Vauxhall Servicing

British automotive brands were big in the 20th century, but most of them lost to tough competition and got lost in time. The companies that survived did so with sheer grit, motivation, and engineering brilliance. Among those who weathered the storm, Vauxhall is worthy of mention because this brand is one of the oldest in the business.

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Vauxhall Motors was founded in 1857, and it is still going strong in the 21st century. The automotive company initially made water pumps and boat engines, but their interests soon changed and Vauxhall made its first vehicle in 1903.

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The brand focused on producing performance vehicles and was successful in that attempt. Many Vauxhall cars competed in endurance competitions and hill-climb races to score many victories. However, the First World War put the company in financial turmoil. The war ended, but Vauxhall’s financial woes continued until finally it was acquired by General Motors in 1925.

Once the American company took over the reins, things changed rapidly for Vauxhall and they started making more family-friendly models. Moreover, Vauxhall expanded its production stint with Bedford Trucks. They made durable trucks and buses, some of which can still be seen on roads in different parts of the world.

The Vauxhall brand produced many legendary models that are still remembered by the automotive fraternity. We can name a few, such as the Vauxhall Light Six, H-type 10-4, The L-Type, and the E-Type. The British brand ventured into making tanks for a while as well. Therefore, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that their cars were some of the most durable. Vauxhall carried over the experience gained from making tanks and translated that into making long-lasting performance vehicles.

Currently, Vauxhall Motors is in the business catering to the ever-growing UK population. They make dependable sedans and hatchbacks. One renowned model is the Vauxhall Astra. The compact car is a treat to drive and handles like a dream in corners.

Another model worth mentioning is the Vauxhall Insignia saloon. The car has snagged a position in the hearts of the masses. That is pretty evident from the fact that Vauxhall has remained the second best-selling vehicle brand in the UK in the past two decades. Such an achievement is only possible through sheer determination and incredible marketing skills. The British trust the Vauxhall brand and still favour it over other companies.

Recently, Vauxhall has gone back to its roots and introduced the VXR performance variants. The Astra GTC VXR, Corsa VXR, and the Insignia VXR are the three models currently in production. Although demand for these models is not extremely high, Vauxhall believes they will get back their lost glory. It won’t be long before the Vauxhall brand is back on top in the performance scene.

Vauxhall Servicing

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Vauxhall vehicles were known for their durability. The brand made long-lasting sports cars, then shifted to making more practical passenger cars. They made tanks and even boats, so there is no limit to their experience. If you own a Vauxhall, you would know how the vehicle doesn’t ever break down. These British vehicles are solid as a rock and can stay functional for years. However, for any car to be healthy, you need timely maintenance and checkups. If you are careful and constantly on the lookout for problems, your Vauxhall will stay loyal to you for decades.

It is beneficial to keep a maintenance log in your car, so you can stay up to date with the schedule and never miss an inspection.

Common Issues with Vauxhall Vehicles

Vauxhalls are reliable, but they can still break down if you are complacent with regular maintenance. Most issues develop over time, so it is hard to catch them before they happen. However, online forums will tell you that some problems are vehicle specific, allowing you to fix an issue before it happens.

For example, a Vauxhall vehicle can have suspension problems. Many users have reported that after a few thousand miles, the suspension starts to wobble. This happens especially under braking. If that happens, you must take your car to the nearest mechanic for an in-depth checkup. Usually, the unstable suspension is caused by worn out bushes or top turrets. You can solve it by purchasing a new pair.

Moreover, you can experience starting delays in a Vauxhall vehicle. The starter relay is usually to blame in this case. You can get it repaired or buy a new one. The component is cheap, so there is no issue replacing it. The only problem arises when you are struggling to start your vehicle in the morning, and it doesn’t budge.

Vauxhall cars can also develop issues with their sensors. But that is a pretty common issue in modern vehicles. You can solve this problem by cleaning the sensor and its port. If the issue persists, you can always buy a new sensor for a small price.

