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Simply enter your registration number and postcode, choose a Castle Douglas garage and make your booking. You won’t pay a penny until the work is complete.
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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 3 garages in Castle Douglas 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?
What is most important for you when you’re booking in your car’s service? For many people working in or near Castle Douglas, 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 Castle Douglas come in, to help you make the right choice.
When should you get your car serviced?
Not sure when your car service is due? Check your owner’s manual in the first instance, as it depends on the make, age and mileage of your car. Sometimes the last garage which serviced the car leaves a sticker on the inside of the driver’s door as a further reminder. As a rule of thumb, your car should have a Full Service every 12 months (or 12,000 miles) and a Major Service every two years (or 24,000 miles). It’s really important to take your car for regular services, for both the smooth running of your vehicle and to make matters straightforward when you sell it on. If you frequently make trips beyond Castle Douglas and generate a high annual mileage, consider an Interim Service every 6 months (or 6,000 miles).
What is a common car problem to look out for?
Now and again you might find it hard to turn the steering wheel or, worse, it might lock altogether. This is clearly a problem with the steering but it can have several different causes. Start by checking the power steering fluid levels - there may be a leak. Other causes might be a slipped steering pump belt, damage to the hose that connects to the power steering pump or to the rack and pinion seals. Steering problems that aren’t related to power steering might be the result of unequal tyre pressure, worn steering gear bearings, or loose steering linkage. If you can’t easily identify the cause, or can but aren’t sure how to fix it, BookMyGarage will show you garages in Castle Douglas which can help with this type of problem.
How to be a better driver
Whether you’re driving in Castle Douglas 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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