Mercedes Specialist Garage offering
Mercedes Service in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre is an established, independent Mercedes-Benz specialist garage offering Mercedes service and maintenance, for both current and classic Mercedes cars.
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 diagnoses and remedial work.
Book your Mercedes service online.
We aim to make our booking process as simple as possible. Book your Mercedes service online today using our innovative online booking system here, or, alternatively, call us to further discuss your requirements. One of our knowledgeable advisors will be happy to assist you.
National Standard Workmanship, Every Time.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre is an independent, fully accredited garage specialising in the service, repair, and tuning of German cars, including all Mercedes Benz models. Throughout our 40 years of experience in the service and repair of performance and premium vehicles, we have worked with Mercedes cars of all ages and conditions, from E-class saloons to AMG coupes.
Our Bosch accredited team of technicians works precisely to the requirements of your vehicle, using a unique combination of traditional know-how and sophisticated diagnostic technology to perform a variety of comprehensive servicing tasks and remedial work. Our continued investment in both training and technology ensures our work is prompt, accurate, and completed to an outstanding quality.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre provides a reliable, superior service, offering Mercedes Benz owners in Hertfordshire and beyond an independent alternative to dealership servicing and maintenance. Our commitment to high-quality parts and manufacturer servicing schedules guarantee warranty retention and assist in maintaining optimum performance.
We pride ourselves on our unmatched levels of knowledge, attention to detail, and experience in Mercedes servicing. Experience dealership quality servicing, performed by technicians who truly care – service your Mercedes with Auto Service & Tuning Centre.
Our Mercedes-Benz Servicing Packages
As a Bosch accredited servicing centre, Auto Service & Tuning Centre is able to offer an innovative, three-tier set of service packages, tailored to the requirements of your Mercedes Benz. Our Bronze, Silver, and Gold packages cater to the needs of cars subject to various driving styles, mileages, and ages.
- 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
Why Choose Auto Service & Tuning Centre?
Auto Service & Tuning Centre’s team of highly trained technicians work to provide honest service of outstanding quality, offering German car owners in Hertfordshire an independent, honest alternative to dealership servicing. Clients using us as their trusted Mercedes servicing provider experience the following benefits;
Warranty Retention – Under recently altered European ‘Block Exemption’ laws, vehicle warranties may be retained throughout servicing conducted by both dealerships, and independent garages – providing manufacturer’s servicing schedules are followed. Auto Service & Tuning Centre are proud to offer comprehensive servicing with guaranteed warranty retention.
Protect the Value of your Mercedes – As products of a premium German manufacturer, Mercedes cars are often considered an investment, and can easily increase in value. A fully comprehensive service history can assist greatly with value retention – our team understands this and will work diligently to ensure the correct documentation of all work.
Fully accredited technicians – Auto Service & Tuning Centre’s team of experienced technicians is fully committed to ongoing improvement and training, allowing for their use of the most up-to-date tools and technologies, ensuring our delivery of outstanding services across the board.
Genuine and High-Quality Parts – We understand the importance of high-quality parts in ensuring optimum performance and safety. That’s why our team works to source and install only high-quality, or genuine Mercedes parts during, or following services.
State of the art equipment – Auto Service & Tuning Centre’s team of accredited technicians make use of advanced diagnostic equipment during every service, ensuring accurate, and prompt servicing for even the most complex models of Mercedes.
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.
Additional Mercedes-Benz Services
Our German car expertise extends far beyond Mercedes-Benz servicing. Auto Service & Tuning Centre is proud to offer more than 13 additional fully comprehensive Mercedes maintenance, repair, and tuning services. Whether you’re looking to source an authentic Mercedes part, or undergo your annual MOT test, our team of Bosch accredited technicians will provide you with unmatched quality of work and customer service.
Mercedes Service FAQs
How often do Mercedes need servicing?
Mercedes’ service schedules generally recommend that most models should be serviced at intervals of 10,000 miles, alternating between a ‘minor’ and ‘major’ service each time. Further information on your Mercedes model’s exact servicing schedule can be found on the Mercedes website – but can be followed by any independent garage.
As a standard, Bosch Auto service recommends an interim, or ‘bronze’ service be performed every 5000 to 7000 miles in order to ensure the roadworthiness of your Mercedes between full or ‘gold’ services. Regularly servicing your Mercedes will help keep it safe, reduce repair costs, and ensure it is performing at its best. Book your Mercedes service with us online here.
Will servicing my Mercedes with an independent garage invalidate my warranty?
Servicing your Mercedes with an independent garage or dealer will not invalidate its warranty – so long as certain conditions are met. Though dealerships often state that vehicles must be serviced at Mercedes dealership locations in order to retain their warranties, EU ‘block exemption’ laws state that vehicle owners may have their vehicle serviced by an independent garage or dealership without invalidating their warranty - the manufacturer’s recommended schedule is followed, and only manufacturer-approved or equivalent quality parts are installed. Independent garages, such as Auto Service & Tuning Centre, are able to access Mercedes’ servicing schedules, invest in advanced diagnostic equipment on-par with that used in dealerships, and source genuine, or equivalent quality parts, whilst offering servicing at an accessible price point.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre guarantees our use of quality or manufacturer-approved parts and recommended schedules in our Mercedes services. Book with us today.
What is included in a full Mercedes service?
A full Mercedes service generally covers a set of extensive engine and vehicular checks and adjustments, alongside the replacement of parts with a set short shelf life. Auto Service & Tuning Centre’s Bosch accredited gold services offer a high quality, cost-effective solution to Mercedes owners looking to undergo a major service. Covering 53 service tasks and checks, this extensive assessment and maintenance procedure includes a full engine check, oil change, air filter replacement and spark plug replacement where necessary.
During a full or ‘gold’ Mercedes service, our highly trained technicians combine their technical expertise, extensive knowledge of Mercedes’ servicing schedules, and our advanced diagnostic equipment to ensure your vehicle is in optimum condition. All servicing completed by us allows for warranty retention where applicable.
Do I have to get my Mercedes serviced at Mercedes?
Recently introduced EU ‘block exemption’ regulation allows independent garages and dealerships to complete servicing for all vehicle models, including Mercedes, without invalidating their warranty (so long as the manufacturer’s servicing schedule is followed, and equivalent quality parts are used where replacement is required. This means you are able to service your Mercedes any reputable garage you’d like.
Bosch Auto Centre are proud to offer fully accredited and certified Bosch vehicle servicing to Hitchin, Letchworth, Stevenage, Royston, Baldock, Bedford, Luton, and beyond. 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 Mercedes' specifications and schedules. This, alongside our use of only quality and manufacturer-approved parts, ensures all services performed at Auto Service & Tuning Centre are in line with Mercedes’ warranty retention requirements.
How long does a Mercedes service take?
The length of your Mercedes service generally depends on the type of service required. On average, a Mercedes service with Auto Service & Tuning Centre takes on around 3 hours and will be completed by a team of specialist technicians and mechanics, who will inspect between 31 and 53 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!