What Is A Full Car Service and How Important Is It For Your Car?

UK law currently requires every motor vehicle to have an MOT test every year to ensure that the car is safe and roadworthy. An MOT test looks at the essential safety features and test for major faults that would make your car not roadworthy.  

However, the test does not cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox so in order to check the condition of these, you need a technician to take a more comprehensive look at your vehicle.

This is where a full car service comes in. While passing an MOT test is mandatory, a full car service is optional. 

What happens in a full car service?

While a little more expensive than a traditional MOT, a car service involves a technician looking more in depth at your car into the systems that make it tick. A full car service is performed as a service at most MOT garages and includes, but is not limited to:

  • Changing the oil in the engine
  • Replacing the oil filter 
  • Replacing the air filter
  • Checking the wear on the car’s brake pads
  • Top ups of brake fluid, engine coolant and anti-freeze
  • Lubricating moving parts
  • Checking the condition of your engine’s spark plugs
  • Inspection of the engine
  • Inspecting the condition of the wheel bearings
  • Checking the condition of your tyres

What are the advantages of a full car service?

By keeping on top of the maintenance of your car, you’re helping to improve the longevity of the health of your car’s parts, which in the longer term can save you money from having to make big repairs. 

For instance, as you use oil in your car and as it passes through your car’s oil filter, the oil will become thicker and dirtier over time. As a result, the oil becomes less efficient at lubricating your car’s engine and can lead to internal engine damage. 

There are also a number of other components that if they have problems that are left unchecked, the impact on the long term health of your car and longevity of its parts could be costly. 

Servicing your car is also a sign that it has been looked after while under your ownership. When you carry out a full service, you get to add a stamp to your car’s log book, which pays dividends when you come to sell your car. 

Bosch Accredited Quality Car Servicing In Rotherham

At Walker Cutting, we perform full car services that thoroughly check all of your car’s key components in order to ensure that your car is running smoothly. 

Our full services check for major issues with your car to make sure they are spotted and can be fixed early before they become expensive problems in the future. 

We’re specialists in servicing German car brands in Rotherham like Mercedes, Audi and BMW, and cars from other manufacturers. 

Call us on 01709 828220 or fill out the contact form below

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