The mechanics at S. Keene Autos understand the inconvenience of a breakdown better than most. 140 years of trade and industry experience is a testament to our knowledge, and just one of the reasons why motorists in the Stevenage and Hertfordshire areas make us their preferred choice for car repairs. We are one of the region’s most trusted independent garages, and reputable services providers with knowledge of all popular makes and models.
S. Keene Autos specialises in Fiat 500 repairs, and we also perform MOT repairs on cars that fail the annual DVSA inspection.
The mechanics at our Stevenage workshop receive training in the use of engine management equipment, the same innovative tooling used by dealership garages and recommended by industry-leading organisations. A diagnostic check identifies stored subsystem fault codes, and these help us to provide an accurate quotation for car repairs without any need whatsoever for painstaking mechanical troubleshooting.
By plugging a code reader into your car’s engine control unit, our mechanics receive a detailed insight of the engine management system. This provides our Stevenage and Hertfordshire customers with a more cost-effective repair service.
Driving in towns and congested areas, and the constant stopping, starting and changing of gears, wears down components in the braking and transmission systems sooner. Like most garages in Stevenage, we include brake and clutch replacements in our range of car repairs. Where we differ from our competitors is in the parts we use. Taking Fiat 500 repairs as an example, S. Keene Autos always use genuine manufacturer replacements.
If you would prefer us to use an OEM alternative, we can source the parts your car needs from a local supplier network and have them delivered to our Wedgewood Way workshop, usually within the hour.
Motorists in the Stevenage and Hertfordshire areas might not think of their air conditioning in the same way they think of more traditional mechanical parts. Constant use empties the air conditioning system of refrigerant. S. Keene Autos can top up refrigerant levels and check the system for leaks. We also inspect the condition of compressors, condensers and evaporators, undertaking car repairs should our mechanics find any faults.
We also recommend using garages on a two-yearly basis to service your car’s air conditioning system. Without a service, allergens and pathogens build up to create a health risk for drivers and these spores could even lead to major issues and illnesses including asthma.
Book in for an annual MOT test with our friendly Stevenage workshop and, if your vehicle fails the inspection, leave it with us while our mechanics perform the car repairs needed for a prompt retest. We can usually have MOT repairs completed on the same day as the initial inspection – alongside the free retest – so that you can pick your car up at the end of the day with a pass certificate for the next 12 months.
Post-MOT car repairs include vehicle welding; corroded bodywork is a common reason for cars to fail the inspection, but we can provide a fast and effective repair on all vehicle makes and models.