You can get your car serviced anywhere, but by going to a main dealer, you can be sure those all-important approved parts are used.
Can car service be done anywhere?
You can get basic services like oil and filter change from an independent workshop while your brand-new car is in warranty. So, you can choose from where you want to get your car serviced,” Khattar explains.
Do you legally have to have your car serviced?
FALSE: “Servicing your vehicle is a legal requirement”
While regular servicing is highly recommended to keep your vehicle in good shape, unlike an MOT check, an annual service is not a legal requirement, nor is it a pre-requisite to insuring your vehicle.
When can I get my car serviced?
Manufacturers typically recommend having a car serviced every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. Some manufacturers have more specific service schedules and you can check this for any car here.
Does MOT count as a Service?
In some ways an MOT and service are quite similar and both include checks on your brakes, seat belts and tyres. However, a service is more thorough and includes the replacement or maintenance of some parts, such as the engine oil, to keep your car running smoothly.
What happens if car not serviced?
The purpose of a service is to ensure that your car is running safely. Without this being carried out, you risk the chance of unknown damage occurring within your vehicle, whether it be wear and tear or an engine fault.
Can you get a Service and MOT at the same time?
When you need a service and MOT test at the same time, some garages tell you that they will service the car first, to ensure it passes the MOT. … If a car is serviced first to help you pass the MOT test, then extra work can easily be added to your repair bill. It is also not the most efficient way for the garage to work.
How long does a full service take?
In general, full car service time normally takes around 3 hours, assuming no significant issues are encountered, so you should normally have the car back the same day.
What do you get in a full service?
Checking lights, tyres, exhaust and operations of brakes and steering. Ensuring your engine is ‘tuned’ to run in its peak condition. Checking hydraulic fluid and coolant levels. Checking the cooling system (from radiators in your car to pumps and hoses)
What’s a interim service on a car?
An interim service checks the levels of fluids, including brake fluid, screen wash and antifreeze coolant. In addition to this, an interim service will also include checks on the condition of the engine, such as the plugs and filter, as well as testing the batteries, lights and tyres.
Do mots check oil?
The oil check is an important part of an MOT because without it, the garage will not be able to test emission levels. You can check this by taking a quick look under the bonnet.
Do you have to get your car serviced every year?
General rule of thumb is that you should get your car serviced annually, or every 12,000 miles – whichever comes first.
Are windscreen wipers checked on a service?
Wipers and wiper blades are checked to ensure they’re operated properly. The windscreen is checked for chips and cracks.