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MOT Testing & Car Servicing in Harwell | Is Your Car Winter Ready?

An established service, repair and MOT garage with 70 years of trading history, Chequers Garage Limited believe in helping our customers get the most out of their motors. Our client-focused approach to garage services sees us reminding our customers in Harwell when they’re due to book in for car servicing or MOT testing, investing in the latest vehicle diagnostics equipment, and advising motorists in the best ways to look after their car.


Pre-Winter Maintenance Checklist

Although the sun is still shining, shops have already begun advertising autumn jumpers and winter will be here before we know it! To make sure your vehicle is ready to handle the colder months, it is always a good idea to run through an end-of-summer maintenance checklist. On this page, we cover some practical tips to help you get started.

1. Don’t ignore dashboard warning lights

If you’ve been driving around Harwell all summer with a dashboard warning light on without getting it checked, make sure you do ASAP! Even though it may be the simple case of needing your car tyres inflated to rectify low pressure, any problem however minor can soon turn into something major if left too long. This magnifies over the colder months, as it is much more dangerous if something goes wrong with your car when driving on wet or icy roads. When you bring your car to our garage we can run complete vehicle diagnostics.

2. Get your car serviced and MOT tested

Car servicing and MOT testing are two of the most important maintenance services you can have carried out for your vehicle. If your car is due either of them, we advise motorists to get them completed before winter. The thorough checks made during these two regular garage services helps to prevent common car problems caused by the cold.

Our service and MOT garage in Aston Tirrold is ideally situated for customers in the Harwell area to come to us for car servicing and MOT testing. Get an instant price and book for free through our online forms or call us on 01235 850347 to speak to a member of our team.

3. Carry out an inspection of your vehicle

Have an overall check of your car or small commercial vehicle and focus on important elements such as fluid levels (especially anti-freeze and oil) and tyres. Be sure to test lights and windshield wipers too, both of which are more essential than ever over the winter months! Performing your own regular vehicle diagnostics checks on a regular basis will help to prevent problems with any of these components when the cold months draw in. As part of our garage services, we are always on-hand to carry out vehicle inspections for customers in Harwell and the surrounding areas as well. Visit our service and MOT garage today.

Local Car Servicing, Repair & MOT Garage

If you do run into any car problems over winter or require vehicle maintenance, we welcome motorists in the local Oxfordshire area to come to our service and MOT garage in Aston Tirrold. We have several decades of experience in the automotive industry and offer a wide range of garage services to cover all your car maintenance and repair needs. From full and interim car servicing to MOT testing and advanced vehicle diagnostics, we provide everything you need to help you stay safe and comfortable on the road.

For more information on winter preparation or to book a vehicle diagnostics check, car servicing or any other garage services, call 01235 850347 today. We’re located just 6 miles from Harwell.