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Car servicing near you

Book a service at your nearest garage quickly and easily through our online booking system to get the best service price at a local garage. A car service is an inspection that helps to keep your car reliable and roadworthy, it is a much more thorough check through the workings of your car than an MOT, it will include some of the same checks but also include a check on the engine, clutch and gearbox. As standard to all service packages, they will include an oil change and filter replacement. Manufacturers will set out recommended checks and replacements to be done at certain intervals to ensure your car runs smoothly for as long as possible, you are able to check this yourself in the car handbook.

To make your life easier and to save you from having to call each garage for a service quote we have 100s of garages to choose from across the country and can compare the garage prices for you. By entering your vehicle registration and mileage we can recommend a service to you and then by entering your postcode we can find a garage near you to complete the service. Just as easy as that!

How often should you service your car?

Generally, manufacturers recommend you get a full service every 12,000 miles or every 12 months, whichever comes sooner. We do recommend smaller checks on the vehicle more often to ensure your vehicle is kept in the best condition, for instance checking the engine oil and getting the filter changed. The frequency at which you get your vehicle serviced will depend on your driving style and your mileage. The more miles you do the more you may need to get the vehicle serviced. The same goes for if you tend to leave your car to sit for long periods of time it may also need more frequent services to help deal with the negative effects that can come with no use.

To check when your car is due its service, check your vehicle logbook to see when your car was last serviced. Your vehicle manufacturer will have a recommended time or number of miles that your car should do in between services, check this and take your car in at the recommended timeframes. Newer cars may have an onboard computer that will let you know with a message or symbol on the dashboard when a car service is due/recommended. This does not mean there is something wrong with your car.

What are the types of servicing?

There are three standards of car service; those are interim, full, and major services. Different parts will be checked with each service, and they are generally recommended at a different time/mile intervals.

Interim Service

An interim service is recommended either every 6 months or 6,000 miles, these are usually for high mileage drivers to ensure their car is running smoothly. That is those that are doing above 25,000 miles a year. These will be carried out about twice a year should this be the case, in between annual services. During an interim service, they will check the levels of the fluids, and condition of the engine and test the batteries, lights, and tyres.

Full Service

A full service is recommended either every 12 months or 12,000 miles whichever comes first. This will include all of what is covered during an interim service plus more comprehensive checks on the conditions of all the parts.

Major Service

A major service is due every 24 months or 24,000 miles. This is the highest level of service; it essentially checks every aspect of your vehicle, including most of the checks that would be done at any level of service.

What exactly is checked during each service may vary depending on the garage you go to. We have made things easier just enter your registration, postcode and mileage and our system will select the right service for you and recommend the nearest garage, just enter your details here.

Why should I book a car service?

Simply put, if you don’t bother servicing your car, your car will deteriorate over time which could lead to some very expensive repair bills and breakdowns. Regular servicing, will protect your car in the long run, saving you money, time, and unwanted stress. Another reason to book your vehicle in is that a full-service history makes a car more desirable when you sell it, making it easier to sell and perhaps increasing the vehicle value. It proves to any buyer that you have looked after the car and kept it in good condition.

Car Servicing FAQs

How long does a car service take?

This will depend on which service you pick as they each will accommodate a different number of checks. Could be anywhere between 1 to 4+ hours to do the overall service and if they find any faults then this will add to the time. 

How much does a car service cost? 

Again, this will depend on which service you pick, and what car you have and often varies from garage to garage. To compare services, your nearest garages and the prices enter your vehicle registration and postcode below.

Should I Book an MOT and Service together?

At some garages, it is cheaper to book your MOT and service at the same time. They may offer a deal. This means you can keep your car in good condition for cheaper. It saves you time, no need to find time for separate appointments you can take them in together to get sorted. Booking them together also means a reduced chance of a breakdown, an MOT ensures your car is legal for the year and a service means a more thorough check on your vehicle meaning it's safer for the road. See here why booking your MOT and service together is preferable.

If you want to book your MOT and service together today, for peace of mind simply enter your reg and postcode below to compare your nearest garage and book the best deal for you.

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