What services do garages offer besides servicing and MOT testing?

13th April 2022

It’s not all about servicing and MOT testing. Modern garages offer a lot more besides, but what are those services, and are they something you might need for your car?

Milton Keynes Mechanic

To help you decide whether your car needs something more than just a service or MOT, we’ve put together a list of other services many car servicing garages provide, including:

  • Tyre Services
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Terraclean
  • DPF Cleaning
  • ECU Remapping
  • Aircon Re-gas
  • Ozone Treatment

Tyre Services

Your tyres are one of the most important safety features on your car, therefore should be changed once they’re worn. The legal tread depth in the UK is 1.6mm around the entire circumference of the tyre, so if you think your tyres are anywhere near that depth, or that they’re wearing unevenly, stay safe, and get them checked out at your local garage.

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Wheel Alignment

Have you noticed any unusual wear on the inside or outside of your tyres? If you have, it could mean that your wheels are out of alignment. Luckily, most garages offer a wheel alignment service, where advanced measuring technology is used to ensure your wheels are aligned perfectly in relation to the steering.

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Although it may sound like an unlikely baddie in a superhero movie, Terraclean is a fuel system decarbonisation service available at selected specialist car servicing garages. It works by removing the build-up of carbon deposits etc., in your fuel system (whether it’s a diesel or petrol engine), resulting in significantly improved performance, better fuel efficiency, and lower emissions output.

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DPF Cleaning

If you own a modern diesel vehicle, it will most likely be fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), which over time (especially if you only use your vehicle for short journeys) gets clogged up with soot deposits. By opting for DPF cleaning at your local garage to get rid of these deposits, you should see a considerable improvement in the performance of your vehicle, and you might even save money on fuel.

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ECU Remapping

Modern cars from the mid-90s onwards are controlled via a central computer, otherwise known as the ECU (Engine Control Unit). The ECU is programmed to ensure all components of your car work in unison, to provide the best performance. ECU Remapping is a way to either restore the car's original factory settings or alter the settings to enhance performance or economy.

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Air Conditioning Re-Gassing

Your car's aircon system relies on a variety of components, but one of the most important is the refrigerant gas or the cold air that cools you down on that stifling afternoon drive. After constant use of your aircon, the refrigerant gas depletes and needs renewing (more commonly referred to as re-gassing), which most garages carry out as standard.

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Ozone Treatment

If you’re looking to decontaminate the interior of your vehicle, particularly if you drive a commercial vehicle, such as a taxi or private hire car, Ozone Treatment is for you. Although only available at specialist garages, Ozone Treatment helps to eliminate bacteria and viruses (including Covid19) trapped in the fibres of the upholstery and in the air vents

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Contact us

If you’re looking for local car servicing, or any other car service or repair, contact Quality Car Service today. Conveniently situated in the centre of Milton Keynes, we’re the one-stop-shop for all your car servicing needs. Book in today using our handy online booking tool, or give us a call to speak to one of our team.