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Why is a Winter Health Check so Important?

02 December 2022

Servicing your car is part of its overall health check. It may sometimes look as if you’re paying for nothing, the truth is that all vehicles require the regular maintenance to avoid larger costly repairs. Although servicing it isn’t a legal requirement there’s a number of good reasons why you should consider getting a regular service.

WHY are Winter Health Checks Important?

→ Safety

By ensuring your car has been serviced, ensures the safety of yourself and your passengers by identifying potential problems before they become real ones.  If the case feels ok, it doesn’t always mean it is. Adding miles is also adding wear and tear which is more often than not hidden. With slight changes not even being noticeable.

Servicing will ensure that the essential checks are carried out to the critical components such as the braking and suspension of your car. Ensuring they won’t be an issue further down the line. This also provides you with that extra peace of mind knowing the vehicle is in a road-worthy condition.

→ Warranty?

If you’ve bought a new or used car that still has manufacturer warranty remaining, having it services at the correct scheduled periods will ensure that warranty remains intact. It isn’t required to have it serviced at the exact dealers you bought it from; as long as it’s by an authorised garage using approved OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts. The choice is yours!

However, there is no need to worry when having your car serviced by our very Talented Team of technicians.

→ Longer life!

Most cars and vans have a pretty rough life, for the most part, with ever changing road and weather conditions. Quite simply if you look after something it lasts. Your car is no different. Servicing your car will undoubtedly increase its life span. With records showing more people are now choosing to hold onto the same car longer, a little goes a long way, and regular services make for years of pleasant driving.

→ Save Money

The regular upkeep of your car can save you money in the long run. Due to problems being able to be found before they become a more costly issue to rectify. An example of this being engine oil, it’s needed to lubricate and protect your engine components. Without it, or running your engine dry, could result in your engine seizing up which could cost thousands to repair or replace. Replacing the oil is a key part to any service; to keep your car running smoothly.

A basic service can see increased vehicle performance. Ensuring you get the best and most fuel-efficient version of your car. (Whilst not carrying out a service does increase the chances of your car breaking down, which is rather unpleasant, inconvenient and can be costly too.)

→ Value

A car is one of the most expensive things you will ever make, with even the used car market being highly competitive. So new or used, it makes sense to protect such a financial asset. This doesn’t include simply looking after the outside and inside but also the mechanical features too.

Maintaining and ensuring a schedule for your cars service will help keep its value resulting in a potential equal sale price when selling the car on. Cars tend to gain more interest from potential buys and sell quicker given there’s evidence of a full-service history.

A regularly serviced vehicle performs better, is worth more, and keeps you safe. We highly recommend keeping your files up to date!

Unsure on when your car was last serviced? Why not book in with us today for a quick and easy check over.

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