Volvo Service & MOT

John Darke Ltd offers a new quality of service for our Volvo customers. We make servicing your car an experience not a chore.
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John Darke Ltd – the name for Volvo in Lincolnshire since 1982.

John Darke Ltd is the longest serving Volvo Service Centre in Lincolnshire and being a market town dealership we do not have the overheads of the larger Volvo Centres. This allows us to charge one of the most competitive labour rates of any dealership in the country. We also offer a different level of service to that of other centres, making the experience as smooth, relaxed and friendly as possible.

While your vehicle is in our care we can offer the latest complimentary Volvo courtesy cars, or, a collection and delivery service, or, if you prefer service while you wait. So keeping your Volvo safe and running like a dream doesn’t have to affect your busy day-to-day life.

All our Volvo staff, whether front-facing or technical, are fully trained to the highest levels and regularly attend the Volvo Training Centre in Daventry to maintain their in-depth product and technical knowledge. We only use genuine Volvo parts and OEM tooling and offer every type of service from simple repairs to full servicing.

Volvo servicing by John Darke Ltd

Allows you to relax knowing we’re always by your side.

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Volvo MOTs from just £35.00*

*When carried out with a Volvo service at John Darke Ltd

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Volvo servicing from just £175

If your Volvo is over 4 years old you will save up-to 25% off parts and labour costs

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Volvo tyre specialists

Excellent range of tyre brands to suit all models.

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Fantastic Benefits of using John Darke


Free video vehicle health check

We connect your Volvo to our computerised diagnostics system to check that all safety systems function correctly. As part of the health check, we also check the status of the battery. Many of today’s devices (such as iPods, mobile phones, navigation units etc) draw power from the battery – by checking the status we offer you peace of mind.


Car Wash and Vac

It’s always nice with a spotlessly clean and newly-washed car, and therefore we will wash your Volvo for you every time you have it in for service at our workshop. With Volvo Service Promise, your car is not only serviced and checked on the inside, it’s also clean and cared for on the outside.


Alternative Transport

You shouldn't need to be without a car when yours is in for service. This is why we make it easy for you by always offering alternative transport solutions. Book via your personal service contact.


Free Software Upgrades

Volvo cars are packed with computers and control modules and our engineers are constantly developing and improving the software installed to operate them. This means that your Volvo can get a little better at every service, since free software updates are always included. Examples of functions or systems that can be optimised include air conditioning, engine management and driver information. (Please note: Navigation map updates are not included). Updates apply to all Volvo models from model year 1999 and onwards, except the Volvo C70 –05, S/V40 –03, XC/V70 –00.


Price Promise

We will always provide real value for money and transparent pricing. Your car will receive the right service at the right time and the price you pay will be provided to you before work starts. We will also match any like for like written quote for a Volvo Service using the correct oil and Volvo genuine parts from any garage within 20 miles. Our pricing is also available online by visiting our Service Price Indicator


Service book stamp with franchise service history

No need to worry about servicing your Volvo with the dealership you purchases it from. We can help maintain or increase the value of your vehicle with our service stamp.


Personal Service Contact

We’ll introduce you to your very own personal service contact who will answer any questions you may have about your car, and be there to offer advice and support if needed.


Genuine Service

Regularly servicing at your authorised Volvo workshop is the best way to ensure trouble-free motoring. It is the only workshop guaranteed to offer you the unique combination of Volvo Genuine Parts, Volvo-unique methods and the expertise of specially trained Volvo technicians. We “live and breathe” Volvo, and we know the cars like our own pocket.


Volvo Assistance

In conjunction with the Volvo Genuine Service, we’ll provide Volvo Assistance for one year at no extra charge. Volvo Assistance means that in case of breakdown, you can get help around the clock. Whether it’s fixing a flat tyre or compensation for accommodation costs while the car is being repaired.

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Name: Alan Dabbs

Position: Volvo Technician

Year Started With Volvo: 2009

Volvo Certification Level: Gold

Favourite Volvo Model: XC90

Interesting Fact: Been in the motor trade 30 years

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Name: Josh Cooney

Position: Volvo Apprentice Technician

Year Started With Volvo: 2016

Volvo Certification Level: Bronze (Apprentice)

Favourite Volvo Model: V90

Interesting Fact: Once did a bungee jump


Name: Richard Blow

Position: Volvo Technician

Year Started With Volvo: 1994

Volvo Certification Level: Gold

Favourite Volvo Model: XC60

Interesting Fact: Owner of a vintage tractor

Services designed to suit you

Whether it’s re-gassing the air conditioning ready for the warmer months, repairing a cracked windscreen, or changing a tyre, at John Darke Ltd you’ll find a service dedicated to taking care of it.  We believe in delivering real value for money with transparent pricing, to ensure you there are no nasty surprises.

Glass repairs from £35

Alloy repairs from £60

Bumper scuff repairs from £120

Brake fluid change from – £59

Air conditioning re-gas from – £120

Front brake pads from – £154

Rear brake shoes from – £131

Front brake discs and pads from – £299

Rear brake discs and pads from – £295

Cambelt and water pump from – £699

Cambelt from – £495

Enquire Now

Contact our expert and friendly team on 01507 603451 today to start your Volvo Service experience.


Opening hours

Monday8.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday8.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday8.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday8.00am - 6.00pm
Friday8.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday8.30am - 2.00pm

Opening hours

Monday8.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday8.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday8.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday8.00am - 6.00pm
Friday8.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday8.00am - 2.00pm

Opening hours

Monday8.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday8.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday8.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday8.00am - 5.00pm
Friday8.00am - 5.00pm

Opening hours

Monday8.30am - 6.00pm
Tuesday8.30am - 6.00pm
Wednesday8.30am - 6.00pm
Thursday8.30am - 6.00pm
Friday8.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday8.30am - 5.00pm
Sunday10.00am - 4.00pm
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Opening hours

Monday5.30am to 9pm
Tuesday5.30am to 9pm
Wednesday5.30am to 9pm
Thursday5.30am to 9pm
Friday5.30am to 9pm
Saturday5.30am to 9pm
Sunday5.30am to 9pm