What’s Involved in a French Car Service?
An annual car service isn’t required by law like an MOT, but it’s still highly recommended to keep your French car working and in top condition. At French Cars Shrewsbury Ltd, we are a continental specialist and regularly carry out servicing on all makes of French cars. In this post, we’ll show you what that entails and why it’s important to get it booked in.
What is a car service?
A car service checks the overall health and condition of your car. Everything from general wear and tear, fluids, brakes, and the engine are checked.
We offer extensive servicing for our customers in our garage, so they can be sure all the major systems of their car are running smoothly and topped up where needed.
What does a full car service include?
There are more than 50 different components of a standard car service including system checks and adjustments. Some of the most important include:
- An engine oil change
- Filter replacement
- Lights, tyres, exhaust and brakes checked
- Checking engine is in peak condition
- Topping up hydraulic fluid and coolant levels
- Inspecting the cooling system
- Suspension checks
- Steering alignment if needed
- Testing the car’s battery condition
Why should I have my car serviced?
There are a couple of key reasons why you should bring your car in for an annual service.
1. It’s not the same as an MOT
An MOT is a mandatory service for your car each year, but this is a technical inspection just regarding the safety of the car. A service focuses on the health of the car and minimises the effects of wear and tear.
2. Save money long-term
Keeping on top of the health of your car drastically reduces the chances of a major breakdown in one of the systems. Although it might seem like an added cost paying for a service every year, it will save you money on major repairs down the road.
3. Save money on fuel
A well-maintained car runs more efficiently and uses less energy so you’ll save money on fuel every year.
5. Sell your car quicker
If you’re thinking about selling your car, having a full service history makes it much easier to sell. Most buyers look for a thorough service history to be sure the car is in good condition and has been well looked after. You’ll find it hard to sell your car in the future without a regular service history.
Book a Service in Shrewsbury Today
If you live in Shrewsbury or Shropshire and your car is due a service, call us today. We offer comprehensive car servicing for all types of French cars and most major models at fantastic prices. Call our team today to get a free quote and to arrange an appointment: 01743 462 228