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What Does Car Servicing Involve?

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Car servicing is important for every vehicle. It’s an opportunity to identify, diagnose and fix any issues. Find out more about what happens with your vehicle in this article.

Types Of Service

At Gary Pinkard Vehicle Repairs, and much like other garages, we offer different levels of car servicing. Our packages include basic, interim, full and major. If you just want an inspection of the main components of your vehicle, choose the basic service. Our full and major services are perfect for annual (or every 12,000 miles) checks on your vehicle. With the major package being very thorough, it’s good to have at least one of these every few years. If you cover a lot of miles, we recommend an interim service between the main service appointments.

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Is A Car Servicing The Same As An MOT Test?

Unfortunately, these aren’t the same. Every vehicle needs an MOT every year. This alone isn’t enough to keep it in good condition. Whilst the test does look at important components, it doesn’t cover all of them. The MOT doesn’t look at the clutch, gearbox or the condition of the engine. So, you’ll need to get a service in order to keep check on these components.

It’s really important to complete regular car servicing on your vehicle to ensure that it stays in good condition. We recommend having the full works every year, and if you cover a lot of miles you might want to get interim services to ensure everything is still up to spec.

What Is Checked?

What car servicing package you get determines the amount of detail on your service. Generally, though, this involves extensive checks on the wear of many components on your vehicle. Additionally, with higher packages, you can expect an oil change as well as an air filter change. The team can identify any faults that may need to be fixed too.  

What’s good about car servicing is that it can pick up any problems quickly if you have regular maintenance. This means these issues will be caught and rectified early on, equalling less expensive repairs.

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Contact Us For Quality Car Servicing

If your vehicle is due a service, get in touch with our friendly team today. We have over 28 years of experience working with cars and vans, so you can have peace of mind when you hand your vehicle over to us.

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