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"Very happy with my experience at Sopley Garage."
"I’m not the most car savvy person; yet Jo and Steve explained everything that was needdd in such a way that I completely understood. They went through all the parts with me and explained the different costs and made sure I was totally happy with everything before completing the work. I will never use another garage, these guys are terrific value for money. They said my car would be ready after a week (it needed a fair bit of work) yet it was ready to pick up the day after. Truly recommend these guys"
Received hire car
"Happy with service"
Helpful and Freindly
"Very happy with the service"
"Sooo friendly and helpful. Makes a pleasant change. Will definitely be coming back here for future work and MOTs."
annual car service
"Work completed by lunchtime, service checklist provided, good feedback on car, small supplement for engine oil, this should be included as type of car is identified by registration when booking, major service did not include cabin filter or fuel filter so will have to get these changed separately, wasn't able to collect and deliver using own staff but as garage wasn't far not a major issue, overall very friendly and a very good service price with mot included at 1 pence extra"
"Very happy with service will defiantly use again."
"Feel very fortunate to have discovered a local, reliable and friendly garage. Will be going back"
Good service and friendly
"Staff kept me informed at all times when doing work on the car. Very helpful"
If you’re looking for a garage in Christchurch for your service, you can choose from 2 on BookMyGarage. We know how important it is to find a local garage you can trust and the star ratings from other car owners in Christchurch will help you to choose the best one for you.
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 Christchurch 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.
Do you know when your car needs a service?
When do you need to take your car in for a service? The general recommendation is that your car has a Full Service every 12 months (or 12,000 miles) and a Major Service every couple of years (or 24,000 miles). That said, the make, model, mileage and age of your vehicle will all affect how often it needs a service. Your owner’s manual is a good place to start to make sure you’re getting your car serviced when you should. You should also think about having an Interim Service every 6 months (or 6,000 miles) if you're covering long distances beyond Christchurch on a regular basis, or you know your car has some issues.
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 Christchurch garage at the right price.
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 Christchurch 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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