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What Happens in a Full Car Service?

Ensuring your car is running safely and efficiently should be a top priority for any driver. Regularly taking your vehicle to your local garage for a full service is one of the best ways to make sure it remains in the best possible condition.

Here at Colwills, our expert team is equipped to carry out all levels of vehicle service – if you are experiencing any problems with your car, get in touch today to organise a service.

But what can you expect from a full car service? Here’s everything you need to know about car servicing and why it is necessary!

What is a Car Service?

Essentially, a full service is a check-up for your car and all its important components.

It is part of an essential maintenance routine where a mechanic checks over all the most significant systems and components of the vehicle, assessing if anything needs to be repaired or replaced.

What is Included in a Full Car Service?

There are different levels of service that vary in how in-depth they are, but a full service will include getting your oil and filters changed, along with all the fluids, lights and brakes being checked.

Different cars will have different needs and may require different services, so services will usually be in line with manufacturers’ maintenance schedules.

How Often Should You Get a Full Service?

Most manufacturers will recommend having your car fully serviced around once a year or every 12,000 miles, whichever you reach first.

This, however, will be dependent on your car and driving style. Some may feel that it’s beneficial to have their car serviced more frequently than this.

Even if your vehicle passes its annual MOT (the legal requirement), you should still take your car to get serviced as servicing and MOTs are not the same thing. To ensure your car is operating safely, efficiently and legally, your vehicle should ideally undergo both an MOT and the regular full service checks.

Why is a Full Car Service Beneficial?

Having your car checked over regularly will help ensure you’re always driving as safely as possible.

Regular checks can also mean you end up saving more money in the long run. A full service can unearth any potential problems, stopping them in their tracks before they develop into more serious issues that could end up costing more.

You’ll also likely experience a smoother driving experience, improved fuel efficiency and reduced probability of break downs if everything is fully assessed and repaired when necessary.

A service history can be helpful if you plan to sell your car later down the line as service records can show buyers the value of what you are selling.

If you would like to book a full car service, contact our friendly Colwills team today. We also offer a range of other services and repairs – whatever is troubling your vehicle, we can help!

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