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"Very helpful staff kept me well informed 10/10 would reccome d"
"all the staff at Darwen were friendly and helpful. Repair carried out quickly and professionally. I would definitely use formulaone Darwen in future."
"Was kept informed of any potential issues."
"Very happy. Had everything explained really clearly. Unfortunately was an expensive do as my brakes were shot but they talked me through everything needed and why, and because I'd spent a lot they even gave my car a nice clean!!"
"Happy with service and work done"
Simple the best quality
"Excellent service and quality of work from Alex, this guy really knows his stuff. The car runs and stops like a dream."
Five star all the way
"Came to Wendy's garage on recommendation from a friend a couple of years ago, always satisfied with the service I receive and confident that the work is always carried out to a standard of excellence."
"Helpfulness of manager Sean"
Great service as always!
"Great service from start to finish, a call to confirm the booking, confirmation of opening times and a call to say when the job was completed"
"Perfect as always, fair prices and good work, I'll definitely be returning when I next need something done, thanks!"
"I had a full service and MOT. They collected my car for me first thing then carried out the MOT and rang me to tell me the outcome then carried out the service and rang again when that was completed. They dropped my car back off again at tea time and even rang me when they was on their way. The price was very reasonable. I didnt need to have any work done so i cant really comment on quality of work. But i was really happy with the service i received. The collection and drop off of my car was a life saver because i would have been stranded waiting at the garage if not. The only tiny thing is they didnt reset my service reminder on my car so it still keeps saying my service is over due, but thats minor. Overall very happy"
"Easy to book and good communications from Patcham Garage. Kept me in the loop about the status of the MOT. Ordered a new tyre for the one that needed replacing and fitted it. Let me know when I could collect. Very good service."
You need a garage in Darwen for your service but you don’t know where to start looking. With BookMyGarage, you’ll find 2 garages in Darwen, rated by other car owners and with fixed prices for work. Choose the date, time and price that are best for you then click to make your booking online.
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 Darwen - 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 Darwen? 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.
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 Darwen 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 Darwen 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 Darwen 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?
You may live within walking distance of a garage which offers most of the services you need. However, by sticking with the nearest garage in Darwen you could be missing out on a better deal. What if a garage with a collection / drop off service or courtesy car could do the same job at a good price, without the inconvenience of losing your car for the duration of the repair? BookMyGarage allows you to search for local garages which offer this facility, and compare their prices, all in one session.
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