Car Service

Car service for most makes of vehicle in the Grimsby area. Brakes, MOT, Oil change.

What is a car service?

Generally, a car service checks the overall condition of your car. It assesses everything from general wear and tear, to fluids, brakes, the engine, and more. Each servicing requirement is different depending on your vehicle’s make, model, age and mileage.

What should a full car service include?

A full car service can involve up to 100 or more components, systems checks and adjustments including at the least:

  • An engine oil change and filter replacement.
  • Checking lights, tyres, exhaust, brakes and steering.
  • Checking your engine is ‘tuned’ to run in its peak condition.
  • Checking hydraulic fluid and coolant levels.
  • Suspension and Bodywork checks

How much does a full car service cost?

The average cost for a full car service varies from £95, but this will vary from different providers and is different up and down the country. It’s a good idea to shop around when it comes to booking in a car for a full service. Remember, the cost of the service only covers for the oil, filters and spark plugs if required. Any other repairs or replacements of new parts will be charged separately.

Why should I have my car serviced?

1.It’s not the same as an MOT

 A full service ensures wear and tear is taken care of, while an MOT will only highlight the issues that your car has.

2. Pay now, save later

Taking care of and dealing with the smaller issues at an early stage could save you money in the long run.  For example, oil left unchanged can damage the engine which could result in a large bill compared to a simple oil check-up and replacement.

3. Save money on fuel

A frequently serviced can be more affordable to run, with its engine and components running at their most effective level, your car is likely to be more fuel efficient, saving you cash at the petrol pump!

4. Car lifespan

A car that’s been taken care of will have a longer life expectancy, having a full and thorough service history will allow you to ask for a better price when it comes to selling your car. 

5. It will help with your insurance

If you have an accident and your car isn’t repairable and needs to be replaced, your insurer may use your car’s service history to estimate its pre-accident value. Having a full-service history could improve its valuation figure.

How long does a full car service take?

It’s best to ask the garage that’s servicing your car how long they need it for, but here’s a guide, depending on the type of service you’ve booked:

A standard service is a less extensive service that checks over the main parts of your car, and it is recommended that it should be carried out every 6 months or every 6,000 miles, depending on your car, model, age and mileage. This takes around 1.5 hours to complete the service.

A full service is a complete check of the whole car, which should be carried out annually or every 12,000 miles. This service can take around 3 hours to complete.

How often should I have my car serviced?

How often you should have your car serviced depends on several factors, including:

1. The age of your car

2. The make and model of your car

3. How it is used (rural roads, motorway driving etc)

4. How many miles you do

5. How many miles your car has done.