When the dreaded time comes to service your car or put it in for an MOT, choosing a suitable garage to take it to can be a bit of a minefield. With so many different options around, how do you know which garage is going to be the best?
According to a study by Servicing Stop, a massive 70% of UK motorists prefer independent garages over main dealers. But why is this the case? In this article, we outline the benefits of choosing an independent car garage, like Rangers Garage, instead of a large dealership.
1. The price
Independent car garages are mostly known for having more competitive prices and better deals than main dealer garages. Independent companies can be more flexible on price and may be open to offers.
Our experienced team of technicians at Rangers Garage offer services, MOTs, repairs, and tyre replacements on cars, vans and 4x4s. We pride ourselves on providing excellent service at the most affordable rates. Contact us here or phone 01980 65-55-55 for a quote for your vehicle.
2. Great reputation
Independent garages work hard to get recommendations and maintain the reputation they’ve earned. Many local garages can often come to your attention via word of mouth. Perhaps a recommendation from a family member, work colleague or friend. It might even be the garage where you have always taken your car, and you’re the one giving the recommendations. Having a company recommended to you will give you added peace of mind that you and your vehicle will be looked after.
“Excellent service and value for money. Friendly knowledgeable technicians who will go that extra mile to keep you on the road. I’ve been taking my cars to Rangers for the last 18 years for servicing and MOTs and never had cause for complaint. Outstanding.” – Steve Weston, Customer
3. A personal service
If you choose an independent car garage for your maintenance needs, you will most likely be met by a member of staff who’ll have more time to spend advising you in a friendly and knowledgeable, offering a bespoke service. That’s not to say you can’t find friendly and helpful staff at a larger dealership, but independent garages sometimes have more of a personal approach to the service they provide their customers.
At Rangers Garage, we are passionate about assisting our local community and maintaining the values we have built up over the past 100 years. Whether you’re a regular customer who visits every time you need work done on your vehicle, or you’re bringing your car in for a one-off repair, we will ensure you feel at home whilst we complete honest, quality work on your vehicle.
4. Support your local businesses
It has been suggested that this is one of the most common reasons why motorists prefer to use independent companies, rather than mainstream dealerships.
Our many years in the car servicing industry mean that we have built up a strong returning customer base, which has helped our small business grow. We go above and beyond our customers’ expectations every day, from quickly helping them back on the road, to supplying and fitting parts when they need them.
This high level of service has only been possible because of the large number of returning customers who support our independent car garage Salisbury. Without the local support we receive from our Salisbury customers, we wouldn’t be the garage we are today.
5. High-quality work
Independent garages offer a service which is just as high in quality as main dealers, if not even higher. Even though your local garage may only have a small workforce, they have the same level of technical information and quality parts to get your car up and running again.
It may also be the case that the technicians may be more specialised in certain subjects, for instance, they could be experts in a particular car brand, like Toyota or Fiat, or certain services, such as MOTs, tyres or servicing.
Our car garage Salisbury has been in business since 1915! Since that time a lot has changed, but we have been carrying out car servicing in Salisbury, supplying tyres and specialising in MOTs in the local area for many years. The training we give to our staff is the same as the training mechanics receive at dealerships. We constantly keep all of our equipment up-to-date to ensure that there’s no job that we can’t do.
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Contact Rangers Garage for your car needs
For expert car servicing from an independent company you can trust, Rangers Garage are the experts to call. If you need further advice on the information we have given or would like to book your car in for a service, MOT, new tyres or for a general check-up, phone us on 01980 65-55-55 or contact us here >>.
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