Most of us dread booking a major service. You don’t have time, and then there’s the impending costs. Can you get away with postponing it again?
The problem is, if you avoid booking your car in, you’re far more likely to be spending out on a major repair in the future.
A major service provides protection for your vehicle; all car parts that are prone to wear and tear will be replaced or at least examined.
Different services are recommended for different vehicles, so check your car owner maintenance manual to find out how often your car should be serviced.
What’s included in a major service?
Major car service checklist: inspections and replacements
- Car engine oil
- Oil filters
- Air filters
- Cabin filters
- Fuel filters
- Spark plugs
- Glow Plugs
- Brakes and brake pads
- Wiper blades
- Timing belts
- Tensioners, Idlers, Dampers
A safety inspection, battery test, lights test, and road test will also be included.
How often should I book a major service?
Often referred to as a gold or master service, a major service is the highest-level car service package available. You should book this service every 2 years, or after every 24,000 miles to extend your vehicle’s life and improve its efficiency.
How much does a major service cost?
These services range anywhere from around £150 and upwards depending on the make and model of your vehicle.
Our top tips to get the best price for your service:
- Ask your garage for a price breakdown so that you can see all the costs, including VAT.
- Get a variety of quotes from different garages and use the lowest as a negotiation tool.
- Use our car part finder to access affordable car service parts that are ideal for your make and model.
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