Staying on top of servicing your car can go a long way to help you save money in the long run.
Regular servicing and maintenance not only ensures that your vehicle stays in top shape, but it also covers key safety areas like your brakes, steering, suspension and tyres to prevent you from breaking down or having costly MOT failures.
Why do I need to service my car?
Getting your car serviced yearly is just as essential as your MOT. Staying on top of your fluids and all-round health of your vehicle will not only add years on to your car but can help you discover faults before they become expensive headaches, or take your vehicle off the road entirely. Routine servicing can help you save money in the long run by:
Not only does servicing your car keep you on the road, but it can also be beneficial if you would like to sell your car in the future. Buyers expect more for their money, especially when it comes to cars, so having evidence that you’ve kept on top of your service history can help you sell your vehicle at a higher price.
How often should I have a Car Service?
If you received a Manufacturer’s handbook with your car, this should specify how often your vehicle needs servicing. The general rule of thumb is after every 12,000 miles or once a year at a minimum.
What do you cover in my Car Service?
Depending on the type of service you choose (Interim, Full or Major), you’ll receive different levels of care. All service levels include checks of the following:
- Steering and Suspension
- Drive System
- Wheels and Tyres
- Internal Inspections (Seatbelts etc.)
What is an Interim Service?
Interim services should take place every six months, or every 6,000 miles. During an interim service, we look at different aspects of your car such as oil and filters, top-ups of essential fluids, your brakes, suspension and steering.
What is a Full Service?
If you would only like to service your car once a year, then a full service is the perfect solution. We recommend that your vehicle receives a full service every twelve months or every 12,000 miles. A full service includes all the checks that will take place during an interim service, along with an inspection of your air filter, radiator, power steering fluids and fuel pipes.
What is a Major Service?
We recommend a major service every twenty-four months or 24,000 miles – whichever comes first. A major service is vital for your car as it looks at the overall health of your vehicle and it’s parts. Over time, things like your spark plugs and timing belt can deteriorate, which can lead to major problems later on. You’ll also receive all the points mentioned from our interim and full services.
How much will my car servicing cost?
The cost of a service will depend on the type of your vehicle and the level of servicing you need. Please note that there may be additional costs during your service, should we need to replace any unique parts such as specific plugs, oils or filters.
Why should I choose Midland Tuning Centre to service my car?
We only believe in offering you honest advice about your car, and the work that may be required to keep it in top condition. We’re a VOSA approved garage and members of the Institute of the Motor Industry. You can rest assured that your car will be in safe hands with our team of experienced technicians.
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