Servicing your car is not a legal requirement, however, having regular servicing can actually be beneficial in the long run. Car servicing can help you identify potential problems before they become real ones. Servicing makes all the essential checks on the critical car components such as the braking system, suspension and exhaust to ensure they function properly, and to their full extent, to be road-worthy. This means you are more likely to have a car that runs smoothly and efficiently, and is less likely to break down. This also means you are less likely to fork out for small repairs.
Car servicing, if carried out by a reliable franchise dealership or original manufacturer of the car, can help protect the car’s value and condition. A car with evidence of regular servicing or a full service history automatically makes your vehicle more valuable with a high selling price and is more likely to attract potential buyers.
Car servicing will also extend the lifespan of your car. Generally, the better you treat the car the longer it will last. Cars are designed to require maintenance to keep them in good condition. Servicing also helps keep the engine healthy as having the oil and filters changed at regular intervals avoids any dirt or dust getting into the engine’s crucial parts and causing issues.
It is important to know that MOT and car servicing are not the same. An MOT is a legal requirement, it tests that your car is safe to be driven on the road and tends to show a problem when it needs to be fixed, however, car servicing does not show any potential problems or let you know if there are any parts that will need to be replaced soon. Servicing helps identify problems before they arise which gives you time to decide on an approach to the potential issue and how to finance the repair.