Your local vehicle servicing and MOT centre, Hampshire
Welcome to Fine Cars Vehicle Preparation Centre Established since 1982
All our new and used sold vehicles are processed here in our dedicated service centre for both Fine Cars showrooms Lee-on-Solent and Gosport.
We also offer the following services.
Please use the booking form above or enquiry buttons above for more information or give us a call on 023 9252 1941
Here at Fine Cars in Gosport and Lee on Solent, we have a dedicated service centre where we conduct a wide range of aftersales services including MOTs, vehicle servicing, vehicle repairs, vehicle maintenance and diagnostics as well as stocking various parts to help get you on your way.
We also offer an air con re-gas service which we recommend doing either before the warm Summer and cold Winter arrives, so it works more effectively.
Whilst it is not a legal requirement to book your car in for a service like it is with an MOT, it is recommended you arrange a service at least once per year so any minor faults can be picked up before they become bigger problems.
An MOT test will only check that your car is roadworthy. Your annual car service will look for any areas that need attention to prevent them becoming an issue down the line.
There are 3 levels of car service and the one you choose will depend on the age of your vehicle:
Interim service – an interim service should be arranged every 6 months, or before taking a long trip.
Full service – a full service should be done every 12 months, or 12,000 miles, whichever comes sooner (or according to the manufacturer’s service schedule)
Major service – a major service should be conducted every 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes sooner (or according to the manufacturer’s service schedule)
What does a car service include?
Depending on the level of service you opt for, you can expect the following to be conducted during a service:
- Replace oil filter
- Check antifreeze levels
- Top up coolant as necessary
- Check and top up clutch fluid
- Examine brake pads for wear and tear
- Clean and adjust brake shoes if required
- Check handbrake
- Top up brake fluid as necessary
How long does a car service take?
A car service takes longer than an MOT test, so we recommend you leaving your vehicle with us for at least 2 hours, to allow us to conduct all the necessary checks and changes.
How much does a car service cost?
The cost of your car service will depend on the level of service you require. An interim service has fewer checks so will be the cheapest options. A major service will have the most checks, so will be the most expensive option.
Can you book an MOT and service together?
Here at Fine Cars, we can arrange for your car to have its annual MOT and service together if it is more convenient for you.
MOT in Hampshire
If you are a vehicle owner, it is your responsibility to ensure you book your car in for an annual MOT before it expires.
An MOT is a legal requirement, and you can receive a hefty fine if you are caught driving without a valid certificate.
Once your car has had its MOT, it will be valid from the moment you leave the garage. You will receive a paper copy of your results and they will also be available online if you need to access them at a later time.
Should your car fail its MOT, you will have the opportunity to re-book once any necessary repairs have been made.
How do I know when my MOT is due?
You will usually receive a letter through the post, to the address registered with the DVLA. This should arrive around 4 weeks before your MOT is due to expire, giving you plenty of time to get your vehicle booked in with your local garage.
You can also check online when your MOT is due to expire in just a few clicks. You will need your car registration number to perform the search.
How long does an MOT take?
You can expect an MOT to take between 45 minutes and 1 hour, but we recommend leaving your car with us for a little longer in case of any delays.
We also have a Kia workshop at our Lee-on-Solent branch, if you would like to discuss your requirements please give us a call today, our team will be happy to help.