22 Jul
car servicing
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What should I do if I miss my scheduled car service?

Most of us have skipped a car service at some point, usually because of inconvenience or costs.

However, skipping your car service can cost you a lot more than your routine maintenance would have in the long run if your car breaks down or your warranty is void!

Why you should stay on top of your car service schedule

It will ensure your warranty isn’t void

Servicing your car in line with your manufacturers servicing schedule will ensure your warranty isn’t void. You don’t need to go back to your manufacturer for your service, any qualified mechanic can service your car and stamp your log book and your warranty will still be covered.

It’ll prevent serious damage

It’s hard to pick up or know every little thing that could be not running right with your car. These little things can add up to big mechanical problems if not addressed sooner rather than later. Regular services can pre warn you about any problems that may be on the horizon so you can catch them early, before they become potentially dangerous and/or costly to repair.

It will ensure your safety

Car services ensure that fluids, electronics, lubricants and mechanical functions, which are all vital to the safe running of your car, are as they should be and they can be adjusted as necessary if they aren’t. Over time, things need to be topped up, refilled or replaced and the best time to do this is during your service.

Your car will live longer

A well-maintained car is a car that will last for a long time and cost you lest in the long run!

In general your car should be serviced every 15,000kms or 12 months, whichever comes first. If you missed one or two, tell your mechanic so they can be sure to cover all the key touch points your car may have missed.

Skipping a car service isn’t the worst thing that you can do, but you don’t want to make a habit of it!