If you are wondering about a car service and perhaps why you should even bother, then this post is for you as we go through a few things that make a service for your car not just worth while but greatly beneficial to you, the value of your car and also your safety.
This may seem like a silly to mention, but a lot of people who own and use their cars everyday don’t see the value in a car service. Many thinking it’s more of an optional choice as they can keep running the car until something actually goes wrong. This is a very trivial way of thinking about your car as there are literally thousands of parts required to make your vehicle drive smooth and efficiently. Everything from your engine, drivetrain, exhaust really need to be checked on a regular basis as there are so many parts you depend on to keep your car running. Regular servicing and maintenance gives you the TLC your car needs as well as the general inspection of other elements that may need replacing. Your liquids and oil filter will usually be changed to make sure you car will continue running well until the next service. A regular service is also going to increase the life span of your vehicle in general, as parts that are going to naturally wear out like your brake pads and clutch are going to be changed out wear as longer lasting parts like your engine block for example just need to be kept in working order rather ran being replaced.
Servicing your vehicle is going to give you a huge range of benefits which are going to help you in the short and long term. Visit our page on Car Services In Bristol City or call us on: 0117 911 5680
Whether you own an Audi, BMW, Renault, Peugeot, VW, Or Citroen safety is a huge part of a vehicles performance, which should be upheld through regular servicing. Whilst we perform your car or van service, we are always going to check the safety features of the vehicle. Seatbelt retention being as an example as we would check the internal mechanisms which -are prone to failure depending on the circumstances of the condition of the vehicle. We are also going to check your stopping systems like brakes and handbrakes to make sure the vehicle is sound to drive, also checking things like structural strength. Your tyres are also going to be checked which we will touch on in the next point.
During the service, we are also going to check your tyres to make sure the treads are still within the legal limits of being acceptable on the roads. This might not be touched upon, as normal driving conditions don’t tend to show much signs of tyre wear until you hit unsuitable driving conditions like rain or loose material on the road, which can result in a huge loss of grip, which can result in a crash. It’s important for you to replace the tyres when your beyond the legal limit as the tyres are the only thing contacting the road when you are driving, and depending on your driving habits, you aren’t really able to tell how long certain tyres will last, so it’s a much safer bet if you have the tyres checked whilst servicing the vehicle so they can check the treads of your tyres.
A vehicle is often or not one of the most expensive things you are going to buy in your life time, excusing perhaps a house or something of that calibre. It’s a wise investment then to make sure your money is kept somewhat safe by servicing your investment, as a regular service record makes a car much more desirable especially when it comes to private or dealership sales. This way you have a clear record of the vehicles history, showing you’ve taken care of the car rather than just abused it for the time that you’ve owned it. In the event of an accident where the vehicle is written off, the service record could actually be taken into account as a less serviced vehicle might pay out for less as the insurance company may consider your vehicle to be less valuable because of the poor service history.
Organising a service for your car has never been easier! AP Autocare has an online booking system you can use anytime to arrange yourself a session at a time that is convenient to you. Visit our page on Car servicing in Bristol or contact our team at: 0117 963 8916 and arrange a service today!
Published: Friday 15th April 2016