Although you may not be driving your car as regularly as you used to, with the effects of the pandemic still lurking all over the world, it is still hugely important to to continue maintaining your car throughout the year, and look after it. If you
If you are considering a car service in Tunbridge Wells and are unsure as to whether it is worth booking in and spending money on, we would highly recommend you continue reading. We cover the main reasons why an annual car service is essential in our eyes and should be a huge part of any car’s maintenance plan.
Different Types of Service
With most things, you have the option of picking a specific type of service, depending on how comprehensive you need it. You can opt in for a basic service that is essentially an oil and filter change, as well as basic tyre checks. This is a common choice if you are on a budget and just need to make sure your car is safe enough to continue driving.
However, the more comprehensive version and more recommended is known as a full service. A full service covers all avenues of car and road safety, including what is already within a basic service, as well as the following:
- Filter replacements (air, fuel and pollen)
- Spark plugs
- Light checks
- Brake & suspension checks
A basic service is better than no service but a full service will always be more beneficial and ensure nothing is missed.
The main purpose of both the MOT test and recommended servicing of your vehicle is to protect the safety of both yourself and other road users, and therefore safety is the main reason you should be getting a regular service.
Especially if you have recently purchased a brand new car and you don’t have an MOT due for 3 years, it makes a lot of sense to still get an annual service, in case you experience any hiccups with the new car. If the car is brand new then any issues will usually be covered by your manufacturer’s warranty
Car History & Value
You may not be considering selling your car at this moment in time, you will want to conserve it’s value for when you eventually do get round to selling it on. When you go to sell your car to anyone, whether it be to a dealership or privately to someone, they will want to be able to see the full service history, including MOT tests. If they cannot see a clear history of all MOTs and services then that can be off-putting to purchase, as these regular tests ensure your vehicle is kept in good shape. The history will help you to retain some of its value, as the buyer will know the purchase is very low risk.
Peace of Mind
A healthy and happy car will save you so much money in the long term and also provide you with security. You are much less likely to encounter problems with your vehicle long-term if you look after it, maintain a regular servicing plan and of course the mandatory MOT tests every year.
We hope you have found this article useful. If in doubt, get your car serviced booked in as soon as possible!