All Makes Car Servicing at Mill Garage Hildenborough near Tonbridge & Sevenoaks
Most car owners service their car every year or 10-12,000 miles - whichever comes sooner. Servicing proactively maintains your car, reducing the risk of a breakdown. Even if it is irregular, servicing can help maintain your car's value.
Why service your car?
Although servicing your vehicle is not a legal requirement, there are a number of good reasons why you should consider getting your car serviced on a regular basis.
Regular servicing can help to identify potential problems before they become real ones. Servicing will make sure that essential checks are carried out to critical vehicle components such as your braking system and suspension to make sure that these vital parts don't let you down when you need them most. Regular servicing provides peace of mind that the vehicle is in road-worthy condition.
Just because a car appears to drive OK, it doesn’t automatically mean all is working as well as it should be. As the mileage increases so too does the wear and tear, but because deterioration is often gradual and hidden out of sight, motorists may not see or feel the change. This can lull motorists into a false sense of security, mistakenly believing that all is OK because nothing major has gone wrong with their vehicle.
Failing to service your vehicle each year to save a few pounds really is a false economy. Regular servicing can help to identify issues early on that could later become costly and expensive to rectify. Take engine oil for example, it is needed to lubricate and protect the moving parts inside your engine. Without it, your engine could seize up costing thousands of pounds to repair or replace. All our service schedules include replacing the engine oil.
Regular servicing can also save motorists money at the petrol pump. New oil and air filters make for a smoother running engine and a more fuel efficient car, while addressing issues such as under inflated tyres will reduce rolling resistance and improve fuel consumption.
Furthermore, not servicing your car increases your chances of suffering a breakdown - which is both costly and inconvenient if you subsequently become reliant on hire cars or public transport whilst your vehicle is fixed.
Simply put, regularly servicing your car will undoubtedly improve the life span of your vehicle. Just like your body, the better you treat it, the longer it is likely to last. With more and more people choosing to hold on to their car for longer – regular servicing is crucial if you are to enjoy many years of trouble-free driving.
Maintaining vehicle value
The second hand market is always competitive, with buyers expecting more for their money. A car with evidence of regular servicing – or even better a full service history - is likely to attract more potential buyers and a higher selling price.
Arranging a car service at Mill Garage Hildenborough is simple: just book online or contact us to book a service at a time convenient for you and we will take care of the rest. What’s more, we can even offer a courtesy collection and return service to make sure that your car servicing is as convenient and as easy as possible.
At Mill Garage servicing is carried out by fully trained technicians using only parts that match the quality of the manufacturer's original equipment. We'll Stamp your service logbook too, to ensure that your vehicle's service history is maintained.
We will always use an oil equivalent to the manufacturer's specification, unless specifically requested to do otherwise.
An MOT test costs only £35 (usually £50) if you book it with an oil, full or interim service - saving time and money.