Everything you need to know about servicing your car
What is a car service?
A car service is a routine health check for your car by an independent garage or an approved dealer like Harwoods, where a professional, trained mechanic will inspect your car's condition. Depending on the service plan, these checks typically include:• Engine oil and oil filter• Lights, tyres, bodywork, and exhausts• Brakes and steering• Fluid and coolant levels• Suspension• Car battery• Charging port, cables. and connections
How often should you service your car?
Each car has different specs and requirements, details of your car's recommended service schedule will be in the handbook. If you are not sure, we recommend getting a service every 9000- 18000 miles, or every 12 months, depending on the type of car you have and its age.
Why should you keep your car serviced?
Unlike MOT, servicing your vehicle is not mandatory by law, but it is highly recommended to keep up to date with regular car servicing, and here are the reasons why. To keep your car's warranty valid, your car will need to be serviced using approved parts. You can get your car serviced anywhere, but by going to an approved dealership, you can be sure those all-important approved parts are used. If you are not a mechanic, it is hard to tell whether your vehicle is up to safety standards. Just like a virus, without servicing your vehicle regularly and finding those small and easy fixes early enough, it could lead to a larger problem and potentially cause costly repairs. Keeping your vehicle regularly serviced will maintain your vehicle value. When it comes to selling your used car. a car with a full-service history to likely to attract more potential buyers at a higher selling price.
At Harwoods, we understand how stressful It could be when it comes to unexpected repair bills or servicing costs. As one of the benefits of servicing your car with us, we offer pre-approved Interest-free credit of up to £5,000 for our customers in need.
Whether you are looking to buy or sell a car or looking Into servicing or repairing it. Harwoods is here for you. We have many approved dealerships around the South of England covering; Hampshire, West Sussex. East Sussex, Surrey & Kent representing the impressive brands of Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, INEOS, Jaguar, Land Rover. McLaren & Volvo. Harwoods also provide authorised manufacturer servicing for BMW, MINI and Man Trucks commercial vehicles.