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"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"
"Easy to arrange MOT online"
"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."
"Very reliable and friendly, reasonable prices. Will use again in the future."
"Super service, they even picked up & dropped off the car in with the price."
It’s a fact of life that cars, like all machines, need care, attention, and repairs from time to time. Whether it’s a major service or an interim service, or you just feel that something’s not quite right with your motor, use BookMyGarage to search for the best garage in Chard for your needs, and book the work at a fixed price online there and then. No need to wait around for quotes from lots of garages, BookMyGarage gives instant transparent pricing so you can choose and book there and then.
How do you choose a garage for your service?
What is the first thing you do when it’s time to choose a garage for your annual service? Do you just pick up the phone to the garage you’ve been using since you first drove a car - even if it’s miles out of Chard - because that’s what you’ve always done? Do you ask friends for their recommendations? Or do you compare prices, speed and quality of service, and feedback for all the garages in and around Chard? While this might seem the most systematic approach, it is also the most time-intensive. But BookMyGarage lets you do just that and book in your service with your chosen garage online at the same time.
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 Chard 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 Chard 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 Chard 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.
What do you need from your garage?
This might sound like a question with an obvious answer: you need a garage that can service or repair your car quickly and at a good price. But think again and you may realise there are other factors that affect your choice of garage in Chard. If you need to bring your son or daughter with you when you take your car in, are there toys in the waiting room? If you’re dropping the car off between school and work, can you pick up a cup of coffee while you’re there? Might the garage even collect your car and drop it back at your house after the work is done? You can find answers to all these questions on BookMyGarage.
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