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Car Servicing and Van Servicing in Daventry 

Fixed Price Vehicle Servicing - SDS Gives You Peace of Mind 

Why should you get your car or van serviced? It is like house insurance - you don't always need it, but it is good to have that peace of mind. A well-maintained vehicle would not normally need to visit a garage between service intervals. 
Servicing your car or van regularly will save you money, time and hassle.  
It will also help maintain the vehicle value when the time comes to sell it. 
We only use the manufacturer's original replacement  
parts or similar quality alternatives. Cheap oil only saves money in the short term, so we use the oil grade and  
quality originally specified by the manufacturer for your peace of mind. 
 
Our fixed-price servicing includes an oil and filter change, stripping and cleaning the brakes, replacement of all the filters (including fuel, cabin/pollen air conditioning) and  
all the other maintenance tasks originally specified by  
the vehicle manufacturer.  
 
Our experienced mechanics and technicians will  
thoroughly check the vehicle report back if they spot anything else that you need to consider. 

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SERVICING PRICES (All prices are plus 20% VAT) 

Car Servicing Price for Small Cars 
e.g Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa, Peugeot 207 etc 
 
£180 
Car Servicing Price for Medium Sized Cars 
e.g. Ford Mondeo, Ford Focus, Vauxhall Signum etc 
 
£200 
Car Servicing Price for 4x4s 
e.g. most Land Rovers, Toyotas Mitsubishi etc 
 
£240 
Van Service Price 
e.g. Ford Transit, Renault Traffic, VW Transporter 
 
£200 
Oil Service (all vehicles) 
£70 
We also service classic and custom vehicles-please contact us for further information. 
(Sorry, it is a LONG list but we don't skimp at SDS!) 
 
OIL 
SERVICE 
e.g. 6,000 miles OR 
6 months 
FULL 
SERVICE 
e.g. 12,000 miles OR 
12 months 
ENGINE 
 
 
Visual under-bonnet inspection and levels check 
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Drain engine oil and refill. We use manufacturers original specification oil or high quality equivalent. 
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Replace oil filter. 
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Check for excessive oil leaks. 
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Check condition and security of undertray. 
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Replace spark plugs for petrol engines only. An additional charge applies for platinum or long life plugs. 
 
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Check for timing belt (cambelt) replacement interval and report if replacement due according to mileage or age. 
 
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Check radiator condition. 
 
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Check coolant cap seals. 
 
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Check coolant hoses for leaks and condition and security. 
 
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Check electric cooling fan for operation where applicable. 
 
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Check condition and tension of fan or alternator belt. Adjust or report on condition. 
 
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Check condition and adjust auxiliary drive belts if required  
(excluding cambelt). 
 
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Replace air filter. 
 
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Change spark plugs. An additional charge applies for the supply of platinum and long-life plugs. 
 
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Check and record antifreeze strength and minimum  
temperature and top up coolant as required. 
 
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Check cooling system and replace coolant to correct specification if necessary 
 
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FUEL 
 
 
Check fuel cap seal condition. 
 
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Check visual condition of fuel lines. 
 
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Replace fuel filter (if fitted and external from fuel tank). 
 
 
 
DRIVE SYSTEM 
 
 
Check for correct clutch operation. 
 
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Check for correct gearbox operation. 
 
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Check and top up clutch fluid where applicable. 
 
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Check drive shaft gaitors for security and report leaks. 
 
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Grease prop/shaft if applicable. 
 
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Check and top up axle and/or transaxle oil if applicable. 
 
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Top up gearbox fluid where applicable and not sealed. 
 
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ELECTRICAL  
 
 
Check operation of exterior lights. 
 
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Check horn. 
 
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Check diesel heater plug indicator operation where fitted. 
 
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Check battery security and lubricate terminals. 
 
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Check battery condition and print results. 
 
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Top up battery/non-sealed units only. 
 
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Check dashboard warning lights. 
 
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Visual inspection of HT (high tension) leads. 
 
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Test effectiveness of starter motor. 
 
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Test alternator charging rate. 
 
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STEERING & SUSPENSION 
 
 
Check and top up power steering reservoir where  
applicable. 
 
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Check steering and suspension components for wear and  
corrosion. 
 
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Check steering rack gaitors condition. 
 
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Check wheel bearings for excessive play or roughness. 
 
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Carry out shock absorber bounce test. 
 
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Grease steering and suspension where applicable. 
 
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EXHAUST  
 
 
Inspect exhaust system (including catalyst if fitted) for  
leaks, security and noise. 
 
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Visual check for exhaust smoke. 
 
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BRAKES  
 
 
Check brake pads for wear or damage. 
 
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Check brake callipers for leaks and security. 
 
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Check service brake shoes for wear or damage - clean  
and adjust if required (excludes internal handbrake shoes). 
 
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Inspect operation of wheel cylinders and report any leaks. 
 
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Visually check brake hydraulic system, pipes and hoses  
for any leaks, chafing and corrosion. 
 
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Check security of handbrake linkages and travel.  
Lubricate and adjust if required. 
 
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Check brake discs and drums for wear, cracks, corrosion  
and scoring or pitting (excluding internal drums). 
 
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Check brake fluid level and top up if required. 
 
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Check brake servo operation. 
 
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Carry out brake fluid boil test and record readings. 
 
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Replace brake fluid and bleed system if needed (extra £39.00 + VAT) 
 
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TYRES & WHEELS 
 
 
Remove road wheels. 
 
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Check tyre size and whether tyre is fitted to side wall  
instructions. 
 
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Check tyre condition and tread depth (including spare). 
 
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Check and adjust tyre pressures (including spare). 
 
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Set wheel nut torque to manufacturer's settings. 
 
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Check wheels for correct balance (including spare). 
 
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WINDSCREEN, WIPERS and MIRRORS  
 
 
Check windscreen wiper condition and operation. 
 
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Check rear wiper condition and operation (if fitted). 
 
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Check windscreen washer operations, align jets and top  
up if required. 
 
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Check windscreen for chips and cracks. 
 
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Check mirror condition (interior and exterior). 
 
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Check number plate condition. 
 
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INTERNAL and SEAT BELTS 
 
 
Replace cabin filter 
 
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Check seatbelts - front and rear including lap belt. 
 
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Check operation of all external door locks. 
 
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Lubricate accessible door hinges (with white grease). 
 
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GENERAL  
 
 
Reset vehicle service light where applicable (for oil service, oil inspection light only cleared). 
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Conduct road test. 
 
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Lubricate bonnet catch. 
 
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Stamp service book (for oil service, oil inspection light only cleared) 
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