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I would recommend this garage to anyone who needs proper mechanics. Guys are great, top technicians with fantastic customer service who will look after your best interests. Five stars, great job guys, thank you
Platinum Motoring Solutions Ltd. took my car in for an oil leak on my Smart Car 2003 - City Coupe, and even picked it up from my workplace in the morning! Great staff and very friendly, they kept me up to date all throughout the day with no nonsense but straight talk. When I arrived they offered me Tea and had the issue was resolved by replacing the Sump pan which was rush delivered the same DAY! All in all a proper reputable place and the mechanics know what they are doing. 100%
Great customer service, very honest mechanics, very friendly people. Would definitely recommend to a friend !!!
Overall a great service and top communication from this garage. Once quotes had been received I contacted them to see how quickly they could do the work, 2 days time was agreed which worked very well for me. Price went up at this point, the reason given for this was the supplier had provided the quote for the parts on a different vehicle, price was still competitive so was still happy. On collection of the car attempted to pay by card but was then advised that the cable for the card machine had broken, attempted to use it wirelessly with no luck. This then resulted in me having to set up a bank transfer to make payment which was a bit of an inconvenience as my bank then blocked the transfer as it was classes as unusual activity, I appreciate them doing this but it then resulted in further phone calls later in the week to confirm the transaction was fine. Overall very pleased with the work which was carried out in good time and they were very flexible when I could drop the car off, didn't want it all day and was happy with a drop off after lunch which was when it suited me. Would certainly use again.
Friendly and helpful. I plan to use them for servicing going forward. Overall a good experience.
Quick diagnostics! spot on
Amazing quick service. Aircon have never worked better than it is now.
Great job. Thank you
Great job, didn't try to rip me off like some others.
Arrived on time. once fully repaired showed all replaced parts and only worked on once cleared with me step by step. Was more expensive than original quote and waited for the difference being so close to Christmas. Extremely satisfied with his workmanship, his thoughtfulness of entering into my home without boots on and his understanding along with politeness and was at no time badgering. I believe that this man conducted his business, which is gained via this site normally on distress of the vehicle owner. Thank you A&M.
Professional work, good price, excellent service would use again.thank you
Excellent Service.. Parts were fitted as described and the price agreed was a very good one. Would recommend this garage to everyone A+
Highly recommended professional and friendly service. Parts were fitted in accordance with agreed competitive price. Would definitely use again.
Highly recommended garage. Very honest and professional with excellent customer service. Work was carried out to high standard, no unnecessary work done. Also carried out a health check on the car which most garages don't do. Have re-booked this garage to get more work done and would definitely be coming back in the future.
Best Mechanics to date! Needed brakes doing before MOT on the Monday and I left it to the last minute, phoned them Friday evening, arranged to meet on Saturday morning. Brakes done, fantastic job, 2 of the nicest blokes ever, have recommended them to family and friends. Won't use anyone else now.
Very impressed with quick response and work carried out price was good. Although I did not receive my receipt which was supposed to emailed on to me
I had to change the time of the repair on the morning of the appointment which was no problem. Adam arrived early and did the job quickly and efficiently. Also changed a couple of bulbs which wasn't included on original quote. Would definitely recommend
Adam, was very friendly and also professional. He fully understood my needs from the offset. i would differently use his services again and refer him to my friends and family. once again thank you Adam :-)
Great service, Adam replaced the car battery and front headlight very promptly and I would definitely do business again! Thanks Adam
Fantastic very quick and professional will definitely be returning
Work was done quickly and with a friendly and positive attitude. I would recommend this garage.
Excellent and value for money
Really happy with the garage. Helpful, communicative and reasonably priced. Thanks to Michelle and Jason
Very nice people, job done to a high standard. Even stayed late after they closed just to finish the job after wrong parts were sent. Thanks guys.
Happy friendly mechanic did job. Price was as quoted. Would recommend
Reliable and friendly service.
Fantastic, punctual, would definitely use again and recommend to others!
Fault was not head gasket, so paid less
An interim service is carried out on a car by a mechanic, who checks a number of key components and parts of a car.
An interim service can be extremely helpful for finding minor problems before they develop into major ones as many parts of a car will naturally wear down over time. The ones at high risk will usually be checked during an interim service.
For a driver, having an interim service carried out is a smart move as you may not realise there is a problem developing and it could end up costing you even more money down the line.
