Overthorpe Garage, Banbury

Your Local Banbury Garage

MOT, Servicing & Repairs
Monday to Friday, 08:30 – 17:30

📞 01295 272825

Overthorpe Garage
12 Thorpe Way
Banbury, OX16 4SP

Car Servicing

Here at Overthorpe Garage, we pride ourselves on being vehicle servicing specialists and work with you to find the best value and quality by offering a selection of genuine and third party parts. Overthorpe Garage, Banbury are also proud to provide dealership standard diagnostics – at a fraction of the price. With most makes and models, your vehicle’s dash or infotainment system will alert you when your vehicle is due a service.

What’s included in a service?

A regular car service checks the condition of your car. It can assess everything from general wear and tear to fluids, brakes, the engine, and more. Each service is different depending on your make and model. A car service can involve up to 50 or more components, systems checks and adjustments.

Why should I have my vehicle serviced?

“But I’ve just had an MOT, why do I need to have my car serviced too?!” But servicing is actually completely different to an MOT. An MOT is an annual technical inspection for safety – it’s not designed to replace or repair worn vehicle components.

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Overthorpe Garage

Car Interim Service

  • Check for damage to bodywork lamps and trims
  • Fit protective covers
  • Check operation of interior and exterior lights
  • Check operation of ABS and / or air bag warning lights
  • Check windscreen washers and wipers
  • Check horn
  • Lubricate all door hinges, locks and bonnet catches
  • Add fuel treatment (extra cost)
  • Add engine flush (extra cost)
  • Check fuel cap
  • Check cooling system including fan operation
  • Check and record antifreeze protection
  • Check and record brake fluid boiling point
  • Check all auxiliary belts (not timing belt)
  • Check engine breather system
  • Check vacuum pipes
  • Check power steering operation and fluid condition
  • Check full throttle settings and lubricate linkage
  • Check battery level and lubricate terminals
  • Check and top up all under bonnet fluid levels
  • Change engine oil and filter and fit new sump washer
  • Check the condition and security of exhaust
  • Check and top up gearbox oil level
  • Carry out tyre report
  • Check cv gators for wear and splits
  • Reset service light
  • Ensure all upholstery, gear lever , steering wheel etc are clean
  • Stamp service book

Car Full Service

(On top of everything we carry out on an interim service, a full service also has the following carried out)

  • Check vehicle history
  • Check Timing belt history and advise.
  • Check Air conditioning operation and advise.
  • Check operation of all suspension dampers
  • Replace air filter (if required)
  • Replace fuel filter (if required)
  • Replace pollen filter (if required)
  • Replace spark plugs (if required)
  • Check fuel lines and brake pipes
  • Check and top up rear axel and transfer box oil levels
  • Check all steering and suspension joints mountings and gators
  • Check all wheel bearings for excessive play and noise, (adjust if required)
  • Check clutch adjustment and adjust
  • Grease all greasing points
  • Remove and refit all road wheels
  • Torque wheel nuts / studs
  • Check operation and condition of front brakes
  • Check operation and condition of rear brakes , remove and replace brake drums
  • Check and adjust handbrake
  • Road test vehicle and report any findings