The Importance Of Servicing Your Car
Servicing is very important to increase the life span of your car, plus it may well be a requirement of your insurance. So it’s not something to put on the ‘Never Get Around To’ To Do List.
If you love your car and really want to get a good level of performance from it, then you have to get it serviced regularly. Developments in technology have made car servicing easier, but it still requires a trained professional to do it. It’s not just as easy as checking the oil, water and tyres – although it’s important that you do these frequently - servicing is much more than that.
If you haven’t had your car serviced before, then you might be surprised to know that it can consist of up to 50 steps and system checks. Things like the coolant have a significant impact on your car's performance and engine durability. Not having your car serviced regularly can lead to major problems with your engine or transmission.
Over time cars have developed into highly complicated machines. The basic components may be the same as the original models, but the control systems have changed a lot. Now mini computers monitor a range of systems from adjusting the suspension to checking the fuel flow. This means you need the proper equipment and professionals to service them.
The benefit of getting a full car service is that all the problems are identified and repaired, such as leaks from hoses, cylinders, and the radiator etc. It will also give you the confidence of knowing about the condition of your car battery, brake pads, suspension, oil leaks, steering alignment and much more. Basically, if you want to have a fully functional and safe car, you have to get your car serviced regularly.
A car has thousands of parts that need to work together to ensure that you have safe driving. Any problem with any individual part can have a flow on effect - growing into a bigger and bigger problem. It’s far more economical to get a small problem fixed before it turns into a major expense. And if the manufacturer's manual says a part needs to be replaced when your car reaches a certain mileage that is the time to get it done. It’s not worth taking the risk of waiting. If you wait for your car to breakdown, you’ll have a much higher repair bill, plus you may need to be towed and not have your car for a period of time. If you really rely on your car on a daily basis for you and your family to operate smoothly, then it makes sense to take care of it.
You can tell a good car owner just by looking at the condition of their car. But it’s rare to see a car in pristine condition. What most car owners tend to do is to buy a car and then not look after it. We hardly ever bother to even look under the hood. After your home, the second biggest investment that you’re likely to make in your life is a car. So it makes sense to look after it and having it regularly serviced is a great way to do that. If a tap leaks in your house, you get it fixed immediately. But as long as your car starts in the morning and drives around for the day, you park it, switch it off and go to bed hoping it will start in the morning. It may be tempting to think if you don’t get it serviced regularly, no great harm will come.
It’s also worth considering what happens when you want to sell your car. If it has an incomplete service history you’re unlikely to get as much for it as an equivalent with a full service history. In fact some buyers may rule your car out completely. So why take that risk?
Servicing makes sense. It is not only essential to getting the best performance from your car, but it's also very important to increase its life span. So put it on your To Do List today.