When your vehicle is under warranty it is important to keep up to date with your cars service schedule to avoid voiding it.
New vehicles will kindly remind you when your scheduled service is due either by a light popping up on your dash or a sticker on your windscreen indicating the time frame.
What about servicing when my vehicle is out of warranty?
Keeping your warranty in tact is important, but if anything, servicing the car when it is out of warranty is even more important as the car has by this time, been subject to years of wear and tear and more likely than a brand new car to have issues.
Cars that aren’t serviced regularly are more likely to have mechanical problems and break down which combined with an older cars age mean that maintenance is more important than ever.
What happens if I don’t get my car serviced?
If your car isn’t regularly maintained, it is likely to suffer from reduced fuel economy and major mechanical failure.
Regular servicing covers many elements, including an oil and filter change, which is necessary every 6 months at a minimum, and a thorough safety check.
How often should I service my older car?
As a rule of thumb, your car regardless of its age, should be serviced every 6 months of 15,000kms, whichever comes first.
By having a regular thorough service you will keep you vehicle running safely, extend its life and help you avoid costly repair bills.
Auto Leaders offer a capped-price Signature Car Service designed for vehicles out of warranty, to keep them running safely on the road, efficiently and like new. You can find more information on what our signature service offers here.