First Port of Call for Car Servicing in Petts Wood
Many Petts Wood motorists come to our garage, based in nearby Orpington, curious to see how our automotive services compare to those offered by main dealerships and larger competitors. If you’ve considered doing the same, read on. Below, we’ve jotted down a few of the reasons why it can pay dividends choosing a local independent garage for car servicing, MOTs, crash repairs or whatever else it is you require.
5 Reasons to Choose an Independent Garage
Convenience – Depending on the manufacturer of your vehicle, you may find your nearest main dealer is quite a drive away. This is inconvenient if you want to make MOTs or car servicing as quick and easy as possible, and even more problematic if you’ve suffered an accident or your vehicle has stopped working altogether. A local garage, like ours just a short drive from Petts Wood, is often much closer.
Personal Service – Heading to a main dealership or large chain garage can often feel like an impersonal experience where you receive a “one size fits all” approach to the service you require. But we’ve built up long-lasting relationships with many Petts Wood motorists who come to us every time they suffer automotive difficulty, or when they need annual car servicing and MOTs. This allows us to get familiar with the ins and outs of your vehicle and tailor automotive services to your individual needs, minimising disruption to your daily routine. We aim to ensure you walk away with a smile on your face, having enjoyed a friendly welcome at our Orpington garage.
Reliability – Most main dealerships and larger garages around the Petts Wood area are, if anything, over booked and overly busy. As such they’re often less willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. An independent garage, whether providing repairs, MOTs or car servicing, wants to impress as much as possible so you’ll recommend their services to friends and family members. At least this is certainly the case at Lockyer Motors!
Pricing – A chain garage or dealership is obliged to charge the same rates for repairs, MOTs and car servicing as at other same-brand garages around the UK. But an independent garage can march to the beat of its own drum, and set competitive prices for automotive services that undercut rivals in and around the Petts Wood area. So by using us over a larger competitor, you can often save a significant sum and minimise the cost of keeping your vehicle on the road.
Community – By using a local independent garage, you’re making a conscious decision to support your community rather than a corporate titan. We create jobs for people in the Orpington, Petts Wood and wider Kent area, and reinvest in the community whenever possible. For some, this is a big draw.