You should have your car serviced annually or before it reaches a certain mileage outlined by the manufacturer (typically 12,000 miles) – whichever comes first. It’s best to check the service intervals in your car’s handbook as they vary depending on the model, fuel type and engine.
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.
How often should you service your car?
Most manufacturers recommend that your vehicle is serviced once a year or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. There are lots of variations on this schedule depending on the car so it’s vital that you check the vehicle handbook to find out what its service intervals are.
How long can you go without servicing your car?
While many new cars with low mileage can go up to three years without needing a service, but for the majority of cars regular servicing is highly recommended.
Is it OK to service your car once a year?
As a rule of thumb, you should have your car looked over at least once or twice a year, and the schedule should alternate between a minor service and a major service, so expect to pay a bit more every second booking. More modern cars have longer service intervals, often 15,000km/12 months.
What happens if a car is not serviced on time?
Missing your car service can cost you. If the car is still under warranty, and if you do not get it serviced when you should, your warranty could well be voided.
Is a car service worth it?
Having your car serviced at the correct intervals using the correct items as recommended by the manufacturer can save you money in the long run. An engine that hasn’t been serviced regularly will use more fuel than one that is well-maintained, which means more trips to the pumps.
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 often should I get my oil changed?
It used to be normal to change the oil every 3,000 miles, but with modern lubricants most engines today have recommended oil change intervals of 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Moreover, if your car’s engine requires full-synthetic motor oil, it might go as far as 15,000 miles between services!
What does a full service include?
A full service will usually include everything that’s in the interim service plus extra checks and changes. It could include up to 80 checks on your car. A full service might include: Fuel filter replacement (for diesel cars)
Can you skip a car service?
All cars must have regular maintenance to make sure they have a long road life. Oil changes are necessary for most cars between every 5,000 and 15,000 kilometres to give proper protection to the engine. Skipping your car service can lead to major engine damage.
Can I drive my car without a service?
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.