Our Signature Service includes the following as standard for every car:
If you need QUICK answers to what Service your car needs - Don't Worry! Just book ONLINE for a Full Service. When Paul our Service Manager calls you, explain that you don't know exactly which Service you require - we can look through your Service Book on the day and advise the most effective way forward.
If you would like a little more in depth information, keep reading through this page and hopefully we have the answers you are looking for. Most importantly we want you to know we are here to help - our staff are all highly trained but also live in the real world - they are here for you.
Every car over the age of three years old requires an annual MOT test
The MOT is essentially a visual inspection of your car, and will
determine whether it meets minimum road safety requirements as set out
by the DVSA. A qualified MOT tester will check things like the condition
of your brakes, whether your lights work, and the tread of your tyres as well as the emissions levels. The MOT tester is bound by the strict rules of DVSA and not by the rules of the garage.
Remember - driving without a valid MOT certificate is against the
law, and can result in a fine of £1000 and points on your license.If you have run out of MOT, you are allowed to drive your car to our garage when you have a valid appointment (DVSA or the Police check this on our system if there is a problem)
Forgotten your MOT date? We can advise you of this, or you can check online for FREE here: https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-status. When you have an MOT, we advise you getting your new test at least 2 weeks before its due as we can date the MOT for when its due and you don't lose any days each year. We can do an MOT up to 28 days in advance. If you leave it until the last day, and there are any works that need to be done, it can end up being a real pain for you to have to do without the car (although we have courtesy cars you can normally drive about in - but there will always be the odd time that they are all booked out). This is why we begin to remind you about your MOT around a month in advance of when it needs doing.
Car Servicing is recommended at regular intervals to maintain the
condition and roadworthiness of your vehicle. The Service itself is set
out by your vehicle's manufacturer, and usually includes a more in-depth
mechanical assessment of your car.It is done in addition to the MOT, which essentially is a safety check of your car 'on the day' of the test. To maintain your car into the following year and the years to come - servicing is absolutely necessary.
Regular servicing will keep your car running smoothly, as well as prolonging its lifespan and maintaining its value when you come to sell. However, unlike the MOT test, Car Servicing is not required by law.
There are three types of Car Servicing available:
This 6-month, 25-point check
is designed to cover a good standard of check and represents the
absolute minimum that we recommend for a car's maintenance each year.
This service includes and oil and filter change, as well as brake,
steering and suspension checks.We send you your personalized video,
fill out a Hillclimb Service Card with lots of important information
The Silver Service is a
comprehensive annual service covering
individual checks and adjustments. It includes a thorough inspection of
electrical and mechanical systems, and a top of up of important fluids
including brake fluid, power steering fluid, oil and coolant. It covers
everything in the Interim Service and an additional 15 points. We also
change the Air Filter and we vacuum your car on top of its regular
Recommended every two years, the Gold Service is the most complete Car Service available, and covers every aspect of the full service with the addition of the fuel filter and an additional 15 points. In this service we also change spark plugs and pollen filters where applicable (additional charges for these parts). When you combine this service with an MOT, the MOT becomes 1p!Many of our customers have too much on in their lives to know
what service their car needs - don't worry! We usually reserve enough time to do any of the services and then on the day we can look in your service book or check the car visually to see what needs doing and let you know which one we have chosen and why.