A lot of people wait for the dashboard light to pop up before booking into the garage for their annual car service but waiting for that to happen can lead to problems later. Most manufacturers advise that a car should be serviced every 12,000 miles or 12months. Booking in your car for an interim service, especially when you have to drive for a sustained period of time in areas such as London can be really beneficial.
One of the key things to remember is that getting an MOT is not the same as a service although some garages offer a discount if doing both at the same time. Servicing your car checks for wear and tear and replaces consumable parts and fluids when needed.
I drive my car up and down the country a lot and whenever I know I am due to drive on a long journey I always book my car in for a check. A car service makes sure that both the interior and the exterior of the car are fully functional. It takes into account everything like brakes, exhausts, air conditioning and tyres.
Driving around a city can cause a lot of wear and tear on your car and hitting potholes can cause problems with your wheel tracking meaning that you will need new tyres sooner than you might expect. If you live in London then I suggest that you look at getting your car service frequently with DAT Tyres
Getting your car serviced regularly has lots of benefits and surprisingly one of them is that it can save you money. Servicing your car doesn’t actually cost that much but it can prevent your car from a serious breakdown or needing a major repair which could be painful for your bank balance.
One of the other benefits is that it helps to retain the value of your car. When you come to sell your car on the second-hand market then having a full-service history can really add £££ to the value. I know when I have been looking in the past that I always looked for this as a requirement before buying.
The lifespan of your car will also be longer if it has been regularly maintained and with people holding on to their cars for longer, a regular car service will ensure that you can enjoy many years of driving trouble-free.