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How To Prepare For Your Next Car Service

Having a routine car service is an excellent way to protect the lifespan of your vehicle and keep you safe whilst driving. Even though it’s not required by law, most mechanics strongly advise vehicle servicing to keep your car in the best possible condition. Ideally, you should aim to arrange a service once per year or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first.

By being prepared ahead of the service, you may be able to lower the overall cost and even learn a few maintenance tips along the way. Read our helpful guide to learn how to get your car ready for its upcoming servicing.

Top Up Your Fluids

Making sure your fluids are topped up is a great way to prepare ahead of your car service. Simple tasks like replenishing your screen wash and engine oil take minutes to complete, and can save you a lot of money on your final fee.

Don't Go Into A Car Service With Poor Tyres

You should always check the condition of your tyres before going into your car service. As an integral part of your vehicle, it’s vital that they are in good, roadworthy condition. If they are subpar, damaged, or bald, your mechanic may be forced to change them without your consent. This is because it is against the law to drive with faulty tyres as it can pose a major health and safety risk. So, if you would prefer to change the tyres elsewhere, make sure you thoroughly inspect them before the service.

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Check Your Lights

Don’t forget to check that all your lights are working prior to the service. It’s easy to ensure they are functioning correctly, and replacing bulbs yourself is often much cheaper. Before carrying out any checks on your lights, park the car in a safe place. You can also inspect your warning lights at the same time by switching on your hazards and doing a slow walk around the vehicle.

Be Upfront With Your Mechanic

It’s sensible to discuss with your mechanic what your service will include before it begins. This is because some garages will perform additional repairs without your consent and then charge you extra. Therefore, it’s a good idea to outline your expectations beforehand. Then, if your car does need additional repairs, you have the freedom to shop around or discuss it with the mechanic before going ahead.

Arrange Your Next Car Service With A&S Tyres 

If it’s time to get your vehicle serviced, get in touch with the team at A&S Tyres today. Your car will be in safe hands with our expert mechanics, who are experienced at servicing a range of vehicles. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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