How often should I Invest in a Car Service?

There are a range of car service options available, but which is best for you? What are the benefits of each car service and when should you invest in one? Well, no option is better than another because each service checks different things on your car.

Interim car service:

This service consists of 25 checks and should be booked every 6 months or 6,000 miles for best results. A mechanic will check over your fluid levels, including oil, coolant and power steering fluid, the condition of your windscreen wipers, the condition of your brake pads, wheels, tyres, steering rack and a range of other visual checks. This car service keeps your car running nicely after a small amount of extended use.

Full car service:

This service consists of 40 checks and should be booked every 12 months or 12,000 miles for best results. A mechanic will check everything included in an interim service along with a few extra checks. Included in a full car service is a check of your drive shaft, exhaust smoke, the condition of your suspension, braking system, fuel system, radiator and more internal and visibility checks. This car service can be booked alongside your MOT test for best results. It’s a more thorough inspection of your car after a much more prolonged interval of use.

Major car service:

This service consists of 60 checks and should be booked every 24 months or 24,000 miles for best results. A mechanic will carry out the same checks as on a full car service as well as inspecting your fuel or pollen filter, the operation of the doors, bonnet and locks, your radiator cap, the operation of your clutch and the condition of your spark plugs. This is the most thorough service you can book and is a really good option if your car hasn’t had a service in several years.

There’s a range of options available to keep your car in its best possible condition, depending on how often you drive or how well you’ve serviced your car previously. As always, regular maintenance delivers best results.

When was the last time you booked a car service? If you can’t remember, or you think yours is due, why not book the best one for you at a local garage you can trust. Badminstons Group have a choice of three garages across Hampshire, delivering car services to the highest possible standards. Why not book online today?