October 1, 2015

Car servicing is the easiest, quickest and cheapest way to look after your car. Regular car servicing can save you a fortune in the long run. It’s basically a health check-up of you vehicle, and through it we can tell if you’re ok to go home, or we should call your next of kin.

These are just some, but not all of the systems that will be checked during car servicing.

Electronics

If you’ve blown a fuse, your radio isn’t working or the air conditioning has packed in, then car servicing is a great way to check the electrics. There’s the main ones that keep the car running such as the alternator, battery and starter motor, but then there’s also the smaller things like your cigarette lighter. How else are you going to charge your phone?!

Oil

Your engine oil is essential if you want a smooth ride. Over time, the oil becomes thick and polluted, and your filter is there to clear it out. Of course, the filter itself will eventually become clogged, so this needs changed too. Luckily, it’s all part of your car servicing deal!

Tyres

A car’s tyres are arguably the most important part of the vehicle when it comes to safety. During a full car service, the tyres are checked for their pressure to make sure they’re not under or over inflated, and for their tread depth. Anything less than 1.5mm on New Zealand roads it illegal.

Lights

During a car service, your main headlights are checked to make sure they’re working ok. And your high-beams. And the side lights. And that’s it when it comes to lights…. Oh, no wait, there’s still your fog lights, your indicators, your brake lights, number plate lights and your hazard lights. And that’s it! …other than your reverse lights.