Famed for family cars, French manufacturers Citroen and Peugeot are favoured for their sturdiness and reliability. But any relied-upon car needs a sufficient routine service, to ensure lasting quality and value for money.
For reliable French car repairs and servicing, look no further than Marc’s garage – the market-leading independent garage in Lytham St Annes.
Our regular service maintains your car in its best possible condition, ensuring small faults are eradicated and don’t turn into nasty repair bills. What’s more, by sustaining your car at peak performance, you get improved longevity and greater safety.
Why Marc's Garage for a Citroen or Peugeot Preston service?
We’re the leading independent garage in Lytham St Annes for Peugeot and Citroen servicing and repairs. We’ve been servicing French cars for nearly 40 years, offering premium repairs at local prices.
All parts and labour are certified under the Servicesure Autocentres 12-month guarantee, and we’re registered with the RMI Independent Garage network. We’re a quality local garage that you can trust.
Whichever make or model you drive, our straightforward, reliable service ensures complete safety on the roads for you and your family.
Why do I need to service my French car?
Servicing has so many great benefits, we don’t think you need much convincing – but here are some important reasons to service your French car with the leading independent garage in Lytham St Annes:
Safety: Small, unnoticed faults can cause a breakdown. We complete a full inspection to ensure all systems and parts are in working order, to keep you and your family safe on the road.
Endurance: Servicing enhances the condition of your French car by keeping it running at peak performance, giving it a longer lifespan.
Reliability: Whether you use your car for work or leisure, it’s safe to say you need a reliable vehicle. Don’t let small faults let you down. We keep your on-road experience as smooth and carefree as possible.
Savings: A car is an investment, but repairs don’t have to be. Our regular service catches faults early, eradicating the need for spending on repeat repairs, and helping you pass your MOT first time.
How do I know if a service is due? And what if I don’t know which service I need?
We recommend a minor service every 12 months or 10,000 miles to review the crucial safety components of your car.
For improved condition and longevity, we recommend a major service every 36 months or 30,000 miles. This reviews both the safety of your vehicle and assesses whether it is running at peak performance.
If you’re unsure which service you need, call us to arrange a review of your car.
Are you able to service my French car without it affecting the warranty?
We sure can! Historically, drivers were stuck with a select few garages when their vehicles were under warranty. But not anymore – recent changes in legislation mean you get to choose the right garage for you.
So, why not pick the leading independent garage in Lytham St Annes?
What happens during an French car service?
Lighting & Visibility – The front, rear, and internal lights are rigorously checked for optimal performance. All windows, mirrors, and wipers are reviewed for chips, faults, and weak areas. Registration plates are cleaned and maintained for clarity and sturdiness.
Under Bonnet – A full under bonnet inspection ensures there are no leaks or faults, and all components are in working order. Where required, we replace the air filter, oil filter, spark plugs, and drive belts.
Vehicle Interior – Seat belts are tested in line with safety standards. All internal controls are checked, such as the horn, hazard light button, and other vehicle controls for responsiveness and function. Using diagnostics, we complete full system analysis. This includes reviewing the air conditioning, making sure warning messages are addressed, and checking for intermittent and permanent faults flagged by the computer.
Steering, Drive & Suspension – Wheel alignment is analysed, and all joints, gaiters (protective sleeves on vehicle parts), and wheel bearings are extensively inspected for sturdiness and function. . The front and rear shock absorbers and road springs are tested to ensure the suspension functions effectively and maintains the right level of friction.
Braking – Both the front and rear brake mechanisms are checked and measured in line with safety requirements, allowing us to accurately report on their service life.
Under Vehicle – The trays under your car are removed and the engine oil is drained. The transmission is then checked for leaks, rust, and corrosion.
Tyre Inspection – All wheels and wheel nuts are inspected for sturdiness, weak points, and corrosion. Tyres reads are inspected for significant wear, and tyre pressures are adjusted prior to refitting. We also check your spare wheel and/or inflation kit if appropriate for your vehicle.
Final Checks – We assess the brake fluid and conduct an antifreeze test – crucial for road safety, especially during winter months. Finally, we fill your engine with new oil – this is vital for engine cleanliness and performance.
Free courtesy vehicle
We’ll keep you on the road with a great selection of manual and automatics while your vehicle is in for a service.
Out of hours drop off & collection
We know you have a busy schedule, so we accommodate you when you can’t always make our opening hours.
Finance payment plans
We promise a stress-free service, and that includes flexible payment options. Enquire with the team when you book in.