Maintaining your vehicle will extend its life on the road. Here at Brake and Service World we recommend regular services for your car, and that isn’t so we can earn more money from you – there are real reasons that you should have your car serviced regularly and the benefits of a regular car service are huge.
So, in this blog post we would like to share with you the top five reasons you car needs a regular service and you’ll soon see the benefits for you and your car;
1. Saves You Money on Small Faults
This is the biggest benefit of regular services for your car, by having your car serviced annually and maintaining the car in-between services small problems and issues can be caught quickly before they cause further damage to other parts of the car, which results in more expensive work on the car. The sooner an issue is found, the sooner it can be fixed and the less money it will cost you.
2. Any problems are cheaper to fix if caught earlier
You will find that the cost of skipping your car service is far more than the cost of the service because parts may need to be replaced at a later date due to damage through poor maintenance. If money is tight it can be very tempting to miss the servicing of a car, but this could result in costs of over £2,000 for an engine exchange at a later date, that could have been avoided through a regular car service.
Regular car services will make sure that all essential parts are thoroughly checked including those really important components that keep you and your family safe such as the braking system and suspension. This not only gives you and your family peace of mind that you’re in a safe car that is in a good road worthy condition but if the worst does happen, the vital parts of your car will not let you down. Just because the car you are driving feels okay, it doesn’t mean it is okay – a regular service will ensure that you are not lulled into a false sense of security and that you and your passengers are safe in your car.
It is a well known fact that regularly servicing your car will improve and even increase the life span of your car. It’s the same with our own bodies, the better we treat our bodies and the healthier we are the longer we will live a healthy life – for us it means regular check-ups with the doctor, for our cars it means regular servicing. More and more people are choosing a car that they can keep for the longer term. Regular servicing is crucial and will allow you to enjoy many happy years of trouble free driving in the same car, if you want to!
5. Maintaining Vehicle Value
When it comes to buying cars, the second hand car market is always a competitive place with buyers expecting more for their money. This is where cars with evidence of regular servicing can stand out from the crowd. A car with a full service history is likely to attract more potential buyers and a higher selling price too; meaning a better resale price than a car without a regular service history.
These are just 5 of the reasons that a regular service on your car is highly recommended but of course there are many more; such as boosting the performance of your car, enhancing the fuel economy, decreasing your chances of breaking down and making it easier to claim on your warranty.