It sounds as fun as sitting in a traffic jam at rush hour, but ensuring you get your car serviced regularly is something that you should take seriously.
We advise that you have your car serviced according to the Manufacturer's guidelines. Cars can be on different service intervals, so it’s always best to double-check what that is for your make and model - you can find this in your owner's manual or online.
Why Does My Car Need a Service?
Keeps You Safe
Many people make the mistake of thinking that an MOT is the same as a service. WRONG! An MOT does not highlight potential issues – it only deals with problems that have already occurred. A car service picks up on potential risks that an MOT won’t. For instance, oil, lights, tyres and steering alignment are just some of the features that are inspected during a service. Establishing any risks in these elements and getting them fixed will help prevent any accidents that may have been caused by unsafe components.
Saves You Money
Regular vehicle servicing helps prevent large (and expensive) problems with your car further down the line, as small issues will be spotted before the problem is left to progress. Plus, if your vehicle is kept in optimum condition you should see better fuel economy too.
Keeps Your Insurance Valid
You might be surprised to hear that missing your car service can actually invalidate your insurance. This is because if an accident is caused by a problem that a car service could have checked, insurers may be reluctant to pay out!
A Major Perk For Selling
Having a thorough service history will be a major bonus when it comes to selling your car, as it shows that your vehicle has been well maintained, and you're more likely to get a higher price as a result.
A Smooth Ride
The final reason why you should always go for a car service is to keep your car running smoothly and efficiently. It’s a bit like taking care of yourself. If you run yourself into the ground too much, you’ll burn out. It’s the same for cars. It increases the life expectancy (making sure you don’t have to spend on a new ride anytime soon) and keeps it happy and healthy!
A full service only takes about three hours to complete, which in the grand scheme of things, is not long at all!
We've made it even easier for you too - with our Service Plan, you can spread the cost of servicing your car through affordable monthly payments! Oh, and did we mention - you'll be saving 25%!