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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  • 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.

    Mark Eustace Avatar
    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

    Friendly and very helpful

    Noel Duffy Avatar
    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

    Marc Ellis Avatar
    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.

    Michael Doyle Avatar
    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.

    Chris Lukoczki Avatar
    Chris Lukoczki
    28/01/2020

    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.

    Steven Drew Avatar
    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

    Took my car here for the first time yesterday. I can honestly say they did a fantastic job. Very competitive rates. Polite, friendly staff and true to their word had my car ready when they said it would be. Would highly recommend these guys. Thank you

    Maureen Jones Avatar
    Maureen Jones
    13/12/2019
  • Best garage around. Not only diagnosed the issue quickly but fixed it within a few days and even fixed a few electrical problems free of charge. Other garages couldn’t find the issue and one garage nearly had me recon my dsg gearbox at a cost of 3k. Highly recommended don’t wast your time at other garages like I did.

    Phil smith Avatar
    Phil smith
    13/12/2019

    Ryan and the team are professional and knowledgable, they provide great customer service and all the work is carried out to a high standard. They give honest advice and even suggest cheaper alternatives. Not a place that rips you off! I've been going there for years and never had a problem. Chet

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    Chet Patel
    09/12/2019

    The best specialist mechanics around! No nonsense, knowledgeable, reliable and keep you up to date on any work being done on your car. They are my go to place for figuring out any big issue and fixing it to a high standard - for a good price. Plus Ryan ensures your car is well looked after. Thanks guys!

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    Touyab Waseem
    08/12/2019
  • These guys are the real deal! 5 star. Constantly going the extra mile. Knowledgeable, patient, honest, down-to-earth and they know their VWs inside out. My van is back today from them, super clean and smelling great.
    So happy to have discovered their Bury branch, they gave my Volkswagen T5.1 van some seriously needed TLC and it drives like a new vehicle.
    I won't go anywhere else after so many dodgy cowboy garage experiences... now discovering these guys is like a diamond in the rough!! Don't hesitate to use them for any of your VAG needs. I'll be back.
    Cheers, Hannah.

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    HANNAH FARREN
    05/12/2019

    These guys are the real deal! 5 star. Constantly going the extra mile. Knowledgeable, patient, honest, down-to-earth and they know their VWs inside out. My van is back today from them, super clean and smelling great.
    So happy to have discovered their Bury branch, they gave my Volkswagen T5.1 van some seriously needed TLC and it drives like a new vehicle.
    I won't go anywhere else after so many dodgy cowboy garage experiences... now discovering these guys is like a diamond in the rough!! Don't hesitate to use them for any of your VAG needs. I'll be back.
    Cheers, Hannah.

    Hannah Von Farren Avatar
    Hannah Von Farren
    05/12/2019

    Excellent service at Volksmaster Bury. Took my Audi TT because there was water leaking into the footwells but I had no idea where from. They found the leak within an hour, replaced my windscreen and had it all sealed. They even cleaned all the mould from the carpets and dried it out as much as they could. Prices are fair and Mike was extremely helpful - highly recommended!

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    Linda Barlow
    04/12/2019
  • The quality of the service was excellent everything that was promised to me was delivered on time, I highly recommend volksmaster Oldham and have since recommended some of my family and friends to them, the over customer experience was excellent they kept me updated about everything and the communication was excellent. Would definitely use them again and good value for money.

    Asad Mahmood Avatar
    Asad Mahmood
    28/11/2019

    Brilliant garage. They're honest, reliable, friendly and always try to fit you in at short notice if they can. You're given a estimate of the time that the job will take and they stick to it. No needless hanging around or constant calling to check on progress that I've had to do with some other garages. I trust the staff at Volksmaster to do a great job on time and to charge a fair price.

    Gareth Lawler Avatar
    Gareth Lawler
    28/11/2019

    Wouldnt take my car anywhere else. Fair prices and every member of staff is friendly and helpful. Brilliant garage.

    Heather Robinson Avatar
    Heather Robinson
    27/11/2019
  • Great service took my Ford Focus, thought it was gone, as I thought it was the gearbox!! Volksmaster fixed it, am happy with the service! Great service, thank you!

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    Taps Muzite
    26/11/2019

    Excellent interim service and MOT on my 24yr old Audi A4.
    Now been using Volksmaster in both previous and present incarnations for 20 years. I travel from Littleborough to take my car to them. Says it all really!

    Derek Hargreaves Avatar
    Derek Hargreaves
    25/11/2019

    Friendly and quick service. They did my cam belt change no problem. Have used this place before and they are 100% reliable. Car was also cleaned inside and out.Thanks very much guys!

    Clare Hirst Avatar
    Clare Hirst
    23/11/2019
  • This is the second time I have been to Volksmaster in Oldham the level of service and attention to detail was excellent I can’t recommend enough,.

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    martin carver
    23/11/2019

    Good work, very accommodating, gave me great advice regarding maintenance, cleaning and lubricating my sunroof. Even valeted the car. Great customer service, will definitely be taking my SEAT Leon here again. The servicing and MOT prices are very reasonable.

    Mridyul Das Avatar
    Mridyul Das
    22/11/2019

    I have been coming here many years for MOT. Always the same fast and friendly service. Recommended.

    Steve Bradbury Avatar
    Steve Bradbury
    21/11/2019
  • All good, efficient and professional as usual

    Mark Stockton Avatar
    Mark Stockton
    20/11/2019

    I went here last month for a full service on my kia sportage and the staff where really helpful and friendly they went through all what needed doing will be back next year for my m.o.t thanks to lisa and Danny all the best scott

    scott walker Avatar
    scott walker
    12/11/2019

    These guys are fantastic!, not only did they fix the issues with my touareg. I had trouble getting over to pick my car so they delivered it to my work! Amazing
    Thank you. Would recommend to anyone

    Chris Nicholson Avatar
    Chris Nicholson
    08/11/2019
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