Macclesfield's Car Servicing & Repairs Specialists

Cottage Street Garage is Macclesfield's automotive repair specialists, with expertise in car servicing, MOT testing, tyres, brakes, exhausts and air conditioning.

Our modern workshop is fully equipped with the latest diagnostics equipment to service and maintain all makes and models of car from Ford, Vauxhall, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, Renault, Audi, Toyota, Honda, Citroen and so on. We even repair and rebuild classic cars!

No matter how big or small your car-related problem, from a puncture to a full service, our friendly team of mechanics is always on-hand to give expert and impartial advice to help keep you on the road. Our fair and honest pricing means that we offer the same quality service as a main dealership, but at a much more affordable price!

  • Interim & full services available
  • Comprehensive inspection of your vehicle & an all-inclusive quotation, so you know exactly what you will pay before any work is completed & to ensure you agree with you what needs to be done
  • Vehicle inspections cover the majority of checks included in most manufacturers’ service schedules & we'll stamp your service book to ensure your vehicle's service history is maintained
  • Collection & delivery service to make for a more hassle free process
  • Thorough wash & clean of your car as part of every full service
  • Appointments available 6 days a week for complete convenience.

As well as services and repairs, the Cottage Street Garage team also offer a comprehensive MOT testing service, fast-fit service for tyres and exhausts of all makes and sizes, can complete welding and electrical work, as well as provide a full air conditioning recharge service at prices starting from £60.

Just drop into the garage or call us on 01625 426507 to see how we can keep you motoring!

Motoring Tips - Servicing

Why should I service my car?

Servicing proactively maintains your car, reducing the risk of a breakdown. Even if it is irregular, servicing can also help maintain your car's value. It is also your responsibility to ensure that your vehicle is examined every 12 months and is issued with an MOT certificate. It is a legal requirement in the UK to have an MOT certificate issued to your car, as without one you will be unable to renew your road tax and your car may not be insured.

When should I get my car serviced?

Assuming your car is over 3-years old, your annual MOT renewal date is the natural point to get your car serviced. However, many car owners fully service their car every year or every 12,000 miles – whichever comes earlier. If you suspect that there is a problem with your car, you should always seek expert advice at the earliest opportunity.

What is the difference between an Interim Service and a Full Service?

A Full Service is ideal for an annual maintenance programme for your car and recommended every 12,000 miles or 12 months – whichever comes sooner (although some manufacturers may recommend more regular checks). Interim Servicing is ideal for vehicles used for short, mainly urban journeys or for those who wish to service vehicles doing very high mileage more regularly. An Interim Service every 6,000 miles or 6 months helps keep your car safe and roadworthy between full services.

Why should I not simply go to my car manufacturers' local Main Dealership to have my car serviced?

The short answer to this question is that you can take your car to be serviced at a main dealership! However, in doing so the likelihood is that you will pay much more compared to a local independent garage. It used to be the case that in order to maintain your vehicle manufacturers warranty, you could only take your vehicle to a main dealership for your car servicing and repair requirements. However, this was seen as anti-competitive by the European Union and a legislation change was made. This change means that you no longer have to go to the main dealer for car servicing or repairs to ensure that your manufacturer’s warranty is maintained (NB: you only have to take your car to the main dealership for “warranty related” work). As a result, you are now free to choose any quality independent garage to complete your car servicing and repair needs. Provided that your vehicle is serviced using the manufacturers schedules, repaired within the manufacturers guidelines, and with dealer quality parts, your vehicle manufacturer’s warranty will not be affected. At Cottage Street Garage, we provide the same quality service as a main dealership, but at a much more affordable price!

What happens if my car requires additional repair work that is not covered in the interim or full service?

We work on a fixed price service scheme and no additional repair works will be undertaken without the prior consent of our customers. In some cases when a part is nearing the end of its life, it can be a matter of judgement as to whether that part should be replaced now or left a little longer. We will explain the options as clearly as we can, and you are free to seek a second opinion, but rest assured Cottage Street Garage will never complete any additional work until we have your authority to do so.

What is an Oil Service?

Cottage Street Garage's oil change service is a great supplement between full or interim services, especially when preparing for a long journey or just to ensure peace of mind! Our oil change service includes changing the engine oil and filter, but we will also check other essential items such as tyres, batteries or lights, as well as essential fluids like brake or power steering fluids. However, it should be stressed that our oil change service is not a substitute for a full or interim service, and therefore does not give a service history stamp.

Find Us

Opening Times
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday (Closed)

Find Us
Cottage Street Garage
Cottage Street
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 8DZ