How Long Does It Take To Service A Car?

December 25, 2023

A car service will usually take up to three hours. However, this will vary depending on the make and model of your car. Those with a higher-spec vehicle will need to follow the manufacturer’s service schedule to protect their warranty and keep their car in good working order.

Whether you need a full service or logbook service will also affect how long it takes. A simple service on something like a Renault Clio is fairly easy and quick to complete (Changing oil/filter + Air & Pollen filter etc). The same cannot be said for some high-end vehicles, especially those from German manufacturers who employ intricate technologies in their vehicles. Repairing these models can be complex and require a lot of patience to unbolt and re-bolt parts whilst not damaging your car in the process.

It is important that you take your car to get serviced at manufacturer-recommended intervals, even if it is running fine. Failing to do so can damage or wear out parts before they should have worn out and potentially lead to more costly repairs in the future.

As well as this, following the manufacturer’s recommendations will help your car to last longer and run better. Not to mention, following the maintenance schedule will prevent your vehicle from breaking down at inconvenient times – which can be extremely frustrating!


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