At SAE AutoCare we have a passion for cars and we understand the importance of finding excellent car repair services for a reasonable price. Established in 1994 and with 25 years of experience, our team of mechanics has the knowledge and expertise to make sure your car is in tip-top shape quickly and efficiently. We pride ourselves in providing friendly customer service with high-quality repairs at rates that cannot be beaten.
We also specialize in making sure your car stays in its best shape to reduce auto repair costs later on down the line. Our workshop is fully equipped with the tools needed to give your car a fast recovery or to keep it healthy and running smoothly.
When you bring your car in for service you can expect fast service at competitive prices. It does not matter what make or model your car is. Our team is full of experts in all makes like Audi, BMW, Citroen, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Renault and Vauxhall just to name a few. You can rely on our team of expert mechanics to have the skills, knowledge and diagnostic tools to give your car the best service.
We offer a wide variety of services for whatever your car needs may be. Here at SAE AutoCare, we can provide specialist garage services like mechanical repairs, auto electrics, diagnostic, MOT, air conditioning, and car servicing. We also provide used cars for sale.
The price and level of service needed depends on your car’s usage and miles covered since your last service. We recommend annual servicing for your car or van to make sure it is operating at its fullest potential and its optimal level. If your car goes through 12,000 miles a year, then we recommend you take your car in for servicing more often than once a year.
Though our garage is located in Westcliff on Sea, we service almost all locations in Essex like Southend, Shoeburyness, Leigh-on-Sea, Chalkwell, Benfleet, and Rayleigh. We can repair cars and vans for a number of issues. We have experts in engine repairs, gearbox repairs, brake repairs, suspension repairs, clutch repairs, exhaust repairs, engine diagnostic, timing belt replacement, and air condition re-gas. We can undertake all your mechanical car and van repairs in our specialized garage.
Your car is made up of many components that can be a little complicated if not serviced by an expert. We have a team of auto electric experts who have an in-depth understanding of auto electrics, so you can rest assured that from something as simple to a rearranging a network of wires and components to a more complicated communication network with ECUs, it can be repaired in our garage.
We have the latest diagnostic and test equipment to better detect any electrical faults in your car. Some common auto electrical issues we run into are charging systems, central locking, electric windows, lighting faults, engine electrics and convertible roofs.
Making sure your MOT test is up-to-date is imperative to make sure you are legally able to drive your car around town. The MOT test makes sure your car meets road safety standards and also makes sure running your car is good for your environment. If it is the third anniversary of when you registered your car or if the anniversary of your car’s last MOT is over three years old, you must make sure your car is able to pass the test and your car must take the test.
During the test, important parts of your car like the car’s body and vehicle structure, towbars, fuel system, exhaust emissions, exhaust system, seatbelts, seats, doors, mirrors, load security, brakes, tyres and wheels, registration plates, lights, bonnet, wipes and washers, windscreen, horn, steering and suspension, VIN and electrical are all up to par with the standards.
Your car can either pass or fail. If your car fails the MOT test, you will get a list of dangerous or major problems that might have caused your vehicle to fail the test. Along with the list of major problems, you will likely get a list of minor problems to look out for. It is important to take these lists to a car servicing garage like SAE AutoCare because we will be able to right those wrongs. It may be expensive now, but it is better than being fined up to £2,500, banned from driving, getting three penalty points, or a combination of all those options.
At SAE AutoCare, we make sure your car is compliant to MOT and if not, we can make any required repairs to ensure your car will pass the MOT test. If you have already taken the MOT test and your vehicle has failed it, we can also take care of all your needs. A valid MOT does not guarantee the general mechanical condition of your vehicle, so regular car check-ups are still important to keeping a car running and healthy.
We offer this service in all of Essex areas like Westcliff, Southend, Shoeburyness, Leigh-on-sea, Chalkwell, Benfleet and Rayleigh. Here are a few services we offer at SAE AutoCare.
Our team of expert mechanics is able to quickly and accurately find any fault that may require repairs. We have the latest dealer-level diagnostic computers that are able to run on most makes and models. At SAE AutoCare we do Ecu programming as well as software updates.
