Over 40 years of experience specialising in German Car Servicing.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre
Auto Service & Tuning Centre is proud to provide a fully comprehensive range of professional, high-quality vehicle repair, maintenance, and tuning services to Hertfordshire and beyond. Though our Bosch certified team specialise in German cars, including BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volkswagen, Mini, as well as other prestige car brands such as Range Rover & Jaguar– we work with all common models and engine types, including petrol, diesel, electric, and hybrid.
Our expertly trained technicians combine technical skills, developed over 40 years of work in the automotive repair industry, with state-of-the-art, Bosch-approved technology to ensure our delivery of prompt, accurate remedial work and services across the board. Whether you’re seeking a specialist electronic diagnostic test, or yearly Service and MOT, our team will complete the job with the utmost care, and professionalism.
Discover more about our services below, or book in your vehicle using our simple online booking service today.
Book your Car Service Online.
Our innovative online booking service allows for a simple booking and management process. Simply select your required service or services, choose a date and time from our live booking calendar, and visit us on the day. Alternatively, our friendly team is available for bookings and advice over the phone.
We’re certified and approved to provide you with
an honest, reliable, and friendly service.
State of the art equipment
Auto Service & Tuning Centre’s team of Bosch accredited technicians are highly qualified, allowing for the use of sophisticated diagnostic equipment within our servicing centre. Using this equipment, our technicians can undertake inspections of all aspects of a car’s operating system, from fluid levels to the engine, with speed and precision.
Quality Repairs at a Fraction of Dealership Costs
Auto Service & Tuning Centre guarantees our use of only high quality, or manufacturer-approved parts, helping your car perform at its best, at a fraction of dealership costs.
Fully accredited Technicians
Qualified Technicians – Our team of technicians is Bosch trained and accredited. Their unparalleled knowledge and technical expertise guarantee a high standard of workmanship and allows for their use of the most innovative technology in servicing and repairs.
Honest & Jargon-Free Service
Our technicians appreciate the value of simplicity and honesty. Auto Service & Tuning Centre takes pride in our commitment to trustworthy, uncomplicated service – we work constantly to ensure our clients are assisted in making informed decisions, at their own pace.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre guarantees our use of only high quality, or manufacturer-approved parts, helping your car perform at its best, at a fraction of dealership costs, and helping you retain your vehicle’s warranty.
Access to DSBs and Manufacturer’s Schedules
As a result of their extensive training, and 40 years of experience in the automotive industry, our technicians possess unrivalled knowledge in the field of manufacturer’s specifications and schedules. We’ll ensure they’re followed exactly and will keep your Digital Service Booklet up to date – helping retain your vehicle’s warranty.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre are accredited providers of Bosch standard servicing. Our highly trained technicians combine their unrivalled knowledge, and confident use of dealership standard diagnostic technology to provide a complete service, including extensive checks and adjustments, alongside scheduled part replacement using only quality, or manufacturer approved parts.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre FAQs
Do I have to get my car serviced by a main dealer?
Warranty retention is often a big concern for owners of newer vehicles – especially where servicing is concerned. Though dealerships often state that vehicles must be serviced at franchise locations in order to keep warranties intact, EU legislation introduced in 2003 states that vehicle owners are not obliged to have their vehicle serviced by a franchise dealer during the warranty period. This legislation is, however, subject to certain restrictions;
In order to retain a warranty whilst receiving service from a non-franchise dealer, the manufacturer’s recommended schedule must be followed, and only manufacturer-approved parts may be installed.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre guarantee our use of quality or manufacturer-approved parts, and recommended schedules in our services. Book with us today.
How much does a car service cost?
There are three main types of vehicle service – full, interim, and major services (or, Bronze, Silver, and Gold in the case of Bosch accredited garages). Each tier of service offers slightly different inspections and adjustments, with prices differing accordingly. The price of a service generally covers comprehensive checks and adjustments to over 31 different vehicle parts and systems depending on service type. It is important to note that this cost does not cover the cost of any repairs, replacements, or new parts.
An interim, or Bronze service with Auto Service & Tuning Centre generally costs £X, and covers checks and adjustments of – Bodywork and mirrors, timing belt interval, ABS, warning lights, interior and exterior lights, seatbelts, windscreen wipers, mirrors, fuel cap, air conditioning, power steering, auxiliary and fan belts, air filter, battery, clutch, handbrake, engine and gearbox oil levels, fluid levels, steering and suspension, exhaust system, fuel lines, brake pipes and hoses, cylinders, calipers, tyres, brake pads, drums, discs, and emissions. Interim services also include oil filter replacement.
A full, or silver service with Auto Service & Tuning Centre generally costs £X, and covers everything covered in an interim service, alongside an air filter replacement, and checks for wear and tear and functionality of the vehicle’s door hinges, catches, and locks, coolant system, engine cooling fan, throttle operation, distributor cap, engine and gearbox mounts, radiator and coolant pipes, starter motor, wheels and bearings, and brakes.
A major, or gold service with Auto Service & Tuning Centre generally costs £X, and includes everything covered in a full service, alongside extensive checks and inspection, and the changing of spark plugs, and fuel filters.
What is the difference between a service and an MOT?
Services and MOTs are two very different services. Whilst an MOT is an annual inspection covering safety and roadworthiness, services account for wear and tear, ensuring all aspects of the vehicle out with MOT requirements are accounted for, keeping your vehicle in peak condition, and replacing parts such as air filters and fluids when required.
Whilst MOTs are undertaken once per year, services are generally performed at set time intervals, or after a vehicle has travelled a specific number of miles. Manufacturers will generally provide a service ‘timetable’ that vehicle owners should aim to follow in order to maintain vehicle condition.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre currently offer three tiers of Bosch accredited servicing packages; Bronze, Silver, and Gold.
How often should I get a service?
Your garage should be able to provide specialist advice on when your vehicle’s next service should be, however, general guidelines state that full, or Silver services should be carried out annually, or approximately every 12,000 miles driven.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre currently offer three levels of Bosch accredited services;
Best suited to well maintained, low-mileage vehicles
Includes 31 service tasks and checks
Includes oil change and oil filter replacement
Should be conducted every 12,000 miles, or every year
Includes 47 service tasks and checks
Includes oil change, in addition to oil and air filter replacement
Should be conducted 24,000 miles or every 2 years
Includes 53 service tasks and checks
Includes oil change, oil, and air filter replacement and spark plug replacement if necessary
How long should a service take?
A service with Auto Service & Tuning Centre takes on average around 3 hours and will be completed by a team of specialist technicians and mechanics, who will inspect over 31 different aspects of the vehicle, replacing specified parts where necessary. The number of parts checked is dependent on the service type required.
If any issues arise during the service out with planned part replacements, our team will explain in depth the reasons for replacement and associated costs, allowing the vehicle owner to make an informed decision before proceeding.
3 months ago via Google
As always great service, great guys and a very professional business
4 months ago via Google
My petrol cap cover wouldn't open and we were due to drive to Wales in a couple of days. They had a quick look that day and fixed it for free!
3 months ago via Google
Never had any issues. They are always professional and friendly without getting too familiar or chatty.
4 months ago via Google
An excellent, efficient and personable garage always willing to go the extra mile to help out. Very lucky to have this as my local garage!
6 months ago via Google
What more can I say, Claude and the gang are so informative, helpful and honest, I've yet to come across a better garage. They've done countless, excellent work for me and kept me updated throughout. Simply the best!