“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.”
- Frankie Will
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To help you understand more about car servicing for your car, we have the produced the following guide to help you understand the subject in greater detail.
A car service is essentially a check carried out by a mechanic who analyses the essential systems in your car. They will be looking to make sure the vehicle is safe to drive on the road which is why it is a legal requirement to have you serviced every twelve months.
A car service is NOT an MOT, even though many of the same parts and systems will be inspected during each. The difference between an MOT and car service is that an MOT is a standardized check with specific rules and regulations set by the government. A car service is carried out and fully controlled by the mechanic or garage carrying the work out. This means that the pricing will change from garage to garage alone as well as from car to car, much like any other repair work.
There are two different types of car service, the interim car service, and full car service. As each service will change from garage to garage, they will carry out different checks and look at different parts.
Therefore it is vital that you are able to talk to more than one garage before you have the job completed. You need to be able to compare price and how thorough the checks will be. Fortunately, you are in the perfect place!
All you have to do is enter the details of your car in the form below and then sit back and relax while local garages send you direct quotes for a full or interim service. Below you will see what most garages will check during a service however it is always worth checking before you book your car in as some garages may not cover what is listed.
Most of a car’s parts and systems should be checked during a full car service or interim service, furthermore, if you require a top up of motor oil or any other repairs, you will have to pay an extra charge as a result.
A car service is essentially a full diagnostic to find out about the health of a car, it is not a service where specific repairs are included. That is why it can help to have interim checks six months before a full service, if there is a minor problem, the interim check would find it and you will be able to resolve the issue before it gets any worse. However, if you do not have an interim check and you have an issue, it will only get worse meaning you will have to pay more money when it is eventually discovered in the full car service.