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What are the benefits of regular car servicing?

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! 


I was referred to Auto Technik about 2 years ago and have been bringing my 325i to them ever since. Trustworthiness and professionalism are of utmost importance when selecting someone to do business with – the servicing of my cars is no exception.

Wez and his team have always demonstrated trustworthiness, professionalism and knowledge of the issues pertaining to my 325i. Over the course of 2 years, I have completed a variety of service issues including brakes, tune-up, regular oil changes, thermostat, radiator and more. In each case, I found Wez and his team to successfully diagnose and service my repair needs in a timely and efficient manner.

Wish I could find a way to describe how great my car feels each time I drive away from Auto Technik! No matter why I brought my car in, I always leave feeling like the entire car was serviced.

I recently had my vehicle serviced at Auto Technik BMW and MINI Specialists in Leicester and found the overall experience rather brilliant. I have had numerous BMW’s and been to many ‘BMW and MINI Specialists’ across the midlands but I found these to be particularly professional and thorough.

The pricing was unbelievably competitive and they advised me on all the extra items my car needed after carrying out a FREE Diagnostic Check.

The one thing I found unique about them was they offered me a Collection & Delivery service. My BMW was collected from work at 09:30 and returned; Diagnosed, Serviced and Valeted before my lunch break!

In a nutshell the service was superb, the staff were courteous and professional and they offered a service that was “outside of the box” with both the service and the collection & delivery which would benefit anyone with a BMW that needed any work doing to it.

I would highly recommend them to all who need their BMW or MINI serviced.

Thanks again for the excellent job you did in repairing my BMW. It’s running better than ever.

I really appreciate the professional way in which you conduct your business. Your years of experience definitely show. I’ll be back!

I wanted to thank you for providing excellent service during my two recent visits with my 2000 BMW M-coupe. It was refreshing to be able to leave my car in “good hands” with an obviously well trained BMW mechanic and know that all the service will be handled in a very professional manner

george B

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Bought a vehicle which then developed a fault. Autotechnik couldn’t have been more helpful. Car was taken back courtesy car provided and regular updates on the work being carried out. The staff were always helpful and polite, and nothing was to much trouble. Especially professional during this difficult time faced by all.


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