Frequently asked questions
Why should I choose Macklin Motors for my car service?
We know your car best at Macklin Motors and when you service your car with us, you can relax knowing that you are receiving a trusted service, completed to the highest standards.
Our manufacturer accredited technicians work in partnership with the Motor Industry Code of Practice and have access to the latest diagnostic technology to service your car quickly and efficiently.
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 spot any issues quickly and efficiently and are on hand to offer any MOT advice you might need.
How much does an MOT cost?
A Macklin Motors MOT test costs £54.85 but contact us to discover the latest offers we have running. All MOTs are carried out by our manufacturer accredited technicians, and you will also receive a complimentary vehicle health check video, as well as a wash and vacuum as part of the price.
Take advantage of complimentary refreshments and customer WI-FI while your MOT is being carried out at one of our many Macklin Motors dealerships which can be found across Scotland.
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 but are vital to keep you safe on the road. At Macklin Motors, you can take advantage of our free tyre check where our technicians can assess the condition of your tyres and highlight any issues.
Worn, under-inflated tyres and having the wrong type of tyres for your vehicle can all lead to increased fuel consumption. Once your tyres reach a certain level of wear, they can also start to harm the environment by polluting the air with rubber particles and let out a squealing sound when rubber grips the surface of the road.
Why is a seasonal check needed?
A Macklin Motors seasonal check can ensure your car is performing at its best all year round, no matter the weather. Our highly skilled technicians complete a detailed examination of your car, highlighting any issues that need any attention to ensure blistering summer heat or chilly winter temperatures don't take their toll on your car.
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 the vehicle booklet or with the manufacturer as it can be different between each manufacturer. 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 vehicle health check?
A vehicle health check (VHC) is important to assess the general condition of your car and highlight any potential issues. The check is a thorough inspection from bumper to bumper looking at:
- 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 and after it has been completed, you'll 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 manufacturer 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 complementary courtesy car online or by giving us a call.
What is Macklin Motors Accident Aftercare?
With Macklin Motors Accident Aftercare, you can relax knowing that any accidents are taken care of - no job is too big, or too small for us. With dealerships up and down the country, 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.