Spending time and money on repeat repairs? Vehicle faults stopping you passing your MOT first time? Then you need SB Autocare’s expert car servicing in Wellingborough.
Why does car servicing matter? Well, a routine car service involves a series of procedures to review your whole car – from fluids to electrics and everything in between – to determine whether it’s running at peak performance. And if it’s not, our technicians undertake repairs to make sure it is. This method finds smaller faults which are easier and cheaper to fix, saving you time and money.
At SB Autocare, we provide complete, dedicated car servicing in Wellingborough. We have built a market-leading, independent practice which is efficient and effective. Our technicians undergo rigorous training to maintain high standards of skills and expertise, to provide you with unbeatable quality, and price.
Call us today for a quote.
Why do I need a service?
Safety: A faulty engine, poor breaks, worn tyres… even small faults can cause a breakdown – why risk it? With SB Autocare, we complete a full inspection to ensure all systems and parts are in working order, to prevent bigger problems occurring and keep you and your family safe on the road.
Endurance: A car is an investment, but repairs don’t have to be. Servicing enhances the condition of your car by keeping it running at peak performance, giving it a longer lifespan. And, cars that have a full-service history also have a higher resale value – more bang for your buck.
Reliability: Whether you use your car for work or leisure, it’s safe to say you need a reliable car. Catching small faults early prevents unnecessary, repeat repairs – which can leave you short on time and out of pocket. With our service, we help you pass your MOT first-time, and keep your on-road experience as smooth as possible.
Savings: When money’s short, it’s tempting to skip a service. However, a regular car service catches smaller faults before they get worse, making low-cost repairs more manageable. Choose SB Autocare for car servicing in Wellingborough to make immediate savings, with lasting results.
Is my service due?
How regularly you service your car depends on usage, but on average you should expect to book a service every 12000 miles, or once per year – whichever comes first.
If you can’t recall the last time you serviced your car, or your vehicle logbook isn’t up to date, contact us and we can tell you when yours is due.
After your first visit, we created a tailored service plan to suit your needs, and notify you 1 month in advance of your next service.
How quickly can you book me in?
We do our utmost to ensure our customers’ time is prioritised. Call us today to book your service date which suits your schedule.
For information, our opening hours are:
Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 2.30pm (first Saturday of every month)
You can also reach us via email on email@example.com
What happens during a service?
Lighting & Visibility – The front, rear, and internal lights are rigorously checked for optimal performance. All windows, mirrors, and wipers are reviewed for chips, faults, and weak areas. Registration plates are cleaned and maintained for clarity and sturdiness.
Under Bonnet. A full under bonnet inspection ensures there are no leaks or faults, and all components are in working order. Where required, we replace the air filter, oil filter, spark plugs, and drive belts.
Vehicle Interior – Seat belts are tested in line with safety standards. All internal controls are checked, such as the horn, hazard light button, and other vehicle controls for responsiveness and function. Using diagnostics, we complete full system analysis. This includes reviewing the air conditioning, making sure warning messages are addressed, and checking for intermittent and permanent faults flagged by the computer.
Steering, Drive & Suspension – Wheel alignment is analysed, and all joints, gaiters (protective sleeves on vehicle parts), and wheel bearings are extensively inspected for sturdiness and function. The front and rear shock absorbers and road springs are tested to ensure the suspension functions effectively and maintains the right level of friction.
Braking – Both the front and rear brake mechanisms are checked and measured in line with safety requirements, allowing us to accurately report on their service life.
Under Vehicle – The trays under your car are removed and the engine oil is drained. The transmission is then checked for leaks, rust, and corrosion.
Tyre Inspection – All wheels and wheel nuts are inspected for sturdiness, weak points, and corrosion. Tyres reads are inspected for significant wear, and tyre pressures are adjusted prior to refitting. We also check your spare wheel and/or inflation kit if appropriate for your vehicle.
Final Checks – We assess the brake fluid and conduct an antifreeze test – crucial for road safety, especially during winter months. Finally, we fill your engine with new oil – this is vital for engine cleanliness and performance.
How will I be kept informed on the progress of my service?
When servicing your car, we complete a full report of what’s been checked and any repairs required.
But, we only complete works when you’ve signed them off – and explain in full why we recommend them. No jargon, just friendly advice.
You will never be subjected to any hidden fees or repairs you didn’t agree to.
Free Courtesy Car
When we promise to keep you on the road, we mean it! We have a selection of courtesy vehicles for you to choose from whilst your car is in for a service.
Finance payment plans
We pride ourselves on being one of the friendliest garages in Wellingborough. That’s why we offer stress-free payment plans to suit your needs.
Free vehicle collection
Need a service, but can’t get to us? No problem! We offer free vehicle collection for the surrounding areas of Wellingborough.