Car Servicing Tips

June 22, 2021 Car Services

What is a Car Service?

A car service is a routinely check up of your car which assesses all components of your car from the engine to the breaks etc. This is usually done by taking your car to a mechanic and asking him to assess your car.

Why should you get a Car Service?

To keep your car to work smoothly and efficiently, it is important that you get your car checked regularly, not only will this help your car to run efficiently but also help you save money in the long run.

Benefits of Car Servicing

Once you get your car checked with a regular schedule, you will see improvement in fuel consumption and the engine of the car will also run quite smoothly.

This will give you a better piece of mind when you know that every part of your car is working just fine
and it won’t breakdown on the way to an important meeting or even at home itself.

If you don’t get car servicing often there is a possibility that you’re increasing a tiny problem to such an
extent that later you need to pay loads of money to get it fixed.

If you keep all the servicing bills and slips safe with you, it will also help maintain the value of of your car
when you want to sell it.

And last but certainly not the least, it will also extend the life of your car as well.

What does a Car Service include?

This definitely depends on the type of servicing you’re opting for, if its a routinely check up then probably
will only include tyre pressure etc. But if its a full service then it could include filter change or engine oil

An even more thorough service would go into more depths of smaller components like the change of
important filters or wheel alignment and suspension etc.

There are many different types of services that you could choose from, for eg the regular maintenance
which is done when oil and filter is needed to be changed. Then there is an interim service done every 6
months, then like mentioned above the full service which is done once an year ( this can cost you
roundabout £140) and if your car requires a manufacturer service then that according to the car
manufacturer service schedule.

You should atleast get your car serviced once a year or every 12000 miles. This will also depends on
how you drive and how much you drive.

Self Car Service

Sometimes getting a car service can seem out of budget and you might be thinking of doing a self
service for your car. If you know what you’re doing, then doing a basic car service by yourself isn’t that
difficult but when it comes to a more detailed car service then doing it yourself can be putting your car at
risk as well as yourself when you later drive it. It is recommended that you opt for a professional when it
comes to your car so that your car is maintained properly. It is also very important that though own the
right set of tools to be doing it correctly. Some of the things that could be required are funnel, oil filter
removal extra.


All car work is carried out by experienced fully qualified and insured technicians. Most car parts carry a minimum guarantee of 12 months or 12,000 miles (excludes normal wear and tear). Getting your Car repaired at ECS is simple, book an online appointment, confirm your services, and get your car done.

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