How often you should service your car depends on a number of factors, including the age of your car, how often you drive it, whether you’ve noticed any wear and tear or if you suspect a mechanical failure has occurred.
To get the most out of your vehicle, it is important to have your car serviced regularly by a qualified mechanic. This will have a number of benefits for your vehicle and will reduce the likelihood of something going wrong with your car in the future.
At Belair Road Auto, we are trained in all aspects of car servicing and maintenance and will help you improve the longevity of your vehicle.
Why Your Car Needs To Be Regularly Serviced
Regularly servicing your vehicle is extremely important and has many benefits.
By checking the quality of your vehicle and servicing the parts of it that need work, you:
- Improve the life of your vehicle.
- Increase your car’s resale value.
- Maintain your manufacturer’s warranty.
These benefits will ensure that your car runs smoothly and increase the safety of you and your family whilst on the road.
For older cars, getting your yearly recommended service, helps to make sure you won’t encounter any hidden surprises in the future. Regular car servicing decreases the likelihood of mechanical failures that could increase your car service cost and leave you without a car for a longer period of time.
As a general rule, regular car servicing is an investment in your vehicle and will positively affect you in the long term.
Different Types Of Services
There are two main types of car servicing, and the service you get will depend on the age of your vehicle. Additional services are also important, depending on your vehicle type and quality.
For new cars, a yearly logbook service is necessary to maintain the vehicle’s warranty and the overall standard of the vehicle. At Belair Road Auto, we are certified to undertake any logbook service on behalf of the manufacturer and will do so in accordance with your car manufacturer’s standards and specifications.
Generally, a logbook service will involve checking and replacing vehicle fluids at predetermined intervals. This will ensure that your vehicle is in good working condition year-round.
For cars that no longer require a logbook service, a general service is vital for maintaining its condition. Even cars that are still under warranty require regular general servicing and maintenance, to maintain the longevity and safety of the vehicle.
A general service will involve a comprehensive evaluation of the quality of your vehicle’s parts and make the necessary repairs within the scope of the service. If larger repairs are required, you will be consulted before any repairs or maintenance occurs.
At Belair Road Auto, we have the diagnostic tools and knowledge to complete a number of additional services, to help ensure that every aspect of your vehicle is in working order.
Whether you’re after an air conditioning service, auto electrical or brakes & clutch service, our team has got you covered.
How Often Should You Service Your Car?
Our team of mechanics know exactly how often to service a car based on how much it is driven and how it is used.
Generally, mechanics and dealerships recommend car owners service their cars every six months. Whilst this is great for cars that are driven constantly and experience regular wear and tear, the advice for people who don’t drive often or use their car for multiple purposes is slightly different.
Low kilometre vehicles
For customers who only travel between 2000 and 5000 kilometres per year, we suggest a car service every 10,000 kilometres or every twelve months, whichever comes first. This regular servicing ensures that we keep your car working in the best possible condition year-round, without compromising your time and resources throughout the year. Even low kilometre vehicles require regular maintenance and safety checks to ensure they are working properly on the road.
Drivers who use their vehicle differently – by towing caravans, trailers, boats or the like – will require servicing more often. As advised in new vehicle logbooks, special care and more regular attention will be required for these vehicles, as extra stress is placed on the drivetrain. Transmission fluids will need to be topped up more often and the differential and gearbox will also need to be serviced more often to ensure your vehicle stays safe.
What is included in a car service?
When you take your car for a service, our mechanics may conduct the following checks and changes based on manufacturer recommendations:
- Change engine oil
- Check fluid levels and top up as needed
- Check and adjust tyre pressure
- Adjust brakes if required
- Check operation of lights and all controls
- Check steering and suspension
- Conduct a complete safety inspection
- Check engine belts and hoses
Let Our Bosch Trained Mechanics Take Care Of Your Next Service
Established in 1947 and formally known as Frank Greadys Auto Electrical Services, Belair Road Auto has been an icon of Kingswood, South of Adelaide for over fifty years.
Our professional team of mechanics are trained in accordance with the Bosch Car Service Network standards, ensuring that they have the knowledge and expertise to carry out any general servicing, logbook servicing or maintenance to the highest standards.
Each car service is carried out in accordance with your manufacturer’s specifications and standards, and will not void any warranty. Additionally, all work completed at our workshop is covered by a nationwide guarantee, so that you can drive away with peace of mind that your car is in the best condition possible.
For expert servicing and lasting quality results, give our friendly team a call today on (08) 8271 7617 or fill out our online contact form below and we will be in touch.