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Getting a car service is an important part of car maintenance, to help ensure your car stays on the road and running well.
Many new cars have a manufacturer warranty that depends on regular servicing, but even if you don’t have this a regular car service is the best way of ensuring your car runs well and doesn’t surprise you with any big problems.
A car service is different from an MOT, which is a legal requirement to make sure your car is safe on the roads. An MOT specifically looks at the safety of your vehicle, whereas an engine service is a more thorough series of processes and procedures designed to take care of the ongoing maintenance of your vehicle. Your car could pass its MOT with flying colours bit it might still benefit from an engine service to fine tune the minor details and ensure the engine is running efficiently and reliably.
How often you should have a car service is often specified by the vehicle manufacturer in a service schedule. Some more modern cars might also display the date of the next car service somewhere on the dashboard.
If you drive a lot of miles in your car it’s more important to stay on top of the servicing schedule. Like most things, prevention is better than cure. It’s cheaper and easier to resolve a potential issue before it becomes a major problem. A regular car service will pick up on these small things and deal with them so that they don’t develop into something more damaging and expensive.
Here at MOT City in Berkshire we provide car servicing across the Reading and Wokinham area.