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AutoMatt Garage - Car Servicing - Van Servicing

AutoMatt Garage - Servicing Cars, Vans and Automobiles in Petersfield - Car Service and Oil Change in Petersfield

Car and Van Servicing in Petersfield, Hampshire

AutoMatt Garage is Petersfield’s Best Automotive Service Centre.

Are you looking for a Van or Car Service in Petersfield ? If so, AutoMatt Garage, the BEST Local Garage in Petersfield, will service your car, service your van or service your motorhome. At AutoMatt Garage, you're in safe hands, we pride ourselves on giving your vehicle the best care possible.

What Is A Car Service?

Think about a car service as a health check with routine maintenance for your car, or van. AutoMatt's car service in Petersfield assesses everything from your vehicle engine’s fluid levels to the general wear and tear of your car. 

All of our car and van services are undertaken by a skilled mechanic and the most in-depth service involves around 50 or more system and component checks, adjustments and parts replacement. 

Why Do I Need A Car Service?

You need a car service from Petersfield's best garage to ensure your vehicle car is running as efficiently and as safely as possible. Regular scheduled servicing may well even end up saving you money in the long run. 

By getting your car or van regularly serviced in our Petersfield garage workshop, you’re likely to see improved fuel efficiency, better handling and a smoother running engine. You'll also have peace of mind from knowing your vehicle is running optimally.

Servicing your vehicle regularly can help you avoid costly repair bills by finding problems early and repairing them before they lead to bigger, costlier problems. A full service history will also help your car maintain its market value should you choose to sell it in the future. A regular car service in Petersfield will almost certainly extend the life of your vehicle as well, giving you many more years of reliable motoring. 

Is A Car Service in Petersfield The Same As An MOT in Petersfield?

No, it’s not. Many vehicle owners think they don’t need to get their car serviced because it’s just passed its MOT. But that couldn't be further from the truth,a routine service and the MOT test are very different and it’s important to undertake both. 

An MOT is an annual inspection that checks the safety and environmental impact of your vehicle, and is a legal requirement for almost every vehicle on the UK’s roads.

An MOT only checks that a vehicle is roadworthy, it does not delve any deeper than that. A service, on the other hand does. Not only does it ensure all components of your car are running as safely and efficiently as possible, but it ensures they last for as long as possible. 

What Does A Car Service Include?

What is included as part of your car service will depend on which type of service you choose. But, a full service will involve an engine oil and filter change, an air filter change, a check of all fluids and a full brake check, plus additional checks on over 50 other key items including safety-related features. 

A more thorough (and expensive) service, sometimes referred to as a 'Major Service' will check and replace a wider range of components and could include a change of spark plugs, fuel filter, pollen filter, as well as checking other factors like wheel alignment or suspension. 

Which Type Of Service Should I Choose?

The service level should equate to your annual mileage so it depends on your level of vehicle use. 

Service Type Service Intervals

We would recommend all vehicles follow the following car servicing schedule:

Interim Service Every 6 months or 6,000 miles (whichever comes first)

Full Service Every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first)

Major Service Every 18 months or 18,000 miles (whichever comes first)

However, if you would rather follow your vehicle manufacturer's service schedule, you will need check your car manual for information as every vehicle will be different. Most manufacturers recommend putting your car in for a service at least once a year, or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first, but this will depend on your car and your personal driving style.

Some vehicles also now operate with extended mileages between services by using high quality lubricants. However, this can often be a false economy as modern engines often suffer from outside factors that cause problems that are only compounded by extended servicing schedules. The commonest of these is the ingress of diesel fuel into the engine oil, caused by repeated failed DPF regeneration attempts. Often these DPF failures are caused by multiple short runs in the car where the engine never gets up to full operating temperature for an extended period of time. If you plan on selling your car, a complete service history can add value as buyers will be more confident in what they’re buying.

How Much Does A Full Car Service Cost?

Expect to pay around £250 for a full car service in our workshops in Petersfield. Which will include an engine oil and filter change; a check of all fluids and a full brake check, plus usually checks on over 50 other key items including safety-related features. At AutoMatt we won't cut corners, so you won't find us advertising a full service for only £99! Because for that price, it can't be done. If you find a garage that says it will complete a full car service for your vehicle for only £99, they're lying to you. Expect a long list of 'additional important extras'!

Book your vehicle in today for MOT Tests, Servicing, Tyres, Welding, Air Conditioning, Wheel Alignment Repairs and every kind of General Repair at AutoMatt Garage today.

AutoMatt Garage of Petersfield. Your No.1 choice for Car Servicing and Van Servicing in Petersfield, Hampshire, and all the surrounding towns and villages in-between. Including, Rogate, Liss, Liphook, Alton, Waterlooville, Horndean, West Meon and East Meon.

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