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"Excellent service, helpful staff, great communication and explanation. Quotes for repair could be off putting."
"AutoCare Centre were great. Booked in my MOT at short notice with no issues, were friendly and efficient and provided a comprehensive report. Would definitely recommend them."
"Very happy, always kept informed"
"Easy to arrange MOT online"
"Very happy with service received and although only booked in for one issue, the team checked it thoroughly and kept me informed. I did initially try and book online and was advised someone would contact me which didnt happen and I had to make contact myself however glad I did and pleased with outcome."
Really good service
"Really good service from Hood Motors! I trust their judgement and appreciate the independent trader customer service."
"I booked through book my garage because I liked the FREE collection and drop off that some garages offered in their packages. However I had to drop the car off the day after the service was meant to be . Another word the garage was waiting for me to drop off whilst I am expecting someone to come and collect the car from my home address!! They said we had you down as service only . Even though I still have an email confirmation to confirm that I've booked date, type of service and FREE collect & drop off. Service was good and professional can't dismiss it."
"Very reliable and friendly, reasonable prices. Will use again in the future."
"Super service, they even picked up & dropped off the car in with the price."
If you’re looking for a garage in Selkirk 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 Selkirk will help you to choose the best one for you.
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 Selkirk 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 Selkirk 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.
When should you get your car serviced?
Do you know how often you should get your car serviced and what type of service you need? There is no hard and fast rule - it depends on the model of car you have and its age. You should find this information in your car owner’s manual. If you’re not sure, enter your mileage on BookMyGarage and we’ll help you decide. As a general recommendation, you should be taking your car for a Full Service every 12 months (or 12,000 miles) and a Major Service every couple of years (or 24,000 miles). If you’re regularly travelling far beyond Selkirk for work or to visit relatives, or you have a car with known issues, it’s worth getting 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 Selkirk 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 Selkirk 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 Selkirk 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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