12 Do's and Don'ts for a Successful Car Service

by Bucky Barnes Content writer executivr at treadmark wheels and t

Looking for a good car service is not as difficult as you think, but choosing the exemplary service can be tricky. Here we bring together 12 do's and don'ts, so you know what to look out for and what to avoid when booking your Car Service Nottingham .

If you see something that doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. If someone is making any special offer (for example, they're offering an "MOT" with every oil change), ask yourself why. Are they trying to make their services seem better value? Or are they using low prices as bait? Either way, be wary. If you think they might be dodgy, give them a miss.

Ensure your car is booked in at the right time

Don't book your car service for a Friday afternoon or on a Bank Holiday, as it'll probably mean they won't have enough time to complete the work correctly. Also, avoid scheduling it just after an inspection has been done, as many garages will rush the job if more cars wait. Plus, they're not going to have access to all vehicle parts required for this type of work.

Avoid using companies that oversell themselves

This means telling you they can do everything under the sun when they only specialise in one thing (for example, VOSA MOT garages).

Companies that will only allow you to book over the phone if they're hiding something, then it's probably not a good sign.

Make sure your car is booked in for the right kind of service

There are loads of different types, so don't assume they all include an inspection and MOT by default. Nor will every service provider do work on electrical components, for example. Check with them before booking your vehicle. Otherwise, you could end up handing over money for something that won't get done.


Ensure any prices quoted include VAT (Value Added Tax) and parts – many companies quote the price without VAT or list it as extra.

Ensure you book in for the specific work required

Don't let them talk you into unessential things like valets unless you want them. Plus, always ask what exactly they'll be doing to your vehicle as well as how long it will take. Ask if any parts will need to be ordered first and when you can realistically expect the work to be completed. If they push back, then perhaps avoid them and look elsewhere.

Select a company with a good reputation

This will be reflected in their reviews and social media activity. Check out how many employees they have and whether they offer the services required – if it's just two people running things, then perhaps go elsewhere. Make sure you can trust them and that they're experts at what they do.

Avoid garages that oversell themselves

Don't choose companies that claim to cover everything from tyres to paint repairs, as these tend to be scammers looking for an easy buck from those who don't know any better. If a garage is offering a service, you require to make sure it's one of their specialties first!

Don't use companies that aren't direct

They might be part of a franchise or have some other middleman that'll charge you additional fees without providing extra value.

Avoid using companies that have poor reviews

Hopefully, this should go without saying, but there are plenty out there, so don't choose the first one you find. Instead, spend time looking around until you find someone with lots of positive feedback, as well as reviews detailing their quality of work.

People are always told to trust their instincts when making big decisions, so use them now! If something seems odd or doesn't feel right, walk away and look for another company. After all, if they're willing to try and trick you into hiring them, then what's stopping them from cutting corners on your vehicle? Don't trust them, don't work with them.

What about you? Have you got some handy tips for finding the best garage for Car Service Nottingham?

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About Bucky Barnes Freshman   Content writer executivr at treadmark wheels and t

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