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Dickens Service information

Service Information

When you buy a car from Dickens, you will be guaranteed comprehensive support with our exceptional aftersales care.

Choose Dickens for your regular servicing and annual MOT, and we promise that you'll be satisfied by our high standards each time you return - it's why we're still here after 50 years of selling cars!


If you drive a Vauxhall, and to reward customer loyalty, Vauxhall runs a number of initiatives designed to save you money and add value. If your Vauxhall is two or more years old, you become eligible for the Service Club. This entitles you to exclusive discounts on Servicing and Repairs, including half-price MOTs for life (based on the official VOSA price) and it's free to sign up. Our service plans, meanwhile, enable you to spread the cost of maintenance work on a monthly basis, avoiding inflation and interest by fixing costs. And our local Price-Match for like-for-like service and repair quotes ensures genuine value.

As a Vauxhall authorised repairer, we are completely trusted by the manufacturer to perform servicing, repairs and any other maintenance to its exacting standards. Our expert technicians are all trained by Vauxhall, so you can have confidence in our ability to maintain your vehicles' performance and condition.

Explore our aftersales pages for detailed information on all our services, and don't hesitate to contact us to make an enquiry. You can complete and submit an online form or contact us by phone.



Why service your vehicle with Dickens? For starters, we only use genuine parts and during your Service or MOT our team will check for any new enhancements or a safety recall, and then carry out this additional work free of charge (where applicable, Vauxhall only). Our quality of work ensures your warranty is maintained to Vauxhall guidelines and we provide a 12 month parts and labour warranty on all repairs as standard. We've included a detailed breakdown of what's included with each level of service below, but please bear in mind that under the current Covid protocols we will not be washing your car, as we try to minimise the number of people who are in contact with your vehicle.


Description Interim Main Major MOT
Vehicle Age 1, 3, 5, 7, 9,11 Years 2, 6, 10 Years 4, 8, 12 Years

Every Year (3 Years →)


Check for (and action) any outstanding Manufacturer updates

Complementary 25 point health check (Inc. VX360 where available

Stamp and Sign Service and Warranty Booklet


Anti-Corrosion Protection Check and Record results in Service and Warranty Booklet


Reset service light

Service Operations        

Replace engine oil and filter



Replace battery in key fob


Replace pollen filter


Replace Diesel Fuel Filter


Replace petrol fuel filter


Replace spark plugs


Replace air filter


Replace brake fluid


Replace drive belt (recommended action - not included in price)


Replace timing belt (recommended action - not included in price)

Level Check and Top Up (if required)        

Screen wash


Anti-freeze / coolant


Brake and Clutch fluid


Power Steering fluid*


Diesel fuel filter - drain*

Vehicle Cabin        

Check transmission and clutch operation (where equipped)


Check horn


Check instruments, gauges, warning lights


Check interior lights


Check seat belts


Check Cargo tie down hoops



Check windscreen wipers

Vehicle Body        

Check boot – operation and condition


Check doors – operation and condition


Check exterior lights & lamps


Check front brakes


Check rear brakes


Check and adjust parking brake (Manual Operation)*


Engine Compartment        

Check auxiliary drive belt


Check battery and connections


Check bonnet catch operation



Check radiator and coolant hoses


Check brake pipes and hoses

Steering / Tyre Checks        

Check steering, suspension and ball joints for damage / wear


Full tyre inspection (tread, pressure and condition)


Emergency inflation kit inspection (Inc. expiry date)



Suspension – check shock absorbers & springs


Wheel fasteners - check tightness

Vehicle Chassis        

Check drive shaft joints and gaiters for wear and damage


Check exhaust system and mountings



Check fuel pipes for routing, damage & corrosion



Visual brake inspection

Test Drive        

Final Inspection including Brake Efficiency check & instrument operation check
* Where fitted



Dickens of Wrexham Limited is an Appointed Representative of Automotive Compliance Ltd, who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 497010). Automotive Compliance Ltd’s permissions as a Principal Firm allows Dickens of Wrexham Limited to act as a credit broker, not as a lender, for the introduction to a limited number of lenders. We are a credit broker and not a lender and to act as an agent on behalf of the insurer for insurance distribution activities only.


We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders and their finance products. We are not an independent financial advisor and we act as their agent for this introduction. We may advise you on the products, subject to your personal circumstances, though you are not obliged to take our advice or recommendation. We do not charge you a fee for our services. Whichever lender we introduce you to, we will typically receive commission from them (either a fixed fee or a fixed percentage of the amount you borrow). For your reassurance, all of the lenders we work with could pay commission at different rates, but the commission we receive does not influence the interest rate you will pay. Our aim is to secure finance for you at the lowest interest rate you are eligible for from our panel of lenders. If you ask us what the amount of commission is, we will tell you in good time before the Finance agreement is executed. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18’s or over. Guarantees may be required.