Servicing modern vehicles, especially quality vehicles, is a complex business. The electronics and control mechanisms used to help your car perform correctly, are finely balanced. Whilst part of correct servicing is ensuring that the filters, oil, etc. are replaced with suitable parts, a service also requires specialised electronic analysis.
Alastair Reid Garages are one of the few independent garages in Scotland that have invested in modern equipment that is dedicated to servicing and diagnosing vehicles. Supported by a high standard of training and access to model specific experts, Alastair Reid Garages can deliver a service for your car that is un-paralleled by any independent garage in Perthsire, Tayside or Fife.
Alastair Reid Garages is your local independent specialist and offers 3 levels of service depending on your requirements. Whichever service is right for you then you can be assured that you receive the highest standards of workmanship from our skilled technicians using state-of-the-art test, diagnostic and service equipment.
Your warranty is protected when you get your car serviced with Alastair Reid Garages. Following rules implemented by the European Commission manufacturers have released data to enable independent suppliers such as Alastair Reid Garages to undertake all necessary servicing and repairs. Moreover, the manufacturers must also honour warranties even if servicing is undertaken outside of the dealer network, providing defined standards are met.
The European Commission has adopted competition rules for agreements between vehicle manufacturers and their authorised dealers, repairers and spare parts distributors. These rules will increase competition in the market for repair and maintenance by improving access to technical information needed for the repairs and by making it easier to use alternative spare parts. They will allow the Commission to tackle manufacturers' abuse of warranties when they request that cars are serviced only in authorised garages. The rules will also reduce distribution costs for new cars by eliminating overly restrictive rules.
The concept of condition based servicing was first introduced. Condition based servicing on car models is intended to be at the leading edge of service inovations.
Manufacturers employ an array of vehicle sensors to monitor the condition of your vehicle. Many more sensors are employed to monitor the performance of your vehicle. These sensors feed data to the ECU to indicate the present condition of key vehicle components. Servicing is not required until such time as the systems determine that wear or deterioration of items has reached a point where replacement is neccessary. The theory being that each service is uniquely tailored to the individual needs of a particular car at that point in time. Under this system it is possible for different services to be required within a short space of time, depending on vehicle conditions, leading to more frequent garage visits.
Some car owners opt to follow a standard servicing schedule such as those listed below. The full or interim service schedules you see here are industry standard service routines that enable the owner to be assured the vehicle is serviced to a high standard at all times.
Whether you choose to use condition based servicing or standard servicing on your car then Alastair Reid Garages are able to offer you specialised servicing. Further, under the block exemption agreement explained above, any warranty you have is protected
You may choose to request a manufacturers specified service for your vehicle. This service is different for each model or manufacture. Indeed different years from the same model may have different service schedules. The extent of manufacturers service is too wide to cover in detail here. When you visit Alastair Reid Garages we will be able to advise on the best choice for you and provide a more detailed breakdown of the service specified by the manufacturers. You can choose a manufacturers specified service because;
The differences between a standard interim or full service and the manufacturers service can be minimal. Indeed in some cases our service schedule exceeds the manufacturers recommendation. The main reason that it has been made available is to ensure vehicle warranties are maintained.
In accordance with the wider move to improve competition and remove restrictive practices, the European Parliament took a view that the practice of manufacturers forcing car owners to go to dealerships to get a service to uphold warranty was too restrictive. The result is a law known as the ‘Block Exemption’, that requires all manufacturers make service schedules and car computer information available to all garages and not just main dealers. Additionally they must accept parts that are equivalent to the original equipment, but not necessarily from the same source.
This now ensures that any garage can undertake a service in the same way as a main dealer without impacting warranty or performance. It also guarantees that you have the widest possible choice of service location for your car.
When you visit Alastair Reid Garages for an Interim Service, the following is a list of checks and work undertaken
When it comes to fault analysis and diagnostics you want a service that will quickly and accurately diagnose the issue to ensure a swift resolution. Alastair Reid Garages is second to none with the latest state-0f-the-art diagnostic tools at your disposal supported by model specific experts.
Modern vehicles, employ complex electronics and control systems and need to be serviced right. Having access to specialist equipment is essential in ensuring optimum performance while checking all vehicle systems are operating perfect leading to trouble-free motoring for you.
Alastair Reid Garages are one of very few independent garages in Scotland that have invested in state-of-the-art equipment and training for our team members. Providing you with dealer level diagnostics and repairs. You can be confident that your car is repaired to the highest standard.
Suppliers deliver their vehicles with a software and management configuration that is a trade-off to match the performance of the vehicle across different global markets. Changing the performance characteristics of your car for your particular driving needs can give economy and performance gains.
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Full range of services in Perth garage and Guildtown garage - MOT, servicing, tyres, exhausts, engineering etc.
All makes and models of vehicles serviced and repaired
The only dedicated auto electrical repair service in a Perth garage
Know your costs - no hidden charges, service costs fixed upfront
We value your business and will do everything we can to ensure you are happy with every aspect of your visit
Proven - established in Perth area for over 60 years
Understanding your needs - independent Perth garage
Delivering consistent service focused on your needs and time-scales
Quality - feel safe with our 12 months parts and labour guarantee
Consistency - we subscribe to SMTA, Motor Codes and OFT Codes of Practice
Save time - we use the latest diagnostics equipment available in the industry
Convenience - choose Perth Garage our city centre location or Guildtown, with free courtesy car
Manufacturers Warranty is protected
Save money - our fixed and repair rates save you money on main dealer prices
You can visit Independent Alastair Reid Garages in complete confidence, knowing you will be looked after. Not only do we guarantee all of our work (parts and labour) for 12 months, we also subscribe to codes of practice. As a Bosch appointed service centre we adhere to the OFT code of conduct for garages, in addition we are members of the Scottish Motor Trade Association, Good Garage Scheme and Motor Codes, all of which give you security in the knowledge we will take care of you and your vehicle. In the unlikely event that you wish to challenge the work that Alastair Reid Garages have undertaken, then please contact the garage directly in the first instance. Should you not be happy that this issue is resolved then you can contact Motor Codes via their website, they provide dispute resolution services on behalf of Alastair Reid Garages.