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Servicing, MOT & Maintenance at Telford's

Here at Telford Automobiles, we offer a range of aftersales services that are performed here on site in our dedicated workshop.

Our Aftersales team have a wealth of industry and brand specific experience when it comes to repairs and servicing. We have a comprehensive team of Technicians, Service Advisors, Parts Advisors and Warranty Advisors to ensure our customers get the service they need to keep them on the road.

MOT’s in Carlisle

MOT’s are required for every vehicle over 3 years old and must be tested every year. Unlike a service, an MOT is not optional and must pass the test to ensure the vehicle is roadworthy. If you are unsure when your car is due for its MOT, you can check the MOT status of your vehicle.

The MOT test is usually completed between 45 minutes and 1 hour, but we recommend you factor in additional time in case it is required.

An MOT test at Telford Automobiles costs £45 (incl. VAT) and because we are a main dealer, you can be confident that we will take full care of your car.

What is included in an MOT

There are a number of checks that are completed during an MOT test to ensure your vehicle is roadworthy. These include:

  • Check condition of lamps
  • Check horn works correctly
  • Check battery
  • Check wiring for damage
  • Check towbar electric socket
  • Check condition of steering
  • Check suspension components
  • Check brakes and pedal condition
  • Check tyres for tread depth and any wear
  • Check seatbelts and attachments
  • Check body for corrosion
  • Check registration plates are eligible
  • Check VIN number is displayed
  • Check speedometer displays correctly
  • Check exhaust system for leaks
  • Check emission levels
  • Check visibility (mirrors and windscreen/wipers)

Vehicle Servicing in Carlisle

You should aim to have your car serviced at least one a year to ensure it runs to optimum performance and to reduce the chances of your car breaking down.

There are different tiers of servicing; minor and major.

Interim Service

An interim service will include oil & filter change, fluid top-up, check for any recorded faults and perform a safety check.

Minor Service

A minor service includes everything in an interim sercvice as well as a pollen filter.

Major Service

A major service will include everything in the minor service, plus air filter change,  fuel filter, fit new spark plugs and perform additional checks on steering, suspension, hoses and bearings.

Our busy workshop is open 6 days a week helping keep the flow of our customers steady and manageable.

Why you should service your car

Servicing your car is not a legal requirement, but it does help prevent issues becoming costly problems later down the line, particularly with engine components.

Vehicles purchased from Telford’s get the option to purchase a service plan at the time of purchase to give you peace of mind. If a service plan is something you’re interested in, please contact a member of our team.

See below guidance on our Citroën and DS service pricing. These prices are led by Citroën and DS and incorporate either **Citroën/DS original or **Citroën/DS approved parts & labour costs.


Petrol & Diesel Cars

Service type Price (incl. VAT)
Interim Service £199
Minor Service £249
Major Service (Diesel) £369

Major Service (Petrol)

Relay/ Large LCV Service £419
Brake fluid change £65
MOT £45


Hybrid Cars

Service type Price (incl. VAT)
Interim Service £199
Minor Service £249
Major Service (225bhp) £419

Major Service (300bhp)

Brake fluid change £65
MOT £45


Electric Cars

Service type Price (incl. VAT)
Interim Service £70
Minor Service £209
Major Service  £229
Brake fluid change £65
MOT £45



Service type Price (incl. VAT)
1st service* (brand new vehicles only) £249
2nd service* (brand new vehicles only) £299
Minor** service  £225
Major** service £375
Brake fluid change £69
MOT £45


If we discover additional works that need done whilst carrying out your service or MOT, we will notify you to allow you to make a decision on whether you would like us to proceed with the repairs.

To make a service or MOT enquiry, use the booking form at the top of the page and a member of the Service team will be in touch to confirm your requirements and get you booked in. Please note that your booking is not confirmed until a member of our team has contacted to you book you in. 

Maintenance Services in Carlisle

At Telford Automobiles, we also offer a range of maintenance services on some of the important components of your vehicle, including brakes, wipers, timing belt, batteries and tyres.

Brakes – brakes are one of the most important components of a car as they are designed to keep you and other road users safe and prevent accidents. Brake pads and discs can become worn over time making brakes less responsive which has the potential to lead to an accident.

Wiper blades – especially here in the UK, we use our wiper blades a lot due to the wet weather we have. Wiper blades only have a certain shelf life before they become worn and eventually don’t perform properly. If your wiper blades don’t work correctly, by clearing the moisture from your windscreen, you could fail your MOT.

If your wipers start to squeak or leave streaks across your windscreen, it could be a sign that they need changing before your view out of the windscreen becomes obstructed.

Timing belts – a timing belt is designed to synchronise the moving parts in your car, but they do start to wear after a certain period of time. The timing belt can snap at any time if too much strain is placed on it. It is also advised you have your water pump changed at the same time as your timing belt – this can start to leak as they become more and more used, which can lead to expensive repairs.

Batteries – keeping you on the road, the battery is what starts your car in the first place. Like other types of batteries, these eventually run out of juice and need replacing. You may notice the first signs of the battery declining when you have trouble starting your car.

Tyres – tyres need to have a minimum tread depth of 2mm, but after 3mm, their performance will start to dwindle, especially in poor weather conditions. Brand new tyres have better grip and stopping distance is reduced, whereas with worn tyres, stopping distance increases with your speed.

We can also run diagnostics on your vehicle to check for any technical issues. If something is wrong with your car, a diagnostic will pick this up so the correct repairs can be made.


Car Service

Wiper Blades


Timing Belt


Brake Fluid








M.J. Telford Garage (Carlisle) Ltd t/a Telford Automobiles is an appointed representative of ITC Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 313486). Permitted activities include advising on and arranging general insurance contracts and acting as a credit broker not a lender.

We can introduce you to a limited number of finance providers. We do not charge fees for our Consumer Credit services. We may receive a payment(s) or other benefits from finance providers should you decide to enter into an agreement with them, typically either a fixed fee or a fixed percentage of the amount you borrow. The payment we receive may vary between finance providers and product types. The payment received does not impact the finance rate offered.

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