For many people understanding what is and isn’t needed when looking to book your car in for a car service or van service can be a confusing topic.
Manufacturers provide truck, van and car servicing schedules but are often be seen as an expensive option as the cost of parts and labour can be prohibitive.
Independent garages such as ourselves at Ossett Tyre House are often able to purchase quality parts much cheaper than main dealers who have to source directly from manufacturers who often charge a premium.
In broad terms a car service, van service or truck service will consist of a checklist of actions and points to be performed to ensure that the vehicle passes all these points in order to maintain the safe and economic running of the vehicle.
The vehicle servicing schedule is laid down by the manufacturer and all vehicles also have to conform to the standards laid down by the ministry of transport once a vehicle is over 3 years old, this is called the MOT certificate.
Generally speaking there are three broad levels of car service available, there is a basic service which will usually include a change if the oil, oil filters, top up the differing fluids in the vehicle such as brake fluid, washer fluid, steering fluid etc and a good visual inspection of the vehicle.
For high mileage users driving in excess of approximately 20,000 miles per year it is often advisable to have an interim service which is usually an additional oil change and routine basic maintenance checks such as tyre wear, checking for leaking hoses and light bulbs. Garages will also check the fluid levels and top up as necessary.
Some will even take off the tyres and check the brake pads for wear & tear.
A full service will often include other more detailed checks and reports.
You can book your service online using our online service booking section of the website or alternatively call us for some good old fashioned advice. Alternatively can call into our garage in Ossett near Dewsbury, Wakefield in West Yorkshire for more information.