Preventative Maintenance

Don’t Skip Servicing Your Car

If you use your car for your daily commute to work, dropping your kids off at school or running your errands, then you know how much of an inconvenience it can be if your car suddenly breaks down. Servicing your car regularly is what makes the difference between your car running smoothly and efficiently and your car risking breaking down and needing expensive and unexpected repairs. Wear and tear during vehicle usage usually builds up over time and can fast become costly repairs if not detected early.

Vehicle servicing depends on manufacturer recommendations as well as the use of the vehicle, mileage and age. If you use your SUV for regular off-road activities, it may need narrower servicing intervals than a vehicle that is used for city driving.

There are two types of car service available today:

  • Interim service has 35 main action points, four changes and four top ups. Some of these changes include an engine oil change, oil filter change and the nut torque. During an interim service, you should also expect checking and changing the tire pressure, topping up the clutch fluid, power steering reservoir, windscreen washer and brake fluid levels. In case there are any other changes required from the vehicle checks, the garage would let you know since you may incur further costs.
  • Full service has 61 main action points including all the points in the interim service and more. Additional changes and top ups includes replacing the air filter, topping up the coolant or antifreeze strength, clutch fluid, gearbox fluid and more. The touch ups and top ups depend on manufacturer guidelines for your vehicle. Overall health checks are also performed on the vehicle

Car repair is important to your safety

Modern vehicles have all kinds of complicated bits and parts. If you are not a professional you may not be able to fully service your own vehicle as in needs. You can even cause damage to your engine, which is dangerous and quite expensive to repair. Car servicing ensures that all the safety features of your vehicle are in perfect working condition and the vehicle can be operated safely as well. With your engine working, your tires and brakes in great condition, your lights operating well and all the electronic warning signs on your vehicle in perfect condition, your car is a lot more safer.

Car service is important for insurance

Not getting your vehicle serviced within the recommended maintenance schedule may cause problems with your insurance in case of an accident. Not getting vehicle service can invalidate your insurance and your claims will not be paid out in case your vehicle is overdue for a service.