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"I called at Downsway Garage the day before the appointment made via 'book my garage' but the owner told me he had no record of my appointment and was fully booked until the following week. I asked if he knew of 'book my garage' and he said that remembered another customer, 3 months earlier, who claimed to have booked an appointment via 'book my garage' but again he had no record of such an appointment having been made."
"very happy with the service, staff very friendly and made you welcome"
"Happy with service"
"Happy with the service. Would have been useful to have a courtesy car considering i had a major service carried out on the vehicle apart from that no issues."
"The work was taken on even though their was no record of my booking. The only criticism is that I had advised of a noisy front wheel bearing, and this has not been done?"
"timing and costs etc all as agreed beforehand- A-OK"
"Friendly pick up, quick work and good customer service"
"Everything was first class"
"Cheaper than using Mercedes"
"The venue of this service was changed to another branch for my convenience. Exception service for the whole group."
If you’re looking for a garage in Dumfries for your service, you can choose from 8 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 Dumfries will help you to choose the best one for you.
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 Dumfries - 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 Dumfries? 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 Dumfries should 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 Dumfries which can help with this type of problem.
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 Dumfries. 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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