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A Vehicle service is a timely maintenance procedure to ensure the best performance from your vehicle. 

The common procedure of a vehicle service generally includes:

  • Change of your vehicles filters.

  • Change of Spark Plugs (If required)

  • Change your vehicles Oil using Castrol Oil and reset your service light. 

  • A thorough check over of your vehicle to ensure its safe to drive.

Why is a service needed?

  • A well maintained vehicle will be more reliable and will reduce the likelyhood of any breakdown.

  • Find any potential problems early to reduce potential costly repairs. 

  • Maintaining an up to date service history adds to the resale value of your vehicle. 

  • Your vehicle is maintained to an acceptable standard and will ensure your family are safe whilst driving. 

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I have been told by the Main Dealer that they have to service my vehicle to keep my warranty valid?

This is incorrect and is used by Main dealers as a scare tactic, for some reason, There seems to be considerable confusion among car owners about the servicing requirements for their new car if they want the warranty to remain intact.


So we thought it might be a good idea to help put the record straight.

'Motorists have a choice and can legally take their vehicle to be serviced at any independent garage. Providing parts and fluids of Original Equipment (OE) quality have been used in accordance with manufacturer’s service schedules and you use a VAT registered Garage, you will NOT invalidate your warranty.' 

At A1 Autocentre we only service your vehicle using OE Quality parts and are also VAT Registered!

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Castrol Network

A1 Autocentre is proud to announce its affiliation with Castrol as an approved garage for Castrol Service in Dagenham, Upminster and Ockendon.


Drawing on over a century of trust from car owners worldwide, Castrol's advanced engine oils are synonymous with quality and performance.

Our inclusion in the network of approved Castrol Service Workshops at A1 Autocentre is a testament to our technical expertise, unwavering commitment to customer service, and dedication to delivering high-quality workmanship. We are honored to be part of this exclusive network, which only invites garages that meet Castrol's stringent standards.

When you choose A1 Autocentre for your automotive needs, you can expect a friendly car service, maintenance, and repair experience with Castrol quality built-in. The Castrol Service network comprises independent garages dedicated to offering the highest quality servicing at the best value prices. Our commitment to meeting Castrol's exacting standards is evident through our yearly audits, ensuring that we consistently deliver top-notch service.

At A1 Autocentre, our technicians undergo extensive online training provided by Castrol and have access to Castrol's oil selector. This enables them to choose the precise oil recommended by your vehicle's manufacturer, ensuring optimal performance and longevity. Trust A1 Autocentre for a Castrol-approved garage experience that combines technical excellence with the renowned quality of Castrol oils.

What's included in a service. 

Nowadays there are many types of servicing, The standard services are Interim. Full service and Major service.  At A1 Autocentre 


Eco-Friendly Design

We would not be who we are without our eco-friendly design, which is at the core of our strategy. We are constantly working to improve our offerings and expand upon our capabilities when it comes to design and production. Get in touch to learn more.


Multilingual Functionality

In today's globalized world, chances are you are interacting with people from more than just one country. This is where our multilingual functionality comes into play. Take advantage of this unique capability to expand your reach.


24/7 Support

Our customers deserve the highest level of support, and we work tirelessly to maintain those standards. When you choose to work with our team, know that you are consistently choosing quality and excellence. Customer service is at the heart of everything that we do.


Advanced Tech

We are constantly working to improve our offerings and expand upon our technological capabilities. Our expert team of professionals is passionate about developing the most advanced tech on the market. Ready to experience the future? Get in touch.


Basic Vehicle Inspection

Basic Bulbs Changed

All fluid levels Topped Up 

Oil Filter Replaced

Oil Changed

(Engine Spec. Castrol)


Full Vehicle Inspection

Basic Bulbs Changed

All fluid levels Topped Up 

Air Filter Replaced

Oil Filter Replaced

Oil Changed

(Engine Spec. Castrol)


Full Vehicle Inspection

Basic Bulbs Changed

All fluid levels Topped Up

Spark Plug/ Fuel Filter Replaced 

Air Filter Replaced

Oil Filter Replaced

Oil Changed

(Engine Spec. Castrol)

Manufacturer Service

Information taken from main dealer website. 

We will need the age of your vehicle and current mileage to be accurate. 


This service is advisable on vehicles under the age of 3 years or still under manufacturers warranty.


How can I book my service?

There are a number of ways to book in a Service with A1 Autocentre, you can either call one of our branches or book online by selecting the 'Book Online' button below.


How long does a service take?

A Service usually takes approx 1 hour to carry out an 'Oil Service' and up to 3 hours for a 'Major Service'


When is my service Due?

Usually a light will appear on your dash to indicate a service is needed but its advisable to carry out a yearly service to maintain your vehicle.

Most of our customers combine their Annual Service with their MOT for convenience.

Brakes Inspection

What happens if my vehicle needs any repairs?

When Performing a service it is our 'Duty of Care' to make sure all your vehicle is running correctly and safely, If your vehicle needs any additional work we will always call you to advise what you need first before carrying out additional work.

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What is the cost of a service 

A1 Autocentre offers all different types of services from an 'Oil Service' (Interim service) to a 'Major service' to find out how much a service is for your vehicle click on the 'How Much' button below.

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Can you collect my vehicle for its service?

We know how hard it is to find time to do everything you need to do, that is why we offer a FREE collection service for your vehicle direct from your home or workplace.

Ready To Book your next service? Book Online  Now!

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