Established in the 1950s, and operating under our current owners since 2004, Chequers Garage Ltd is a small, fully independent workshop located in Aston Tirrold. Our close proximity to Didcot, Wallingford and all surrounding Oxfordshire areas makes us the preferred choice for motorists who need to book in for car servicing. Chequers Garage also undertakes mechanical car repairs, and offers services to private car owners and small local businesses.
We offer a friendly, timely service with the kind of professionalism you'd expect from a genuinely local garage. When you book in for car servicing or car repairs with Chequers Garage, our company always does its best to keep you mobile. That's why we have courtesy cars available for our valued Didcot, Wallingford and Oxfordshire motorists.
Free vehicle collection and delivery is available.
The technicians at our garage undertake car servicing, or perform car repairs, on all passenger and light commercial models from every major manufacturer. Just as importantly, we have the highest levels of trade and industry accreditation, and we are proud to cover the Didcot and Wallingford areas as registered IMI, GGS, FSB and GMC members.
If you are one of the many Oxfordshire motorists to use dealership garages because you believe they provide a superior service, you would actually be mistaken. Independent garages like our own undertake car servicing and maintenance work to the same standards as main dealerships. Block Exemption Regulations, introduced in 2003, created more competition in the automotive sector and, essentially, gave motorists more choice.
Today, our Didcot and Wallingford customers benefit from full and interim car servicing at prices which always compare well against those charged by dealerships in Oxfordshire.
A full car service is an annual maintenance program but, for high mileage drivers, the specified interval with most manufacturers is 12,000 miles. This is a more detailed service which, in addition to an oil and oil filter change, sees the air filter, pollen filter, fuel filter and spark plugs replaced. Full car servicing includes an additional series of mechanical checks.
Interim car servicing is for Didcot, Wallingford and Oxfordshire motorists covering more than 12,000 miles annually, and is basically an oil and oil filter change at 6,000 mile or six-monthly intervals. If you are unsure as to whether you need a full or an interim car service, please contact Chequers Garage today and we'll advise you over the telephone.
If car servicing is a preventative form of maintenance, car repairs are a more reactive service. Breakdowns, component wear and issues in the engine sub-system (indicated by dashboard warning lights) all point to the need for car repairs. At Chequers Garage, we work closely with local factors and suppliers in the Didcot, Wallingford and Oxfordshire areas to source OEM replacement parts, or we can obtain manufacturer parts direct if required.
The purpose of car repairs is to get you back on the road as soon as possible, and to minimise vehicle downtimes – particularly when we are dealing with trade and fleet clients.
Typical car repairs include the replacement of worn brakes, clutches and exhausts, but issues with the vehicle sub-system require our garage to use diagnostic equipment. This advanced tooling isolates the fault, transposes codes and helps us to recommend the most suitable car repairs to motorists in the nearby Didcot and Wallingford areas.
Other car repairs include steering and suspension work, the replacement of car batteries, auto electrical services, gearbox rebuilds and traditional mechanical troubleshooting.