Having your car serviced can improve fuel efficiency and ensure optimum performance. It also reduces the risk of a breakdown or an unexpected and expensive repair. It can prolong the life of your vehicle and prove to be a cost-effective decision in the long run.
Saffron Autos services all makes and models of cars and we offer a range of service options. Our technicians are experts in their field and are qualified to use the latest tools and repair techniques.
With the introduction of block exemption in the EU, we can service your vehicle no matter what age it is and still keep your manufacturers’ warranty.
We offer genuine main-dealer and original equipment parts. All repairs are carried out to the highest standard and guaranteed.
The benefits of a service
Keeping you Safe: Servicing your car regularly can highlight potential problems before they become serious.
Why take a chance on your safety or that of your family by not checking critical components such as brakes or suspension?
Maintaining your Vehicle: Servicing preserves your car and can prolong the life and reliability of your vehicle.
This reduces the risk of a breakdown and can help maintain its future resale value.
Keeping you on the Road: Although servicing your vehicle is not a legal requirement, getting your car regularly serviced increases the chance of your car passing its MOT.
Regular servicing ensures your car is safe, reliable and in a roadworthy condition.
Saving you Money: A service can identify issues early on that could save you pounds in the future.
A smoother running engine and quality tyres can also save you money at the petrol station by improving your miles per gallon.
How do I know it's due?
Some vehicles have service indicators or service lights which will alert you to the need for a service.
Most cars have an annual service schedule and many of our clients combine their service with their MOT for convenience.
If you are unsure what your vehicle’s service schedule give us a call, we’re here to help.
Once you have had your car serviced with us, we will make sure we remind you when the next one is due.
How soon can you service my car?
How soon can you service my car?
Saffron Autos is open six days a week and offers an out-of-office-hours drop-off and collection service.
We will always try to accommodate your service at a time which is convenient for you and fit in late bookings wherever possible.
Contact us now for more information or to book in your car.
What happens during a service?
Natural wear and tear occurs both with time and miles driven. We ensure the vehicle is thoroughly checked and the correct components replaced maintaining optimum performance and safety.
The manufacturer designs a specific service schedule for the lifetime of your vehicle. Our award-winning technicians ensure this is adhered to or exceeded. Below is an outline of the vehicle areas covered.
Lighting & Visibility – Front and rear lighting is thoroughly checked for correct operation. Additional visibility items such as glass, wipers are inspected along with exterior mirrors and registration plates.
Under Bonnet – A full visual inspection is carried out ensuring no leaks exist and all components are serviceable. Where applicable service items such as air filter, oil filter, sparks plugs, drive belts, etc are replaced.
Vehicle Interior – A thorough inspection is conducted of the seat belts, horn, hazard lighting, as well as all vehicle controls.
We’ll also ensure the correct operation of the driver displays noting any warning messages. Vehicle computers are also interrogated for intermittent and permanent faults.
Steering, Drive, and Suspension – A comprehensive check of all joints, gaiters and wheel bearings is carried out.
This is followed by an inspection of the front and rear shock absorbers and road springs.
Braking – Front and rear brake components are checked and measured so that service life can be reported upon.
Where required braking components are dismantled, clean and refitted to ensure correct operation.
Under Vehicle – After removal of the under trays the engine oil is drained and transmission checked for leaks.
All fuel lines are inspected for security and fuel filter replaced where required before replacing under trays.
Tyre Inspection – All road wheels and tyres are inspected for serviceability and pressures adjusted prior to refitting.
Where applicable the spare wheel is inspected or inflation kit checked for operation.
Final Checks – To conclude the service the brake fluid and antifreeze are tested and the engine filled with new oil.
Finally, the vehicle is road tested and service book or on online service record updated.
We'll keep you informed
Saffron Autos promises to communicate openly and honestly with you about your vehicle.
When you book a service with us, we will complete an initial inspection on your car then contact you to discuss any repair work needed before we proceed.
You will never be surprised by any unexpected costs.
Our goal is to have you back on the road – in a car you can trust – as quickly as possible.
Out of hours drop-off
For your convenience, we offer an out-of-hours drop-off and collection service.
How much will it cost?
We offer a range of services to suit all requirements and budgets. Regardless of your requirements, we guarantee great value.
Financial options available
We offer a payment plan so you can spread the cost of your yearly service and any repair work.
Our courtesy car options
We have a range of courtesy vehicles to keep you on the road whilst your vehicles in our care.
If you’d like to reserve one of these then please let our team know upon booking.
Book A Service
If you need car service or repairs in Saffron Walden then contact us today to discuss your service requirements or make a booking.