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"Forgot about my MOT as usual and Westwood got me booked in on the day I needed with only a couple of days notice, brilliant service"
"very good no complaints"
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"All staff seem friendly and 100% genuine and honest. It's great that they provide a free collection and drop off service."
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"Very professional service at a good price! Will be a regular customer!"
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"Helpful, informative and very friendly staff. Great quality work at a great price. Couldn't recommend more!"
"Staff were very helpful and professional. Would definitely use again!"
If you’re looking for a garage in Margate for your service, you can choose from 4 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 Margate will help you to choose the best one for you.
What do you think about when choosing a garage for your service?
How do you choose where to take your car for its annual check-up? Do you ask family and friends for advice and recommendations? Or perhaps you just pull in at the first open garage you see and hope for the best? Well, now there’s a better way. At BookMyGarage we’ve worked hard to provide an authoritative comparison site where you can instantly weigh up the garage options in Margate. Compare local garages’ prices, speed and quality of service, and customer reviews and then complete your booking at a fixed price, at the time of your choice. It’s that easy!
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 Margate should consider an Interim Service every 6 months (or 6,000 miles).
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 Margate 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 Margate 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 to be a better driver
Whether you’re driving in Margate 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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