also a great place to buy a car from, which is what I did the day after! 10/10."
"Booking availability good, speed of service good."
It’s time for your car's service again - so where do you take your car? The same garage as before - although last time you were worried you were overcharged. Here at BookMyGarage we have 1 garage in Afon-wen for you to choose from, all rated by other car owners and offering fixed prices for their services. You can compare labour rates too, helpful if you’re thinking of additional car repairs you might need. We display transparent prices for car services, but you might want to consider calling our expert mechanics 03304 00 44 39 for independent and unbiased advice if you think you need a costly repair.
How do you choose the best garage for your service?
It’s usually only once a year but it has to be done - so where do you take your car for its service? To the garage round the corner because it’s the nearest, even though you don’t really understand what they tell you? To the place your friend recommends, even though it charges more than most Afon-wen garages? Or to a big, national chain garage - you’d rather support an independent but you feel safer with a big brand? BookMyGarage can give you the confidence to book differently. You’ll find Afon-wen garages near you rated by other car owners, with transparent, immediate details of their prices and services. Booking online takes just one minute, and the garage only sees what they need to know - no unnecessary sharing of your personal details. You and the garage get the full information on the booking, saving you and the garage even more time and hassle.
When should you get your car serviced?
Not everyone is organised enough to know when an MOT is due, but what about a service? The make, age, mileage and average usage of your car all play a part in this question, but in general your car should undergo a Full Service every 12 months (or 12,000 miles) and a Major Service every two years (or 24,000 miles). Some helpful garages apply a sticker to the driver’s door noting the date when the next service is due, but the best thing is to check the owner’s manual which should detail the service history of the vehicle. When you buy a new car or sell your existing one, it’s important to have that service history filled out so that a potential buyer or dealer can see at a glance that the car’s been properly looked after. High mileage drivers who regularly travel outside Afon-wen should consider an Interim Service every 6 months (or 6,000 miles).
What are common car problems to look out for?
A common car problem which is worth taking action on fast is a faulty alternator. The alternator is a simple but key part in your car - as well as powering your headlights it gives your battery the power it needs to start the car, so it’s pretty important. There are a few signs to look out for if your alternator is starting to fail, from dimmed headlights when you’re driving around Afon-wen at night or a light appearing on the dashboard, to a growling sound or unusual smell coming from the engine. If you spot any of these, find a Afon-wen garage on BookMyGarage and get your car checked out. Prices for a replacement alternator can vary a lot depending on the make and model of your car, but are generally around £200-£300.
How to be a better driver
Whether you’re driving in Afon-wen or further afield, think about road user etiquette. Showing respect for other road users makes driving more pleasant for you and safer for everyone. For example, if you have to make a last minute change of lane, make your request to change clear to the driver who will need to let you in - and signal your thanks if they do. Be ready to abandon the change of lane if they won’t play ball - your safety (and that of other drivers and pedestrians) is more important than getting to your destination in the shortest time possible. When the position is reversed and a driver asks your permission to change lanes, allow them to as long as it is safe. If you get frustrated, avoid using your horn - it won’t improve matters and might make them considerably worse.
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