SERVICE & Maintenance



Nicholas Mee Servicing Garage
Nicholas Mee Servicing Garage
Nicholas Mee Servicing Garage
Nicholas Mee Servicing Garage

Essendonbury Farm is home to our Service & Aftercare department and it's fully equipped to maintain your Aston Martin. Our team of Aston Martin trained technicians have decades of experience and dedication to the brand. In using only official Aston Martin parts, the latest diagnostic equipment and specialist tooling, our team ensures that we maintain your prized car to the highest standard.


Aston Martin Service
Aston Martin Service
Aston Martin Service

As established Aston Martin Specialists for over 25 years, Nicholas Mee & Co provide specific expertise and support for all models from the classic DB2 to the Gaydon built New Era models. Services offered cover all aspects of ownership, including routine maintenance, servicing, upgrades, re-commissioning, full restorations and race preparation of all Aston Martin cars.



Aston Martin Service
Aston Martin Service
Aston Martin Engine
Aston Martin Service

At Nicholas Mee & Co we offer a wide range of upgrades for your Aston Martin. We are able to supply upgrades for most models of Aston Martin. Upgrades include: fitting power steering to the older models, suspension upgrades, wheel and tyre packages, sports exhausts, iPod integration and Bluetooth connectivity, front and rear parking sensors and cameras; exhaust switches and much more.


Whilst we are widely recognised for our service and maintenance experience with Aston Martin, we do on regular occasion provide all aspects of service, maintenance, recomissioning and restoration for vehicles of other marques. Within our team, we have experience of many other marques, including Jaguar and Ferrari. If you have any requirements that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Service & Aftercare team.

FAQs

Do you have to service your car every 6 months?

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​While servicing your car is optional (unless otherwise stated in any purchasing agreement), it pays to conduct frequent checks in order to maintain its condition and identify any issues that may arise. It’s most common for vehicle servicing to be conducted every 12,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first.

How long can you drive with a service light?

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Driving with your service light on will not impact performance at all unless, of course, the fault detected within the vehicle’s computer requires immediate attention.

How long can I drive with oil change required?

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Oil is an essential requirement for all models, with it needed for lubricating all key components in an engine. Failing to have a suitable level of oil could well lead to severe - and expensive - damage to your vehicle, so it pays to act upon this warning as soon as possible.

What is a full service car?

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A full car service is a thorough inspection of more than 100 features of your vehicle, conducted by an experienced technician using all the very best and latest equipment. It will check everything from braking to fluid levels, emissions to lighting, and you’ll be provided with a full report that identifies any areas that require additional work.

What is included in a full service?

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A full service will take a close look at more than a hundred vehicle components, identifying any areas that require immediate action. It will look at everything from fluid levels to CO2 emissions, lighting to brake performance. At the end of the service, you will be advised on any work that may be necessary to keep your vehicle running safely and efficiently.

How much does it cost to service an Aston Martin?

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Premium models such as an Aston Martin demand the utmost care and attention at all times. As such, you should always have your vehicle serviced at authorised and experienced dealerships such as Nicholas Mee. Our aftersales team is one of the very best around and will be able to provide you with an accurate quote for the costs of servicing, so liaise with them today to learn more.

How much to service an Aston Martin Vantage?

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Any Aston Martin deserves the very best when it comes to servicing, with experts such as those at Nicholas Mee able to provide a level of care and attention you won’t find anywhere else. For a competitively priced quote for servicing, you can liaise directly with a member of our aftersales team today.

What is the difference between an MOT and a service?

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While both an MOT and a service look at similar features, an MOT is a legal requirement for all vehicles over three years of age and is required to be undertaken every 12 months. It often pays to have a service prior to an MOT, since this may identify areas which could impact whether your car successfully passes inspection.

How to do your own wheel alignment at home?

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Although conducting your own wheel alignment at home is possible, it’s highly recommended that a professional technician carries out the work to ensure the utmost safety.

Safe to drive car with check engine light on?

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Depending on the nature of the issue - which most garages can check on your behalf for free - you may be able to continue driving once the check engine light appears.

What gets checked on an MOT?

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The annual MOT inspection is a comprehensive check of the roadworthiness of your vehicle, and thus entails a full assessment of such measures as braking, emissions, lighting, seat belts, wipers, and more. It should be carried out by an authorised test centre which will be able to issue you with a certificate once it’s passed.

Are spark plugs included in service?

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Vehicle servicing typically includes everything required to complete the inspection. However, additional components such as replacement spark plugs may incur an additional fee. You will be quoted for all additional requirements by a member of our team before any work is undertaken.

What is a pre MOT?

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A pre-MOT is a quick health check of your vehicle conducted prior to the MOT test, and will help identify any issues that may cause an automatic failure.

What do you need for MOT test?

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In order to book your MOT test, you simply need to schedule an appointment with a registered test centre, providing your contact details and your registration number.

What do you need to pass MOT?

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The MOT test is an inspection and assessment of your vehicle’s roadworthiness, so your car will be subject to a thorough check of all key components. This check ranges from looking at lighting systems to braking, CO2 emissions to fluid levels.

What does a basic car service include?

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A basic car service will typically look at the main component of your vehicle - such as brakes, tyres, lights, etc. - and include an oil change and fluid top ups. You will also be provided with a detailed report of the work undertaken.

