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Reliable, quick and easy
"I booked in for a service as I had a long drive for Christmas planned. I have used Best Service a few times, and have always been impressed with their quick communication, friendliness, flexibility, reliability and quality of service. Would always recommend!"
"Decided to find an independent garage, I felt the need to support the smaller establishment. Very pleased with the service received. Proper old school garage with downtown earth mechanics that tell it how it is. Great value as well! Give them a go, I don't think you'll be disappointed."
Honest, fast and helpful.
"Very happy with the work and the speed of the work."
"I have a new Mot, the car seems to work properly, and now the two tyres I knew were getting near the end of their life are replaced. Very professional work, done at short notice."
Use them regularly
"Use Best for 3 different cars in our family, they always try to fit us in, prices very reasonable and don't push unnecessary work. No frills like coffee machines but that is fine with me"
Quick and easy
"Quick and easy MOT. Wasn’t informed of repairs needed doing when car failed MOT, only informed after but as the repairs needed doing and it wasn’t expensive I wasn’t overly phased nor did I mind - perhaps others might’ve been, so I would emphasise asking to be contacted if you’re worried about this. When phoned and spoken to over phone was lovely service and really friendly/helpful. We were served by someone else when we collected car and they were lovely and explained everything that happened and offered advice on warnings we received. Would definitely recommend."
"Friendly and quick service"
Good value for money
"I was happy with the price of the MOT and the speed in which it was ready."
"Great to find a local garage where you truly get a sense that they do good honest work at really reasonable prices"
"As always, Best garage 10/10 for service. Very friendly and helpful staff. Because I'm a regular customer, they have all my details and recommended a full service next time, this is good that they are keeping a careful check on my car. I feel valued as a customer."
You need a garage in Guildford for your service but you don’t know where to start looking. With BookMyGarage, you’ll find 10 garages in Guildford, 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 the best garage for your service?
It’s usually only once a year but it has to be done - so where do you take your car for its service? To the garage round the corner because it’s the nearest, even though you don’t really understand what they tell you? To the place your friend recommends, even though it charges more than most Guildford garages? Or to a big, national chain garage - you’d rather support an independent but you feel safer with a big brand? BookMyGarage can give you the confidence to book differently. You’ll find Guildford garages near you rated by other car owners, with transparent, immediate details of their prices and services. Booking online takes just one minute, and the garage only sees what they need to know - no unnecessary sharing of your personal details. You and the garage get the full information on the booking, saving you and the garage even more time and hassle.
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 Guildford on a regular basis, or you know your car has some issues.
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 Guildford 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 Guildford 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.
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 Guildford 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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