WHY DO YOU SERVICE YOUR CAR?
Regular car servicing, whilst not a legal requirement, is essential when it comes to maintaining the condition of your vehicle.
What is a Car Service?
A car service is an inspection of your vehicle’s mechanical components, including your engine, brakes and suspension, amongst others, and it ensures that everything is working correctly.
Many people mistakenly believe that a car service is the same as the MOT test, however, it performs a different function. An MOT test is an annual inspection that is undertaken to ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy and complies with DVSA legal requirements. A car service is designed to inspect the components of your vehicle which are subject to wear and tear, making sure that they are working effectively.
The Benefits of Car Servicing
Having your car serviced regularly has a number of benefits which include:
- Reduced risk of breaking down – ensuring that the components of your car most susceptible to wear are in good condition means that you are less likely to suffer a breakdown.
- Avoiding serious damage – due to the fact that any existing damage will be spotted and repaired, further damage that you could cause by continuing to drive is likely to be avoided.
- Increased fuel efficiency – as an effective engine with replenished engine fluids burns fuel more effectively.
Maintain the Value of your Car
Regular car servicing helps you to safeguard against expensive repair bills as it gives you an opportunity to fix and remedy problems before they develop in to expensive damage.
Furthermore, if you choose to sell your car, a full service history makes it more valuable as this is seen as a major selling point by most buyers.
How Often Should I Have a Car Service?
In general, it is recommended that you have a bronze, silver or gold service every 12 to 36 months.