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Hampshire’s premier car service centre

Exceptional car servicing solutions for our customers across Hampshire

Our car service centre in Waterlooville is one of the top car garages in the county. We have a team of eight fully-trained mechanics, each bringing years of experience to the job. Whether you’re from Alton, Chichester, Clanfield, Cowplain, Denmead, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Horndean, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Purbrook, Waterlooville, Widley, and beyond, you can get the car service you deserve at Absolute Autos Ltd.

What is involved in a car service?

A car service is one of the best things you can do to keep your car running safely and efficiently. Here at Absolute Autos Ltd, we provide a detailed and in-depth car service, ensuring every part of your car gets attention. Here are just some of the things you can expect:

Oil Change

Oil is essential to the well-being of your car as it lubricates the engine and absorbs heat generated during use. This allows the internal parts of your vehicle to work effectively without danger of overheating. Over time, engine oil tends to break down and wear out. An important part of any car service is a full oil change.


Our mechanics will check your tyres for the correct pressure and general condition. The wrong tyre pressure can lead to poor performance as well as increasing wear and leading to inadequate road handing. We also ensure that your tyres aren’t over worn, and that your tread depths meet the current legal requirement of 1.6mm.

Replace Car Fluids

Engine oil isn’t the only fluid that needs changing during a car service. We check all your other fluid levels and quality too. This include engine coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and screen wash. If any of these appear low, we will refill them for you, for improved performance and safety.

Replace Spark Plugs

Different engines burn through spark plugs at different rates, though replacing them every 30,000 miles is a good general guide. If your car struggles to start, or vibrate too much, a change of spark plugs may be in order.

Replace Air FIlter

This is one of our simpler checks, as it involves little more than unclipping the airbox to reveal the dirty filter. If the filter gets clogged up with dirt, the engine can’t draw in enough air to its combustion chambers. This causes it to lose power, making this an important part of your regular car service.

Other Checks

These are just a few of the 50+ individual checks that we undertake in a full car service. When you leave our car service centre, we want you to know that your car is in as good a condition as it can be. We inspect everything from engine to the windscreen wipers, ensuring all is as it should be.
As part of our expert service if your car needs a repair, we undertake a secondary quality control check after to ensure that it has been carried out to the highest standard.

Other Car Service Questions

We know that our customers in Alton, Chichester, Clanfield, Cowplain, Denmead, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Horndean, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Purbrook, Waterlooville, Widley, and beyond rely on our knowledge of cars. Here are some of the most common questions we receive regarding our car service solutions:

Is a car service the same as a MOT test?

No, it isn’t, though we check many of the same components in both. An MOT test merely confirms that your car meets the Ministry of Transport’s minimum standards for roadworthiness. A car service delves deeper than that. It ensures that your car is in the best shape it can be at the time of service.

How much does a full car service cost?

At Absolute Autos Ltd we have different car service solutions, depending on your specific needs. As such, we don’t have a single price tag for every car service. Call us today and speak to one of our mechanics for a quote. Also remember that any repairs resulting from the car service will be payable on top.

How often do I need a car service?

While there is no legal requirement, most manufacturers recommend you undertake a car service every year, or every 12,000 miles. If you wish, you can book your car service in prior to your annual MOT test, increasing your likelihood of passing. The decision is ultimately yours, and many customers opt for more frequent car services.

Get in touch

For one of the leading car garages servicing Waterlooville, call Absolute Autos Ltd today. From car repairs and car services, to full MOT testing, we are happy to help you out.