Auto Service


What's the purpose of a service?

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

If your vehicle needs a service, feel free to call us on 01376 339282 or 07836 657652.