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Servicing Checklist

Servicing Checklist

A vehicle servicing is crucial in maintaining your car’s health and safe operation, allowing for the identification and repair of problems, as well as the general upkeep of your vehicle. Watling Tyres have created this checklist to run you through what happens at a car servicing.

Upon entry

When driving into the centre, the following checks will be undertaken:

Component Checks / Actions Interim Service Full Service
Instruments, gauges and warning lights Check for operation
Horn Check for operation
Clutch Check for operation*
Windscreen washers Alignment and operation checked
Wipers Operation and condition is checked

Inside the autocentre

Component Checks / Actions Interim Service Full Service
Indicator light Reset
Diagnostic trouble codes Error codes are recorded
Lights All lights are checked to ensure security and operation. This includes hazard lights, brake lights, fog lights, indicators and all front, rear, side and main lights
Number plate lights Operation, security and condition all checked
Interior lights Operation and condition checked
Seat belts Checked to ensure they are in safe, working order
Front windscreen Checked for chips, cracks and damage
Mirrors Operation and condition checked
Handbrake Checked to ensure safe, working order

Under the bonnet

Component Checks / Actions Interim Service Full Service
Battery Security checked, battery cleaned and terminals greased
Brake pipes Checked for any signs of damage or corrosion, cable routing checked
Spark plugs Spark plugs are renewed for petrol cars
Windscreen washer fluid Levels checked, topped up if necessary
Power steering fluid Levels checked, topped up if necessary
Radiator Checked for damage and leaks
Air and fuel filters Renewed (fuel filters only renewed on diesel vehicles)
Coolant Strength and fluid level is checked using a dipstick

Underside of vehicle

This is where most of the vehicle’s pipes and hoses are checked, as well as wheel, exhaust and engine-related components.

Component Checks / Actions Interim Service Full Service
Engine oil and filter Oil is drained and the filter is replaced
Fuel pipes Condition of cable routing is checked, also checked for damage and corrosion
Brake pipes and hoses Condition of cable routing is checked, also checked for damage and corrosion
Radiator and coolant hoses Condition of cable routing is checked, also checked for damage and corrosion
Wheel balance All wheels are re-balanced, including any spare wheels
Wheel bearings Condition is checked
Brakes A full check is carried out on all brakes
Tyres A full check is carried out on all tyres
Wheel alignment Thorough check of wheel alignment
Shock absorbers Operation and condition is checked
Steering and suspension Checked for signs of damage and wear, working condition checked

Final Checks

There are a few final actions that need to be carried out before your car is returned to you. Firstly, the engine oil and brake fluid have their levels checked and topped up if required. Finally, we road test your car to check for any unusual noises coming from the engine; once this has passed without issue we will sign your log book and return your car to you.

Find your local branch

Watling Tyres are proud to provide comprehensive vehicle servicing in our branches across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. With over 55 years of experience, you can be completely sure of our reliability, our quality and our professionalism. For more information, please get in touch with us today.

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Head Office Address

Watling House, 1-3 Pelham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0HN

Email

contact@watlingtyres.co.uk

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Reviews

Very good service. Came down first thing in the morning. Advised me on the suspension and wheel alignment was done within 10-15min while waiting. Big improvement to the steering. Well proced! Recommended
Mikolaj Pawelczak
09:26 08 Nov 19
Very good service. Came down first thing in the morning. Advised me on the suspension and wheel alignment was done within 10-15min while waiting. Big improvement to the steering. Well proced! Recommended
Mikolaj Pawelczak
09:26 08 Nov 19
Excellent service and pricing. Super helpful, and really easy to book, drop off and collect. Couldn't recommend more. Relative to main dealers, an absolute pleasure to deal with.
E L
15:47 23 Oct 19
Excellent. Guys here are super helpful and friendly. Great prices on bike tyres
Paul Ashton
17:36 18 Sep 19
Excellent. Guys here are super helpful and friendly. Great prices on bike tyres
Paul Ashton
17:36 18 Sep 19
Fast repair of my rear tyre which had, yet another, nail picked up on my London commute.Always excellent service from these guys.
Leo Sweeney
17:25 12 Sep 19
Fast repair of my rear tyre which had, yet another, nail picked up on my London commute.Always excellent service from these guys.
Leo Sweeney
17:25 12 Sep 19
Took 10 minutes to get a tyre change, pretty good. Helpful and friendly staff
Andre R
12:48 07 Sep 19
It's the only 'shop' in town. The guys are aways ready to help and there's a comfortable clean reception area. Prices are acceptable too.
Pete Cooksey
18:42 04 Sep 19
It's the only 'shop' in town. The guys are aways ready to help and there's a comfortable clean reception area. Prices are acceptable too.
Pete Cooksey
18:42 04 Sep 19
I have always rated this well- run, organised business. The staff are professional, friendly and efficient.
annajuliet
13:04 03 Sep 19
Absolutely awesome service. Do not want to individualise as a great team effort. Highly recommended
Betchaan Betjane
10:02 23 Aug 19
Very helpful guys, good prices. Thanks for today's repair of our tyre!
Krisztina Csundak
08:28 27 Jul 19
Very helpful guys, good prices. Thanks for today's repair of our tyre!
Krisztina Csundak
08:28 27 Jul 19
Called them to see if they had a tyre for my bike. They didnt but could get one that afternoon. On arrival my bike was quickly in the workshop and the tyre fitted for a lot less than I had expected to pay. Friendly staff who know their stuff.
Paul A
15:08 15 Jul 19
Called them to see if they had a tyre for my bike. They didnt but could get one that afternoon. On arrival my bike was quickly in the workshop and the tyre fitted for a lot less than I had expected to pay. Friendly staff who know their stuff.
Paul A
15:08 15 Jul 19
Well priced with good service. I had my rear tyre repaired a few months ago and all is still well. I like how you can see the team working on your motorbike while you wait.
Michael Becke
07:27 05 Jul 19
Well priced with good service. I had my rear tyre repaired a few months ago and all is still well. I like how you can see the team working on your motorbike while you wait.
Michael Becke
07:27 05 Jul 19
Can't rate these people enough, fitted me in quickly, did the job the same day whilst I waited and beat other quotes by £££
Nathan Breen
05:55 19 Jun 19
Can't rate these people enough, fitted me in quickly, did the job the same day whilst I waited and beat other quotes by £££
Nathan Breen
05:55 19 Jun 19
Friendly staff. Good place to take you Motorbike for it's MOT.
Steve Rushman
02:52 06 Jun 19
We always take our bikes to them if we need something done. Very helpful staff.
Thomas Torkos
20:32 11 May 19
I always go to watling tyres catford, they make you feel comfortable and the team there are always helpful.
skybart1
10:14 30 Mar 19
Fantastic staff very helpful very happy will use it again and again 👍
Andy Barton
16:14 05 Mar 19
I went today to get new rear brake pads. Very friendly and cost was good. Even though my brakes were siezed they still only charged the £35.Will definatly go back. Really recommend them.
Sean Winter
13:16 19 Jan 19
Very good service. Very quick, friendly and knowledgeable guys. I went there to replace a tire on my moped but was told and shown that I had zero front breaks left. They fixed both the wheel and the breaks in about 45 minutes. Price was reasonable. I was still on time for my next appointment. 5 stars!
jevan green
14:44 17 Oct 18

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