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Book your service or MOT online

Make your repair bills easier to pay with our interest-free payment plans. Simply spread the cost over 6 or 10 months. Learn more.

Why choose Arnold Clark?

As Europe’s largest independently owned car retailer, Arnold Clark has 150 dedicated service centres across the UK.

Our expert technicians use the latest technology to make sure your car is serviced to the highest standard – and that you’re taken care of, too.

  • Stress-free online booking.
  • Free vehicle pick-up and return service by appointment.
  • Courtesy cars available.
  • Free tea or coffee while you wait.
  • Your choice of over 150 locations.

Frequently asked questions

What happens during a car service?

Every vehicle is different, so what our technicians check depends on the type of service you require. You can find out more here.

How do I check my tyre pressure?

It’s important that tyres are inflated to the correct pressure. This optimises your vehicle’s performance and keeps you safe. Check out our video on how to check your tyre pressures.

How to check and top up your engine oil level?

It’s essential that you have the correct oil for your car, and that it’s at the correct level.

Find out how to check your engine oil level.

What happens if my car fails its MOT?

An MOT is designed to check that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. Unfortunately, from time to time, vehicles fail to meet them. Here's what to do.

How often should I have my car serviced?

How often your vehicle is serviced varies by make and model. Many vehicles notify the driver when their service is due by a warning light appearing on the dashboard. You can also consult your vehicle handbook to check when your servicing is required. If you have any questions about servicing please contact your local Arnold Clark Service Centre.

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What are the most common maintenance items recommended by manufacturers?


Oil is vital to keep every part of your engine working well. Heat from the engine can break down the oil and if it becomes too thin, certain engine components will wear out fast.

Air Filter

Over time, your vehicle’s air filter can become clogged up with dust and dirt, reducing your engine’s horsepower. Air filter replacement depends how many miles you drive, but it’s good to have it checked regularly.

Brake Pads

A number of factors impact on how long your brake pads last such as:

Driving style, vehicle weight and quality all have an impact on how long brake pads last. Many vehicles now come with a built-in wear monitor.


The quality of your tyres are crucial to your safety on the road and their life expectancy depends on many factors such as how you drive, road conditions and the brand of tyres you choose.

The minimum legal tread depth for passenger cars is 1.6mm in a continuous band around the central three quarters of the tyre.

Don’t rely on guesswork. Watch our video showing you how to check your tyre tread. Or why not bring your car into your local Arnold Clark branch and we’ll check your tyres for free?