SERVICING YOUR CAR
Car Service - what should you expect?
Some garages will change only your oil filter, others will carry out a full service. A good garage will follow a service checklist and give you a copy of that completed checklist as confirmation of a job well done. We at Old Quarry Autos will carry out your service incorporating the Industry Standard Service Checklist.
Does your car need a service?
Most modern cars only need a service once a year, but older cars require a service once every six months. The manufacturer's service handbook will set what is best for your car. The type of service you need will also be affected by how you use your car. For example, lots of short journeys where the engine does not have a chance to warm up properly will probably mean more frequent oil and filter changes.
Do I need to get my car serviced by a main dealer?
In October 2003 the rules governing the sale and after sales servicing of new cars changed. New cars purchased from that date do not require to be serviced by a franchised dealer in order for the warranty to remain valid. This represents a huge opportunity to save money without compromising quality. The service should be done to the maker's recommended schedule and criteria using approved parts. Keep records to enable you to demonstrate to the manufacturer that servicing was undertaken to their requirements.
If failure occurs component contact often occurs resulting in serious engine damage. However, breakage is not the only reason to replace your timing belt. Looseness and wear can allow the timing belt to jump and change valve timing resulting in very poor performance, a non-start condition, or even engine damage. We use only quality timing belts and component kits.
Timing belts and tensioners should be replaced according to manufacturer's guidelines. Contact us with your vehicle details and mileage and we will let you know if and when your timing belt is due to be replaced.
Please contact us for any enquiries you may have regarding your car.
We offer servicing and repairs for all makes and models of cars, carry out MOT testing, tyre, exhaust, brakes, batteries, timing belts, diagnostics and clutch replacement. We are an independent garage and you can save up to 50% off main dealer prices with us. Although we are cheaper than main dealers we still offer a high quality service and value for money on all work carried out on your car.
New car servicing-The facts 2003 European Legislation now states servicing for any make and model can be carried out at an independent garage and your warranty is not invalidated. This has now been agreed by the EU until 2023
It is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is examined every 12 months after the vehicle is 3 years old. Without a current MOT certificate, you will be unable to drive your vehicle lawfully or renew your road fund licence. Recent computerisation of the MOT testing system by VOSA means police and mobile camera units can now check remotely to see if your vehicle has a current MOT.
All engines are different and use different oils and fluids at Quarry we check and use only top grade oils and fluids according to the manafacturers guidelines and to the industry's code of practice.
Brakes are a critical safety item and to provide maximum stopping power must be at optimum braking efficiency. If you are ever in any doubt about the condition of your brakes in between services we can check and advise if any work is required.