If your Vauxhall is due its annual service soon or you believe the vehicle is in need of repair or maintanance we can help. Contact Lowton Motor Company on 01925 320468 to get helpful and knowledgable advice and a quote for a service, repair or maintenance. We offer very competitive rates, with over 25 years of experience Lowton Motor Company Birchwood can provide the low cost and reliable care your vehicle needs.

Get in touch through our online booking form below to arrange a service, repair or MOT for your Vauxhall today!

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    11/02/21

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    11/02/21

    Car failed its MOT got repaired and retested for free within a few hours.. at a fair price... Highly recommended... Wish I could afford some of the cars on sale here as well, absolute beauties..

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    08/02/21
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    08/02/21

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    Car failed its MOT got repaired and retested for free within a few hours.. at a fair price... Highly recommended... Wish I could afford some of the cars on sale here as well, absolute beauties..

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    08/02/21
  • With all the Covid regulations in place i was concerned about my visit to the dealership..
    I was dealt with in a professional and curteous manner by Sam and Ian.
    Which i appreciated

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    David Power
    06/02/21

    I am a new customer using LMC, and aI am extremely happy with the service I received from all staff in the reception and especially from Lough who carried out the work on my keeping me informed of what needed attention

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    11/01/21

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    Manchester
    11/01/21
  • Bought a car from them very happy with the service I received. Also service manager is very helpful and will not hesitate to help in any way he can.

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    David Melton
    14/12/20

    Had quite a few issues when I purchased the car but young San sorted them. Thanks.

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    DAVID FINEGAN
    11/12/20

    Superb service from start to finish will definitely use again in the future

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    Stephen Gault
    11/11/20
  • Easy to book over the phone.Car brought in in the morning for MOT and interim service.Car collected at the end of the day.No faults noted. Didn't try and upsell me on anything. Seems like a good dealership.

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    Mark P
    11/11/20

    Friendly staff and a good service I will go back again thanks

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    Lee Hancock
    11/10/20

    Recently booked my car in for an MOT and service and they were able to fit me in at very short notice which was great! Great value and excellent service provided. All staff were very helpful and friendly on arrival and pick up. Would def recommend

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    jan johann
    11/03/20
  • Bought my car off them this week great set of Lads nothing to much trouble quick and efficient service thanks very much To y & Les

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    LESLEY MOORE
    06/03/20

    Excellent company, professional non pushy salesmen, very knowledgeable on all the cars available, upfront and honest on the deals and purchase price for my car, aftersales also excellent.
    Would recommend the birchwood sales centre we will definitely be using them again, fantastic that they also have a service centre and mot centre on site to continue the high standard of care for the car purchased.

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    Rebecca Wood
    13/01/20

    Had my MOT booked here.
    Quick and efficient service, will definitely come back for future services.

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    19/12/19
  • Very pleased on all counts. They couldn't have been more helpful.
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    Graham Sutcliffe
    12/12/19

    Amazing ,Loue (mechanic) kindly pushed my car around to their service area( broken down on way ) for checking to why not starting ?
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    A big Thankyou to Loue 😊

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    26/11/19

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    David Mckeown
    19/11/19
  • Took my car in at 9am as arranged for mot, it was done on time and whilst I waited was shown courtesy and politeness would not hesitate to recommend and I will definitely use again for my up coming service

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    24/09/19

    I was very satisfied with the level of service I received last week from Lowton Motor Company. They traced a leak in my air conditioning unit, obtained a replacement radiator and topped up the gas within there estimated time scale and price

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    23/09/19

    Taken my car here for a few years now for MOT always been friendly, super efficient and reasonable. Would happily recommend

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    11/08/19
  • Unbelievable service from the guys at Lowton Motor Company. Special mention to Callum & Steve who dealt with my purchase. Inlove with the car and would highly advise anyone to buy from this garage. Thanks again.

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    05/08/19

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    17/07/19

    Have used Lowton Motor Company for a few years now for MOT and repairs and always found them to provide good service and very friendly have recommended them to a number of family members and they have also received the same quality service

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    10/05/19

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