Tel - 01942 497474

Car & Van Servicing – Wigan Garage

Our vehicle service centre is located close to Wigan town centre and we have a wide range of equipment that enables us to use the latest technology to analyse, service and repair your car or van.

Block Exemption Regulations – You choose who services your car

Under EU rules, owners may have their vehicles serviced by independent garages, as opposed to only franchised dealerships, without invalidating the manufacturer’s warranty. The old arrangement was judged to represent “an unjustified restriction for the customer“.

Independent garages can now service vehicles without invalidating the manufacturer’s warranty provided that:

  1. The service is done in accordance with the manufacturer’s service schedules and is recorded as such.
  2. The parts used are of an appropriate quality and are recorded as such.

We have always followed both requirements and in fact we use only OEM spare parts, not alternatives.

We are Motor Industry Code of Practice registered, which is supported by the Trading Standards Approved Code.

Investment in Vehicle Servicing Equipment

At John Atherton Autos we have invested heavily in our equipment to stay at the forefront of vehicle servicing technology.

Engine Diagnostic Fault Code Reading

We have several different types of scanners to allow us to cover most makes and models of vehicles. Frequent updates are sent to us from these manufacturers, which we download directly into the equipment.

We have recently invested in a third recovery truck, a brand new Citroen Relay transporter.

Hoffmann Wheel Alignment Ramp

To improve our customers’ road safety and reduce running costs, we have invested in a Hoffmann 4 wheel alignment system.
Wheel alignment has several positive features:
Vehicle handle better, thus

  • improving road safety
  • Reduces tyre wear
  • Improves fuel economy

Commercial Vehicle Service Contracts

From our earliest days we have been very strong in commercial vehicle servicing. We offer competitive rates but more than this, we appreciate what a vehicle off the road means to a business – cost, inconvenience and possible interference with customer service levels.

We operate a collection and delivery service and are often able to turn a van around on the same day. We have a strong client list that we retain and grow primarily due to the service level they receive.

Call us now on 01942 497474 for a competitive quotation.

Car & Van Service Centre & Garage, Wigan Town Centre. Diagnostic Equipment, Fault Code Analysis. Hoffmann Wheel Alignment Ramps. Commercial Vehicle Servicing.

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