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"Brilliant all-round. Have older, basic car but was treated with the same respect & courtesy as someone with a new Mercedes. No hidden costs. Have recommended Imperial to others & will be returning this year."
"Brilliant value, no hidden extra charges, friendly and also have fantastic opening hours."
"Happy with all service"
"Excellant service advisor, great price paid. Tyre depths and brake pad thickness not recorded on the service sheet when they should of been."
A bit steep
"Although the staff are really helpful and friendly, I find their prices are too high and you don’t get rewarded for repeat business."
Great work, friendly team
Positive all round!
"I chose Imperial because of the reviews on this site, and wasn't disappointed. The car was collected [I was phoned beforehand to check the time was ok]. While the car was with them had another couple of calls to note actions that should be taken and whether or not I wanted the done. Super courteous and helpful at all times. Then a call when it was done, and a check that it was convenient to bring it back. Excellent price and outstanding service."
"Very happy with level of service offered"
"many thanks to parts manager & lucy"
"Good prompt job."
"Good service friendly staff"
"Brilliant from start to finish, Very helpful, great price, was done faster than expected and phoned me straight away. Couldn’t be more pleased"
It’s a fact of life that cars, like all machines, need care, attention, and repairs from time to time. Whether it’s a major service or an interim service, or you just feel that something’s not quite right with your motor, use BookMyGarage to search for the best garage in Ipswich for your needs, and book the work at a fixed price online there and then. No need to wait around for quotes from lots of garages, BookMyGarage gives instant transparent pricing so you can choose and book there and then.
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 Ipswich - 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 Ipswich? 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 Ipswich 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 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 Ipswich garage at the right price.
How to be a better driver
Whether you’re driving in Ipswich 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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