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"Great helpful staff, as a woman felt comfortable that I wasn’t been bamboozled with the mechanics of the service"
"They informed me of what the costs etc were but as I’ve mentioned previously the costs were the problem getting the vehicle repaired. They had the vehicle for almost 3 weeks which is a long time , I understand they are always busy but they did what they could and I personally wouldn’t go anywhere else.."
Great local service
"Happy with service"
Happy with job
"Very happy with one of the lads driving me up to work after dropping the car off , very happy with Greg’s politeness and explanation. Very happy that advised me that I didn’t need some work doing that I’d ticked on the Internet list. Happy with the work done. Not too happy about having to listen to some of the mechanics constant use of the F and C words during a conversation I had no choice but to hear while I was waiting."
Great customer service
"Excellent customer service and great value for money."
honest and reliable
"easy to talk to, not patronising, genuine. very important when your a girl on your own."
Great customer service
"Very friendly staff"
Very good service
"I was pleased with the service with regards to the mot as it passed and is value for money. They checked a few things to do with the engine starting problems, unfortunately the problem still exists but like Greg said as long as it starts then it’s fine , if it doesn’t start then they may be able to look into the problem in depth ..overall I cannot fault them , they are helpful and that’s the main thing."
"Customer service very good, I booked in for a major service & MOT and was given a clear time to return to pick up my car (which was met) and that they would ring if any work was needed for MOT. No extra work was required, but they were happy to run through with me anything I needed to keep an eye on ahead of next year's MOT. Especially useful with the MOT changes kicking in soon. I booked using a special offer to reduce the MOT price to 1p, but would have happily booked at normal prices."
When you’re trying to find the right garage in Bishop Auckland for your car’s service, it’s good to be able to see all your options quickly and easily. BookMyGarage will show you 6 trusted garages in and around Bishop Auckland for you to choose from based on proximity, opening hours, price, service and more.
What do you think about when choosing a garage for your service?
What is most important for you when you’re booking in your car’s service? For many people working in or near Bishop Auckland, it’s about finding a time that fits around office hours, school pick-ups or nursery drop-offs; BookMyGarage can help here by telling you which garages offer car collection and/or a loan car while yours is out of action. Hanging on the phone while you try to get on with the rest of your life is not ideal so the option to book online with a service such as BookMyGarage can prove invaluable. Of course, you also want a garage you can trust which is where the star ratings from other car owners in Bishop Auckland come in, to help you make the right choice.
What type of car service do you need?
Did you know that there are 3 main types of car service? The annual service is called a Full Service. It includes all the basic checks, maintenance and any essential work. It should also tell you about any signs of wear and tear. If you’re often travelling beyond Bishop Auckland and clock up more than 12,000 miles in a year, consider booking your Full Service before the 12 months are up. It’s a good idea to get a Major Service every couple of years (or 24,000 miles); this is a really thorough check of your vehicle that includes all essential maintenance as well as parts that should be replaced every 24 months. The third of the 3 main services is the Interim Service. Carried out every 6 months (or 6,000 miles), it is recommended if you regularly cover long distances, or if you know your car has problems.
What are common repairs your car may need?
The cambelt (or timing belt) is a very important component that regulates the operation of your car engine. If it breaks, it can cause expensive damage, so when it comes to the cambelt prevention is better than cure. This crucial part of your engine will have an inbuilt lifespan. Varying from make to make, some manufacturers suggest replacement at 40,000 miles, others are said to last as long as 110,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for your specific car. Some tell-tale symptoms that your cambelt might be wearing out include erratic engine behaviour at around 2000 - 4000 RPMs, or your exhaust suddenly starting to expel more smoke than usual. This is an indicator that your engine is struggling and under duress - time to click on BookMyGarage and find a great Bishop Auckland garage at the right price.
How to be a better driver
Whether you’re driving in Bishop Auckland 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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