Servicing Advice


Benefits of buying vehicles with full service history

Thursday 9th September 2021

Found the perfect new vehicle to buy, but it doesn’t come with a full service history record? Be careful – this could be a red flag. Buying a car without full service history is something to be extremely cautious about. This could indicate the owner does not take sufficient care of their vehicle, h... Read More

Is it illegal to not service your car?

Wednesday 14th July 2021

Unlike an MOT test, servicing your vehicle is not a legal requirement – nor is it a pre-requisite for validating your car insurance. Although servicing your vehicle is not mandatory by law, is it highly recommended to keep up to date with regular car servicing – as, without it, the condition of you... Read More

How to check the oil level in your car

Monday 14th June 2021

Wondering how to check the oil level of your vehicle? Engine oil is vital for a smooth running of your car engine and vehicle performance – which is why it’s so important that your oil level is checked regularly. Car oil lubricates your engine as well as reducing the friction and heat, which can ca... Read More

7 easy tips to maintain a car’s value

Wednesday 19th May 2021

Looking for ways to preserve the value of your vehicle? Whether it’s simply cleaning your car regularly, having it frequently serviced or repairing the little scuffs and scrapes its encountered in its lifetime, the answer is simply to take care of it. Like selling your home, you want to show off yo... Read More

How often should I service my car?

Wednesday 12th May 2021

As a general rule, it is recommended that you service your vehicle every 12,000 miles or every 12 months – whichever is sooner. However, interim or short services can also be conducted in the meantime – and are recommended every 6,000 miles or every 6 months. Short service – perfect for if you wa... Read More

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