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FREE MOT and Servicing Reminders Using The AA Mobile App


The majority of motorists are fully aware of the annual MOT test and how important regular servicing is to your vehicle, but how many of us actually remember the date these are due?

The AA has created a fantastic App for your smartphone or tablet, which allows you to set up reminders for when your MOT and service is due each year. It’s free to download and use and you don’t have to be a member of The AA to use the reminders service. You can find out more by visiting the App page on The AA website.

Last year, over 50% of all faults found during MOT tests were deemed avoidable if motorists had regularly serviced their vehicles, therefore it’s an important part of keeping your car or van roadworthy and avoiding expensive repair bills in the future. You can book a minor or major car service at our service station in Neath Port Talbot by calling us on 01639 886352.

Top 10 Most Reliable New Cars

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Auto Express’ most recent Driver Power Survey results showed a surprising outcome, with Asian motor manufacturers dominating the Top 10 most reliable cars.

The results are as follows:

  1. Toyota Prius
  2. Lexus IS
  3. Lexus RX
  4. Kia Sportage
  5. Kia Sorento
  6. Lexus NX
  7. Lexus CT
  8. Fiat Panda
  9. Mazda MX5
  10. Toyota Yaris

These results reflect the survey results for newer cars in 2018/2019, but remember that in order to keep your car reliable you should regularly service your vehicle – either to manufacturers recommendations based on mileage, or every year, which ever comes first.

At Royston Motor Co, we are able to service all makes and models whatever the age. If you live in Neath Port Talbot areas and want to get your car serviced, please call us on 01639 886352.

What Happens if You Don’t Change the Oil in Your Car?

An informative (if somewhat humerus) take on what can happen to your engine if you don’t regularly change your oil. Our interim and full services include a quality oil change for your peace of mind. If you’re looking for a reliable car service in Port Talbot, Neath or the surrounding areas, please get in touch so we can book you in.

Halfords Autocentre in Stratford Fined £28,000 for Poor Car Service

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WARWICKSHIRE County Council’s trading standards service successfully prosecuted the company following an undercover test purchase and investigation.  The car service, carried out by Halfords Autocentre, located on Birmingham Road, Stratford cost £210, but garage staff failed to rectify or report 11 separate faults on the Volkswagen Passat, including: leaking front shock absorbers; a spilt drive […]

Source: Halfords Autocentre in Stratford fined £28,000 for poor car service – Stratford Herald

For honest reliable car servicing in Port Talbot, please contact us.

Car Servicing – Why Is It So Important?

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We have many customers who question the importance of regular car servicing. Ultimately, it will make the biggest difference between your vehicle running smoothly and fuel efficiently, and the risk of break down and having to spend money on unexpected repair bills. Avoiding paying for regular servicing is a false economy – unexpected wear and tear requiring maintenance will fast become an expensive major fault requiring repair or even replacement.

Each car manufacturer and model will have a slightly different service schedule, usually based on your car’s mileage and age. You can usually find the service schedule within your vehicle’s user manual, or by searching online. We carry out different types of Car Servicing in Port Talbot depending on your requirements.

What Type of Service Does My Car Need?

There are two common types of service required for most vehicles on the road today:

Interim Service

Interim Service is usually a minor service with around 30-40 check points, including changes of oil and filters (depending on the mileage and manufacturer guidelines). We will check and change the tyre pressures, top up your clutch fluid and power steering reservoir, check your brake fluid levels, and fill your windscreen washers, if required.

We will also perform some checks on other parts of your car, and if these parts need repair or replacement, we will let you know in advance of carrying out any additional work and potentially incurring further costs.

You can book an Interim Car Service in Neath Port Talbot by calling us on 01639 886352.

Full Service

Our Full Service is a complete review of your vehicle and will include between 60-70 check points. The Full Service includes everyone that the Interim Service does, but also has some additional checks, top-ups, and changes, including items like your car’s air filter (based on mileage and vehicle usage). We will also check your coolant (or anti-freeze), gearbox fluid, clutch fluid, axle oil, spark plugs, and batteries. Depending on your specific vehicle manufacturer and model, these may vary according to their own guidelines.

Having a Full Service with Royston Motor Co means that we will perform an overall health check on your car, and if there are other faults found that need attention, we will let you know in advance. We can then discuss what additional work may be required to rectify the faults and the costs likely to be incurred.

You can book a Full Car Service in Neath Port Talbot by calling us on 01639 886352.