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Service & Repairs

Mobile mechanic in Colchester

We bring the garage to you.

With servicing and repairs at home and work.

  • Fully trained mechanics
  • Book a time that suits you
  • 12-months parts guarantee

£195.41

Average price for service and repair work in Colchester, in the last 30 days.^

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Why choose RAC Mobile Mechanics in Colchester?


Mobile mechanics in Colchester bring the garage to you, saving you the hassle of getting your car to a garage. If you need a service or repair, they’ll come to you at your home or work.

Full services from just £210*, interim services from just £201* and a range of other repairs and diagnostics on demand. No membership needed.

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*Pricing is subject to change and varies depending on vehicle make and model. Example prices are based on a Fiat Punto on 04/04/24.

Top pick in Colchester

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RAC Mobile Mechanic in Colchester

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The RAC offers complete peace of mind for 12 million drivers. We’re best known for our breakdown service. And now - our new RAC Mobile Mechanics are here to make every day motoring easier and more convenient for you. Need a full service, interim service or oil change? We’ll come to you and get it done. We offer a wide range of car maintenance, service and repair options – whether you’re at home or at work, you can relax knowing you’re getting a fully trained RAC mechanic with expertise you know you can trust.

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Full service

From £210

A comprehensive set of 43 checks to make sure your car’s safe and working correctly. It should take around 1 hour 45 minutes. Recommended every 12 months or 12,000 miles.

Before and after the service, we’ll run a general road test to detect if anything feels or sounds unusual and to make sure there aren’t any new problems.
- Battery and charging system check – Cooling system check – Engine oil and filter change – Fuel filter check – Air filter replacement – Power steering fluid top-up
– Steering and suspension – Wheels and tyres – Brakes – Front and rear lights – Exhaust – Mechanical parts – Wipers – Wiper fluid top up
– Horn – Seatbelts – Seatbelt mounts
We’ll plug into your onboard engine management systems using our specialist diagnostic computer. We’ll then run a full engine management system check, looking for electrical issues and any problems flagged up by the electric control units on the engine, the power steering, transmission, sensors and more. A vehicle diagnostic check is usually around £75 when booked with the RAC.
RAC Mobile Mechanic running a car battery check

Interim service

From £201

A series of 39 checks to keep your car running smoothly between full services. It should take around 1 hour.

Before and after the service, we’ll run a general road test to detect if anything feels or sounds unusual and to make sure there aren’t any new problems.
– Battery check – Cooling system check – Engine oil and filter change
– Steering and suspension – Wheels and tyres – Brakes – Front and rear lights – Exhaust – Mechanical parts – Wipers – Wiper fluid top up
– Horn – Seatbelts – Seatbelt mounts
Close up of an RAC Mobile Mechanic running a vehicle diagnostic check

Vehicle diagnostic check

From £75

We’ll spend up to 30 minutes checking your car’s onboard engine management system for faults. We'll talk you through any repairs you might need, and give you a report for your records. Any additional work after the first 30 minutes will be priced at £20 per 15 minutes. We’ll agree this with you before proceeding.

We’ll look for any electrical issues and problems with all the electric control units in your car. Depending on your car, this will usually include: – Engine – Power steering – Brakes – Transmission – Exhaust system – Fuel injection system – Cooling system and air flow – Sensors
If we detect any issues, we'll talk through what needs to be repaired. We’ll give you a no-obligation quote to fix it on the spot, if we can. Or we’ll recommend a local RAC Approved Garage, and give you your full error report to take there.

And it’s not just services and diagnostics

Repairs

Our mobile mechanics can now come to your doorstep to repair your vehicle. So whether you need your brake pads and discs being changed, or your springs – let us take the hassle out of going to a garage.


Oil and filter change

It’s important to get your oil changed regularly, to make sure your engine is running efficiently and prevent damage. On the day, our trained mechanics will look for any leaks, drain your engine oil and refill it with the grade and type of oil recommended by the manufacturer (or higher). We’ll also change your oil filter

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Alternatively why not try one of our RAC Approved Garages

Richardsons Colchester

5.0/5

Established in 1966 we are one of the South East's leading vehicle repair centres. We have a team of highly trained ATA staff and we are a BSI approved repair centre so you can ensure your vehicle is repaired correctly. We carry our vehicle servicing and repairs at very competitive prices but still follow the exact schedule recommended by the manufacturer and your warranty is NOT compromised regardless of the age of the vehicle. We also fit parking sensors, tyres, batteries, in fact we can undertake almost any of your car needs. We have alos recently been certified as a Which Trusted Trader which the company has been audited on our ability to provide customers with a honest service quality and cost standard. See for yourself by visiting www.grahamrichardsons.co.uk
Grange Way, Colchester, CO28HG

Great Horkesley Garage

5.0/5

First established in 1994, we have decades worth of experience to tackle anything you challenge us with! We are a very successful, family run business that provides MOT, servicing, fuel sales and a shop for everyday essentials. Our mechanics are fully qualified and committed to providing a high quality service at reasonable prices on all makes and models of cars and vans.
The Causeway, Great Horkesley, CO64EJ

GB Autos

5.0/5

We are an idependant garage thats a member of the RMI & IMI. We aim to carry out work to main dealer levels & above with our clean & well equiped workshop. GB Autos has Diagnostic Equipment equivalent to your main dealer, we can under take any jobs from correcting your tyre pressures to full engine rebuilds. GB Autos is now RAC Approved, so we have passed a stringent audit & are able to work under rhe RAC Banner. You can be assured that we are using the very best parts on your car for servicing & repairs & all our parts carry a 1 year warranty so rest assured that you are getting the very best Independant Car workshop possible.
Unit 46, Broton Drive, Halstead, CO91HB

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you’re getting a service or a repair, it’s important to find a mechanic you can trust in Colchester. Your best option is to find a mechanic or garage who are trained or endorsed by a respected brand.

RAC Mobile Mechanics are fully trained by the RAC, one of the most trusted motoring brands in the UK. Or for garage work, look for RAC Approved Garages – they’re regularly inspected by the RAC, and they work to a code of conduct developed and approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.

Yes, our mobile mechanics can come to your workplace in Colchester, as long as your car’s parked on a flat, even surface, isn’t on the road, and your mechanic can access all sides.

We can also come to your home if it’s more convenient.

Most mechanics work out of a garage, but you can get special mobile mechanics who’ll come to your house to look at your car.

If you need a service or repair, RAC mobile mechanics will come to you, whether it’s your home or workplace. Next day bookings are available, so you could be sorted sooner than you think.

Your mobile mechanic needs to get your car keys from yourself or someone acting on your behalf.

But once they have your keys, you can carry on with your day. On the day, they’ll call when they’re on the way to make arrangements.

Most mobile mechanics can do standard servicing checks and repairs like changing your oil or replacing your brake pads.

RAC Mobile Mechanics can carry out full services, interim services, full diagnostic checks and oil changes, all from the comfort of your own home, in Colchester. They can also make some repairs, including replacing your brakes, springs and filters.