Frequently asked questions
Why should I choose Macklin Motors for my car service?
We know your car best at Macklin Motors and when you bring your vehicle to us, you can relax knowing that you are receiving a high-quality service, from a dealer you can trust.
Our manufacturer accredited technicians work in accordance with the Motor Industry Code of Practice for added peace of mind.
Plus, we have access to the latest diagnostic technology and tools, so we will be able to service your vehicle quickly and efficiently - saving you the fuss.
What are the benefits of choosing Macklin Motors for my MOT?
Our team of manufacturer accredited technicians specialise in carrying out MOTs on cars and vans, so you can sit back and relax in the knowledge you are receiving a trusted, value for money service at Macklin Motors.
With the latest diagnostic methods and equipment, we can identify any issues quickly and efficiently and can also provide advice and guidance should you need it.
How much does an MOT cost?
A Macklin Motors MOT test costs £54.85 but you can contact us to find out what deals we have running at any point.
All MOTs are carried out by our manufacturer accredited technicians, and you will also receive a complimentary check video, as well as a wash and vacuum as part of the service.
If you choose to wait whilst we carry out your MOT, we can offer you complimentary refreshments and Wi-Fi in our comfortable customer lounges.
Why is it important to check my tyres?
Tyres can be one of the first things to show signs of wear and tear on your vehicle - and they are vital to keep you safe on the road. Why not get a free tyre check at Macklin Motors?
Worn, under-inflated tyres and having the wrong type of tyres for your vehicle can all lead to increased fuel consumption. That means more costs, and a potentially less safe vehicle.
It can also be bad for the environment. Once they get down to a certain level of wear, they can release polluting rubber particles into the air. Not good for anyone!
Why is a seasonal check needed?
A Macklin Motors seasonal check helps prevent your car from unnecessary excess damage or wear caused by extreme heat, cold or wet weather.
Our highly skilled technicians will complete a detailed examination of your car, highlighting any issues that need any attention.
Ensure blistering summer heat or chilly winter temperatures don't cause unnecessary wear and tear on your vehicle.
What is a warranty and what does it mean for your car?
You'll receive a manufacturer's warranty as standard on all new vehicles and used vehicles within the warranty period.
If you buy an approved used vehicle through a manufacturer's programme, you will receive an approved used warranty. You also have the option to buy a Motor Assured Warranty, which is an extended dealer warranty.
To check what is covered by your warranty and any exclusions, always be sure to check in the vehicle handbook, or with the manufacturer as terms can vary between manufacturers.
Your warranty will cover the cost of any confirmed warranty defects, excluding wear and tear items and replacements, and servicing maintenance.
In order to keep your warranty valid and get the maximum protection it's best practice to service your car in line with the manufacturer's recommended schedule.
Does my warranty include servicing?
A manufacturer's warranty doesn't include the cost of regular servicing, only confirmed warranty defects.
But, with a Macklin Motors Priority Service Plan, you can spread the cost of servicing for three years with interest-free, manageable monthly payments. Find out more about Priority Service Plan, here.
What is the importance of a Visual Health Check?
A Visual Health Check is important to assess the general condition of your car and highlight any potential issues.
Get a free Visual Health Check and written report with competitive, no obligation estimates on any work required.
It involves a thorough inspection from bumper-to-bumper covering:
- Vehicle interior and controls
- Key fluid levels
The health check is carried out free of charge whenever you bring your car into one of our workshops for an MOT, service, or repair. Once it has been completed, you will receive a video of the check.
What are the benefits of a Macklin Motors Priority Service Plan?
Join the Macklin Motors Priority Service Plan and make sure you aren't caught off guard with unexpected car maintenance bills.
You can spread the cost of your car servicing over three years with interest-free, manageable monthly payments, saving up to 25% on standard servicing costs.
You also gain access to our team of highly trained, knowledgeable technicians who use genuine parts and the latest vehicle technology.
There is also no need to panic about having no car while your vehicle is being serviced, simply book a courtesy car* online or by giving us a call.
*Subject to availability
What is Macklin Motors Accident Assist?
With Macklin Motors Accident Assist, you can relax knowing that any accidents are taken care of - no job is too big, or too small for us. With dealerships across Scotland, a Macklin Motors Accident Repair Centre is never too far away.
Our highly skilled technicians work in state-of-the-art workshops, using the latest tools and technology and are trained to manufacturer standards. Rest assured that you will receive a trusted, value for money service and our specialist team can restore your car to like new.