Car servicing is one of those things that we all know and understand the importance of but choose to look over as unlike an MOT, a car service is not a legal requirement for driving on the roads nor would it affect your car insurance.
However, a regularly serviced vehicle will not only prolong the life of your car but will also prevent the risk of unforeseen breakdowns or mechanical issues with your car.
So what exactly are the benefits of regular car servicing and why is so highly recommend by car-enthusiasts and mechanics? Read on below to find out!
1. Road safety
Nothing comes before safety when driving on the roads. As a driver, it becomes your responsibility to ensure your car is safe to drive on the roads and won’t be a hazard to yourself, other drivers or pedestrians.
Research shows, that many of the causes behind car accidents is car neglect. Faulty braking systems and steerings, worn-out tyres and windshield wipers and other car-related issues can cause accidents when driving.
Booking your car in for a yearly service can help detect car faults before they become a huge concern and anything flagged up can be fixed and repaired.
2. Reduces car Running cost
Although you may need to budget for a car service each year, it will be minimal in the long run compared to replacing worn out and damaged parts.
3. Increase in car value
When buying a car, a car buyer usually considers the performance and condition of the car and how well it has been looked after by its previous owners. A good consistent record of annual car servicing is definitely a selling point when you are thinking of selling your car, as a well-maintained car always has a better resale value and will quickly sell at the asking price.
4. Reduces the risk of breakdowns
Although car breakdowns can not be stopped, they can be prevented if faults are detected earlier. Breaking down is one of the most inconvenient situations you can find yourself in, especially if you’ve planned a full day of driving errands. If you keep up with regular car servicing, you are reducing the chance of unforeseen breakdowns. Not only can servicing increase the lifespan of your car, but it gives you the opportunity to fix any faults and issues in a time frame that suits you.
5. Improves fuel economy
A well-maintained and serviced car can help to improve the performance of your vehicle and therefore saving on fuel and costs. Standard car servicing will include the change of oil which will help to ensure your car is running at it’s best without putting too much pressure on the engine.
No matter how old or new your car is, an-up to date service history is always beneficial to have. Knowing that your car has been checked by a professional on a regular basis gives you peace of mind that your car is safe to drive on the roads.
Is your car due its annual vehicle service? Why not book into our garage today!