What is basic maintenance for a car?

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Basic car maintenance includes such activity as oil and fluid top ups, wiper replacement, tyre changes, air conditioning refresh, and more.

What is done in first service of car?

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The first service of a brand-new car typically features an oil and oil filter change as well as an inspection of key components to ensure there are no issues impacting performance.

How can I check my car service history for free?

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The easiest way to check the service history of your vehicle is to liaise with a dealership such as Nicholas Mee. We’ll be able to access vehicle records that have been stored online on your behalf.

What happens if you don't service your car?

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While you’re under no legal obligation to service your car, doing so will help you maintain its condition and level of performance for longer. It will identify areas that require any urgent work, and help you maintain resale value should you decide to sell. Plus, selected purchasing agreements may demand that you invest in frequent servicing as part of the contract.

When to do wheel alignment?

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It’s recommended that wheel alignments take place every two or three years. However, the more frequent these can be done, the better the on-going performance and safety of your vehicle.

When should you service your car?

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Ideally, your car should be serviced every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. However, you should also refer to the servicing schedule provided with your vehicle for more details on the ideal interval between services.

When should a car be serviced?

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Most manufacturers recommend that your vehicle is serviced at 12,000-mile/12-month intervals, whichever comes soonest. However, you should check your vehicle handbook for more details on suitable intervals for your car.

When should a water pump be replaced?

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Water pumps are designed to be able to provide up to 100,000 miles of service before they require replacement. This will, however, be determined by the usage of your vehicle, so ensure you have your pump checked regularly.

When checking oil car off or on?

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When checking the oil in your car, you should always ensure that the model is parked on a level surface and that the engine has been switched off and given time to cool down.

When to do maintenance on your car?

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Maintenance should be performance as and when required, with servicing taking place on an annual basis or every 12,000 miles.

When to do major car service?

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A major car service is an even more intensive inspection of your vehicle, and should be conducted every 24 months or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first.

When does timing belt need to be replaced?

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The frequency of timing belt changes will be dictated by a number of factors, including the manufacturer recommendations and the use of your vehicle. You can liaise with the Nicholas Mee team to discuss and inspect the current condition of your timing belt.

When should a cambelt be changed?

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Cambelt manufacturers usually recommend replacement after a set number of years or miles, ranging from 40,000-100,000 miles or in excess of four years. The technicians at Nicholas Mee will be able to check the condition and advise on a suitable time to replace.

When should you replace timing belt and water pump?

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Changing both the timing belt and water pump should occur according to the manufacturer recommendations. The leading technicians at Nicholas Mee can also inspect their current condition and advise on any necessary replacements.

Is coolant checked in MOT?

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It pays to check all fluid levels in your vehicle prior to the MOT test as inadequate levels could lead to a failure.

Does full service history mean every year?

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Not necessarily, but it does mean one that has been serviced according to the recommended intervals by a recognised dealership.

What do you change on a car service?

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A car service is more of a check of your vehicle’s condition, with any changes - such as oil, wipers, brake pads, tyres, etc. - all coming at an additional cost.

What are signs your car needs an oil change?

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Identifying when you will need an oil change is relatively straightforward, as you will be able to detect such issues as falling oil levels, increased engine noise, greater emissions, and the presence of the engine warning light.

Can you sell a car without service history?

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Absolutely. However, buyers are more inclined to purchase a model that can be shown to be well cared for, as this provides greater peace of mind.

Is it illegal not to service your car?

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No, but not doing so may find you in breach of terms specified in selected purchasing agreements.

How long can you go without servicing your car?

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Since there is no obligation to have your vehicle serviced, you can go as long as you please without servicing. However, most manufacturers will provide recommended intervals.

Do brakes get checked in a service?

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Yes. All elements of your braking system will be inspected, ranging from brake fluid to the pads, and you’ll be provided with details on any necessary actions that need to take place.

How much does brake check cost?

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Checking your brakes is a relatively straightforward task so should not prove too expensive. You can liaise with a member of the team at Nicholas Mee to discuss your options today.

How long does a full service take?

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A full service is a thorough check of your vehicle and its condition, looking at every key component. As such, it takes approximately three hours for a full service to be completed.

How long does a full service and MOT take?

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The combined time for a full service and MOT is in the region of four hours, meaning you will be able to have your vehicle returned the same day.

What routine maintenance is required for a car?

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Routine maintenance incorporates those measures that can be checked quickly and effortlessly. They range from checking fluid levels to monitoring the tread depth on your tyres. Often, these checks can all be performed safely at home.

How often should you change your oil filter?

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Vehicle manufacturers recommend that your oil filter is changed every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever comes soonest.

How often cabin air filter replacement?

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The cabin air filter is responsible for the circulation of fresh and clean air around the vehicle, so it’s recommended that it’s changed every 15,000-30,000 miles.

What happens if you don’t change your cabin air filter?

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Not changing your cabin air filter could lead to it becoming clogged with dirt and bacteria which is then circulated throughout the vehicle. This may lead to the transmission of particles that cause foul odours and even health issues.

Does cabin air filter affect gas mileage?

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Interestingly, yes. This is due to the vehicle having to exert more energy in order to circulate the air due to the filter being clogged.