Car Service In Manchester? Which Garage Should You Choose?

If you are looking for a garage to service your car you are probably looking for both expertise and affordability. For car servicing Manchester there is a lot of choice so you may want to look at alternatives to using the main dealer especially as you can get a quality service at a local, reputable garage at a much lower cost.

There are a number of misconceptions that drive people to get their car serviced at the main dealer; usually concerns about warranty, affects on the resale value of the vehicle or worries that another garage may carry out unnecessary work. Sometimes going to the main dealer is not the best deal, so let’s consider some of those common reasons why people don’t shop around for a car service.

Concerns Over Warranty

Car Warranty

Legally a new car must have a two-year manufacturer’s warranty. The warranty starts at first registration and continues even if the car is sold again within this time. People are often concerned that if they go to an independent garage instead of the dealer that it will automatically void the warranty. This is not true: A car manufacturer has no legal right to force a car owner to use their official dealership. You should be aware, however, that the manufacturer may have some specific conditions regarding when the car is serviced and how the service is carried out during the period it is in warranty.

One of these conditions is the interval at which the car is serviced while it is still under warranty so you should ensure that this is done according to the schedule they provide. They also stipulate that you keep a service record and always use original parts. However, if you meet these conditions you can get your car serviced at any garage in Manchester without affecting the warranty at all. A good, reputable garage will use the correct parts and consumables, update your service record, make sure all bills and receipts are kept and use all of the manufacturer’s specified procedures.

Concerns Over Service Quality

Quality is often the main concern when someone owns a relatively new car. Often this relates to the quality of spare parts as well as the competence of the mechanics that will be working on the vehicle. There is a common belief that independent garages are cheaper because they are less skilled, cut corners or use cheaper parts. This can be the case, but if this is a garage you have confidence in then it should not be an issue.

If you use a VAG specialist in Manchester, there is obviously no worries about the service quality. In fact, because they often employ mechanics that have been trained by the manufacturer or who have worked at an official dealership before, you can be sure that they are competent and familiar with all the processes, procedures and standards needed to give your car a good service. You may find that a garage offers two different types of service; One for cars that are still in warranty, and one for everyone else. Whatever service you use, rest assured that you will get detailed checks and the best quality spares and repairs.

Though VAG specialists Volksmaster have, as the name suggests, a specialist focus they also service, repair and MOT all other makes and model of car from a Ford to a Lambourghini, from a Smart Car to a Peugeot and everything in between. The highly technical knowledge gained in servicing VAG vehicles transfers to other brands ensuring an equally high level of vehicle servicing.

Concerns Over Resale Value

If you use the official dealer to service your car you can guarantee that this will help you retain the value of your vehicle. However, any potential buyer is more concerned that you have actually serviced the car, that you have done so at the correct time or mileage as specified by the manufacturer.

Other points of interest include any damage, for example, through accident or collision or if you have needed any major repairs. If you use a reputable independent garage for servicing and repair, and you ensure that the manufacturer’s servicng timescale and conditions are met your car will not lose out on resale value. As your car ages the impact of the service history on value becomes less, certainly it is more important if your car is under five years old.

Transparency

“Back street garage”, the very words can summon up concern if you are considering using the services of such an establishment. We’ve all heard stories of inflated bills, unnecessary work and even vehicles leaving the workshop in worse state than when they arrived.

With Volksmaster transparency is a corner stone of our business. No work is carried out on a vehicle without our first informing the customer of the recommendations, with an explanation in detail of why the work is recommended. We do not undertake any work without first calling the customer and receiving their go ahead and we’re quiet happy to hear a ‘”No thanks” as customer care is another priority of our service. Our reputation for transparency and low cost but high quality work is evident in the countless customer reviews you can find on our website and across the Internet. Without our fastidiously maintained transparency our business would crumble.

It is obvious that an official manufacturer dealership will give your car an excellent service. The downside is always the cost and lack of convenience. The exception to this is where the manufacturer offers free servicing and there will often be a couple of complementary services included with a new car. Also, if you need warranty repairs these will need to be done at an official dealership. Apart from those cases, you can use any reputable garage for your car service in Manchester and get a good quality service, at a lower cost with great customer care.

For Your Car Service In Manchester

We undertake servicing for all makes and models of car or van throughout the North Manchester and Manchester City Centre areas, you can book your car or van in for a service, repair or MOT, use the quick qoute form below or give us a call on 0161 624 5060. We also offer a highly convenient Collect & Return service or a courtesy car so you’re routine is disrupted as little as possible while your vehicle is serviced.

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  • Amazing, went in for brake pads and discs, great hospitality, customer always comes first will be coming here forever 🙂

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    jahanzayb kayani
    18/03/2020

    Always friendly and helpful, really know their stuff.They will advise honestly and charge fairly.i would not use any other.

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    Roy Clare
    13/03/2020

    Brilliant service from these guys, car feels brand new, even washed and vacuumed it too...think I will use these more in the future, see how long I can keep my 12yo car going for...hopefully another 12 years?

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    Darren Bastin
    13/03/2020
  • Always friendly and helpful, really know their stuff.
    They will advise honestly and charge fairly.
    i would not use any other.

