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Interim Service from only £140, Full Service from only £240
Book your next car service with PTA Garages online. Whether you choose a full or interim service with us, you can guarantee a thorough check undertaken by expert technicians at the top of their field. Book your service alongside your MOT today and save on your MOT!
Book Car Service Online with PTA Garages
At PTA Garages, a full service means a full service – not just an oil and filter change. We pride ourselves on carrying out an extensive inspection of your vehicle and replacing all service parts, including oil, oil filter, air filter, pollen filter, fuel filter (external to tank) and spark plugs (petrol engines) as a standard.
No additional work without your say!
Some vehicles are fitted with long-life car service parts – if these need to be replaced, you may incur an additional charge. These are parts which are designed to last several years and do not need replacing at every service. It is because of this design feature that long-life service parts are considerably more expensive than standard car service parts.
At PTA, no additional work will take place without your say so. We will price and prioritise all repair work and help you to plan ahead and spread the cost of repairs.
Here at PTA Garages, we take pride in our work and in providing quality car servicing at sensible prices. Our full service schedule complies with and protects the manufacturer’s warranty without the associated Main Dealer prices. (Government legislation passed in 2003 relating to "Block Exemption" allows PTA Garages to carry out work on new cars because we use parts of Original Equipment (OE) quality and in accordance with manufacturer requirements.)
As members of the Independent Garage Association (IGA) and the Trust My Garage scheme, we are committed to the highest standards and outstanding customer service.
We offer both interim and full service options. We recommend having a full service every 12 months or 12,000 miles and an interim service every 6 months or 6,000 miles. The minimum road safety requirements of an MOT should not be confused as a substitute for servicing your vehicle - a service is important in its own right. Wherever possible, we recommend combining a service with an MOT – as there are elements of the MOT test that servicing does not cover e.g. brake performance readings, emissions testing and headlight aim.
Find out the difference between a full and interim service below:
|Check vehicle history, mileage, & service schedule requirements|
|Stage 2: Road Test||Interim||Full|
|To test overall performance and handling of the vehicle - paying particular attention to any noises or issues associated with steering, suspension, brakes, clutch, bearings and exhaust (e.g. knocking, juddering, pulling etc).|
|Stage 3: Vehicle on Floor||Interim||Full|
|Check interior warning lamps/gauges|
|Check, adjust and top up windscreen washers|
|Check windscreen and mirrors|
|Check exterior lightbulbs|
|Check and top up power steering fluid|
|Check, test and top up anti-freeze|
|Check, test and top up brake fluid|
|Check all apertures including fuel caps and seal|
|Check seat belts and seat security|
|Check condition/tension of auxiliary drive belt|
|Check engine compartment for noises on tick-over|
|Check, test battery condition and security|
|Check coolant, hoses, radiator and rad fan operation|
|Stage 4: Vehicle on Ramp||Interim||Full|
|Renew engine oil and filter|
|Check tyres: tread, pressures, condition, sizes, fitment, including spare|
|Check steering condition, wear, movement, dust covers. Includes rack, arms, rods, joints, hoses, pump|
|Check exhaust system, mountings, rubbers|
|Check brake system. Includes callipers, pipes, hoses, cables, pads and discs. Clean and adjust where applicable||Front only|
|Check suspension condition, wear, movement, dust covers/gaiters. Includes shocks, springs, ball joints, arms, links||Front only|
|Check wheel bearings||Front only|
|Renew air filter (Long life service parts may incur an additional charge)|
|Renew pollen filter|
|Renew fuel filter (Long life service parts may incur an additional charge)|
|Renew spark plugs (Long life service parts may incur an additional charge)|
|Check wheels and valves|
|Check drive shafts/ prop shafts, cv joints, gaiters|
|Check transmission condition/gear box fluid|
|Check engine for oil leaks|
|Check fuel system for petrol/diesel leaks|
|Check chassis for rust/corrosion on sills and prescribed areas|
|Stage 5: Final Checks||Interim||Full|
|Check and advise timing belt replacement interval|
|Stamp service book|
|Reset service lights (Subject to the availability of data and equipment)|
|Clean engine covers|
|Lubricate door hinges and bonnet catch|
Car servicing near you
Need to book your full or interim car service? See our below locations where you can book your car service online today:
- Car servicing Bromley
- Car servicing Edenbridge
- Car servicing Folkestone
- Car servicing Hopcroft / Bicester
- Car servicing Oxted
- Car servicing Shirley
- Car servicing South Godstone
- Car servicing Watton
Collect & Return Service
Our South Godstone branch provides a FREE collection and delivery service within a 10-mile radius of the branch and the following areas when you purchase a Full or Interim car service:
- Royal Tunbridge Wells
Outside of this 10-mile radius and above areas there is a small charge of £18.
To take advantage of this service, simply select this option during the checkout process and a member of our team will be in contact to arrange the collection of your vehicle.
Ready to book your service? Book online with PTA today or contact your local PTA branch for more information.