Although it might seem like the manufacturer of your car and the mechanic are conspiring to try and get you and your wallet into the garage as many times as they can in a year on top of your MOT, almost seemingly simply to get rid of that pesky red service light whenever it decides to rear its head and not a lot more, this is rarely the case.
MOTs are different to a service in that an MOT ascertains whether or not your car is safe to drive on the road, whereas a service is designed to spot potential problems with your car before they arise, looking more in depth at your car and the wear it’s sustaining. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that you regularly service your car to make sure it’s working at its best. Here are our top three reasons why we think you should always ensure your car is regularly and fully serviced.
It saves you money
Identifying small faults before they become big ones means that you can avoid costly payouts to replace large parts of your car should they malfunction or breakdown. Moreover, if your car is faulty in any way, shape or form it could result in heavier fuel consumption than is necessary. By way of a service, these problems can be identified and remedied in order to make the fuel consumption of your car more efficient, saving you money at the pumps.
Furthermore, in the event of a crash your insurer may be unwilling to pay out if it came to light that your car was unserviced. Similarly, a fully serviced car may help to bring your insurance premium down as well. So while it seems like tonnes of money is flying out of your pocket at the time of service, the savings you will undoubtedly make further down the line more than make up for any initial cost of the service.
It keeps you safe
Due to its thorough investigation and testing of your car’s components, a service ensures that your car is at peak condition and able to maintain this peak in order to keep you as safe as possible when you’re out and about on the road. If you were to avoid servicing your car you could end up endangering yourself, your passengers, and other drivers and pedestrians. A regular service keeps you in the clear.
It prolongs the life of your vehicle
Servicing your car helps to keep your car going for as long as possible by monitoring its components and fixing or replacing them as and when necessary to keep it on the road. Although you may believe that you’re taking adequate care of your car, you are unlikely to be able to carry out the tests on your car a service would from the comfort of your own home. Oversight here could lead to the premature retirement of your car.
Citroen-Peugeot Specialists Ltd offer professional, high quality MOTs and car services at an affordable price for those in the North London area from our centrally located garage in Finchley. We also carry out all manner of repairs and maintenance ranging from air conditioning to clutch repairs, tyre fittings to wheel balancing. To book your vehicle in with us, contact our friendly team today.