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CAR SERVICING EASTBOURNE

Enhance the reliability and safety of your car by scheduling regular car servicing with ECF Car Care to keep it in its best condition. Our skilled and knowledgeable staff are equipped to service all car makes using high-quality parts that are manufacturer-approved, all while helping you save money from car service costs compared to dealership prices.

ECF is a local family run business, operating since 1957. We take pride in providing a range of car services including MOT, car servicing, and accident repair. Our skilled technicians carry out all work on-site, ensuring convenience and cost-effectiveness for our customers. You'll find us at Birch Close, Lottebridge Drove, Eastbourne, East Sussex.

What do you include in garage services at ECF Car Care?

The specific car services provided can vary depending on the age and vehicle model but our garage services usually include essential tasks such as engine oil and oil filter replacement. Other services might involve replacing spark plugs in petrol cars, antifreeze engine coolant, brake fluid, air filter or power-steering fluid.

Throughout the car service process, we will examine your vehicle for any additional issues. If we find any necessary repairs, we will always inform you first. These assessments focus on safety-critical components like tyres and brake pads. Rest assured, we never perform unnecessary work, and we retain all replaced parts for your inspection.

Our highly trained Eastbourne technicians provide you with local garage prices but with manufacturer-level knowledge. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service, and transparency with our reviews on Google & Facebook speaking for themselves, as well as our loyal customers who come back to us year after year.

Whether you’re a new Eastbourne customer or a returning one, you can call us today or book your car service online here. Our staff would be happy to discuss prices, opening hours, and the available services we offer at the garage or are ready to book your visit into the diary.

Worried about the car servicing cost? Wondering how to pay for your car servicing? Need help to pay for your car repairs? Let our partner credit firm, Bumper help.

Pay a deposit using your payment details, and work out how much you are comfortable paying on a monthly schedule that works for you and is within your budget. Paying for your service, car maintenance or repairs has never been so easy.

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How Often Should My Car Be Serviced?

A full car service should ideally be carried out on an annual basis (typically 12 months or 12,000 miles) no matter the mileage covered in that year, to help you to save money in the long term as well as to give you peace of mind when in your vehicle.

Even if the car has only covered a few thousand miles the oil filter should be replaced as the filter element will break down over time as well as the mileage. We can help you identify a vehicle service schedule when we enter your vehicle registration into AutoData and download the service schedule to help you look after the vehicle and make the informed decision about regular car servicing.

What other services do we offer?

The Eastbourne team has a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience to provide a range of car services including servicing, mechanical repairs, diagnostic checks, finding & fixing electrical faults, replacing tyres, wheel alignment, suspension and steering safety checks, clutch replacement, air conditioning leak detection & re-gassing, dash cameras supplied and fitted and much more.

You can book your car service appointment, online or give our reception a call, Monday to Saturday.

WHAT SERVICES DO WE OFFER IN THE SERVICE CENTRE & MOT DEPARTMENT?

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WHAT SERVICES DO WE OFFER IN THE SERVICE CENTRE & MOT DEPARTMENT?

At our family run garage, our Eastbourne team has a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience to provide a wide range of car services including Eastbourne MOT test centre, servicing, mechanical repairs, diagnostic checks, finding & fixing electrical faults, replacing tyres, wheel alignment, suspension and steering safety checks, clutch replacement, air conditioning leak detection & re-gassing, dash cameras supplied and fitted and much more.

You can book a car service online or give our service centre a call, Monday to Saturday.

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BELOW ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS THE ECF EASTBOURNE TEAM GET ASKED.

If you have another question that’s not covered, give us a call or send a WhatsApp message.

MY VEHICLE IS UNDER MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY, CAN I STILL HAVE IT SERVICED AT ECF?

In order to keep your car’s warranty valid, your vehicle will need to be serviced using manufacturer-approved parts but crucially you can have your vehicle serviced anywhere.

CAN WE USE A COURTESY CAR?

Yes! Using one of our courtesy cars are free, to use one, they do need to be fully comprehensively insured.

Check with your insurance company or take out a day insure policy with customer service.

CAN WE USE A COURTESY CAR?

Yes! Using one of our courtesy cars are free, to use one, they do need to be fully comprehensively insured.

Check with your insurance company or take out a day insure policy with customer service.

WHAT QUALITY PARTS SHOULD WE USE?

ECF offer a variety of brands but will always recommend manufacturer or premium parts. ECF service advisors will work with you to determine the best parts to use on your vehicle.

Cheaper isn’t always better and quite often vehicle manufacturers will stamp their own badge & part number on parts made by Bosch, Delphi or Paget – In other words, let us do the research for you.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD MY CAR BE SERVICED?

A full car service should ideally be carried out annually no matter the mileage covered in that year, to help detect any strange noises or problems early in order to avoid any extra costs in the long term as well as to give you peace of mind when in your vehicle.

Even if the vehicle has only covered a few thousand miles the oil filter should be replaced as the filter element will break down over time as well as mileage. We can help you identify a vehicle service schedule when we enter your vehicle registration into AutoData and download the service schedule to help you look after the vehicle and save money.

Why replace something that doesn’t need to be replaced for another year?

IS A CAR SERVICE A LEGAL REQUIREMENT?

No, a car service is not a legal requirement but it does look at the wear and tear on your car. It also effectively prevents any dashboard warning lights that may arise as a result of not maintaining your vehicle servicing.

Our car servicing advisors will recommend the best ways to repair and keep your car performing its best.

The vehicle manufacturer will detail which checks should be included in the service; these details and service intervals can be downloaded from AutoData by ECF service advisors.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MOT AND A SERVICE?

A service is different to your MOT.

It’s common to have both done at the same time as this will save you time & money. An MOT is an annual test to check your vehicle’s safety and make sure it is in a roadworthy condition.

Getting an MOT done is legally required if your car is over 3 years old.

It is illegal to drive on a public road without a valid MOT certificate.