The modern age of driving

It’s 2023, and everyone is pushing electric and hybrid vehicles. They are the future right? Well they are also the present, and although still a minority on the road, the market is growing at a rapid rate. That’s why at RT Mechanics we are prepared for this change. Servicing these kinds of vehicles does require specialist equipment and a different set of tools and knowledge. We are constantly training our staff and investing in the latest technology to keep up in this ever changing world. A lot of independent garages can’t afford to change or there is an element of snobbery, perhaps even anger and resentment towards EV and hybrid vehicles. We are different and are embracing the future and the now!


Is servicing an electric/hybrid vehicle expensive?

While it is still a relatively new and novel industry, prices are going to be relatively expensive however we feel that we are incredibly competitive and our aim is always to provide the best service at the lowest price. You can bring your vehicle into us, and save significant money compared to the original manufacturer, and as it’s going to be new, it won’t void any warranty it may have on it.


How does a service differ from petrol cars?

An electric car is a breeze to maintain – due to its no-combustion engine, you don’t have to spend money on constant replacement of consumables like air/fuel filters, spark plugs, timing belts or oil. It’s an effortless and cost-effective choice for any driver! In addition to the regular inspections of headlights, wheel bearings, tyres, chassis parts, suspension components and brake components; a closer check on an EV’s charging port for any signs of damage must be conducted. Moreover its reduction gearbox oil level needs checking and topping-up if necessary.

Unfortunately, on many EVs, degradation of the high voltage battery is part and parcel of these vehicles. Even so, checking the high voltage battery condition is part of a typical service schedule but on some models you can do this yourself without even leaving the drivers seat!

Hybrids require a bit more intricate maintenance with the combination of an internal combustion engine and other necessary components. These extra parts include filters, lubricants, and additional utilities for proper functioning.

A further issue is that we must ensure that the high voltage system is discharged, not only for the technician’s safety but also to ensure that the engine does not start itself. While an oil change is being conducted, for example, would cause serious mechanical harm if conducted incorrectly. In general, therefore, expect the maintenance invoice to be higher for a hybrid than for a pure EV.

