November 1, 2015

Who needs to book in for a car servicing when you’ve just passed the WoF, right? This is what a lot of people think, and guess what? They’re wrong. A Warrant of Fitness and car servicing are two very different things…

Think of it like this- you need a medical for a job. You go and the Doctor says your blood pressure is a bit high and you’re a little bit anaemic, but you’re ok to do this particular job. That’s what a WoF is. It’s a quick check up to make sure you’re ok to drive on the road, but it doesn’t fix any underlying problems. Car Servicing on the other hand, is like a full medical check-up and then the Doctor puts you on blood pressure tablets and gives you a course of iron injections to help with your anaemia. It’s an important part of owning a vehicle, and here are three reasons why you should come in for regular car servicing.

It’s safer
Regular car servicing will help keep you, your family and other road users safer. It’s less likely that something will go wrong whilst driving. Brake failure, blown out tyre, engine overheating… these are all things that are reduced significantly with regular car servicing. And when you’re cruising along at 100 kph and something goes wrong, you suddenly remember just how fast 100 kph actually is. Especially if you’ve got your kids in the back.

It’s cheaper
Yearly car servicing will find any problems with your vehicle before they turn into something more serious. And when things become serious, they become expensive. Have your brake pads fixed now they’re worn down a bit, rather than having your entire calliper replaced because it overheated and warped due to driving on worn brake pads. Prevention is better than cure!

You can’t do it yourself
You may know how to check your tyre pressure and change your oil, but that doesn’t mean you’re an expert in car servicing. There are simply some things that only a professional, qualified mechanic can do, and that’s why you should always book your vehicle in for a full service, rather than a patchy DIY job at home.

So call us today and bring your vehicle in for a full car servicing package.