Why Your Car Needs to be Serviced on a Regular Basis
When was the last time you took your car to be serviced by a professional? If you’re keeping up with the regular servicing that a car really needs, that’s great news, but if you aren’t so spot on with your servicing, and you only take your car to a garage when there is something wrong with it, or when the service light starts to annoy you too much, you could be making a lot more trouble for yourself than you need to.
There are many responsibilities that come with owning a car, and having it serviced at regular intervals is one of them. So if your car is overdue or you were thinking of skipping the next service because it all seems fine to drive, read on; you might change your mind.
The Warranty is Maintained
One of the most important reasons for taking your car to be serviced when that service is due is the warranty. If you have bought a car that has a warranty attached, one of the requirements to keep that warranty valid will be regular maintenance of the vehicle. As long as you keep the car tuned up in line with the manufacturer’s guidelines, if something goes wrong in between services, the warranty should cover it. If you haven’t kept up with the checks and something goes wrong, the warranty might be voided and you could have to pay out a lot of money to get the car fixed, even if it isn’t your fault.
It Keeps You Safe
When you are able to have your car tuned up when it is meant to be, it will keep you much safer than if you leave the task undone and hope for the best. Breaking down on a freeway is a frightening thing to do, as is finding your engine has died on an unlit country road. In fact, losing power in your vehicle is frightening, frustrating, and infuriating no matter where or when it happens, causing you potential danger, and certainly making your day much more inconvenient.
Keeping your car maintained means that a situation like this is much more unlikely to happen, and you can get to and from your destination without any problems. Of course, breakdowns may still occur, they are just going to be much less frequent. If you do have an engine failure, you should make sure you step away from the vehicle and use LED light bars to ensure you are noticed while you wait for recovery.
It Protects the Car’s Value
When you are searching for a used car, what were the most important elements you want to read in the ad? You might have been interested in how many owners or how many miles, but what really would have been useful to know is that the vehicle has a full service history. This ‘full service history’ means that the car was serviced when it was meant to be, and the service book is stamped to prove it. Therefore, you know you are buying a car that has been well looked after, and is more likely to be reliable as a result.
So when you come to sell your car, you should be offering a full service history too. Not only will it make it easier to sell, but you should be able to ask for more money for it than you would if there was no service history. Getting the vehicle seen by a mechanic means protecting its value, and that’s clearly going to be important.