Frequently asked questions
Why do I need to get my car serviced regularly?
Getting your car serviced regularly will ensure key vehicle components such as brakes, steering, suspension and tyres are all in safe working order. Plus, when it comes to selling your car, a vehicle that has been regularly serviced is more likely to have a higher resale value.
How often do I need a car service?
We recommend that you get your car serviced according to the manufacturer's service interval. You can find details of this in your owner's manual or online - it's best to check for your own make and model as advice differs between cars.
Why should I choose Bristol Street Motors for my service?
We're part of one of the largest automotive retailer groups in the UK, with over 180 dealerships to choose from, so you can trust that your vehicle is in safe hands when it visits us. All our technicians are trained to manufacturer standards, and our excellent aftersales facilities are geared up with the latest technology. Plus, if you need any extra support our Customer Service team are just a phone call away, seven days a week.
Our comfortable waiting areas are ready to welcome you, if you'd like to stay with us whilst we service your car. You'll be able to sit back and enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and refreshments. If you need to work, we have hot-desk facilities, and many of our service centres have play areas to keep children entertained.
You can book a service in no time, using our online booking form.
What makes and models do you service?
We can service all makes and models at our nationwide dealerships.
What type of service do I need for my car?
We offer full and interim servicing, depending on the annual mileage and age of your vehicle and the recommended service intervals from your manufacturer. If you need guidance on what type of service you require, please refer to your vehicle handbook or get in touch with your local dealership, and a member of our team will be able to help.
Do you provide service plans?
Yes! The Bristol Street Motors Personal Service Plan allows you to spread the cost of your vehicle service and MOT through affordable, interest-free monthly payments. You'll even save up to 25% compared to normal dealership service rates, and there are no increases, guaranteed for the full duration of your service plan.
How much will my service cost?
The price of a car service will depend on the vehicle and the type of service required. At Bristol Street Motors, we offer competitive rates, and our transparent pricing policy means that all invoices match quoted prices, and any work carried out will be agreed in advance.
How long will a car service take?
Typically, a full vehicle service should take around three hours, and an interim service should take around one and a half hours.
What if my vehicle needs additional work?
If your car requires additional work following the routine service, we will always discuss this with you and make sure you're happy with our suggestions. All costs for additional work will be outlined and agreed with you in advance, so you needn't worry about any unexpected costs.
Can you carry out services on electric and hybrid vehicles?
Yes! We can do a full or interim service on your electric or hybrid vehicle, at any of our nationwide dealerships.
What do I need to bring to a car service?
There are a few things to remember when bringing your car for its service.
- Alloy keys or locking nuts � Our technicians will need to remove your wheels during the service to test the steering and suspension systems of your car. If you have alloy wheels, a key or locking nut is required to remove them.
- Service book � Your service book contains information that helps our technicians understand your vehicle better. This may include details of any parts that have been replaced. Once we have completed your service, we�ll add a stamp to your book as a record of its maintenance history.
Additionally, during the service, we will need to check the condition of your spare tyre. Make sure to remove any items from your boot in advance to make access easier.