5 advantages of local car servicing

7th December 2021

It’s an inevitable part of owning a car – you need to get it serviced. Where you go for your car servicing is your choice, but, are there advantages to staying local?

Milton Keynes Mechanic

In this short article, we give you a list of 5 of the key advantages local car servicing has over going to garages much further afield.

1. Familiarity with the people servicing your car

Your car is important to you in so many ways, and when it’s up for its service or in for a repair, you want to know you can trust the mechanic working on it, to carry out the work to a high standard, and to get the car back to its best as soon as possible.

By using local car servicing garages, you have the chance to build up a rapport with the garage owners and the mechanics, (who more than likely also live locally), and are able to gain familiarity and trust, giving you the added opportunity to get a more in-depth understanding of their working practices.

2. Collection and Delivery

Many of your local car servicing garages will offer a collection and delivery service. This means that the hassle of getting to the garage, back home, or to work and then back to the garage to pick your car up, is taken away.

Most collection and delivery services at local garages involve sending over a mechanic to pick your car up, either from your house or place of work, taking it for its service, then dropping it back to the location of your choice. Also, being local means collection and delivery services are usually free or for a minimal charge, for customers that live in the surrounding area.

3. Local car servicing is cheaper

Local, independent car servicing garages are often able to provide a whole range of car services, such as warranty work, repairs and car diagnostics checks at a much more reasonable price than main dealer garages that are often outside of the local area.

4. Local car servicing is better for the environment

Protecting the environment is (rightly so), at the forefront of all of our minds, especially when it comes to driving our cars. By using a local garage for servicing or repairs, you reduce your carbon footprint in the journey to and from the garage, especially if the repair to your car is to do with a higher than the recommended emissions output.

5. You’re supporting local businesses

Community is important to us all, whether we realise it or not, and local businesses are a huge part of what helps a community function. By using a local garage for car servicing or repairs, you’re supporting a business that provides a personal service, local employment, and also via taxes and rates, reinvestment into the local area.

Contact us

If you’re looking for a local car servicing garage in the Milton Keynes area, get in touch with Quality Car Service today. Based close to the MK1 Retail Park and Stadium MK, we offer a whole range of car servicing options designed to suit all budgets.