To ensure you're completely happy, and to help us to get it right first time:
- Please try to give clear written (if possible) instructions of all work required.
- Try to itemise all faults when booking your vehicle in, and leave a telephone number so that we can contact you if we need to.
- If comparing prices, remember that some garages may quote prices excluding VAT.
- If your vehicle has a service record, leave it visible or hand it in at reception for us to stamp. A full service history will increase the value of any vehicle.
- If your vehicle is to be booked in for an MOT which has not yet expired, please ensure you bring your existing certificate with you when your vehicle is left with us
- If your car has a locking wheel lock, please remember to leave us the key.
- If you are unsure or unhappy about any aspect of our service, please do not hesitate to talk to us.
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Things to Check:
In addition to the services and MOT’s carried out on your vehicle, to ensure reliable and safe driving, it is important that you carry out your own routine maintenance checks. These include:
Check weekly, when refuelling or before a long journey
- Tyre pressure,
- Tyre wear,
- Condition of spare tyre - is it properly inflated?
- Top up washer bottles, include screenwash/de-icer,
- Check lights front and rear,
- Check indicators,
- Check oil level and top up if required,
- Check for oil leaks,
- Check coolant levels,
- Check brake fluid,
- Check wiper blades,
- Check for next service date,
- Check key fob battery,
- Check all door locks.
If you are unsure of any of the above, please call us on 01875 341500 or email email@example.com for advice and assistance.
Driving can be an easy and pleasurable way to see Europe. But it is important to remember that each country still has its own driving laws, many of which differ to those in the UK. Before travelling to any foreign country it is important to read up on the documentation you need, speed limits and other regulations.
In addition to the regulations applicable in individual countries, the following is a guide to accessories you either must have, or are highly recommended to have when motoring in Europe.
- Headlight Beam Deflectors - on a UK based car the headlights dip towards the kerb, as you will be travelling on the right hand side of the road the lights would dip towards on-coming traffic. For this reason you must either block the part of the beam that dips or fit small lenses that actually deflect it towards the right hand kerb.
- Spare Bulbs & Fuses - these are a requirement in many countries, and handy to have, just in case.
- GB Sticker - for your vehicle and any caravan or trailer you are towing.
- Emergency Triangle
- Fire Extinguisher - an obvious precaution whichever country you are in.
- First Aid Kit - required in some countries, but better to be safe than sorry.
- Spare Fuel Can - legal in some countries, illegal in others. If you are going to the latter remember to empty it into your tank before entering. Note it is illegal to run out of fuel on the German motorway.
- Tow Rope - a tow rope could come in very handy if you get stuck in the mud!