Having your car serviced regularly can help to maintain its efficiency, improving fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions. This also helps you to reduce your carbon footprint and can save you money.
Which car service programme is best for you?
Interim – 6 month vehicle service
Designed for the high mileage car user, or where the manufacturer recommends more frequent checks. This service helps maintain your vehicle and prevents unforeseen faults. Included are an oil and filter change and a wide range of checks on the fundamental items.
Full – 12 month vehicle service
A comprehensive annual service for trouble free motoring. Checks and adjustments including changing the engine oil and oil filter.
Major – 24 month vehicle service
This 24-month service covers all areas of essential maintenance. In addition to all the items included on the Full service we cover items that are regularly recommended for replacement every 2 years. This includes changing the brake hydraulic fluids and the fuel system filters etc.
With the current climate Tyrrell Autos Ltd understand you may not be able to afford a full service. To keep your car on the road and decrease the chance of more serious problems later, this service can be tailor made to the cars needs with minimal work done and the use of budget parts to keep the cost as low as can be. At Tyrrell Autos Ltd we recommend genuine parts but understand the need to keep costs down.
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Self-Service Checks Between Services
Below are some tips to help keeping your car running smoothly.
Check the coolant level regularly and top up as necessary, but only when the engine is cold
Have the antifreeze concentration checked before winter
Antifreeze not only prevents the coolant from freezing, it also prevents corrosion within the cooling system and so is important all year round
If you have a dipstick or computer that provides engine oil level readings, it is recommended to check the levels at least every two weeks and before long journeys
Ensure that when topping up your oil that you are using the recommended oil for your vehicle. You can find this information in your owner’s manual
High oil consumption can indicate engine problems and should be checked as soon as possible as it could lead to further damage if neglected
Check your tyres at least every 2 weeks and be aware of your tyre pressures using a good-quality gauge or garage purpose-built machine
If a tyre needs regular topping up with air, it may have a slow puncture and could get worse quickly
Don’t forget to check your spare tyre as well if you have one! Some mmodern cars now have alternatives
Look for cuts or damage on side walls
Tyres that reach 5 years old can warp and cause a shudder when driving
Car Tool Kit
Familiarise yourself with the jacking points used to lift the car safely
If locking wheel nuts are fitted, make sure the tool kit includes the key or removal tool
If your vehicle does not carry a spare tyre, check the owner’s manual to find the tyre inflation kit
Check your screen wash and top up regularly. It is a legal requirement to ensure your screen wash system is working
Use a good screen wash throughout the summer and winter – water alone won’t remove oily road grime and freezes more easily in winter
Windscreen and rear window wiper blades wear down over time and may start to smear the windscreen. For maximum performance, it is recommended to replace them once a year
Inspect your screen regularly for chips and cracks. Cracked screens should be replaced as soon as possible
Minor chips can spread and crack the glass. Chips can often be repaired for free to stop the expense of having a replacement
Check all lights once a week, particularly indicators, main/side beams and brake lights
Clean lights regularly. In bad weather, wipe them with a damp cloth
Repair damage to bodywork to prevent rust setting in – we have a recommended mobile car body repairer that can do repairs while with us or at your home to your convenience
Your vehicle may have extended bodywork warranty schemes, which require an annual Dealer inspection. Check that the previous owner has kept records up to date