Our clients always receive the highest class of service

  • Over 25 years of experience!
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    Lee KLee K
    11:32 20 Jun 24
    Used to rate this place 10 years ago but of recent times I found the person on the phone to be quite rude. In addition to this, they were going to charge me over £500 more than what Audi quoted for. Would recommend going to a main dealer first.
    Alex NolanAlex Nolan
    11:44 06 Apr 24
    I had a problem with my wipers and after another local garage failed to permanently resolve the problem, I went to RT Mechanics having seen they were a Seat specialist. They identified a broken wire and incorrect motor fitted, and replaced it with OEM parts. They quoted me for replacement of the motor and linkage before finding the broken wire, however the final cost was not far off the quote. More expensive than other garages in the area, but I am happy that my wipers are fully functional again! (And hopefully stay that way.)
    adam minchinadam minchin
    08:36 12 Mar 24
    I don't normally leave reviews but felt impelled to share my experience. My car went in for a wheel bearing replacement and I have to say it was an amazing experience. My car was collected, repaired and delivered all in one day and the job has transformed it. The communication beforehand was great and the price didn't break the bank. Thank you guys and I will definitely be using RT mechanics again.
    Terry LoringTerry Loring
    13:25 27 Jan 24
    What an organisation....I am very particular about our cars but so too is Russ and his team! Absolutely excellent.........keep up the good work!
    Matthew BoydMatthew Boyd
    14:14 10 Jan 24
    I agree below - so expensive and employees all seem a bit cocky (for some reason). Twice I haven't heard back from them asking for a quote. Hard to find a trustworthy, or even a reasonably affordable garage in Haslemere.
    Tŵm HTŵm H
    18:43 27 Nov 23
    Whoever says competitive price is lying, this garage is made up of cowboys, once sent my car there and was given a massive list of items that “HAD” to be done, costing me total £4000, and they said my breaks were so bad they couldn’t with good conscious let me have the car back so I got them to do the break pads for about £300. Thinking this sounded a little dodgy, I took it to a trusted Mercedes garage where I used to live, they said most of the jobs on the list were not necessary and it would cost £1200, plus the break job that RT did was only half done!Please shop around first and get quotes, they may be convenient for some, but it didn’t cost me £2800 to return to my original garage.
    Andrew MinorAndrew Minor
    11:29 31 Oct 23
    chris matechris mate
    18:33 04 Oct 23
    Went in to borrow a tool and they were so friendly and helped and didnt want any money im sure based on the previous reviews this is a great place!!
    Sarah FitzgeraldSarah Fitzgerald
    15:11 29 Jul 23
    Glen LewisGlen Lewis
    05:16 27 Jul 23
    The Wet Hill team were very friendly and professional throughout, and the work carried out was very efficient. Will use again
    Jane DevlinJane Devlin
    06:59 20 Jul 23
    Juliet AuburnJuliet Auburn
    15:21 06 Jun 23
    Mike was so helpful when I got a nail in my tyre. He went out of his way to work around the difficulties of not being able to do without a car for 24 hours whilst waiting for a replacement tyre to be delivered. I’ve now booked an MOT with them and intend to stay with them rather than continue to use the local car dealership.Thank you Mike!
    11:20 03 Jun 23
    chris harrisonchris harrison
    14:11 15 Mar 23
    Very good local and independently run garage who perform work to a high standard using OEM parts. One thing to bare in mind is that they aren’t cheap - quoted slightly more than the dealer in my case £75 more than ŠKODA) but they did price match to their credit.
    Clare KingswellClare Kingswell
    13:01 16 Feb 23
    Always friendly, nothing too much bother and good prices, i had pothole damage to my tyre and RT Mechanics had a new 1 fitted and checked for other damaged and checked the senors all within 24hrs. A great reliable garage A+
    Lee MurphyLee Murphy
    21:36 15 Feb 23
    First time using RT Mechanics to fix an issue with my partners Audi, service is first class and prices very reasonable, found them very knowledgeable and provided a quick turnaround, would definitely use them again.
    Felicity WilliamsFelicity Williams
    06:51 28 Nov 22
    Very helpful with necessary car maintenance. Quoted me a price but then it was half that as required less work ...very honest !! Will definitely use again. Also got us in quickly.
    Nick HindsNick Hinds
    15:13 14 Nov 22
    We have used RT Mechanics for many years and their service has been excellent. They are good at explaining any issues and repairs and will go out of their way to help. I have recommended RT Mechanics to many friends over the years. Thanks Russell and Team!
    James KennedyJames Kennedy
    14:37 26 Sep 22
    Excellent work on Audi, VW, Volvo and Land Rover for me over the last 6+ years. Always reliable service, sensible approach to what needs to be done, everything quoted accurately and delivered professionally. Highly recommended.
    Paula DayPaula Day
    05:57 24 Jun 22
    Excellent service, very professional and friendly staff. ?
    David WindellDavid Windell
    12:22 03 Dec 21
    I drove half an hour to reach RT Mechanics after reading high praise on Volvo online forums. You will not be disappointed - finally a garage that responds to email communication and keeps you regularly informed. They even valeted my car before collection!
    P DavisP Davis
    14:00 25 Mar 21
    Service- very professional. Really helpful that they pick up and drop off. And so grateful that they cleaned my car.
    Robbie StewartRobbie Stewart
    16:51 12 Feb 21
    Russ and Dan are brilliant to deal with , after using various garages fell across this little gem and wouldn’t take my car anywhere else, fully recommend. 5 star from me ?
    Lee KirtonLee Kirton
    12:50 06 Jan 21
    Great team of people, always on time and their work is fantastic. Been servicing and keeping my cars running for years now. Highly recommend!
    Demetris KoulourisDemetris Koulouris
    13:23 16 Jul 19
    Trust this garage to take care your car. Top nudge

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