Servicing your car is an important part of maintaining your vehicle and extending its lifespan. As car and van servicing experts in Pontypool, we have seen the effects of not servicing your vehicle regularly and know that it is a much more cost-effective way of looking after your vehicle. Our fully equipped garage employs only the best and most experienced mechanics to ensure that the services we conduct leave your vehicle performing better and safer.
Servicing Your Vehicle - Is It Necessary?
If you have noticed the performance of your car or van deteriorating or if it’s been a while since your vehicle has had a service then it might be time to book one in. This will help your car run smoother, perform better and be more cost-effective to drive. Vehicle services are important for indicating any potential problems that might arise in the near future too.
Often preventing breakdowns and larger mechanics bills, having your car serviced at least once a year will improve its efficiency and extend its life. Regular services can also help to hold the value of your car as many buyers want to see a well-kept service history.
It is a common misconception that not servicing your car or van will save you money in the long run however, the reality is that as trained mechanics we do tend to pick up on minor issues starting to occur before they become bigger problems which may end up costing much more money than a service. We advise everybody to have their vehicle fully serviced at least once a year or every 10-12,000 miles. This way your car will be checked in a reasonable time frame for any issues, thereby saving you on costly repair jobs.
The two types of service we offer are interim and full services. These two options serve different purposes in terms of maintaining your vehicle. Your vehicle may require one of our packages, depending on how many miles you drive and when the last service was performed. We have outlined both services here:
What Does Our Interim Service Include?
The interim service we provide includes a thorough inspection of multiple key components to ensure that your vehicle is in good working order. We also replace certain filters and parts, as well as top up fluids. This includes oil filters & fluid plus any others that require topping up for example power steering and window washer fluid.
On top of checking filters and fluids, we also assess the vehicle’s wheel nuts for their torque and adjust them if they need it. There are many other components that our skilled mechanics test for instance tyre pressure, your clutch brake fluid and the power steering reservoir to ensure that your vehicle is safe and performing as best as possible.
The rest of the component checks are conducted before informing you of any minor issues that may need further attention. We check the car or van’s brake pads and discs as well as the depth of tread on your tyres. If we do discover any additional issues that require further work, we will let you know before starting. The aim of our interim car service is to ensure that your car is healthy and working as best as possible before a full service may be required.
Full Car Service - What Is Included?
A much more in-depth and elaborate vehicle service, the full car service that we offer checks many more components than the interim service. We typically recommend booking your service at least once a year or every 10-12,000 miles if you tend to drive your car or van a lot. This will help to make sure your car and you are safe on the road and driving as efficiently as possible.
On top of all of the components checked on the interim service, the full service means more comprehensive checks to all major components of your car or van. Unlike the interim service, we completely empty and change the engine oil and top up other fluids. This can improve your engine health and its efficiency in the long run. Based on the usage of your vehicle and the condition of your air filters, we will change them if necessary. We finish the full service, once all of the in-depth component checks are complete and by topping up the windscreen wash, antifreeze/ coolant and any other fluids that your vehicle requires.
Many makes and models of vehicles are different which is why we conduct our services to the specific vehicle and its specifications. As experienced mechanics, we have knowledge of working with most car and van models meaning we are confident with the varying guidelines set by vehicle manufacturers for services.
How Much Do Car Services Cost?
Both of the car services we provide are completed at our Pontypool-based independent mechanics. The cost of a vehicle service varies based on whether or not your car or van needs extra maintenance to be safe. We provide high-quality automotive services at affordable rates.