What should a basic car service include?
We all know how important it is to go to the doctors for a checkup to make sure everything is running smoothly. Well the same goes for our cars! When a car is designed, manufacturers set out a service schedule for the car, which they believe will keep it running reliably and safely.
If you are unsure about what type of service your car requires then be sure to check your manufacturer guide book as this will have all of the relevant details in it.
Cars that have their own warranty will typically receive one of the following services. The services vary in price depending on how much work is needed to be done on the car.
- Minor Service.
- Oil and Filter change (typically performed as part of a minor/major service)
- Major service
An Oil and Filter change is one of the most important parts of a service and is included in all services. It helps your car to run reliably and helps increase fuel efficiency. Our Fixxr’s have a duty of care towards you as a customer to complete a visual safety inspection when they work on any car, even if the car is booked in for a basic oil and filter change.
Each type of service builds on the previous level, so a basic service will typically include an oil and filter change and a visual inspection, but there will usually be a top up of all the key fluids in the engine (washer fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze and steering fluid) and a check of up to 35 key components to ensure your car is in the best condition possible. Our Fixxr’s will also check your brakes and recommend any additional work your car may need.
A Major service typically consists of all minor service work already described as well as the replacement of your spark plugs and cabin/pollen filter. It is important to note, as with the minor service, if the car requires any additional maintenance work this will be an additional cost.