• Gemma Friend

Top 10 Reasons to .... Service your car

Updated: Jul 15, 2020

We are all guilty of it, rushing around in the morning, getting the kids ready for school, packed lunches for work, grab your phone, keys bag and off you go. we get in the car and expect it to get you where you need to go first time, every time..... But what happens if it lets you down? how would that affect your day? Car Friend offer great value car servicing from as little as £99, Based in Norton Canes near Burntwood, Cannock and the surrounding areas. We are rated 5* by our amazing customers for Value, service and the attention to detail we offer all of our customers. But if that's not enough to convince you to get your car serviced, read our top 10 reasons to get your car serviced! Some of them might surprise you.

That's where we come in - Keeping you moving is what we do, and we do it with pride, determination and keep you in the picture at all times. But if that wasn't enough, here are my top 10 reasons to service your car.

1- Safety

The main reason to get your car serviced regularly is for safety. Regular servicing will ensure you and your family and other road users are safe. Although car accidents can happen for a number of reasons, vehicle neglect still pays its part. From low tread on tyres, bulbs not working not to mention vital suspension and brake components. Keeping up with servicing can easily prevent issues becoming dangerous and can often be sorted at a much lower cost when the issue arises, Not only saving you money but ensuring you have total peace of mind too.

2 - Prevention

We have all heard they saying 'prevention is better than cure' but this is so true when it comes to your car. Not only for reliability but also for cost. Dash light anxiety is a real thing, from a bulb out to the engine management light. When those little warning lights appear on the dash it can be a worry. Regular servicing can prevent lots of these error codes for ever appearing in the first place. Save yourself from roadside emergencies and dash light anxiety by getting your servicing done regularly.

3 - Increase Vehicle Performance

Keeping an eye on your cars fluids, air flow and running gear can increase your cars performance. Internal protection of your engine, cleaner fluids and regular servicing all make for a better well maintained car, this means your car will perform better, for longer and means you will get a more responsive smoother ride.

4 - Fuel Efficiency

Its getting more and more expensive to keep your fuel tank topped up. But did you know, regular servicing can keep those costs down at the pumps? By ensuring your car is in good working order, good air flow and a healthy engine you will get more miles out of a tank of fuel. So depending on the amount of miles you do in a year you could soon start to see the savings mount up.

5- Prolong the life of your car

Regular servicing, according to the manufacturers guidelines will mean your car will be healthy and live longer. Lots of research goes into service intervals. While they vary according to the vehicle make and model most will advise a minimum of one service per year.

6 - Reduce Pollution

Almost 32 million petrol & diesel cars were registered as on the road in 2019. Your vehicle can have a huge impact on the environment. Cars that are not maintained will produce more CO2 levels per year than one that is. So be green & keep your car in tip top condition to reduce your carbon footprint,

7 - Lower operating costs.

Saving the £££, Budgeting for your annual service can cost as little at £15 per month. Having an expected cost that you can budget for means your in control of your finances. Skimping on vital car servicing could cost you more in the long run with unexpected repair bills, Inconvenience of not having your car for day to day life isn't only just an inconvenience but can actually end up costing your more. Organise your service at a time convenient to you to save time and money.

8-Full Service history.

Isn't this something we look for when we are buying a used car? Meaning it makes it easier to sell because it shows its been looked after. Some manufacturers offer warranties for 7 years or more but they will insist you stick to their strict guidelines when it comes to routine maintenance.

9 - Increase Resale Value.

Regular servicing means you will get a higher resale value for your car when the time comes to sell it on. Making you money. It will also make it easier to sell as it shows the car has been looked after. This could put you in a much better position when it comes to getting a better deal on your next car too.

10 - Peace of mind

Lastly, regular servicing will ease you mind in knowing there are no issues waiting to happen. Knowing your car is running at its best will take the stress away. Leaving you with energy to do the things that you want to do rather than worrying about your car.

Don't forget we are hear for you. From routine maintenance like servicing and MOT's to diagnostics and repairs. With our skilled workshop team and helpful and professional administrators let us take the stress out of car maintenance for good. We have various payment plans to suit all budgets so cost is no longer a problem. We keep you updated and explain things in a way that's easy to understand meaning your always in control when it comes to your car. See our Facebook page for the latest hints, tips and offers.

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