Car Servicing – why bother?
As vehicle owners we know there is a lot to think about and when it comes to your car or van and sometimes servicing can just seem like a bit of a pain.
You have to take the car in, lose the use of it for a few hours and it costs you money!
So why bother at all?
1. It actually SAVES you money
Failing to service your vehicle each year to save a few pennies really is a false economy. Regular servicing can help to identify issues early on that could later become costly and expensive to rectify.
Regular servicing can also save motorists money at the petrol pump. New oil and air filters make for a smoother running engine and a more fuel-efficient car while addressing issues such as under-inflated tyres will reduce rolling resistance and improve fuel consumption.
Furthermore, not servicing your car increases your chances of suffering a breakdown which is both costly and inconvenient.
2. It keeps you safe
While performing a car or van service, we will always carry out our Vehicle Health Check.
These checks enable us to identify any potential problems or safety concerns. This includes checking major components such as the brakes, suspension, tyres and exhaust system to ensure they are in good working order.
For our full list of servicing health checks click here
3. It keeps the engine healthy
Cars need to be serviced. They are designed to require maintenance to keep them in good working order.
Having the oil and filters changed at regular intervals prevents damage to the engine and prolongs the engine’s longevity and ultimately the car’s overall life span.
For example, engine oil is needed to lubricate and protect the moving parts inside your engine. Without it, or with used oil, your engine could seize or become worn costing thousands to repair or replace.
4. It maintains the warranty
Protecting a vehicles manufacturer’s/used warranty policy can only be done by having services carried out at the correct intervals.
Servicing outside of the manufacturer’s guidelines can invalidate the warranty on the vehicle, possibly leaving you to pick up the repair bill if something should go wrong.
5. It protects the car’s value
It is a fact that your car will be worth more when you come to sell it if it has a full service history.
The second-hand market is always competitive, with buyers expecting more for their money. A car with evidence of regular servicing or even better, a full service history, is likely to attract more potential buyers and a higher selling price.