Car Servicing

Car Servicing Information

Car servicing refers to the series of procedures that are carried out on cars after a certain time or a certain distance that car has travelled. The recommended intervals between car servicing are determined by the car manufacturers and many modern cars actually tell the driver when the car servicing is due.

The vast majority of car garages / mechanics will undertake car servicing work and offer different levels of servicing from a minor service to a full service.

Generally the following tasks are carried out

  • Engine oil is replaced
  • Air, oil and fuel filters are replaced
  • Replacement of spark plugs
  • Gearbox, brake and power steering fluid is topped up where needed.
  • Certain components are lubricated
  • Timing belt inspected
  • Tyre condition checked

By having your car serviced regularly helps to ensure that no nasty surprises happen when it comes round to its annual MOT, but can also identify a problem or fault with car early, this can save a lot of money as it can avoid a small problem becoming a larger headache.

Having a full service history can also add value to your car when you decide to sell it. The average car needs servicing once a year or around every 10-12,000 miles, whichever is soon. For some high performance cars, such as Ferrari's, the manufacturers suggest having the car serviced every 6,000 miles with a major service taking place every 18,000 miles.

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