Some of you may be wondering why a car service is so necessary to the running of your vehicle. We know there are a few checks you can do at home to make sure your car is running smoothly, but if you are not a professional, it can be easy to miss things that may need fixing or taking care of. Having a regular vehicle service will mean your car is a lot more likely to run smoothly and be more fuel-efficient. It will also reduce the risk of your vehicle breaking down.

Vehicle Service

Although your vehicle car service is not a legal requirement, we recommend you have one completed yearly to ensure your car is entirely safe to drive. It can help to see if there is any potential risk your vehicle might break or become damaged. Throughout this article, we are going to discuss why we believe a vehicle service is so valuable.

Safety

Having your vehicle serviced regularly can help indicate if there is a more severe issue with your car and can also identify potential problems with your car before they become hazardous ones. By having your car servicing completed regularly you are ensuring your vehicle is receiving the regular checks it needs to run correctly. Key vehicle components such as your braking system and suspension can be checked, these are vital parts to your car, and the last thing you want is for them to let you down. Not only is it a pain but it can also be extremely costly to fix dependent on the make and model of your vehicle.

You might think your car is fine, and just because you believe not making any clunks or clangs, you could be putting your car at potential risk of breaking down. If you have an older car or drive a significant amount of mileage, your vehicle will soon start to wear and tear. Deterioration of your vehicle is often gradual, and it can sometimes be hidden from someone who doesn’t know what they are looking for. You might think that all is ok with your vehicle but deep inside there may be an issue left to long causing irreparable damage.

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Saving money

Yes, we agree sometimes a car service feel like a payout you just might not want to do however by having your vehicle serviced yearly you can save yourself a fair few pound in the long run. Failing to have your car service can cause more damage to parts of your vehicle and if not identified quickly can cause serious damage. By leaving your vehicle’s damage to fester, you could be looking at substantial bills to fix or replace parts that could have been looked at and sorted safely and quickly.

Having your vehicle serviced regularly will also save you money when filling up with petrol or diesel. Oil changes and filters being replaced makes your car run a lot smoother and therefore becomes more fuel efficient. Additionally, if you have your tyres checked and replaced when necessary this will also make your vehicle safer to drive but also means that you improve your vehicles fuel consumption.

Your car is a lot more likely to break down if you don’t have your vehicle serviced regularly. While this can be stressful and inconvenient, it can also cost you a lot to call someone out to collect you and for you to have someone look over your car and replace any parts. A number of breakdowns are entirely avoidable by having your vehicle serviced.

For more information on how servicing your car can save you money we recommend you also give The Money Advice Service article a read by clicking here.

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Longevity

Vehicle servicing can make your car run a lot longer and even increases the longevity of your vehicle. This goes for many aspects of your car, as time passes the oil in your engine loses effectiveness, by having this changed regularly it can improve the performance of your vehicle.

The tyres on your vehicle is an essential part for ensuring your safe on the road, by checking tyre pressure and tread you can prevent yourself from having an accident, a lot of us forget how vital the tyres are to the overall running of our vehicles. By having your tyres replaced when they need to be you will soon see your car lasting a lot longer.

Steering and suspensions problems are not always noticeable to the untrained eye and can cause serious issues if left and not looked at. By having your car taken in for a service, these can be looked at and maintained. While preventing you from spending hundreds on fixing your vehicle its also ensuring your car is roadworthy and safe for not only yourself but other road users.

Vehicle value

Servicing your car regularly can help the value of your car when you come to selling it. You will be able to show the buyer a full-service history, helping to maintain a good price for your vehicle. Not only will it put your mind at ease knowing you’re selling a car that is safe for the purchaser to buy but you know that once someone takes the car, you won’t have to worry about them driving it.

You are also more likely to whiteness more potential buyers than you would if you don’t have your car serviced and specific intervals. Showing that you have had a service regularly indicates typically the car is in great condition and has been taken care of.

The Telegraph have also written an article on The value of having a full service history, read here for more information on why you should most definitely service your car.

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Summary

Having your car serviced regularly isn’t only crucial for the car but also for the driver and passengers. You want to keep the vehicle as safe as possible at all times. If you leave your vehicle too long without being serviced, there may be underlying problems that are not visible to the owner and can cause severe damage if not looked at and fixed. We still recommend that as well as a service you check your car every month for oil, tyre pressure and antifreeze.

Servicing your car is not a legal obligation but should still be of high importance on your list of to do’s for the year. We would also like to point out that during your MOT the MOT testing centre doesn’t have the all the same checks as a servicing. We always recommend as well as your MOT to always have a service.

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