Buying a used vehicle is both exciting and daunting. Fraudsters are around every corner and it’s often difficult to separate them from the thousands of good, honest sellers. That is, at least, unless you’re experienced in mechanics and are able to determine the value of the vehicle but also uncover any faults hidden beneath the surface. As one of Amersham’s leading servicing and MOT centres, Holmer Green Service Centre see the aftermath of poor purchasing decisions by eager drivers in search of a bargain far too often. This is particularly the case in the New Year, as both first time and seasoned drivers pull enough money together to treat themselves to a new set of wheels. In this article, therefore, we’ll be providing you with a concise and easy to follow checklist to have in hand when viewing any used vehicle. Whether that used car is one manufactured in recent years or over a decade old, each of the points remains pivotal and will help ensure that...More Information
We may be an island, but with regular ferry crossings from a choice of UK ports and the Euro Tunnel, there is the option of driving to our holiday destination. The cost of a crossing is usually at a per vehicle rate, so if you are heading on a family holiday it can be more affordable than paying for individual flights. With luggage limits, it can also be more affordable and convenient to drive if you want to take bulky equipment. Skis, bikes, kayaks or simply everything you need to keep a toddler and baby happy are all easier to transport by car. There are also plenty of us who simply wouldn’t contemplate flying. We all know that as soon as we cross the water, we have to adjust our watches and adjust to driving on the other side of the road. This can take a bit of time to get used to, however it isn’t the only difference to driving on U.K. roads. By preparing in advance, you...More Information
Every car owner in the UK has to take their vehicle to a VOSA approved garage for an annual MOT. The exception lies with new cars that do not need an MOT for the first three years. It is up to the driver to remember and book the MOT, as unlike tax, no reminder is sent and this is where problems can occur. Unless you make a diary note a year in advance, it is easy to let the date pass. Driving on public roads without a current MOT certificate is against the law and if you are stopped by the police, you may be fined, receive points or have your vehicle removed. The exception is if you have a pre-booked MOT and you are driving to that appointment. The lack of a current MOT can also invalidate your insurance, so you could be facing an unexpected bill if an incident should occur. It is also necessary to have a current MOT certificate in order to tax your vehicle....More Information
Holmer Green Service Centre is an independent authorised Bosch Car Service and Repair Centre in Buckinghamshire. We have always valued the importance of delivering a high quality service and believe this focus on quality has contributed to over three successful decades in business. We are delighted to boast professional repairs to a wide variety of cars and many repeat Car Service customers.
We understand that whether your car needs a routine service or a serious and unexpected repair, it can be a major inconvenience. We recognise the importance of delivering an efficient service, where thorough checking, quality parts and a high standard of repair means your car is returned in a safe and reliable condition as quickly as possible.
At Holmer Green Service Centre we invest in state of the art diagnostic equipment. This technology, along with our mechanical experience and high standards of workmanship, enable us to deliver a professional service for all customers. We offer services and repairs to family cars and work vehicles, in addition to classic cars, hybrid models and high performance cars. We source all required car parts either from the main dealer or Allparts Automotive, a local company that we trust, as they share our ethos for delivering quality.
To enable you to continue with your daily routine, we have two courtesy cars for customers who have cars undergoing more lengthy repairs. We also provide a local delivery and collection service from our customer’s homes or place of work. If you would prefer to wait, we have a comfortable waiting area with free refreshments and newspapers to read.
At Holmer Green Service Centre we also have customer service specialists who book appointments, keep you informed with progress, sort out paperwork, advise on car maintenance and provide tea and biscuits whilst you wait. This allows our mechanics to focus on the cars and means we are easy to contact. Be reassured; returning your car in the best condition with minimum inconvenience is our priority.