Where can I service my car?

Thursday 13th August 2020

where can i service my car

Where can I get my car serviced?

You can have your car serviced at any garage, such as Formula One Autocentres, or any local dealership. You may choose your local dealership if you prefer to have your vehicle serviced by the car’s manufacturer, for example, Renault or Mercedes – however, by servicing your vehicle with a garage, you’re likely to reap certain benefits you wouldn’t by choosing a dealership.

Benefits of servicing your car at a garage

  • Cost effective – typically, by choosing a local garage as opposed to a dealership, the hourly rate is likely to be less expensive – meaning you’ll fork out less for your service. This is because national companies may have targets to meet, so they may charge at a higher hourly rate – but it’s worth doing your research around this.
  • Convenient – although local dealerships are dotted all across the country, the ratio of local garages to dealerships is much higher – meaning it’s likely there will be a local garage closer to you, and a more convenient option. Especially if you’re needing to leave your car with the garage for a few hours.
  • Specialists – although you may be inclined to lean towards dealerships due to their specialism in your particular car make and model, there are many specialists who work at local garages. They could specialist in MOTs, servicing or tyres – so it’s worth doing your research.
  • Personal approach – sometimes at larger dealerships, the personal touch can be lacking from your servicing experience. At a local garage, you’re likely to experience more of a personal touch, and sometimes even a family-feel to your servicing experience.

Why choose Formula One Autocentres

Still wondering where you should service your car? By choosing Formula One Autocentres for your next car service, you can expect a family run business providing the personal touch alongside the wealth of experience we’ve gained over the years in the automotive industry. We provide value, care and service locally for over 50 years – while having grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains.

Ready to book in your car service? Locate your nearest Formula One Autocentre now – or find out more information on how long a car service takes and why you should service your car now.

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Formula One Autocentres are a family owned company providing value, care and service locally for over 50 years
PROVIDING VALUE,
CARE & SERVICE
LOCALLY
FOR OVER 50 YEARS

What people are saying about us...

  • Only waiting 20 minutes for a puncture repair.. staff were friendly and helpful.

    - matt, Newbury - Aug 18, 2020
  • Absolutely excellent service as usual from the Chelmsford team. Through explanations of all the work needed and completely au fait with the history of the vehicle. I am always happy to recomend to anyone.

    - John, Chelmsford - Jun 10, 2020
  • I've been using the Fareham F1 Centre for a few years for both of my vehicles, the guys there are friendly and approachable and always make me aware of any decisions that have to be made and the best options available...

    - Kevin, Fareham - Nov 1, 2020
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