CAR SERVICE COLCHESTER

Car Servicing

Part of the Bosch Car Service network

Bosch Car Service Network, Colchester

The Bosch Car Service network is made up of selected independent garages that are able to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the highest levels of technical and customer service.

It brings together the benefits offered by a reputable local garage combined with the support and expertise available from Bosch, a global supplier of automotive technology.

Bosch Code of Practice

The purpose of the Code is to set out the standards and practices of a Bosch Car Service garage so that you can make an informed and favourable decision as to the suitability of the services on offer.

All Bosch Car Service garages are required to comply with the provisions of the Code and fulfil all relevant statutory and legal requirements, in particular those relating to Trading Standards, Health and Safety, Environmental Protection and Employment.

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Book any of our services from the comfort of your home. Simply click the button below, choose the service you would like and confirm a date and time.

Car Service FAQ’s

Each car manufacturer makes specific service recommendations for each model, with many newer cars designed to go longer between intervals. Depending on the vehicles make age, mileage and history a good rule of thumb for servicing is every 12,000 miles or 12 months. To get a guide specific to your vehicle contact us with your registration, current mileage and if possible, any known history.

The service required is dependant on make, model, age and history. An annual service is recommended for most vehicles and a good rule of thumb is a full service every 12,000 miles which the average motorist covers annually. For the low mileage car alternating a full service and a basic service each yar may be appropriate. Each car manufacturer makes specific recommendations for each model, so for a guide specific to your vehicle contact us with your registration, current mileage and if possible, any known history. Remember if funds are low, a basic service is better than no service and we have a range of payment options available.

In short, because there are so many variables; make, model, age, mileage, history and budget. Contact us with your registration, current mileage, if possible any known history and we can guide you through the options to help make an informed choice.

The cost of a service will depend on the service required. As a guide the average cost of a basic service is £105-£130.00 including VAT and the average cost of a full service is £210.00 to £260.00 including VAT. Please do be mindful this is an average cost, for an accurate quote tailored specifically to your car and its servicing needs contact us with your registration, current mileage and if possible, history. We can also provide details for the range of payment options we have available.

Regrettably for the consumer there is no industry-based formula for a car service so a ‘full service’ in one garage, for example, may include 50 point checks and in another only 40 point checks. Rest assured as a Bosch Car Service we work to the highest standards using only original equipment parts and manufacture approved oils. Take a look at our website to what we include in each of our pre-set services. For newer vehicles and where it is customer preference, we can follow manufacturers specific service schedules and we can gladly explain what is included in these services. For us to do this please contact us with your vehicle registration, current mileage and if possible, history.

With so many components on a vehicle, all having the potential to make a variety of noises, it would be difficult to give an accurate answer without first identifying the noise. If the vehicle is due a service, details of the noise can be discussed at the time of booking and we can best advise whether the noise is able to be identified within the service. If the vehicle is not due for a service, we would advise visiting us where one of our trained technicians can listen to the noise and advise the best course of action.

There are over 3,000 faults that can cause warning lights to illuminate on a car dashboard. It very much depends on which light is illuminated and the cause as to whether a service will remedy the fault and extinguish the light. If the service light is illuminated, as a part of the service it will be reset and extinguished to illuminate again when the next service is due. If it is a warning lamp it is unlikely the fault will be remedied by a service. Please contact us to discuss which light is illuminated and the best course of action.

Yes, we have a number of finance and payment options available.

For those unexpected or difficult times we have payment assist; the bill must exceed £250.00, the customer pays 25% of the bill at the time of collection and pays the remaining amount over 3 further, monthly payments. There is 0% interest and no hidden fees.

For those who prefer to plan we have a savings scheme. The customer puts in an amount each month, that best suits them and the customer can use their saved funds for any bill at All Trans Autos. We can estimate the annual servicing costs to assist with calculating the most appropriate amount.

Very soon we will be introducing service plans, these will be able to be tailored to your needs from 12 month plans to 36 month plans incorporating all of the servicing needs for your vehicle at an affordable monthly cost.

high quality servicing

Highest Standards, Performance Checks

To ensure standards are maintained, garages must take part in a programme of quality and performance checks. All Bosch Car Service garages aim to offer an outstanding level of care and attention as well as the highest standards of workmanship.

Bosch Car Service Colchester, Essex

Our Upfront Fixed Price Servicing

Engine size from
To
Oil change
Bronze Service
Silver Service
Gold Service
.750
1.3
£51.99
1.4
1.7
£54.99
£115.99
£189.99
£239.99
1.8
2.2
£55.99
£130.99
£204.99
£254.99
2.3
6.0
£58.99
£145.99
£219.99
£269.99

All prices quoted are subject to additional charges (specialist oils/platinum or electrode plugs or specialist parts) and are inclusive of VAT @ 20%.

For a full service schedule and what each level of servicing covers please see our page Servicing under the heading SERVICES at the top of the page menu.

Items Checked Type of Service
Bronze (Eco) Silver (Small) Gold (Full)
Pre Engine Checks
Check Vehicle History x x x
Check timing belt replacement intervals x x x
Check for damage to body work, lamps and trims x x
Check condition of seat belts x x
Check operation of interior lights x
Check operation of exterior lights x x x
Check operation of ABS and Airbag warning lights x x x
Check air conditioning operation including bad odour* x x
Check windscreen washers and wipers x x x
Add screen wash fluid * x x x
Check horn x x x
Check operation of suspension dampers x x
Lubricate all door hinges, locks and bonnet catches x x
Check fuel cap x x
Under Bonnet Checks
Check cooling system including fan operation x x
Check and record anti freeze protection x x
Check and record brake fluid condition x x x
Check all auxiliary belts (timing belt not included) x x x
Check engine breather system x
Check vacuum pipes X x
Check power steering operation and fluid condition x x x
Check battery level and lubricate terminals * x x
Carry out battery test x x x
Carry out charging test x x x
Carry out starter test x x x
Check and top up all under bonnet fluid levels x x x
Replace air filter x
Replace spark plugs * x
Replace fuel filter * x
Replace pollen filter * x x
Check and report on oil leaks x x x
Check and report on water leaks x x x
Vehicle Raised
Drain engine oil and replace x x x
Replace oil filter x x x
Check fuel lines and brake pipes x x
Check security and condition of the exhaust system x x x
Check and top up axle and transfer box oil levels * x x
Check and top up gearbox oil level x x
Check all steering and suspension joints, mountings and gaiters x x x
Carry out full tyre report x x x
Check and adjust tyre pressures x x x
Check all wheel bearings for excessive play and noise (Adjust if required) x x
Check CV Gaiters and joints for wear and splits x x x
Check clutch cable/cylinder* x x x
Grease all greasing points x x
Check operation and condition of front brakes Visual Visual x
Check operation and condition of rear brakes (Inlcuding handbrake) Visual Visual x
Carry out brake report x
Refill engine with manufacturer’s specific grade oil x x x
Check wheel nut torque to manufacturer’s specification x x x
Vehicle
Road test and report findings x x x
Re-check engine oil level x x x
Reset service indicator * x x x
Stamp service book or update DSB * x x x

Our Car Service Mission

We are extremely proud to be a Bosch Car Service Centre. In order to be accredited with this, specific criteria must be met and our technicians are trained to the highest standards on the latest technologies including diagnostic equipment to pinpoint any faults in your vehicle as quickly and accurately as possible.

We understand the importance in keeping your vehicle on the road and keeping you safe which is why at All Trans Autos Ltd our staff work Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm and 8am – 5pm on Saturday

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Book any of our services from the comfort of your home. Simply click the button below, choose the service you would like and confirm a date and time.