When it comes to keeping your vehicle in prime condition for longer, it’s important to know that you should be prepared to invest in its wellbeing. This means that, in addition to regular servicing and MOT tests, you may need to conduct seasonal health checks, replace individual components, and have your vehicle checked over by a team of professionals on a regular basis. After all, keeping your car in the best condition possible isn’t only for the benefit of preserving its value - it’s vital for ensuring your safety out on the roads.
At Wessex Garages in the south west and Wales, we aim to ensure that you’re always able to take advantage of our professional servicing and aftersales for the most affordable price possible. With our aftersales special offers - the latest of which are detailed on this page - you’ll be able to drop your car off for its checks and repairs knowing you’re getting great value for money.
In the UK a car has its first MOT when it’s three years old, and once a year after that. The MOT test is carried out by professional mechanics who determine whether your car meets the minimum road safety and environmental standards. Several checks are done to ensure these requirements are met. Without a valid MOT certificate, you will not be applicable for road tax and your car insurance becomes invalid. Your car requires a valid MOT certificate by law. An MOT test at Wessex Garages can be added for just £39.99.
VEHICLE HEALTH CHECK
Our cars are subjected to harsh motoring conditions over the winter months. Extreme wet and windy weather condition and salted roads can contribute to adverse effects on vital components in a vehicle. The roads have been affected and if you have been unlucky enough to hit a pothole, it is best to ensure the tyres, wheels and suspension are all in good working order and safe for you and your family. The Summer Check will offer peace of mind and give you expert guidance on the condition of your vehicle.
AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE*
Did you know your air conditioning should be serviced every year? An air conditioning service keeps your air con working properly by checking and topping up the refrigerant levels. This also involves cleansing the air circulation system to maintain icy cold air output and get rid of any nasty odours - and the harmful bacteria that cause them. We are now offering an air conditioning service from £120 (normally £150) - please call your local branch to book.
Battery failure is one of the most common causes of vehicle breakdown. There is usually little or no warning, before a car battery fails. This is why, as it ages, making sure that your battery is checked regularly is essential. The average life expectancy of a car battery is five to seven years. Good driving habits can prolong the life of your car battery and help to prevent vehicle breakdown. Don't worry if anything goes wrong with your battery - we are carrying out battery replacements at competitive prices starting from £37.50.
Our diagnostic equipment reads the error codes generated by your vehicle’s Engine Control Unit to provide a full explanation of the issue. The car diagnostic test checks for faults across a wide range of vehicle systems including engine management, tyres, emissions, lights and comfort controls at only £144. Live data displays multiple values from around the engine to ensure all components are working as expected when rectifying an issue.
The diagnostic equipment can also be used to reset service lights, test and adjust braking systems where an electronic handbrake is present, and adjust headlamp levels. For more information or to book your vehicle in for an engine diagnostics check, contact your local Wessex Garage.
At Wessex Garages we know how important the regular inspection and maintenance of your brakes can be to ensure your brakes continue to work effectively. Today’s vehicle braking systems involve many different components working together to help you to stop and manoeuvre your vehicle in a controlled manner. Brakes are in use more often when driving around town than on a motorway journey, not forgetting that you may need to use your brakes to stop your vehicle quickly in an emergency. Maintaining an effective vehicle braking system is a top priority for every motorist; get yours replaced by our experienced technicians at Wessex Garages for only £59.99.
SPARE BULB KIT
Spare Bulb Kits are a must have for any car, and a legal requirement in most European countries. They contain a replacement for the major bulbs in your vehicle, and spare fuses. Here at Wessex Garages, we have a great selection of spare bulb kits for as little as £9.58. This spare bulb kit is suitable for most cars.
FREE TYRE PRESSURE AND TREAD CHECK
There are three main reasons why maintaining the right tyre pressure is important: safety, economy and environment.
The traction on your tyres can make the difference between gripping the road or sliding out of control. For your own safety, always ensure that your tyre treads are not worn down.
On top of our free tyre pressure and tread check, we are also offering a free of charge fitting service for any tyres bought from Wessex Garages. We offer much more than just great prices, but we don't want price to be a reason you shop elsewhere. This is why we guarantee to match any like for like quotes on tyres with our 7 Day Price Promise.
* does not apply to cars fitted with R1234yf gases