Vehicle servicing and maintenance options price list
Approximate cost for timing belt change - From £90.00
Timing belt replacement is a standard service advised by manufacturers, varying in replacement intervals from 36,000 miles to 100,000 miles.
The timing belt is essential to maintain the operation of the vehicle's engine. During your service we will advise if a replacement timing belt is required and the cost for undertaking this. We would always advise that if the manufacturers guidance is to change the timing belt this is completed as the cost of not undertaking this and subsequent problems can be expensive.
Due to the labour intensive nature of changing a timing belt it is often a good time to look at the water pump too if this is also driven from the same belt. The parts involved together with labour requirements make this a cost effective preemptive service rather than waiting for the pump to fail later.
Brake Fluid Change
Approximate cost for brake fluid change £59.00
The majority of vehicle manufacturers recommend having your vehicles brake fluid changed every two years. This is due to the fluid becoming contaminated with moisture, reducing braking efficiency of your vehicle.
See our brake servicing page
Air Conditioning Service and Recharge
Air Conditioning £84.00
The air conditioning system of your car relies on a circulating gas and lubrication system for correct operation. Most manufacturers recommend air conditioning systems are flushed and recharged every 2 years. We will advise you if this service is required or recommended when undertaking the servicing of your car and cost of undertaking the service.
Signs that your air conditioning system may benefit from recharge and servicing include poor temperature control, odours in the car and stale air.
See our Vehicle Air Conditioning Service pages for more information on this service.
Tracking and Wheel Alignment
Front alignment from £25
Four wheel alignment from £60
See our vehicle wheel alignment and tracking page
Brake Disc Skimming on Vehicle
Brake Disc Skimming from £60.00
When replacing brake pads on your vehicle we recommed having your brake discs skimmed at the same time. Correcting surface damage and imperfections of your brake discs will ensure the maximum life of the pads and existing discs, reducing ongoing maintenance costs. In addition to correcting any poor braking and handling caused by imperfect brake discs.
Vehicle suffering from brake judder benefit from brake disk skimming & new brake pads from a cost of around £150.
See On Vehicle Brake Disc Skimming for more information
Engine Coolant and AntiFreeze
Approximate cost for engine coolant change £70.00
Most manufacturers recommend the antifreeze for the engine cooling system is changed every 2-3 years. This should always be changed with a water/anti freeze mix that acts as a lubricant and anti corrosive agent in addition to preventing the coolant freezing during cold weather conditions.
Your engine coolant fluid should never be replaced with water alone.
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration
DPF regeneration £150.00
Diesel vehicles used mainly over short trips may not sufficiently regenerate the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). This can lead to long term damage if not completed via a manual/static DPF Regeneration.
Your vehicle will have a service indicator to indicate the DPF requires regeneration; this should be completed as soon as possible to avoid permanent and expensive damage to your DPF.
Add Blue Refill
Add Blue fill up from £34
Most diesel cars have an additional additive to aid reducing emissions, add blue. This is readily available from most garages and is easily topped up as part of regular home vehicle maintenance. However for anyone wanting us to complete this we are happy to do so.
We will check and advise topping up Add Blue as required during a routine service.
Diesel Particulate Filter Fluid additive (DPF) Refill
Approximate prices from around £100.00
New diesel vehicles are fitted with an additive which is injected into the fuel each time the fuel tank is refilled. This helps clear the soot particles when the regeneration process takes place and needs to be refilled periodicallly & the DPF management system reset.
Dependent on how you refuel your vehicle depends on how long the fluid will last. If you fill your tank from almost empty this will last much longer as evey time you open the fuel cap to refuel the DPF system injects fluid into the fuel. Therefore for those that add small amounts of fuel at a time this fluid will not last as long. On average this should last around 60000 miles before needing to be refillled & the DPF system reset.