Why you should get your car regularly serviced

Technician removing the cylinder head on a BMW to carry out repairs, working in a blue shirt on a silver car with protective covers on car to stop any damage
Technician removing the cylinder head on a BMW to carry out repairs

Regularly checking if your car is fit for the road is absolutely essential as getting your car checked is a good way to save money. It is recommended to service your car at least once a year as getting it within M.O.T standard is legal and very important, mainly for safety reasons such as securing the safety of ,your passengers and other road users.

 

Mechanic under car on a ramp holding a spanner on a nut while carrying out repairs and changing parts
Mechanic under car on a ramp holding a spanner on a nut while carrying out repairs and changing parts

If you are worried about a slight fault with your car, it is recommended to have it checked out as by having a small issue with your car, without it being checked could lead to a major problem with further damage. This may lead to a larger bill when repairing your car which is called the snowball effect; this can be easily being avoided with a quick and easy service of your car. A small liability can be so easily disregarded but it is advised to get checked out just to be cautious.

 

With modern cars having such complex technology inside them, all this must be regularly updated and looked after compared to older cars many people are familiar with. As these new cars which are coming on the market posses new ways of going wrong, they must be checked upon to see if everything is running to the usual high standard. As a great deal of people are unfamiliar with these new innovative machines coming onto roads, so to avoid confusion and worry it would be good to service your car annually.

 

A tablet being used to read codes on a car on a workshop being held by a mechanic who is holding a pen to tap in the details to the table to gain the results needed to fix the car
A tablet being used to read codes on a car on a workshop being held by a mechanic who is holding a pen to tap in the details to the table to gain the results needed to fix the car

It will also save you money on fuel as having your car running on a low efficiency for a long period of time can be very expensive. As your car will be doing fewer miles with the same amount of fuel consumed, so with an efficient car you will be saving money on your fuel bill as petrol is excessively costly in this day and age, it’s ridiculous so to avoid some of the rising petrol costs its worth servicing your car.

 

It’s a high chance that you will be selling it in the future so just like selling a house; your car must be in immaculate condition to obtain a high price. So to attract a good price a regular service of your vehicle is recommended and a smart thing to do for the long term health of your car, along with a good re-sale value in the future when it’s time for a new vehicle.