Savings on vehicle services for car, commercial, specialist and fleet

At OTRA, we can offer savings of up to 50% on main dealer prices for vehicle servicing at our Walton Summit garage.  Our technicians have many years of experience servicing an array of emergency service vehicles, as well as retail customer cars and trade fleets.

With our expert knowledge and state-of-the-art premises and equipment, we can ensure your car or van runs smoothly throughout its lifetime at a reduced cost.

Our experienced professionals carry out your vehicle service to trade specifications.  We work to the main dealer guidelines to ensure nothing is left unchecked and no unnecessary costs are incurred.  A service with OTRA promises peace of mind. Our expertise and knowledge ensures that you get the best customer experience every time.

You can book your service with us today by calling 01772 337023. Alternatively, drop by our garage at 129 Brookfield Place on Walton Summit

What you need to know about your vehicle service at OTRA

How do I know when my car is due a service?

Ideally, you should have your car serviced every year or 12,000 miles – whichever comes first. This should be halved if your vehicle does a high mileage (anything above 2,000 miles per month). There may also be some tell-tale signs that your car is due a service that you notice while driving. These should never be ignored as it is always best to check any issues you may notice before more potential problems arise.

What service does my car need?

This is dependent on your car’s mileage, the time since its last service or its condition.

An interim service is advisable if the vehicle does a high mileage. These should be every 6 months if you do any more than 2,000 miles per month or 20,000 miles per year.

A full service should be carried out every 12,000 miles or 12 months – whichever comes first. It is important this schedule is stuck to in order to prolong the life and maintain the performance of your vehicle if you don’t have a more regular interim service.

A major service is required every 24,000 or 2 years, which requires replacing all filters, brake and coolant fluid and spark plugs.

How much will my service cost at OTRA?

The cost depends on the make and model, the type of service required and the age or mileage of the vehicle. We work and charge according to Autodata specifications and the recommended minimum labour time required for the specific service.

At OTRA, we do not advertise a fixed price as every vehicle is different, but we guarantee to pass any savings we can make onto our customer to keep the cost as low as possible. We will also never carry out additional work without prior consent and a full cost breakdown.

Why does my car need a regular service?

Regular servicing can help keep your vehicle costs to a minimum and ensure optimum economical performance for the lifetime of your car or van. Not keeping up-to-date with your vehicle’s service schedule can lead to bigger problems down the line and increase repair and fuel costs, as well as potentially decreasing the value of your car.

Will taking my car to an independent garage invalidate my warranty?

No – car owners are not obliged to take their vehicle to main dealers due to the renewal of the Block Exemption Regulation (BER). All servicing and repair work can be carried out by an independent garage with no warranty issues arising from this, as long as approved parts are used and the manufacturer’s service schedule is correctly followed (a requirement even if serviced at the main dealers). Any service at OTRA is carried out to these specifications and full documentation is provided to the customer and/ or uploaded online on the relevant systems.

independent garage trust my garage trading standardsOTRA Ltd are part of the RMI’s Independent Garage Association, the most prominent and respected body in the independent garage sector. Our proud association the IGA helps to ensure we are always at the forefront of industry technology and training. The high standards required to be part of the RMI mean that our work and customer service are closely monitored to ensure we are always at our best. We proudly display our Trust My Garage badge as a symbol of these high standards and our commitment to providing the best service every time to our new and loyal customers.