Why Regular Car Servicing is Important

Have you ever heard the saying ‘prevention is better than cure’? Well, this phrase couldn’t be truer in the case of vehicle problems!

No matter whether you are driving a car that has been around for a while or one that is brand new, good maintenance is imperative. It can even help you avoid costly repair bills.

 

Prolonged Engine Life

One of the most crucial parts of a vehicle service is changing the oil. The purpose of oil is to lubricate the engine, but over time, oil can collect impure substances which can be damaging to the engine and lead to increased fuel consumption. Regular oil changes can reduce engine wear and make it last longer.

 

Safety

Car servicing can alert you to any developing problems so that they can be prevented. This is beneficial to the safety of the driver, passengers and other road users.

 

Cost Effectiveness

It is common belief that neglecting vehicle servicing will save you a bit of cash, but in the long run, this is not necessarily true. As I have already mentioned, regular servicing can make you aware of defects before they become a real problem, which can help you avoid a hefty repair bill.

 

Value Retention

When you eventually come to sell your car, it will be far more appealing to buyers if they can see that it has been well-maintained when you provide its service history and could get you a better valuation.

 

How Often Should You Take Your Vehicle to the Garage?

A minor vehicle service should ideally be carried out every 10,000 miles or annually, an interim service every 20,000 miles or every two years and a major service every 40,000 miles or every 4 years.

A lot of modern cars will let you know when they are due for a service, so make sure you book it in as soon as you are alerted to this.

 

If you require car servicing, call Motorserv-UK today on 0121 405 0818 or book an appointment online!