Car maintenance is a critical part of owning a vehicle. Not only does it keep your car in peak condition but it can also help prevent costly repairs and breakdowns down the line.
Depending on the manufacturer of your car you may have a service schedule in your log book that you should aim to follow. It is also worth remembering that your log book service may not necessarily reflect what you really need done to your car – the type of driving you do can have an impact on the requirements for a specific service.
The main difference between a car service and an inspection is that a car service is designed to check the condition of key components and replace aging parts whereas an inspection (often referred to as an MOT test) is a legal requirement for driving a vehicle on public roads. The MOT is a full inspection of your vehicle based on a set checklist of criteria and only certain mechanics can carry out an MOT.
Understanding car servicing can be difficult for those that aren’t mechanically minded but you should still try to make an effort to understand what happens to your automobile while it is being maintained. That way you can be confident that your vehicle is returned to you in optimum working condition. This article will guide you in what to look out for when getting your car serviced and the different things that can be included.