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Why Service Your Car?

There’s a lot that goes into keeping your car performing year-in-year-out, including parts we don’t even notice! Most drivers know to keep on top of their types, lights, brakes and other vitals, but what about everything else under the hood?

Regular servicing is the best way you can ensure your vehicle is safe, efficient and lasts as long as it can.

But just why is a service so important? Here at Colwills, we help people every day with their car services and repairs, so we know a thing or two about what it takes to keep them running!

In this blog, we point out some of the key reasons why a service is so important and what you should do about your car.

More Than An MOT

If you’re owning a car for the first time, you may think that your MOT is enough to do the job. After all, if you have your MOT, you’re safe to drive, right?

Not necessarily.

The MOT is a test designed to spot potentially dangerous faults with your vehicle, but it doesn’t check every aspect of its performance.

A service, on the other hand, is designed to check overall wear on the vehicle and will replace certain parts and fluids if required. This is an excellent option for covering some of the other essential aspects of your car, giving you a complete picture of its health!

Safety First

As with everything to do with vehicle maintenance, the most important thing is safety. Having a regular service will ensure that your car’s in its best condition, checking vitals and making sure all fluids are replaced.

Servicing your vehicle reduces the likelihood of anything bad happening while on the road, making it a must for any drivers.

Better Performance

If you want to get the most out of your vehicle, then regular servicing is a must. By keeping your fluids and other parts healthy, your car will be able to perform to its best potential.

Saves You Money

Ultimately, having a regular service saves you money over the long run. While you might feel like it’s an unnecessary trip to the garage at first, your future self will thank you!

Servicing your vehicle regularly will not only improve its performance but also reduce the likelihood of costly breakdowns. Fewer breakdowns will also prolong the lifespan, meaning you get more miles out of your vehicle!

A Positive Record

A car’s history can be hugely important for many reasons, including insurance, warranty and if you sell it in the future. Servicing counts towards the maintenance record of your car, meaning it doesn’t just perform better, but could be worth more, too!

Some car warranties are only valid if a certain amount of services are conducted, so it could be doubly important for avoiding costly breakdowns. If you look to sell your car in the future, it will be worth more if you can prove a regular servicing history.

When Should I Service My Car?

When you should get a service depends on the vehicle itself and what service you’re looking to receive.

It is generally recommended that your car has a basic service every year, regardless of mileage. This service will include oil and filter changes and a full inspection.

Here at Colwills, we also offer a full service, which is recommended every two-to-four years depending on the vehicle and mileage. A full service like this will also change your fuel filter and spark plugs if required, along with conducting a full inspection.

If your vehicle needs a service, we have a great team here at Colwills that is ready to help. Our modern garage can deliver dealer-level servicing and diagnostics, allowing us to perform a thorough evaluation of every aspect of your car’s performance.

If you have any questions about servicing your car or would like to book a service, contact our team today!

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