Getting your car serviced so that you always have a smooth and safe ride if vital and all too easy to overlook in the business of life. So today I am sharing some good reasons to get your car serviced. Before we get started, one obvious one is that you may wish to sell your car for parts or the whole car at some point.
Learning from experience
My Dad always emphasized the importance of car servicing and I noticed that he usually passed his MOT easily and never ran up huge car repair bills unlike boyfriends who neglected to get their cars serviced.
Cars are complicated
A car is a complicated machine with many different compoments such as the brakes, battery and exhaust. We look after our bodies so they perform better and cars also need us to look after them well for greater performance.
Modern cars are often fitted with a computer chip (the ECU ) which manages various aspects of the vehicle. It also collects information on events that occur as the car is driven. Garages have diagnostic equipment which can read the logs of issues that the ECU has recorded and this may prompt actions which may prevent failure at a later date.
So what do you do when the dreaded “Service Required” message appears? You can check your mileage against the manufacturer’s recommended service intervals
Where to get your car serviced
Local garages often offer a better level of customer service and you can build up a great relationship with them so they know you as an individual and get to know your car too.
For example you could visit Ossett Tyre House to avail of their car exhaust repair service in West Yorkshire.
Do I need to take my car to the dealer?
If your car is under warranty it is usually conditional on following the manufacturer’s service schedule but that doesn’t mean you must go to the main dealer. There are many specialists in various makes who will follow the specifications set by the manufacturer and stamp your service book. A local garage may also do the same if they have the diagnostic equipment. It is well worth building a relationship with your local garage so they know you, your car and you know what to expect from them