Car Servicing

When it comes to car servicing it is important not to cut corners. A properly serviced car will not let you down. In addition, it will be more economical to run and have a far better resale value. Most importantly, it will also be far safer to drive.

Is DIY Car Servicing a Good Idea?

In the current economic climate, an increasing number of people are trying to carry out their own car servicing. For those people who have previously worked with cars this approach is fine. However, if you do not have mechanical experience servicing your own vehicle is something you should approach with caution.

You have to bear in mind that should you miss something you could jeopardise your safety. An experienced mechanic will spot problems with things like brakes and tyres far more readily than your average car owner will. The fact that they spot the issue early ensures that your vehicle can be repaired and maintained to a safe standard.

Servicing a modern car is more difficult than it used to be. Modern cars are more complicated, so require a degree of skill and expertise to be serviced properly.

DIY Car Servicing Can Be a False Economy

Servicing your own vehicle can actually work out to be a false economy. Firstly, if you service your car yourself it will not have a full service history. Therefore, when you come to sell it, it will not be as attractive to buyers as a car with a full service history. This can mean that it takes longer to sell your car and that you get less money for it. This is especially true if you plan to trade in your vehicle.

Whilst you will not have to pay any labour, you will still have to pay for parts. In many cases, you will pay more for those parts than your local garage will. Therefore, in some cases, you can end up actually paying more to service your own vehicle.

Paying for professional car servicing is well worth doing. However, this does not mean that you should not shop around for the best deal.


To find out more about car servicing and the options that are open to you visit the Car Service website.