It is vital to ensure your car’s brakes remain in the best possible condition, not least to help keep all occupants of your vehicle safe. Indeed, brakes are key to the effective preventative maintenance of your vehicle. So, if you have any concerns about your car’s brakes, please do not hesitate to contact the Reynolds RMGMOT team.
You might decide to have your car’s brakes checked between services simply as good practice, or before embarking on a long journey. Alternatively, you may have noticed telltale signs of problems with your brakes, such as squeaking, grinding, pulsating, a soft brake pedal, or the car pulling to one side while braking.
Whatever your exact reasons for seeking to have your car’s brakes serviced, our friendly and experienced mechanics here at Reynolds RMGMOT can help put your mind at rest.
Here’s what you can expect to receive when you have your car serviced at RMG MOT:
|Type of service||Engine Oil & Filter Change||Interim Service||Full Service|
|When||As often as required||6 months or 6,000 miles||12 months or 12,000 miles|
|Check instruments, gauges, warning lights|
|Check windscreen wipers|
|Check Adblue/Eolys warning light|
|Check interior lights|
|Check clutch operation (manual only)|
|Check seat belts|
|Reset service light|
|Check climate control/air con system|
|Check engine diagnostic codes|
|Hybrid system diagnostic check (hybrid only)|
|Check exterior lights & lamps|
|Check doors - operation and condition|
|Check boot - operation and condition|
|Check fuel cap - operation and condition|
|Check mirrors - operation and condition|
|Pre Alignment Check|
|Check steering, suspension linkages and ball joints for wear, damage and condition|
|Suspension - check shock absorbers & springs|
|Full tyre inspection (tread, pressure & alignment check)|
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Service Advice & FAQ
Here at Reynolds RMGMOT, we’re proud to offer a wide range of car servicing options that are highly regarded across Essex. We can also appreciate, however, that you may have certain questions you wish us to answer before you book a date for a car service with us.
This is why, below, we have put together some of the most frequently asked questions about having your car serviced at our Southend-on-Sea test, servicing and repair centre.
There are several items that we would urge you to bring to your car service to ensure a smooth experience. These include the alloy wheel keys or locking nuts that will allow us to remove your vehicle’s wheels, so that we can scrutinise the condition of the steering and suspension systems.
We also ask that you arrive at our Southend-on-Sea garage with an empty car boot. This will enable us to more quickly and easily inspect the condition and tread depth of your vehicle’s spare tyre, which is normally located under the boot.
Finally, you should ensure you have your service book with you on arrival at Reynolds RMGMOT. Our mechanics will require this in order to ascertain when your vehicle last had certain items replaced, such as its brake fluid, spark plugs and cabin filters. Your service book will then be stamped once we have completed the service.
In addition, please make sure your car has a valid MOT certificate, given that a road test is also included in a vehicle service with us.
We offer a wide range of car servicing options here at Reynolds RMGMOT, to help ensure that – whatever the make, model, mileage, age and condition of your vehicle – it receives the care and attention it needs. This, in turn, will allow us to identify potential issues with your car that can be resolved before they have the chance to worsen further.
Please browse our website or call 01702 612472 to learn more about the types of car servicing we offer for various needs. These include the likes of our Full, Major and Interim services, as well as specialised options like hybrid servicing, and our renowned joint MOT and service deal.
Whichever service option you select, our friendly and capable mechanics will perform checks on many different areas of your vehicle, to help ascertain its condition and keep it roadworthy for longer.
Reynolds RMGMOT isn’t ‘just another’ garage offering vehicle servicing; we’re a small, independent and family-run business in Southend-on-Sea, with a strong focus on serving our local community.
This means we take pride in the trusting and lasting relationships we enjoy with customers in Essex, including across Southend-on-Sea and Shoeburyness. Trust us with your next car service, and we’ll give your vehicle the time and care that it deserves, as part of our diligent, reliable and well-priced service.
Unlike the situation with many larger companies, when you have your car serviced by Reynolds RMGMOT, you will be able to talk directly to our mechanics. Furthermore, we have a longstanding heritage in motoring, with our sister business – the Reynolds Motor Group – having traded since 1972.
The type of service that you should select will depend on such factors as the length of time since your vehicle’s last service, and what kind of service your car last had.
If, for example, your last annual service was a Full service, we would strongly advise you to book a Major service next. This is due to our Major service not only covering all areas of essential maintenance included in our Full and Interim services, but also items that are regularly replaced in vehicles every two years, such as the hydraulic fluid and cabin filter.
If, meanwhile, your most recent annual service was a Major service, we would recommend that you request a Full service next, as this is a service consisting of more than 76 checks of your vehicle’s essential elements.
Finally, our Interim service is – as its name implies – a service that you may consider every six months, additional to a Full or Major service. This service may be particularly suitable if you are a high-mileage driver, given that the resultant heightened wear and tear may necessitate your vehicle being checked more frequently.
A service entails your car being checked – recommended at regular intervals – to ascertain its condition and roadworthiness. It differs from an MOT in that it is not a legal requirement; it also typically involves a more in-depth mechanical assessment of the vehicle than an MOT test.
An MOT test, by contrast, is required every year by law, for cars that are more than three years old. An MOT essentially takes the form of a visual inspection of a vehicle, focusing on the condition of such key parts as the brakes and lights, and the tread of the tyres. The aim is to assess whether the vehicle meets the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)’s minimum road safety requirements.
Here at Reynolds RMGMOT, we can understand that amid today’s busy lifestyles, it can be easy to forget to book in your annual MOT test or service.
This can have dire consequences, as fines of thousands of pounds can be imposed on motorists driving a car that has serious defects and lacks a valid MOT. This is without even touching on the greater risk of your car breaking down if it hasn’t been serviced or undergone an MOT test recently.
So, why not book your MOT and service together for one day at our Southend-on-Sea garage? Our joint MOT and service deal saves you time, money and hassle compared to booking separately. It’ll save you from having to bring your car to us on two separate occasions, with just one date to remember. It’ll also give you the peace of mind of knowing that your vehicle is not merely roadworthy, but also compliant with legal requirements.
Place your faith in our capable car brakes fitters in Southend
Whether you are located in Southend-on-Sea, Shoeburyness or elsewhere in Essex, you can have the utmost confidence when you leave your vehicle in the hands of our skilled and seasoned mechanics.
We give you several options for the servicing of your car’s brakes. These include a free six-point brake check, scrutinising all aspects of your vehicle’s braking system, as well as an affordable brake fluid change. If you request our free six-point brake check, for example, we’ll carefully inspect your brakes and identify any issues. This will enable us to recommend and provide a quote for any required repair or replacement work, to help ensure you and your passengers’ safety on the road.
A brake fluid change, meanwhile, is similarly crucial for ensuring your brake components stay safe. While manufacturer recommendations vary, it is generally advisable to have your vehicle’s brake fluid changed every 24 months or every 24,000 miles – whichever is sooner.
So, why not book your brake check or brake fluid change within minutes online today, or call 01702 612472 to discuss your requirements in more detail with our car brakes fitters in Southend and Shoeburyness?