How Often Should You Service Your Car?

It is generally accepted that you should have your car serviced once every year or every 12,000 miles, depending on which comes first. If you tend to cover more miles than this, then you should consider opting for an interim service every 6 months in addition to this yearly full service. As a general rule, you should book in for a car service more regularly if you are a high-mileage driver, so that your vehicle can be checked for wear and tear.

You should refer to your manufacturer’s service schedule to ensure that you have your car serviced at the appropriate intervals.

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What Can a Car Service Do For Me?

When you book in for a quality car service, you can actually reduce your spending by limiting the likelihood of a future breakdown. A car service can extend the lifespan of your vehicle and help you to save money on fuel costs and reduce the risk of costly repairs.

What’s more, if you take better care of your car now, the easier it will be to sell it for a higher value later down the line. Most buyers look for a full service history to prove you have taken care of the vehicle.

Best of all, a quality car service can keep you safe on the roads. Not to mention that you will be keeping other drivers and pedestrians safe too, by doing everything you can to make sure your car is fit to drive.

Types of Car Service

There are different types of car servicing, which can help you to take care of your car at various intervals.

The first service for a new car can consist of only an oil and filter change. The second service can involve the replacement of certain components - like spark plugs, glow plugs, and brake fluid - with an additional full service following the next year.

Interim Service – Every 6 Months or 6,000 Miles

An interim service can check the following parts, amongst others:

  • Brakes
  • Tyres
  • Suspension
  • Steering
  • Fluid levels

An interim service can also include an oil change and the replacement of the oil filter.

Full Service – Every Year or 12,000 Miles

A full service can check the following parts, amongst others:

  • External lights
  • Horn
  • Windscreen & windscreen wipers
  • Mirrors
  • Seat belts
  • Oil & air filters
  • Radiator
  • Fuel System
  • Timing Belt
  • Brakes
  • Wheels & tyres
  • Exhaust
  • Steering & suspension

Major Service – Every 24 Months

A major service is similar to a full service, but can also check other related parts:

  • Fuel filters
  • Air filters
  • Spark plugs
  • Brake fluid
  • Coolant

A major service can also include other checks which are not covered in a standard service, such as checks of light and electric functions.

Whether you need an interim, full, or major car service, Williams Garage can perform expert car servicing, every time. When you book in for a car service with us, your car will benefit from our capable team’s commitment to quality car care - we will only ever deliver work we can be proud of. Our garage team will check your car thoroughly and can alert you of any future work that we foresee your vehicle may need.

No matter what you drive, Williams Garage is here to make a real difference to your vehicle. Book in for a car service today, and experience expert car servicing at an affordable price.

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