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Simply enter your registration number and postcode, choose a Canvey Island garage and make your booking. You won’t pay a penny until the work is complete.
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"Very happy, they contacted me before completing any work and we professional to talk to. Very nice people. Can’t recommend enough"
very happy with service
"Excellent service, helpful staff, great communication and explanation. Quotes for repair could be off putting."
"AutoCare Centre were great. Booked in my MOT at short notice with no issues, were friendly and efficient and provided a comprehensive report. Would definitely recommend them."
"Very happy, always kept informed"
Excellent as always
"Very happy with service received and although only booked in for one issue, the team checked it thoroughly and kept me informed. I did initially try and book online and was advised someone would contact me which didnt happen and I had to make contact myself however glad I did and pleased with outcome."
Really good service
"Really good service from Hood Motors! I trust their judgement and appreciate the independent trader customer service."
"I booked through book my garage because I liked the FREE collection and drop off that some garages offered in their packages. However I had to drop the car off the day after the service was meant to be . Another word the garage was waiting for me to drop off whilst I am expecting someone to come and collect the car from my home address!! They said we had you down as service only . Even though I still have an email confirmation to confirm that I've booked date, type of service and FREE collect & drop off. Service was good and professional can't dismiss it."
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 6 garages in Canvey Island 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.
What do you think about when choosing a garage for your service?
It’s often the case that we stick with what we know when it comes to car servicing. Proximity to home, familiarity with the staff and simple force of habit all play a major part when we choose a garage. But what if you could instantly compare Canvey Island garages’ prices, speed and quality of service, and customer feedback - and book online at the same time? BookMyGarage does all this for you in a matter of moments, free of charge, leaving you to get on with the rest of your day.
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 Canvey Island 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 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 Canvey Island 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 Canvey Island 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 can you save money (and the environment) while you drive?
As every garage owner will tell you, there are some tried and tested ways to cut down on your petrol costs (and consumption) while you’re out and about in Canvey Island or beyond. One is to shut your windows. If you can hear that wind noise in your car it’s costing you more to drive. This is because the car becomes less aerodynamic and has to work harder to motor along. Removing a roof rack will improve your fuel efficiency for the same reason. Another useful tip is to combine short trips into one; each time you drive after your car has been parked for a while the engine will be cold and need to use a lot more fuel for the first 5 miles or so. If you do one trip from school drop-off to supermarket to office you’ll use far less fuel than if you do all those trips individually.
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