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Service with a smile... AA on your doorstep for €159

WHAT’S the worst thing about getting your car serviced?

Well, organising a replacement car and tardy grease monkeys are the two things that get on my wick the most.

But now, thanks to the AA you can get your car serviced from the comfort of your own home.

And all you have to do is absolutely nothing. My one didn’t even want a cup of tea. Okay, so it’s hardly rocket science but this could be one of the best ideas in motoring.

I must declare an interest here … I recently got ‘the wife’s’ car serviced by the AA, and it was a great success.

They came along, serviced it between school runs, and left her happy.

Now that’s success. The big question, of course, is how much it costs.

According to the AA, the €159 basic package is better than “most garages on price” and when you consider you don’t have to do anything on your end, they could be right.

I found that the service was excellent, and it was completely stress free. As always the AA mechanic was thoroughly professional and friendly.

And most importantly, the car is still going a dream. More information on www.aaireland.ie.