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Be honest: Does my Car really need Servicing?

It’s a common question that’s often asked by people who are cautious about where they spend their money when it comes to their cars. While some new cars with very low mileage can go up to three years without needing a service, for the majority of cars regular servicing is highly recommended.


Car Service: Is it really needed?

SO WHY DOES MY CAR NEED SERVICING?

Servicing your car is the best way to ensure that everything is working as it should be. If you don’t have an oil change or continue to use the car with low fluid levels, then you can do some serious damage to the engine.

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 ARE THE BENEFITS OF REGULAR SERVICING?

If you look after your car then it will look after you! By regularly servicing your vehicle you are likely to see a lot of perks, including increased fuel-efficiency, better handing, improved braking and a smoother running engine.


Additionally, your car is likely to be more reliable as the car has been checked for any faults that may occur. This can save you a small fortune in repair bills down the line and will save you time waiting on the side of the road to have your car fixed.

Probably the most important reason to service your vehicle is to maintain its Market Value. A full service history can add thousands onto the value of your car and makes it much easier to sell on privately as potential buyers know the car has been looked after.


WHAT TYPE OF SERVICE DO I NEED?

What service you require depends largely on the intervals between services and the amount of mileage you’ve put on the vehicle since your last service. Generally, your car should be serviced once a year or every 10,000-12,000 kms. A full service is highly recommended although if the vehicle is regularly serviced then a basic service will help to keep it running smoothly and hassle free.


WHAT TYPE OF SERVICE DO I NEED?

This will depend on who performs the service. But at Menlyn Gearbox, your standard service exists of the following:

  • Drain Engine Oil & Refill

  • Replace Oil Filter

  • Replace Sump Plug Seal

  • Replace Fuel Filter

  • Replace Air Filter

  • Replace Aircon Filter

  • Check for Body Damage

  • Check Wheels & Trims for Damage

  • Check Operation of Brakes

  • Check Steering Controls & Column

  • Check for general Oil Leaks

  • Check Timing Belt


WHERE CAN I GET A SERVICE?

Most garages offer a range of services, but only distinct garages can provide you with a proper and trustworthy service without costing you and arm and a leg.


Menlyn Gearbox will help you keep your vehicle well maintained and ensuring that everything on your car is working perfectly.


Book your appointment now at contact@MenlynGearbox.co.za or call us on 083 292 5453.

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