Every car is different, and is treated differently by its driver. But one thing remains the same no matter the make, model or age of your vehicle: the need for regular servicing and maintenance.
Servicing your car on a routine basis is the best way to ensure its long-term health — and to identify issues before they develop into major ones. In this article, we’ll take a look at the recommended intervals between services, as well as some additional checks you can carry out yourself between each service.
When do manufacturers recommend a service?
Most manufacturers recommend having a full service every twelve months or after a certain mileage has been reached— the recommended mileage can change depending on manufacturer, so make sure to check their guidelines.
You should look at this as the bare minimum requirements to keep your car in good shape, however, there are some other types of services you should think about at more regular intervals.
Different types of service
There are three main types of servicing options to choose from here at Treadfirst, each one more thorough than the last. These are:
What checks should I do between services?
Having a reputable engineer service your car each year should prevent any nasty, or expensive, surprises from occurring, but there are some extra checks you can do to keep everything running smoothly. In between your regular services, you can spend a little bit of time taking a look at the following:
For oil changes and general maintenance, you can always book your car in for a maintenance check, in addition to regular servicing.
Being disciplined with vehicle maintenance is an important skill, and one that will keep your car, yourself, your family and other road users safe.
At Treadfirst, we provide first–class servicing and repairs for cars of all makes, models and ages. At our service centres in Saffron Walden, Sudbury and Stowmarket, you’ll find dedicated professionals ready to perform comprehensive servicing to keep your car in prime condition. To book your vehicle in with us, contact the Treadfirst team today.