Quality Repairs, Maintenance, and Servicing by
Hertfordshire’s German Car Specialists.
The German car specialists at Auto Service & Tuning Centre are proud to provide a fully comprehensive range of professional, high-quality vehicle repair, maintenance, and tuning services to Hertfordshire and beyond, offering drivers an independent alternative to dealership servicing. Our Bosch accredited team of technicians specialise in all models of German cars, including BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, and Mini, but are highly experienced in the service of most common vehicles and engine types.
Using a unique combination of technical skill, and state-of-the-art technology, we consistently deliver prompt, accurate remedial work and services across the board. Whether you’re seeking a specialist electronic diagnostic, or yearly MOT, our team will complete the job with the utmost care, and professionalism.
Book your vehicle in for one of our services today using our simple online booking system here, or, call one of our knowledgeable advisors for further advice and assistance.
Book your german car service online.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre aims to make our booking process as simple as possible. Book your required service from anywhere, at any time using our online booking system here. Simply select a service, date, and time slot – we’ll do the rest. Alternatively, call us to speak to one of our knowledgeable advisors. They’ll be happy to offer further advice with regard to any of our services and make arrangements for a booking suited to you.
Outstanding Workmanship, Exceptional Service.
The latest, 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 the 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 allow for their use of the most innovative technology in servicing and repairs.
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.
German Car Servicing Specialists
Our German car expertise extends far beyond servicing. Auto Service & Tuning Centre are proud to offer more than 13 additional fully comprehensive maintenance, repair, and tuning services. Whether you’re in need of a battery replacement or looking to undergo your annual MOT test, our team of Bosch accredited technicians will provide you with unmatched quality of work and customer service.
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German Car Specialists 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 does a service include?
A service generally includes comprehensive checks and adjustments of over 31 different vehicle parts and systems dependant on service type, including (but not limited to);
- Engine oil changes or filter replacement
- Functionality checks on lights, brakes, and steering.
- Engine tuning adjustments
- Hydraulic fluid and coolant level checks
- Suspension checks
- Steering alignment
- Battery condition checks
Service coverage is affected by the type of service required. Auto Service & Tuning Centre currently offer bronze, silver, and gold Bosch accredited services. Contact us today to find out more.
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.
Is a car service necessary?
Services, unlike MOT tests, are not a legal requirement. However, regularly servicing a vehicle is the best way to keep it in peak condition, and catch issues before they become performance deteriorates. There are a number of benefits associated with regular servicing, including (but not limited to):
- Value retention – full-service histories make for an attractive selling point in used vehicles
- Reliable performance – regular checks to all key components of the vehicle mean issues can be caught before performance deteriorates
- Increased fuel efficiency – regular engine oil and oil filter changes result in increased fuel efficiency and smoother performance
- Improved braking – full services include a comprehensive brake check, ensuring optimum functionality.
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!