Seat Specialist Garage offering
Seat Service in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre is an established, independent Seat specialist garage offering Seat service and maintenance, for both current and classic Seat 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 Seat service online.
Book your Seat for any of the above services today using our simple online booking system, or over the phone. 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 Seat models. Throughout our 40 years of experience in service and repair, we have worked with Seat models of all ages and conditions, from Leons to Ibizas.
Our Bosch accredited team of technicians works precisely to the requirements of your Seat, using a unique combination of traditional know-how and sophisticated diagnostic technology to perform a variety of comprehensive servicing tasks and remedial work. Our use of the latest diagnostic equipment and technology ensures a prompt and accurate service, every time.
Auto Service & Tuning Centre provides a reliable, superior service, offering Seat owners in Hertfordshire and beyond an independent alternative to dealership servicing and maintenance. Our commitment to high-quality parts and unrivalled knowledge of Seat servicing schedules guarantee warranty retention and assist in ensuring the optimum performance and safety of your car.
We pride ourselves on our unmatched levels of knowledge, attention to detail, and experience in Seat servicing. Trust Hertfordshire’s leading German car specialists – service your Seat with Auto Service & Tuning Centre.
Our Seat Servicing Packages
As a Bosch accredited servicing centre, Auto Service & Tuning Centre is able to offer an exclusive, three-tier set of Seat service packages. Our Bronze, Silver, and Gold packages cater to the needs of Seats subject to various driving styles, mileages, and ages. Discover which of our high-quality servicing packages is most suitable for your car below;
- 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 Seat servicing provider experience the following benefits;
Warranty Retention – Changes made to ‘Block Exemption’ laws in 2003 allow independent garages to perform servicing on all vehicle models without invalidating the warranty – so long as the manufacturer’s servicing schedules are followed. Our Seat servicing is fully compliant with all block exemption regulation, meaning we are able to offer a fairly priced, high-quality alternative to dealership servicing with guaranteed warranty retention.
Protect the Value of your Seat – Auto Service & Tuning Centre understand the importance of protecting the value of your vehicle. Our expert technicians work diligently to protect the value of your Seat, making use of only the highest quality or genuine parts, and adhering exactly to Seat’s servicing schedules.
Fully accredited technicians – Our team is fully committed to ongoing improvement and training, ensuring our delivery of outstanding services across the board. Each of our technicians partakes in regular, ongoing training in a variety of disciplines – allowing for truly excellent, consistent service.
Genuine and High-Quality Parts – Auto Service & Tuning Centre is a proud provider of both high-quality, and genuine Seat parts, allowing for optimum safety and performance upon installation. In addition to this, our use of these parts assists in warranty retention for newer vehicles.
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 even the most complex German car’s operating systems – meaning our Seat servicing is highly accurate and effective.
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 Seat Servicing
Our German car expertise extends far beyond Seat servicing. Auto Service & Tuning Centre is proud to offer more than 13 additional fully comprehensive Seat maintenance and repair services. From DPF regeneration and repair to annual MOTs, our extensive range of Seat services are completed by knowledgeable German car specialists who share our passion for quality workmanship.
Seat Service FAQs
How often should I Service my SEAT?
SEAT’s service schedules generally recommend that most models should be serviced on a time/mileage basis, taking into consideration the frequency of use, and style of driving. SEATs subject to town style or short distance driving should typically be serviced at intervals of 10,000 miles, or 12 months, whichever is reached first, whilst SEATs subject to long-distance driving should be serviced at 20,000 mile, or 2-year intervals. In addition to these suggestions, many SEAT models employ a system of sensors and monitors, contributing to the 'Longlife' system. These sensors ensure servicing is only completed when necessary, and will alert drivers to all necessary maintenance.
Further information on your SEAT model’s exact servicing schedule can be found on the SEAT 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 SEAT between full, or ‘gold’ services. Regularly servicing your SEAT will help keep it safe, reduce repair costs, and ensure it is performing at its best. Book your SEAT serice with us online here.
Will servicing my SEAT with an independent garage invalidate my warranty?
Recently introduced EU ‘block exemption’ regulation allows independent garages and dealerships to complete servicing for all vehicle models 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 SEAT at 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 SEAT’s 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 SEAT’s warranty retention requirements.
What is included in a full SEAT service?
The exact checks, adjustments, and part replacements your SEAT service includes are dependent on the type of service selected.
An interim, or 'bronze' service (conducted approximately every 5000 miles) includes approximately 30 system checks, including ABS warning lights, seatbelts, air conditioning, oil levels, and clutch fluid.
A full service, completed every 12/24 months or 10,000/20,000 miles (depending on driving style), will be more extensive - including approximately 50 checks and adjustments. Full services tend to cover all points of an interim service, alongside additional checks, and the replacement of expendable parts such as spark plugs, oil, and filters.
If you are unsure of the type of service required by your SEAT, it's onboard 'Longlife' system should be able to further advise you on either what service your vehicle will next require.
What is the SEAT longlife servicing schedule?
SEAT is known to offer two different kinds of servicing schedule - with its traditional offering, the 'Fixed Inspection' schedule basing intervals upon mileage and time, e.g. a full service should be performed every 10,000 miles, or 12 months, whichever is reached first. Its variable Longlife service bases scheduling upon live data collection, and vehicle usage, ensuring your SEAT is only serviced when necessary.
The Longlife servicing schedule uses a set of dashboard lights and notifications to notify the driver of the exact procedures necessary.
How long will a SEAT service take?
The length of a SEAT service varies depending on the type of service required, and the condition of your vehicle, with interim or 'bronze' services typically taking the least amount of time, and covering 31 checks and adjustments, whilst full services cover in excess of 50. On average, a SEAT service with Auto Service & Tuning Centre will take around 3 hours and will be completed by a team of specialist technicians and mechanics.
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!