Servicing & MOT

Car servicing

Car servicing and MOT test preparation in Newtownards

Is your vehicle due for an MOT test soon? Contact D.R. Automotive. We provide complete MOT test preparation and car servicing for all types of vehicles.

A full range of automotive repairs and accessories

We can carry out anything from replacing a simple bulb, through to a routine service or on to major mechanical overhauls of engines and gearboxes, suspension and braking systems in our comprehensively equipped workshop. At D.R. Automotive we pride ourselves on being equipped to repair the most challenging faults on modern vehicle electronic systems. 

Our state of the art diagnostic systems allow us to offer dealer level services for Renault, SEAT, Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi and many other makes, which means lower repair costs for you.
Classic car repairs

 PSV preparation

MOT and PSV preparation

If your vehicle is due for an MOT or PSV test, contact us. At D.R Automotive, we provide full MOT and PSV preparation services for your vehicle. All our mechanics are fully qualified and highly experienced in all aspects of what is required for MOT and PSV testing, maximising the chance that your vehicle will pass first time. 

We can inspect your vehicle and inform you if any repairs are necessary for the test. We take the hassle out of the test for you and if needed, we can arrange the test and also bring the vehicle to the local test centre for you.
manufacturer warranty

Servicing that won't affect your manufacturer warranty

In October 2003 European legislation affecting the motor trade came into force. Its full title is Block Exemption Regulation 1400/2002 (BER for short). The legislation now changes the way cars may be serviced, it gives the motorist a lot more freedom in deciding who should look after their vehicle. We can now offer you that freedom by:
  • Servicing your vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer's service schedule
  • Fitting original parts or parts of matching quality
  • Offering high standards of workmanship with significant savings compared to a franchised dealer
  • Retaining a full service history of your vehicle for resale
  • Preserving your manufacturer's warranty
In short, any work carried out by D.R. Automotive will not invalidate your manufacturer's warranty and will provide you with significant savings compared to the cost at the main dealer.
Fault diagnostics

Fault diagnostics and repairs

We run a diagnostic service using the latest equipment to read vehicle fault codes and interrogate the onboard systems. We also have test units to test for leaking head gaskets, air conditioning system leaks, brake fluid condition and antifreeze protection levels. Most importantly, we have experienced qualified technicians as there is no substitute for experience.
Although we do charge an investigation fee for any complicated faults, we do take your consent for any work beyond that before proceeding with repairs. This is often a stressful time for you and we aim to make it as painless as we can. We will explain the repair and options with you. We have saved customers where other garages have wanted more money than the repair work really needs.
Forte lubricant

Forte lubricants and treatments

Forté is a name that is synonymous with the very best in effective engine treatments. Their products are used on a regular basis by over 9,000 garages in the UK and their programmes are now part of the norm when it comes to servicing a vehicle.
Forté has over 30 years' worth of experience in the UK helping and advising garages on how to make a noticeable difference to a car’s performance and enhancing customer satisfaction.
Headlight Restoration 
Front Headlight
Headlight Restoration
Headlight Restoration
Did you know - we can restore your faded headlights at a fraction of the price of replacements.
In bad cases it can cause an MOT failure, as the light intensity is greatly reduced. Both lights can generally be done in around an hour. Above are several before and after pictures of Volkswagen Passat lights we restored recently. They were some of the worst we had come across, but as you can see the results were great.

 We are committed to saving you money on MOT test preparation and car servicing. You can depend on D.R. Automotive to provide excellent services.
D.R. Automotive provides MOT test preparation and car servicing in and around Newtownards. For more details, call us on
028 9182 1780
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