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Vehicle Diagnostics and Car Servicing in Dorking

From our premises in Dorking, Station View Garage provides drivers across the town, as well as Leatherhead, Reigate and Mole Valley areas, with industry-standard car servicing and vehicle diagnostics. Whether our customers require an interim or full service, or a vehicle diagnostics check, our highly-trained and experienced technicians work swiftly to get vehicles back on the road.


In most cases, car servicing and vehicle diagnostics carried out in our Dorking garage are closer in nature to maintenance checks than repairs, which tend to take on a more emergency nature.


For motorists in need of car servicing or vehicle diagnostics, we’ve explained some of the basic points below.

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What is Car Servicing?


We provide comprehensive car, minibus, campervan and motorhome servicing options for motorists in Dorking, Leatherhead, Reigate and the Mole Valley area.


Car servicing is recommended to maintain and prolong the safe working life of a vehicle. Each manufacturer has slightly different standards in the finer details of car servicing, but generally they follow these core principles:


  • Interim Service – every 6 months or 6,000 miles
  • Full Service – every 12 months or 12,000 miles


Interim car servicing involves less comprehensive checks. While the safety of our customers in Dorking, Leatherhead, Reigate and the Mole Valley area remains of paramount importance, an interim service acts more as a cost-effective option between full services. However, a full wheel-off brake inspection is carried out, as well as an engine oil, oil filter and pollen filter change where applicable.


Full car servicing involves the more detailed inspection of a vehicle including:


  • Replacement of all Filters
  • Replacement of Engine Oil
  • A Full Brake System Check Including Fluid Condition
  • Steering and Suspension Check
  • Full Tyre check
  • Timing Belt Interval Check
  • Checking of Lights and Electrical System
  • Engine Coolant/Antifreeze Check
  • Body Damage Report
  • Seat Belt Operation
  • Air Conditioning Operation
  • Wipers and Washer Check
  • Auxiliary Drive Belt Check
  • Other Fluid Levels Check and Adjusted



In addition to the above, we take the time to record the location of your locking bolt adaptor and service book.


Station View Garage carries out car servicing to Forte industry standards, over and above the manufacturer’s recommendations. Therefore, our work doesn’t invalidate warranties nor affect the vehicle’s service history.


Our onsite facilities in Dorking also allow us to carry out a complete range of vehicle servicing for campervans, minibuses and motorhomes up to 5,500kg including:


  • Autocruise
  • Autorail
  • Autosleeper
  • Bessacar
  • Burstner
  • Eldiss
  • Fleetwood
  • Highlander
  • Highwayman
  • Hymer
  • Knaus
  • Trigano


We also undertake habitation services for all motorhomes to the highest industry standards. Consisting of thorough checks on the gas and electrical circuits, this servicing also involves damp checks and defect rectification.


What are Vehicle Diagnostics?


We supply vehicle diagnostics checks in the Dorking, Leatherhead, Reigate and Mole Valley areas.


Vehicle diagnostics are a series of checks carried out by our Dorking-based technicians to find faults with our customers’ vehicles in a timely manner.


The vast majority of cars are now fitted with an ECU (engine control unit), an onboard computer that maintains the health of the engine and related systems. If something within those systems malfunctions, the ECU picks it up. This system failure usually appears in the form of an illuminated warning light on the dashboard.


When our Dorking, Leatherhead, Reigate and Mole Valley area customers bring their car, van or motorhome to our garage for vehicle diagnostics, one of our technicians plugs a specially designed computer into the OBD (on-board diagnostics) port and runs a series of checks through the ECU.

When the ECU encounters the problems or issues with the vehicle, it sends codes to the computer. Via these codes, our technicians decipher what the issue is and can present customers with repairs options.


If your car servicing is due, or you require vehicle diagnostics, please contact us.


For more information on car servicing and vehicle diagnostics in Dorking, Leatherhead and Reigate, call 01306 880 149.

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