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"Very happy with the service . Couldn't be better. Excellent staff, excellent value."
Quick, extremely helpful
"Passed MOT and service which were all good, advised me that I need my brake pads doing in the next few months but didn't attempt to sell me or give me a quote at all,which I actually found really good. Just on that basis I'll be going back next month to get my brakes done there!"
Good service received
"Pleased with the service received."
Friendly local garage
"The garage was recommended to me by a family member. The price was fair for the work. They were helpful and I would not hesitate to use them again."
Helpful, friendly staff
"Booking online was straight forward with confirmation email and follow up call. MOT completed as scheduled and popped next door to Harvester for coffee and catch up on newspaper. Will use again."
"Easy booking in process on line. The garage also sent an email confirming the booking and advising their opening hours. Attentive and friendly service from Steve on arrival. Phone call to confirm all works completed. Excellent all round process."
If you’re looking for a garage in Hornchurch for your service, you can choose from 1 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 Hornchurch 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 Hornchurch - 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 Hornchurch? 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.
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 Hornchurch on a regular basis, or you know your car has some issues.
What are common repairs your car may need?
Have you ever returned to your usual parking place to find a suspicious dark stain where your car was parked overnight? Take action fast as engine oil leaks should not be ignored; there’s a danger of potential engine damage or failure if your engine runs low on oil. If the liquid is dark brown or yellow, and it feels slippery or greasy, it is probably motor oil. A pink or red slippery liquid could be automatic transmission fluid, while green or orange liquid with a sweet smell is most likely antifreeze (watch out for pets and young children around this one as it’s highly toxic). A clear, oily liquid could be power steering fluid. Whatever it is, get the car checked by a trusted garage. Typical costs of repairing a leak are hard to give as the reason could be something simple such as a worn seal, or it could be a sign of a major issue with your engine. Use BookMyGarage to find the most suitable garage in Hornchurch for your needs.
How to be a better driver
Whether you’re driving in Hornchurch or further afield, think about road user etiquette. Showing respect for other road users makes driving more pleasant for you and safer for everyone. For example, if you have to make a last minute change of lane, make your request to change clear to the driver who will need to let you in - and signal your thanks if they do. Be ready to abandon the change of lane if they won’t play ball - your safety (and that of other drivers and pedestrians) is more important than getting to your destination in the shortest time possible. When the position is reversed and a driver asks your permission to change lanes, allow them to as long as it is safe. If you get frustrated, avoid using your horn - it won’t improve matters and might make them considerably worse.
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