Minor service

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 10:11

Many factors go into determining the maintenance period of you vehicle. Most manufactures have both a time and a kilometre mark that they recommend your vehicle be serviced in. The rule is whichever comes first! If you have not done the recommended kilometres however it has been the recommended period of time, you should still have your car serviced, and vice versa. Not having your vehicle serviced regularly puts you and other road users in danger.

The reason the manufactures have these service intervals has more to do with the inner workings of your engine and all the fluids flowing through it, to make sure your vehicle stays at top performance.

Without regular service intervals you won't know when your oil needs to be changed? Or if your brake pads are worn? Hence the recommendation of 6months -1year and 10,000 – 15000km services whichever comes first and all depending on your manufacturers requirements. Usually smaller vehicle need to be serviced more often. This can also be true for the driving conditions. Stop start traffic, rough driving, or vehicles that don’t get driven far or often are in the most need of regular servicing.

A minor service is not an expensive venture and will only take an hour or so of your time.

A minor service usually involves :

  • An oil change        
  • Tyre rotation
  • Brake inspection
  • Body and chassis lubrication
  • Fluid and Belt inspection.

To find out when your vehicle is recommended for servicing see: Vehicle service schedules.

To find your local authorised service centre visit www.carservice.com.au