Use a van for work? Need a quick turn around on a repair? Then we’ve got you covered. We’re the leading VW van centre close to Preston, and we specialise in the service and repair of commercial vans.
Our service follows a set of procedures to assess whether components of your van are in working order – from fluids to electrics, and everything in between. And where something isn’t quite right, our expert technicians repair the faults straight away, preventing them from becoming bigger problems.
With access to a great selection of parts and highly skilled technicians trained in VW manufacture standards, we provide a premium service for your Preston VW van. Whether you drive the VW Transporter or the VW Amarok, we’ll have you back on the road in no time.
Our first-time fix saves you time and money, increases the lifespan of your van, and provides greater fuel efficiency – savings all round!
Why choose Marc’s Garage for a VW van service?
We’re the only specialist Volkswagen van centre close to Preston, and we’ve worked with VW vans for nearly 40 years. We understand that your van is your livelihood. We’re equipped to deal with repairs quickly and efficiently, and our workmanship is covered by the Servicesure Autocentres’ 12-month guarantee.
Plus, if you need to go about your day without interruption, we have courtesy vehicles to keep you going, so you don’t have to sacrifice your schedule.
Why do I need a VW van service?
Reliability: You need a vehicle that is durable, dependable, and keeps you going. Don’t let your van let you down. With a routine service at our Volkswagen van centre close to Preston, you stop the little things from hampering your schedule, reduce the risk of breakdowns, and pass your MOT the first time.
Savings: When money’s short, it’s tempting to skip a service. However, a regular van service at our Volkswagen van centre close to Preston catches problems early on – which are easier and cheaper to fix. With our help and regular servicing, our expertise guarantees immediate savings with lasting results.
Safety: We know that an injury at work severely impacts local traders. Don’t allow your van to become a work hazard. When you book a service at our Preston VW commercial garage, we ensure all the mechanics and systems are sound – so you’re not caught out by any hidden faults.
Endurance: A regular van service from Marc’s Garage maintains the quality of your vehicle, by keeping it running at peak performance. With our help, you’ll own one of the best Volkswagen vans in Preston.
How do I know if one is due?
When using your van regularly, you should expect to service it every 12,000 miles, or 24 months – whichever comes first.
After your first visit, we devise a tailored service plan based on your needs and always notify you 4 weeks in advance of your next visit.
Are you able to service my VW van without it affecting the warranty?
Absolutely. There’s a common misunderstanding that independent garages can’t service vans under warranty – however, recent changes in legislation mean that VW drivers can now choose whichever garage they wish for servicing and repairs, without affecting the manufacture warranty.
We’re fully trained in VW code of practice for all servicing and repairs, and we complete your logbook to maintain your vehicle’s service history in full. This aids you in gaining a higher resale value should you ever wish to sell on your van.
How quickly can you book me in?
We know that VW commercial vans in Preston need to get back on the road as soon as possible – so we accommodate urgent bookings. Call the team to arrange an appointment at a time which suits you.
For information, our opening hours are: Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm | Sat & Sun Closed.
What happens during an VW van 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 van 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.
How will I be kept informed on the progress of my VW van service?
We’re the most reliable and transparent service for your Preston VW commercial van.
During a service, we complete your service book as well as a report detailing all the repairs needed, and any we’d recommend for the overall benefit of your van. And if you want to go ahead with the work, we complete it there and then where possible.
You’ll never be subjected to fees for work you didn’t agree to. With Marc’s Garage, you receive straightforward, honest servicing. No cutting corners, no jargon. Just helpful, friendly mechanics.
Free courtesy vehicle
We want to keep you on the road because we know your customers need you. We provide you with a courtesy vehicle whilst your van is in for servicing. No hassle, no fee.
Out of hours drop off & collection
Can’t get to us during opening hours? No problem. We arrange out of hours drop off and collection at your convenience.
Finance payment plans
The last thing we want is to create a financial burden, so we offer flexible payment plans to help you budget. And in the long run, we’ll help you make great savings.