Perth's Independent Vehicle Servicing Centre - Alastair Reid Garages

Perth 01738 622416

Guildtown 01821 640368

About manufacturers servicing

Perth Tyres choice of tyre factors

You may choose to request a manufacturers specified service for your vehicle. This service is different for each model or manufacture, indeed different years from the same model may have different service schedules. The extent of manufacturers service is too wide to cover in detail here. When you visit Alastair Reid Garages we will be able to advise on the best choice for you and provide a more detailed breakdown of the service specified by the manufacturers. You can choose a manufacturers specified service because ;

  • you wish to follow the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule
  • maintain your car’s warranty
  • you wish to ensure continued performance within manufacturers specification

The differences between a standard interim or full service and the manufacturers service can be minimal, indeed in some cases our service schedule exceeds the manufacturers recommendation. The main reason that it has been made available is to ensure vehicle warranties are maintained, see below.

Are all services not the same?

In accordance with the wider move to improve competition and remove restrictive practices, the European Parliament took a view that the practice of manufacturers forcing car owners to go to dealerships to get a service to uphold warranty was too restrictive. The result is a law known as the ‘Block Exemption’, that requires all manufacturers make service schedules and car computer information available to all garages and not just main dealers. Additionally they must accept parts that are equivalent to the original equipment but not necessarily from the same source.

This now ensures that any garage can undertake a service in the same way as a main dealer without impacting warranty or performance. It also guarantees that you have the widest possible choice of service location for your car.

Why use Alastair Reid Garages?

Member of Good Garage Scheme - customer feedback available online

Peace of mind - knowing our trained technicians have access to the latest information for your vehicle

Full range of services in Perth garage and Guildtown garage - MOT, servicing, tyres, exhausts, engineering etc.

All makes and models of vehicles serviced and repaired

The only dedicated auto electrical repair service in a Perth garage

Know your costs - no hidden charges, service costs fixed upfront

We value your business and will do everything we can to ensure you are happy with every aspect of your visit

Proven - established in Perth area for over 60 years

Understanding your needs - independent Perth garage

Delivering consistent service focused on your needs and time-scales

Quality - feel safe with our 12 months parts and labour guarantee

Consistency - we subscribe to SMTA, Motor Codes and OFT Codes of Practice

Save time - we use the latest diagnostics equipment available in the industry

Convenience - choose Perth Garage our city centre location or Guildtown, with free courtesy car

Manufacturers Warranty is protected

Save money - our fixed and repair rates save you money on main dealer prices

What Our Customers Say

We use the Good Garage Scheme as an independent source of feedback for our customers. See what customers are saying about our garages

Feedback for our Guildtown Garage

Feedback for our Perth Garage

Visit with Confidence

You can visit Perth Servicing Garages in complete confidence, knowing you will be looked after. Not only do we guarantee all of our work (parts and labour) for 12 months, we also subscribe to codes of practice. As a Bosch appointed service centre we adhere to the OFT code of conduct for garages, in addition we are members of the Scottish Motor Trade Association, Good Garage Scheme and Motor Codes, all of which give you security in the knowledge we will take care of you and your vehicle. In the unlikely event that you wish to challenge the work that Alastair Reid Garages have undertaken, then please contact the garage directly in the first instance. Should you not be happy that this issue is resolved then you can contact Motor Codes via their website, they provide dispute resolution services on behalf of Alastair Reid Garages.