Comprehensive Car Service
It's vital to maintain your vehicle as it will ensure trouble-free motoring for years to come. A full service takes care of everything from general wear and tear items to fluids, filters, lights, hinges, struts, running gear, brakes, the engine, the gearbox and much more. Of course, services differ depending on your vehicle’s make and model and if its a full or interim service.
Why service a vehicle?
It's just good practice to stay on top of your vehicles servicing, however, it is a known fact that doing so will eliminate smaller issues at an early stage so that they do not turn into bigger issues in the long run. This often saves larger expensive repairs which could arise if you let the issue get worse. The oil left unchanged for example, can cause catastrophic damage to the engine internals and its vital components or at the very minimum cause your car to run poorly often resulting in poor MPG. Equally failing to service your brakes will affect brake function and efficiency and could lead to a collision.
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Car Service, 50 point check / adjustment
- A full engine oil change and oil filter replacement
Checking tyres & tyre wear, lights, exhaust, brakes and steering
- Ensuring your engine is ‘tuned’ to run in its peak condition
- Checking hydraulic fluid and coolant levels throughout
- Checking the cooling system (from radiators in your car to pumps and hoses)
- Suspension checks to ensure that bushes, springs and dampers are in good order.
- Visually check obvious alignment issues to ensure optimum steering, control, braking & tyre wear (referred for 4 wheel alignment where necessary)
- Testing the car’s electrical elements inclusive of the alternator, battery condition etc
Why is servicing your car important?
Key Differences: Service Vs MOT
A vehicle service and an MOT are fundamentally two entirely different inspections.
An annual MOT test is legally required to ensure your car is roadworthy.
However, a Service keeps your vehicle healthy and able to perform its duties reliably on the road.
Equally an MOT is an inspection and will advise on elements requiring more in depth diagnosis or potential replacement. This is something your mechanic can do after your vehicles MOT test.
Questions & Answers
A healthy, well-maintained vehicle often offers good MPG returns. This is due to the fact that the engine is running at it its most optimum level. Saving you money at the pump.ger.
Naturally, taking care of your car will improve its lifespan, saving you from forking out on a new motor any time sooner.
A full-service history gives a potential buyer confidence and often secures the best price for the vehicle you are selling.
It also ensures that you are less likely to experience large bills that may come from a vehicle that has been unloved / cared for.
This, of course, depends on the level of service you are having, if your having an MOT at the same time or are perhaps taking care of some proactive maintenance.
As such its always best to ask when you book in.
Checks over the main parts of your car and is typically every 6 months or every 6,000 miles. This takes approximately 1.5 hours however, if during this service vital work is noticed it may be more efficient to perform that work whilst the vehicle is on the ramp so that the car can be returned to you asap.
This is a comprehensive check and is typically carried out annually or every 12,000 miles. Again should this inspection and service run smoothly it normally takes between 3-4 hours however if it uncovers issues, it may take a little longer.