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Castle Douglas Car Service

Having your car serviced is one of the most important ways to guarantee your car safety, improve fuel consumption and save money. Breakdowns fall in frequency, unexpected and expensive repairs become a thing of the past and you prolong the life of your vehicle.

For over a decade, Bryan Swales has been the favourite independent garage for car servicing in Castle Douglas. So, if you expect an honest, reliable and transparent car servicing, performed by a VAG specialist team of mechanics, our multi-award-winning garage is for you.

Using the most modern tooling and premium, main-dealer parts, we’re well equipped to service your car to the highest standards, keeping your manufacturers’ warranty intact.

If you want an easy service, saving you time, money and stress, call us now!

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  • Tony Hopkins

    2nd December 2023

    Came out to my car within a day. I had been let down three times by another garage. Highly recommended

  • Kenneth Shaw

    11th November 2023

    Did a mot after a week because of a no show, very courteous provided a curtesy vehicle went above and beyond fully recommend

  • john warburton

    18th October 2023

    Had car MOT done, nice staff and it passed

  • Helen Powell

    14th August 2023

    Absolute superstars! Up here on holiday, needed an unexpected repair! Fitted me in straight away, and fixed within minutes! Excellent service, very professional and definitely recommend 100%

  • A. C.

    8th August 2023

    Im a returning customer to this excellent work shop , flexible time and good prices .

  • mark skachill

    23rd March 2023

    Brilliant service from Bryan and the team I connected him about a clutch and flywheel needing done on my bmw. He got straight back to me with prices and very good prices at that drop the car off and had it back 2 days later it’s like a new car all over again.

  • Judy 65

    6th August 2022

    Very friendly and good service very thorough the receptionist very helpful and friendly to.

  • Meg Fulton

    7th June 2022

    Great service. Thank you.

  • Brogan Murray

    17th January 2022

  • David Richards

    7th November 2021

    Efficient booking, no wait on arrival, accurate estimate of time required for MOT which was met. Friendly staff and very reasonable pricing. Will definitely use again.

  • Charlotte Sherry

    28th July 2021

    In a pickle after my suspension failed while on holiday in Kippford. They sorted out the issue, kept me in the loop and informed - was ready for collection when they said it would be. Great service and didn’t break the bank. Mark Beever 28th July 2021.

  • Little Stoke

    5th July 2021

    Had an engine warning light come on whilst on holiday. Hyundai let me down but this garage came up trumps. Booked me in same day. Called in early as engine light went out. Spoke to mechanic and gave symptoms before I had checked air filter. Really nice mechanic. Didn't try and rip me off by checking codes for no reason

  • Lucy Hornberger

    16th September 2019

    We needed an emergency quick fix while touring around Scotland (many 100s of miles from home) and were a bit wary of going to a new (to us) and untested garage. However Bryan Swales Auto Repairs were brilliant - understood the issue right and fixed the car in less than 20 minutes. Very professional and the price was reasonable too. We are very grateful and have no hesitation in recommending... Read More

Book Your Car Service Today

To discuss all your service and repair requirements, call us today at Bryan Swales Auto Repairs.


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Why You Need To Service Your Car


It Keeps You Safe: Servicing your vehicle highlights problems before they become an issue. Unfortunately, thousands of accidents happen each year that would have been avoided had the owner serviced their vehicle. So, don’t put your family in a life-threatening situation.


It Reduces Stress: There aren’t many more stressful things than your car not starting before an important journey. However, servicing drastically reduces the likelihood, saving you those nightmare moments. It keeps your car reliable. It prolongs its life and it will make your MOT a breeze.


It Saves You Money: Servicing identifies issues before they transform into something much more costly. Not only that, servicing keeps your engine running smoothly, which saves you money at the petrol station by improving your mpg.


Vehicle Maintenance: Regular servicing preserves and prolongs the life and reliability of your vehicle. In turn, this can reduce the risk of a breakdown and can help maintain the future resale value.

When does my car need a service?

Many vehicles nowadays have service indicators or service lights which tell you when your car is ready for servicing. If not, your car should have an annual service schedule, which we can retrieve, just give us a call.

Then, you can relax. After your car has been serviced with us, we’ll send you a friendly reminder before your next service is due.

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What’s Included In A Service?

A car service in Castle Douglas by our multi-award-winning team of technicians is done to keep your car safe and your warranty healthy. We do everything like the main dealerships, but at a more affordable price and with that extra care you only get from top independent garages. 

Check out the areas your car service will cover below:


Your Service Checklist


Lighting & Visibility: Your front and rear lighting are rigorously checked for optimal performance, as is your glass, wipers, exterior mirrors and registration plates. We leave nothing to chance.


Under Bonnet: A full under bonnet inspection ensures no leaks and everything is working order. If necessary, we’ll replace service items such as your air filter, oil filter, spark plugs or drive belts.


Braking: Both front and rear brake components are checked and measured, allowing us to accurately report on their service life. Ultimately, brakes save lives.


Steering, Drive & Suspension: All joints, gaiters and wheel bearings are extensively inspected, as well as your front and rear shock absorbers and road springs.


Tyre Inspection: Your wheel health is vital. All road wheels and tyres are inspected for serviceability and any issues. Tyres pressures are then adjusted prior to refitting. We’ll even check your spare wheel or inflation kit if applicable.


Vehicle Interior: Your interior is as important as your exterior. So, all seat belts, horn, hazard lighting and vehicle controls are inspected. We’ll also check for any warning messages, including analysing your vehicle computers for intermittent or permanent faults.


Under Vehicle: After your under trays are removed, the engine oil is drained and transmission checked for leaks.


Final Checks: We’ll finish up with your brake fluid and antifreeze test, before filling your engine with new oil.

Book A Service

For all your servicing needs, call us today at Bryan Swales Auto Repairs.

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How Long Does It Take?

Most services take up to 3 hours if no repair work is required. However, each car is unique, so it may take longer. Either way, we’ll keep you up to date each step of the way.

How Quickly Can You Book Me In?

Very quickly, actually. One of the reasons we’re the favourite Castle Douglas garage is because you’ll never have to wait longer than 2 days to have your car seen.

Keeping You In The Loop

When you book a service with us, we’ll complete an initial inspection on your car then contact you to discuss any repair work needed before we proceed.

We have a promise: to keep you updated throughout your service, so you know exactly what is going on. This means any decision or potential repair that needs to be made will be up to you – no hidden costs.

Out Of Hours Drop Off

For the most convenient service and so you don’t have to worry about dropping off your car or picking it up, we offer an out-of-hours drop-off and collection service.

Finance Options Available

Your car’s servicing shouldn’t be a stressful experience. So, we have affordable finance options to help you spread the cost of your yearly service and any repair work.

Courtesy Car Options

To keep you on the road, we’ve got a range of courtesy cars. Just let our team know you’d like to reserve one when you book your appointment.

Book A Service

To discuss all your service and repair requirements, call us today at Bryan Swales Auto Repairs.

Call 01556 502918