Vehicle servicing and MOT
preparation in Newtownards
A full range of automotive repairs and accessories
Our state of the art diagnostic systems allow us to offer dealer level services for SEAT, Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi along with most other makes and models of vehicles on the road today, which means lower repair costs for you.
MOT and PSV preparation
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.
Servicing that won’t affect your manufacturer warranty
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 and repairs
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.
Timing Belts & Water Pumps
There’s no set rule for when to replace your timing belt. It depends on the make and model of your car, as well as how much you drive the car. It’ll usually need to be replaced more than once over the course of a vehicle’s lifetime.
Manufacturers will usually recommend to replace your timing belt after a set number of years or miles. This could be anywhere from 40,000 to 100,000 miles or every 4+ years.