If there is a problem in your vehicle, causing the light to appear on your dashboard we have the technology and expertise to read those fault codes as well as better signify the underlying issue. That is what separates us from other garages. Most garages are only able to read the fault codes in your engine system, while we are not only able to read those fault codes but we understand the data. This ensures you are only getting the repairs you need. Understanding the data behind the fault codes also lets us accurately fix the problem, eliminating the extra time and money spent coming back and forth to the garage.
Diagnostics we are able to run include engine diagnostics, transmission diagnostics, SRS and Airbag diagnostics, ABS diagnostics, DPF diagnostics, power steering diagnostics and air condition.
Having air conditioning that works is very important, especially during the warm weather months in which the sun is too much to bear. SAE AutoCare can run an air conditioner diagnostic to figure out exactly what is wrong with your system.
Your air conditioning system is a little complicated than you may think. It is made up of several things like a compressor, condenser, evaporator and controller. Because your system is made of different components, there are several reasons why your system may be malfunctioning, the most common being a leak in a hose or seal. Oftentimes those leaks are way too small to detect with the naked eye and therefore require a more detailed diagnostic. Our diagnostic technology is able to identify the low refrigerant pressure, making it a breeze fo find leaks. If your leaks are too small, we have the expertise to make sure it is detected.
Not only are we able to detect problems with your air conditioning system, but we can also give it an antibacterial treatment as well as changing out the pollen filter. Doing this ensures your car stays smelling fresh and clean, eliminating bacterial build-up that happens in cars over time.
We specialize in providing excellent mechanical repairs at competitive prices. We are a one-stop-shop for all your mechanical repair needs. Our team of mechanics has the experience to fix any car issue as well as perform preventive care for your car, saving you a lot of time and money. No matter how big or small, we can take care of you.
SAE AutoCare can fix or repair your brakes. We understand that your brakes are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Without brakes, you could increase your chances of getting into an accident on the road. From brake pads and discs to your ABS system, we can take care of your vehicle.
Your engine also falls into the category of important parts. Without your engine, your car would never run. We can repair everything from the cambelt to replacing the belt, pulleys and tensioner on your vehicle.
How many car repair garages do you know that also sell cars? SAE AutoCare is very unique in this way. We always have a select option of high-quality used cars for sale. Every car comes serviced, MOT’d as well as a comprehensive warranty in case anything goes wrong with your vehicle. We sell cars like Audis, Mini Coopers, Vauxhalls, Ford and Nissan just to name a few.
SAE AutoCare is your go-to place for car repairs. With raving reviews about your prices and customer service, you truly will not find another car servicing garage like this one. We are trusted among the community of Essex. Here are some of what our customers had to say about our prices and services.
“I had a quote for a repair to my Nissan from a dealer which made my eyes water!! Instead in a very worried state, I took the car to SAE. The staff were very helpful and very straight with me about what needed to be done and gave me a quote (much less than the dealer). They took my car straight away and kept me informed as to the progress. Just about 48 hours later I was told it was completed and that they had been able to do the repair at half the price that the Nissan dealer. I am so so relieved and really happy with the service from SAE. I would recommend them most definitely. Thank you, SAE!!” — Tony
“Fantastic service and very friendly staff.” — Wendy
“I’ve been going here for a few years with my previous car and new car. I clock up a lot of mileage on my commute and can trust to leave my car with these guys & get advice/guidance that I trust and an honest bill. They look after everything: mot/service / mechanical and electric repairs / etc. I have quite bad anxiety and after my dad who is also a mechanic stopped working, I wanted to make sure I went to someone who I could be honest with about my fear of the worst going wrong with my car, and who would investigate a problem & only charge me if needed and I trust them wholeheartedly. Thank you for all you’ve done to date & in the future!” — Ruby
We service within the area of Essex including Westcliff, Southend, Shoeburyness, Leigh-on-sea, Chalkwell, Benfleet and Rayleigh. If you have any inquires, are looking for a diagnostic, would like to have your car compliant with MOT, or maybe the engine light has come on, please feel free to stop in.
We are located on Westborough Road in Westcliff-on-Sea. We are open Monday through Saturday, and closed on Sundays. During the week our hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Saturday we are open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can reach us via phone at 01702 353333. You can also reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you give us a call, we can give you a free, obligation-free quote. We can also work with your schedule to find a time for you to come into the shop. Our friendly and experienced team of mechanics can give you the help and advice you need to make the most educated decisions about your car repairs and needs. Here at SAE AutoCare, we are a one-stop-shop for all your
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