Car & Van Servicing Explained
As one of the biggest financial commitments you’re likely to make, it makes good sense to look after your vehicle. Maintaining your vehicle regularly ensures it stays in peak condition and helps to avoid breakdowns. Following manufacturer’s recommended servicing intervals also helps get the best value for your vehicle when the time comes for a change.
At Allied Autocare we pride ourselves on providing a range of affordable service packages to suit your needs. Your service will be carried out by highly trained, DVSA approved mechanics.
Our parts store carries over 18,000 product lines that match the quality of the manufacturer’s original equipment, giving you maximum peace of mind.
When is My Service Due?
Generally a full service is recommended every 10,000 to 20,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. Mileage intervals vary considerably for different makes and models so please check the service book supplied with your vehicle to make sure you meet the recommended schedule.
If you use your vehicle for regular, short journeys – mainly in urban areas – or if you’re doing very high mileage – an interim service every 6,000 miles or six months will help keep your vehicle safe and roadworthy between full services.
From a simple oil change to a full service check, our highly trained, professional staff will give your car the first class treatment. Plus, if your MOT is due, why not book your service at the same time and save yourself even more money.
Check out our summary table below detailing what’s included in an interim and full service.
|6 months or 6,000 miles||12 months or manufacturer|
recommended mileage interval
|Replace engine oil & filter|
|Top up windscreen washer fluid|
|Top up coolant levels & check strength & condition|
|Check front, rear, side & main lights|
|Check indicators & hazard lights|
|Check brake & reverse lights|
|Check fog & number plate lights|
|Check tyres (tread & pressure)|
|Check instruments, gauges, warning lights|
|Test electrics (battery, alternator, starter motor)|
|Top up power steering fluid|
|Full brake inspection|
|Vehicle road test|
|Check windscreen wipers|
|Check windscreen washers|
|Check seat belts|
|Check front windscreen|
|Check diagnostic trouble codes|
|Check hand brake|
|Check drive shaft joints & gaiters|
|Check steering, suspension linkages & ball joints|
|Check shock absorbers|
|Check exhaust system & mountings|
|Replace spark plugs (petrol vehicles) *|
|Replace fuel filter (diesel vehicles)|
|Replace air filter|
|Check engine, transmission & rear axle|
|Check radiator & coolant hoses|
|Check auxiliary drive belt|
|Check wheel bearings|
|Check wheel balancing|
|Check wheel alignment|
|Check interior lights|
|Check fuel pipes|
* Does not include platinum replacements.