What Does a Car Service Include?

Regularly booking a car service is an excellent way to maintain the health of your vehicle. You can book an interim, full, or major service, depending on the level of care your vehicle requires.

The main difference between these car services is the number of checks they include as certain parts of your vehicle may not be checked during an interim or full service.

If in doubt, a professional team like Williams Garage will be able to advise you as to what service you require. This can depend on the age of your vehicle, its current condition, and whether or not you are a high mileage driver.

Interim Service

An interim service will check the following, amongst other aspects of your vehicle:

  • Brake pads
  • Coolant
  • Oil leaks
  • Windscreen wipers and washers

An interim service is aimed at high mileage drivers who cover 25,000 miles or more a year and checks the fewest number of components.

Full Service

During a full service, a mechanic will complete the same checks as an interim service. The following components of your vehicle will also be checked during a full service:

  • Drive System
  • Engine
  • Exhaust
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Tyres
  • Wheels

If required, your power steering fluid levels may be replenished during a full service – for diesel drivers, your AdBlue levels can be topped up for an additional fee. A full service is perfect for drivers covering 12,000 miles a year.

Major Service

A major service is the highest level of service available. This service type includes all the same checks as a full service, and is designed to check the overall health of your vehicle. In addition to these checks, a major service will inspect the following components are working correctly:

  • Air conditioning system operation
  • Bonnet operation
  • Clutch operation
  • Door operation
  • Electrical coolant fan (if applicable)
  • Operation of all locks
  • Radiator cap

For an additional fee – and depending on the age and condition of the part in question – you can also have your spark plugs changed, and your fuel and pollen filters replaced. It is recommended that you book a major service every 24,000 miles or 2 years.

Does My Vehicle Need a Service?

You should book in for a car service if you have noticed any of the following:

  • Fluids leaking from your car
  • Warning lights on your dashboard
  • Strange noises
  • Difficulty steering

Generally speaking, a low mileage vehicle may only need a full service every year and a major service every 2 years. A high mileage vehicle may require an interim service at 6 and 18 month intervals, in addition to these services.

If you have noticed any of these warning signs, book a car service and let Williams Garage make a difference to your vehicle today.

Trust Williams Garage to Improve Your Vehicle

Book your car in for a professional service with Williams Garage in Winchester and get your vehicle in great condition today. We are a reliable garage team committed to providing the highest standard of customer care. When it comes to car servicing, we are more than qualified to perform thorough checks which can improve the lifespan of your vehicle.

Not only will booking in for a car service with us ensure that your vehicle is in good health, but this can help you avoid the need for otherwise avoidable breakdowns in the near future. Choose Williams Garage, and experience all that our professional car servicing can offer you.

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