Whether you’re driving a modern high-performance car, a commercial van or an old run around vehicle, regular car servicing is essential. Many of us use our cars daily and it is disruptive and frustrating when repairs are suddenly required. So why skip important maintenance? Cutting back on getting your car serviced not only causes a safety risk but can also cost you significantly in the long run. At Oakhill Garage in Ashtead, our technicians often see vehicles needing car repairs due to them not being properly maintained.
On this page, we’re looking at the importance of having your vehicle serviced. If you have any questions about this subject or would like to book a car in to be serviced at our fully equipped garage in Ashtead, do not hesitate to call us on 01372 277 725.
What is a car service?
A service is a preventative form of maintenance for your vehicle to help important components last longer and to prevent damage from building. Car servicing involves a series of vital checks that vary depending on if you have chosen an interim or full service package. It is highly recommended to get a full service on your vehicle every 12 months or 12,000 miles, depending on which comes first. An interim service is ideal for high-mileage motorists in and around Ashtead and should be carried out every 6 months or 6,000 miles to keep your car in top condition.
What’s the difference between an MOT and car servicing?
Unlike an MOT, car servicing is not a legal requirement but although entirely voluntary, is still essential for the health of your car. If you’re wondering why you need a car service as well as an MOT, it is important to point out that they consist of entirely different checks. At our garage in Ashtead and other garages throughout the UK, MOT inspections are completed to make sure a vehicle is safe and roadworthy through a series of visual checks.
During a service, many more extensive inspections are made than in an MOT that are designed to keep your vehicle performing at its best. Along with visual checks, improvements are made such as oil changes, brake fluid top ups and replacing worn parts.
At Oakhill Garage, we offer competitively priced car servicing packages for motorists in Ashtead and the surrounding Surrey areas. Our mechanics and technicians are highly experienced in servicing all makes and models of vehicles, identifying any issues early and finding the most cost effective solutions for you. Customers from throughout the local and surrounding areas recommend our service packages for their price and reliability. We’ve been helping vehicle owners stay safely on the road for over thirty years.
Regular car servicing will:
Prolong the lifespan of your vehicle
Improve the fuel efficiency
Help to reduce engine wear
Improve the performance
Help to prevent breakdowns
Highlight problems and safety issues early