It is also recommended that you should get an interim service every 6,000 miles.
What would you prefer, to replace a pressure gauge or have your car written off entirely due to the head gasket blowing!
The difference between a full service and an interim service is the amount of parts checked. As the name suggests, an interim service will be less thorough than a full service.
However, that does not mean that a lot is checked during an interim service!
In the next section, we will list what is checked during an interim service.
If you would like to know what is included in a full service, click here to see a dedicated page.
Engine oil is absolutely vital for keeping your car is good health and serious damage will be cause to a vehicle if there is low or none existent engine oil.
This is one of the easiest things to check and will always be included in an interim service.
Brake fluid is vital for the brake system as it is responsible for applying pressure to the pads and discs when bringing a car to a halt. If there is a small leak in the braking system, the liquid will inevitably pour out. This will then prevent you from braking all together so it is vital that this never happens!
During the winter months, if a car is left outside for an extended period of time, it will be subject to potential problems. Coolant is a liquid which runs through a car engine, keeping the level of heat and friction down, similar to engine oil.
The radiator needs to have a healthy supply of coolant to operate and keep the engine cool, which is why it is vital there is also enough anti-freeze in the system as well. If the coolant freezes and you start your engine in cold weather, your engine could overheat and damage could be caused extremely quickly.
Having enough windscreen wash may not strike you as critical, however, if you are driving your car and your view of the road becomes obstructed, you need to be able to wash your screen.
Like brake fluid, power steering fluid is checked in an interim service and the reason are exactly the same. Power steering fluid is critical for being able to steer a car and if there is a leak, or even air bubbles in the system, you will be in trouble.
If the problem is air bubbles, you can pump the clutch to resolve the issue, however, if there is a leak, a bigger repair will be required.
It is a legal requirement that you have working headlights so the wiring around rear and headlights will be checked during an interim service to ensure they are not at risk of cutting out.
Windscreen wipers naturally wear down over time and lose their ability to remove dirt and water from a windscreen. A mechanic will make sure your windscreen wipers are good enough to do this during an interim service.
The most common problem car batteries have is dying however, with a jump start, this problem can be sorted. A mechanic has no way of knowing if this will happen and so they cannot check for anything specific when it comes to this potential issue arising.
However, the integrity of a car battery could come into question and they can sometimes crack, resulting in battery acid spilling into the car engine. This is a very serious issue and so the battery will be checked for signs of damage during an interim service to ensure this does not happen to you.
The charging system is responsible for keeping your car battery full of power, if it is compromised, then it highly likely that you will suffer from a regular dead battery.
The alternator can be to blame for problems with the charging system and so will be checked during an interim service.
The most common issue the exhaust system suffers from is rust and leakage of dangerous fumes. There are several parts of an exhaust system which will be checked in an interim service including the catalytic converter which is responsible for taking the most toxic and dangerous elements out of the fumes created by a car engine.
A mechanic will mainly be checking for holes and rust when it comes to the exhaust system.
It is a legal requirement to have 1.6mm tyre tread depth in the UK as this allows a car to grip the road firmly, if it is any lower, you are actually breaking the law!
This will always be checked while an interim service is being carried out, as will a pressure check on your tyres.
A brake test will be carried out during an interim service to ensure your car is able to come to a stop properly. If your car cannot do this, there is a good chance the brake pads or discs have worn down.
Surprisingly, some drivers don’t realise that their steering isn’t what it is supposed to be which is why this service is provided in an interim service.
There may be a number of issues which would cause steering issues including wheel alignment, in which case, a simple fix is available.
The shock absorbers make up a part of the steering and suspension system and are self explanatory in their role in a car.
However, their effectiveness will drop over time resulting in a less comfortable ride for passengers. The large springs will be checked during a full service for degradation.
The suspension of a car is part of the steering system and so will be rigorously checked during an interim service.
As mentioned at the top of the text, an interim service can help identify problems before they arise as mechanics are trained to be able to recognise the signs of a part having issues at an early stage.
This means you will be able to avoid a serious and potentially dangerous situations developing in the future.
The cost of an interim service will vary depending on the garage and the car itself. At the top of the page you will be able to see what the average cost of an interim service is in the UK, however, you can get free and personalised quotes for an interim service using WhoCanFixMyCar.
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