A regular service increases the safety, reliability and lifespan of your vehicle. Having your car regularly serviced can help you to discover any small faults that can be rectified before they get any worse. Research shows that cars with a full service history have a resale value of up to 26% more than unserviced cars.
When do I know my car needs servicing?
Most modern cars have an in-built computer that ensures a warning light flashes on the dashboard when your car has reached its service interval. You can also check the servicing schedule in your car’s manual pack, this will give you detailed information from the manufacturer.
How often should I have my car be serviced?
There are 3 main factors to consider when it comes to deciding how often you should get your car serviced. These include; the number of miles you drive, how well you maintain your vehicle and the quality of road you travel on.
At Graham’s Tyres we recommend you have your car serviced at least once a year or every 12000 miles – whichever comes first. However, those with a heavier vehicle, who may drive more miles, should aim to have a partial service every six months or 6000 miles.
Don’t be tempted to miss your service to save money.
There are 2 types of service available, an Interim Service and a Full Service.
|Interim Service||Full Service|
|Oil and Oil Filter Replacement||✓||✓|
|Power Steering Fluid||✓||✓|
|Tyre and Tread Pressure||✓||✓|
|Full Brake Check||✓||✓|
|Shock Absorbers Check||✓||✓|
|Auxiliary Drive Belt Check||✘||✓|
|Wheel Alignment Check||✘||✓|
|Wheel Bearing Check||✘||✓|
|Brake Fluid Condition||✘||✓|
|Fuel Filter (Diesel)||✘||✓|
|Spark Plugs (Petrol)||✘||✓|