Best way to spread the cost of fixing your car

Whether you're considering selling your car and need to book a full service to make sure everything is in order, or you're going to finally get those dents and scratches seen to; for many people the cost of repairs to their vehicle could be more than they can afford, or more than they expected. In the current climate, this can cause major stress and anxiety for people needing their vehicles for work and childcare. Unfortunately, we know there are people out there who avoid getting essential works done to their vehicles because of the cost, despite how important it is for their safety and that of their family.

We recently announced that at Donna's MOT and Tyre Centre in March, we have joined forces with Payment Assist to provide a payment service for our customers, allowing them to spread the cost of their vehicle repairs. We had noticed that more and more customers were struggling when it came to paying for work needed on their vehicles. Some customer's needed this service due to an MOT failure, others needed a full set of new tyres; for some it was simply to cover the cost of a standard service. So, we decided it was time to see how we could help people out and got in touch with Payment Assist to advise us.


Who are Payment Assist?

Payment Assist are a finance company that allow customers to spread the cost of their vehicle repair bills. Better still, they offer this with no interest or fees - unbelievable right??

Rated 5 stars on SafeBuy, Payment Assist Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and their service has so far proved invaluable for our customers who, despite travelling less in the past year have nevertheless had very costly car repair bills.

Customers at Donna's MOT and Tyre Centre can benefit from using Payment Assist in the following ways:

Get a loan giving a deferred payment period to ease cash flow

Pay no interest or fees

98% acceptance rate, so almost guaranteed approval

Only carry out a soft credit check, which doesn’t leave a ‘footprint’ on your credit history

The repayments are taken from the customers debit card in 4 monthly instalments; (the first of which is taken as a 25% deposit upfront)

If you are struggling one month you can change your payment date and they will send through a revised payment schedule

Reminders when payments are due and how many payments are left


So... Let's just say you've decided it's time to get your classic car out of the garage and onto the road - the weather is getting warmer after all. It's your pride and joy, you've saved up for years to buy it. But you notice a bit of an oil leak puddle on the floor. That's actually quite a big puddle. So, you take it to Donna's MOT and Tyre Centre, only to find out that the rear main engine seal is broken. Well, depending on the type of car it is, the type of engine and where the leak is coming from, you could have a pretty hefty (£100's & £100's) bill on your hands!

With the hardships that many people have faced since lockdown in March 2020, a lot of Businesses and large online outlets have started offering payment plans to their customers to ease that burden, and now Donna's Garage is a part of that community, offering peace of mind to our own customers.

So what does Payment Assist cover?

Anything... that's right, you can use the interest free loan for any vehicle related repair works. Whether you need a full set of tyres fitting, an engine rebuild, a full service for your car or van, or you need body repair work on your car after an accident. Remember; at Donna's MOT and Tyre Centre we have a fully equipped vehicle spray booth, meaning we can carry out complete paint jobs and restoration work on your vehicle - with the help of our expert technicians of course!

If you're ready to take advantage of the Payment Assist Plan, just book your vehicle in for your Winter check, Spring check, MOT, body repair & restoration or a full service and let the member of staff know that you would like to pay via Payment Assist. It takes just a couple of minutes and all you need is your debit card - leave the rest to us!


If you'd like more information or you're ready to book your car, campervan, motorbike, trike or van in with Donna's MOT and Tyre Centre then just give us a call on 01354 651790.

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