How often should you have your car serviced?
To keep within the manufacturers warranty you must adhere to the manufacturer service schedule for the make and model of the car to ensure that the car is maintained to a safe and reliable condition.
When you take your car into a garage they will run through a checklist of more than 60+ checks. This will depend upon the make, model, age and mileage of the vehicle.
To maintain the original manufacturer's warranty the service schedule must be adhered to.
If the car is no longer covered under the manufacturers warranty, we design our own service schedule, which generally matches the following five categories:
1. Oil And Filter Change
Probably the most important thing when looking after your car is regular oil and filter changes and these are included in all services.
It ensures that your car continues to run smoothly and protects the parts within the engine.
2. Interim Service
When we do an interim service it includes an oil and filter change and visual inspection.
We also check the fluids in the washer, brake fluid, anti-freeze, steering fluid.
We also check the brakes and other guidelines so we can inform you of any additional work your car may need.
3. Full Service
Our full service includes the basic service plus further checks as per an MOT to ensure the car is in a safe condition.
We will advise you if the car is in need of any further repair work.
4. Major Service
Our major service covers everything in our full service, but includes changing plugs and fuel filters (if required) and will inform you of any wear/service items that may need your attention.
This service will depend upon the manufacturer service so will vary dependant upon the make of your car.
5. Manufacturer's Service
A manufacturer service price, confirmed at the point of booking, should be bespoke to your car. It should include all wear/service/maintenance items your car needs.
|Our Vehicle Service Check List|
|Front Wiper Blades|
|Front Screen Wash|
|Rear Wiper Blade|
|Rear Screen Wash|
|Engine Oil Leaks|
|Engine Oil Level And Quality|
|Engine Oil Filter|
|Manual Transmission Oil|
|Steering Column Couplings|
|Drive Shaft Joints|
|Chassis And Body Nuts/Bolts|
|Brake Pipe Corrosion|
|Fuel Tank Leakage|
|Fuel System Leakage|
|Front Brake Pads|
|Front Brake Discs|
|Rear Brake Pads|
|Rear Brake Discs|
|Rear Brake Drums/Linings|
|Parking Brake Cables Linkages|
|Brake Hydraulic System|
|Brake Flexible Hoses|
|Battery Electrolyte Level|
|Battery Condition/Specific Gravity|
|Brake Fluid Reservoir|
|Clutch Fluid Reservoir|
|Power Steering System|
|Engine Coolant Level/Anti-freeze Strength|
|Auto Transmission Level|
|Auxiliary Drive Belts|
|Engine Electric Cooling Fan|
|Central Locking System|
|Road Wheel Nuts/Bolts|
|Bonnet Latch And Lock|
|Vehicle Suspension Operation|