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How often should I get my car serviced?

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Although it may not seem like, given the cost, but having your car serviced will only benefit you in the long run. It will give you reassurance that your vehicle is safe to drive and that the components are in good working order. Additionally, regular servicing will improve the resale value of your vehicle.

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How regularly should I service my car

Types of services available

What’s included in a service

Where to go for a service


How often should I service my car?

Most manufacturers recommend that your car should undertake a full service annually or every 12,000 miles – basically whichever comes around the quickest.

What types of car services are available?

As previously mentioned, a full service and is recommended annually by your vehicle manufacturer. It compromises of around 67 checks and provides a comprehensive look at your car's systems and individual parts. Many drivers choose to undertake a full service before or in conjunction with their MOT to improve their chances of passing.

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A vehicle manufacturer also recommends an interim service every six months or 6,000 miles. This type of service consists of around 50 checks, it is not as thorough as a full service and therefore less expensive. However, it does give you a good overview of your car's performance and safety.

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The other main type of service is called a Vehicle Health Check. Although not as comprehensive as either a full or interim service they are a great way of ensuring your car is running safely, especially at key times like the winter.

What is included in a car service?

Typically, a garage will check the following when servicing your car: 

  • Oil and Oil Filters

  • Brake Fluids 

  • Anti-freeze Coolant

  • Windscreen Wash

  • Power Steering Fluid

  • Lights

  • Windscreen Wipers

  • Charging System

  • Exhaust

  • Trye Tread and Pressure

  • Wheel Balance

  • Brakes and Brake Fluids

  • Steering

  • Shock Absorbers

  • Suspension

  • Wheel Alignment

  • Fuel Filters (Diesel)

  • Spark Plugs (Petrol)

  • Air Filter / Cabin Filter

  • Wheel Bearings

Where can I get my car serviced?

When you post a servicing job on Who Can Fix May Car, you access instant quotes from tons of trusted garages near you!

You are then free to compare these prices against customer reviews, choose which deal is best for you and get booked in. The service is free and you do not have to pay for your servicing or repairs until work is completed at the garage.

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