    Roy Clare Avatar
    Roy Clare
    09/03/2020

    great friendly service, will recommend to all 👍

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    Tom Ford
    04/03/2020

    Volksmaster have looked after my Touareg for the past three years and have done a great job servicing and MOT'ing it - their work is always to a high standard and at a great price. Recommend them to anyone.

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    Anthony Boggiano
    03/03/2020
  • Always got me out of the sh#t when my T4s been sick x

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    Eric van der Steen
    02/03/2020

    I always take my car to Volksmaster in Bury... Very good customer service and friendly staff.. I highly recommend Volksmaster to service and repair your car.. They offer a comparable if not better service than your local main dealer.. 5 Star and highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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    David Brennan
    02/03/2020

    Took my daughter's car here for it's second service because the previous owner had it's first service carried out by Volksmaster Bury and he recommended them to me. RUBBISH service!!
    Only joking, everything was great; polite, friendly professional service and a quick turnaround (the service was completed before I had finished my lunch) I will be bringing the car back here for the next service.

    Thanks, Rob

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    Robert Ray
    28/02/2020
  • Always great service. Got my car back earlier then expected. Have used this company many years now.

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    Steven Brooks
    28/02/2020

    I've brought both my cars to the Bury branch for the past 7 years and they have been absolute class on every visit!!

    Knowledge, value for money, and most importantly truly honest.

    If you have a German car it’s a no brainer over main dealer rip off merchants.

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    Mark Eustace
    21/02/2020

    Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Car valeted and any potential future issues discussed and advice given. Great service!!

    Tony North Avatar
    Tony North
    21/02/2020
  • Honest and very professional operation. Keep you updated on progress etc. Not the cheapest but if your after quality then this is the right place.Saying that My Ex's 10yr old car just went for an MOT and only cost £60 with some bulbs and screen wash etc.I have used them for 10 years now and always been happy.

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    Jonathon Wolsey
    20/02/2020

    What can you say, great service, car ready when requested, and you don't get ripped off. Keep up the excellent service.

    Ian Calvert Avatar
    Ian Calvert
    20/02/2020

    Very professional and friendly service.

    Kevin Lanham Avatar
    Kevin Lanham
    20/02/2020
  • Friendly and very helpful

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    Noel Duffy
    11/02/2020

    Took my Audi in for airbag ECU coding . Quick sound lads had a good chat couldnt recomend them enough will be back. Cheers lads

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    Marc Ellis
    08/02/2020

    First time using this garage, took my Golf GTI in for a full service, I couldn't be happier. Warm and friendly staff, keep me updated on the current progress of my service. Will definitely be returning to this garage. Keep up the great work guys!

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    Callum Sharples
    07/02/2020
  • Having had a long recurring issue with my VW California i was recommend to Volksmaster Van Centre Oldham.
    Fantastic, professional service from start to finish.
    From booking in and being kept up to date by Stacy, to the explanation of the issue and how they resolved it by Nathan.
    Would highly recommend all the team at Volksmaster.

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    Andy Entwistle
    06/02/2020

    Great service. Good communication and very knowledgeable. Kept me informed of everything and let me know exactly what the problem was and how to prevent future problems with the DPF filter on my Golf diesel. Also cleaned the car for me for no extra charge. Highly recommended.

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    Michael Doyle
    30/01/2020

    Another Visit to Volksmaster, another happy experience! Only went for wheel balancing this time, however once again their service was fantastic. They gave me readings of each wheel before and after each one was balanced, and the car drives bang on now! Will see you next time the car comes in for a service.

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    Chris Lukoczki
    28/01/2020
  • Very professional services. Kind staff and short waiting time. Very recommend.

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    Laszlone Foczeny
    24/01/2020

    2 new tyres. Professional service. Fitted me in at short notice. Recommended

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    Peter Edwards
    20/01/2020

    Brilliant service, got me in at short notice and found problem amd fixed and returned by following afternoon cannot fault at all! Kept upto date with pricing and stayed within price stated. Will be my go to garage from now on!

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    Chris Callan
    20/01/2020
  • First time used this garage, what a top guy there called Mike and his team, kept me up to date on the progress, customer service excellent, think i've found my garage, i wish them all the best.
    Highly recommended.....nice one guys.

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    MR K
    14/01/2020

    I had quite a bad central locking fault on my Caddy, which was a real pain for me. Volksmaster did a cracking job to find and fix the fault and went above and beyond in all their service. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff also. Cracking job and service from Volksmaster, would highly recommend.

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    Steven Drew
    14/01/2020

    Attended the garage recently on two separate occasions (different reasons). Staff were helpful, polite and informative they didn’t speak to me like I was an idiot, from booking the car in to collecting it later. The garage and forecourt was clean and tidy giving a good impression. Would highly recommend this garage

    Katy Mitchell Avatar
    Katy Mitchell
    20/12/2019
  • Wouldn’t go anywhere else! Always look after me and are honest and reliable!!

    Laura Haytack Avatar
    Laura Haytack
    20/12/2019

    Great and speedy service..friendly and professional...also use them for any services and repairs on our vw camper...one happy customer 😀

    Delma Burns Avatar
    Delma Burns
    20/12/2019

    Good service and extremely friendly staff.

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    Azadur Rahman
    20/12/2019

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