Perth's Independent Diagnostic & Repair Centre - Alastair Reid Garages

Perth 01738 622416

Guildtown 01821 640368

Conveniently close to Perth city centre

  • Locally owned and Independent
  • Celebrating over 60 years in Perth
  • Friendly family-run garage
  • Full garage services
  • Highly skilled team
  • State-of-the-art diagnostics
  • Auto electrical specialist

State-of-the-art diagnostics for modern vehicles

Alastair Reid Garages have invested in the training, support and equipment that makes available to you Perth's leading independent service and repair centre. Delivering the most comprehensive diagnostic, service and repair facilities available to any independent garage, means that you are back on the road quicker and more reliably. The Perth garage has access to a higher level of diagnostics on cars than the majority of garages in Scotland.

Diagnostics equipment will help our team to locate and rectify vehicle problems in the following categories;

  • Engine management systems
  • ABS / Traction control systems
  • Immobiliser systems
  • Airbag / SRS Systems
  • Air-Conditioning systems
  • Automatic transmission systems
  • Diesel management systems
  • Service light resetting

Get more from your car with an engine remap

All vehicle manufacturers, including VW, deliver their vehicles with a software and management configuration that is a trade-off. The balance supplied by manufacturers is to match the performance of the vehicle across global markets taking into account all driving conditions, temperatures, etc. Whilst this enables VW to deliver a uniform product, it does not leave your vehicle operating at peak performance. VW Perth Service is able to offer ECU re-mapping or chip-tuning to help you gain economy and performance improvements.

The benefits this brings you are;

  • Save money through improved fuel economy
  • Better overtaking through increased power and torque
  • Easier and less tiring journeys through smoother engine performance and less changes appear
  • A more enjoyable driving experience with improved throttle response and increased acceleration

All of this is achieved through a software performance enhancement from VW Service Perth that enables the vehicle management system to perform more appropriately for the driving conditions you will find in the UK.

Replacement and coding of keys

Programming of the keys requires specialised equipment, to programme the key to the car. You can have your key programmed for any make and model of car at either of Perth Auto Electronics locations.

Almost all cars are now locked and unlocked using a high security central locking system operated by remote control, that includes all new and newer models of car. Modern key fobs are particularly secure and need to be replaced correctly.

Perth Auto Electronics can provide and program any remote or replacement key fob for almost any car at excellent competitive rates.

Car remote fobs are normally very reliable, lasting for years. Therefore, if your remote does stop working, the most likely cause is the battery in the fob, a simple replacement should suffice in most cases. Perth Auto Electronics can supply batteries and test most key fobs.

If your key fob stops working, is intermittent or erratic in operation, then call in to Perth Auto Electronics to have the remote checked.

Repairs to electrical and electronic systems

Modern vehicles are much more complex than their earlier cousins. Indeed, the last 5 years have seen a huge increase in complexity and features on vehicles. The higher performance and prestige vehicles are especially complex with engine and vehicle management systems that inter-link all aspects of the vehicle operation. The electronics and control mechanisms used to help your car perform correctly, are finely balanced and require particular attention when undertaking repairs. At Perth Auto Electronics you can be assured you get the best care, supported by highly-trained VW technicians and state-of-the-art test and diagnostic equipment

We are able to help you with the following

  • Electrical Diagnostics
  • Car Diagnostic
  • Car Key Programming
  • Car Air Conditioning
  • Central Locking
  • Batteries
  • Electronic systems
  • Performance tuning
  • Performance analysis

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A Full Service Garage

VW Service Perth Garages in Perth and Guildtown offer a comprehensive range of garage services specialising in VW models

MOT Testing

Full and Interim servicing protects manufacturers warranties

Vehicle electronics diagnostics and repair

Tyres checking and replacement

Auto electrical diagnosis and repairs

Exhaust replacement


Key fob programming

Diesel particulate filter cleaning

Visit with Confidence

You can visit Perth Auto Electronics in complete confidence, knowing you will be looked after. Not only do we guarantee all of our work (parts and labour) for 12 months, we also subscribe to codes of practice. As a Bosch appointed service centre we adhere to the OFT code of conduct for garages, in addition we are members of the Scottish Motor Trade Association, Good Garage Scheme and Motor Codes, all of which give you security in the knowledge we will take care of you and your vehicle. In the unlikely event that you wish to challenge the work that Alastair Reid Garages have undertaken, then please contact the garage directly in the first instance. Should you not be happy that this issue is resolved then you can contact Motor Codes via their website, they provide dispute resolution services on behalf of Alastair Reid Garages.