A standard car service comprises a series of maintenance procedures that are carried out to ensure consistent quality and safety of your vehicle.
While not as in depth as a major service, the core function of a standard service is to improve the overall health of your vehicle, focusing on car parts most affected by wear and tear.
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 standard service?
Standard car service checklist: replacements and inspections
- Car engine oil
- Oil filters
- Air filters
- Cabin filters
- Fuel Filters
- Pollen Filters
- Spark plugs
- Glow plugs
- Brakes and brake pads
- Wiper blades
A safety inspection, battery test, and lights test will also be included.
How often should I book a standard service?
Between your major services, you should book your vehicle in for a standard service, either annually or around every 12,000 miles.
How much does a standard service cost?
These services can range anywhere from around £70 - £250 (not including repair costs), 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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