Vehicle Servicing

If your vehicle requires a service, feel free to call us on 01376 339282.

Servicing your vehicle can help your vehicle last longer and increase fuel economy. In a service we examine the mechanical components of your vehicle, checking that they are functioning correctly, which in turn can decrease the risk of breakdown and catch faults early before they become worse. An MOT test does not carry this same in-depth inspection.

When should I have a service carried out?

It is recommended that you have your car serviced once every 12 months, or after it has travelled 12,000 miles, whichever occurs sooner.

What's included in a service?

Description of Work Full Service Interim Service
Check timing belt replacement interval
Check for damage to bodywork, lamps, trims and oil level
Fit protective covers
Check operation of interior and exterior lights
Check operation of ABS and air bag warning lights
Check windscreen washers and wipers
Check horn
Apply treatments to remove internal contamination
Check cooling system including fan operation
Check and record anti-freeze protection
Check and record brake fluid condition
Check power steering operation and fluid condition
Check and top up all under bonnet fluid levels
Change oil, filter and fit new sump plug washer
Check fuel lines and brake pipes
Check the condition and security of the exhaust
Check all steering and suspension joints, mountings and gaiters
Check out tyre report
Check all wheel bearings for excessive 'play' and noise
Check CV gaiters and joints for wear or splits
Check operation and condition of front brakes
Carry out brake report
Refill engine with appropriate grade of oil
Torque wheel nuts/studs
Road test and report any findings
Re-check engine oil level
Ensure all upholstery, gear lever, steering wheel, etc. are clean
Stamp service book(s)
Check condition and operation of all seat belts
Check air conditioning operation including bad odour
Check operation of suspension dampers
Lubricate all door hinges, locks and bonnet catches
Check fuel cap
Check auxiliary drive belts (not timing belt)
Check engine breather system
Check vacuum pipes
Check throttle body. Clean if required.
Check battery level and lubricate terminals
Replace air filter
Replace spark plugs
Replace fuel filter
Replace pollen filter
Check and top up axle and transfer box oil levels
Check and top up gearbox oil level
Check clutch cable/cylinder
Grease all greasing points
Check operation and condition of rear brakes (including handbrake)
Carry out diagnostic check
Reset service interval indicator