Not having your car serviced could well result in increased emissions to the point where you could be in danger of failing your MOT, as well as suffering reduced fuel economy, making it more expensive to drive your vehicle.
What happens if you don’t service your car on time?
By not servicing your car you are likely to find that its performance may deteriorate. This may mean that you start to hear strange noises, have little problems with general running and lights start to pop up all over the dashboard.
What happens if I miss car service?
If you fail to get your car serviced at the scheduled interval, chances are that the service officials will blame you for neglecting your car’s health and might void the warranty also. Also, it will gradually affect the health of various components, especially related to powertrain, and reduce their actual life.
How long can my car go without service?
Your engine will run smoothly even if you do not change the oil too often or if you run the vehicle over the set limit. If your engine can tolerate, it will take your vehicle anywhere between 5,000 to 6,000 miles. Depending upon the age of your car, your engine can even go up to 10,000 miles.
Can I postpone my car service?
Read the maintenance schedule of your car manual and find out what actually is required for it. Delay of about 1-2 is fine however that too depends on the use. If it’s not being used much then delay of even 2-3 months is fine however if it’s in extensive running then it should not be delayed.
Is it illegal not to get 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.
Is a car service mandatory?
A service isn’t mandatory, you can drive without one, and it follows detailed guidelines set out by the vehicle manufacturer to keep your car in peak condition.
How often must I service my car?
Depending on how much you drive, it is consensus that a car should receive a service at least once a year but preferably every six months (twice a year).
Do I really need to service my car every year?
General rule of thumb is that you should get your car serviced annually, or every 12,000 miles – whichever comes first.
Can I go 1000 miles over my oil change?
With all the advancements in engine design and synthetic oil technology, modern vehicles can go 5,000, 7,500 or even 10,000+ miles between oil changes. Our best advice is to follow the manufacturer’s recommended oil change interval found in the owner’s manual.
Is it necessary to service car every 6 months?
As a general rule, you should get your car serviced every six months or 10,000km (whichever comes first). But every car is different and manufacturer’s recommendations on service schedules do vary, and this should be outlined in your car’s logbook or owner’s manual.
How many miles can you go over a service?
Generally the servicing booklet shows specific mileage points ie – 6000, 12000, etc for servicing ,but the garage will normally service your car up to 1000 miles either side of these points.