what’s involved in a car service, and why is it needed if you’ve already had an MOT? We’ve got the answers for you!
What is a car service?
A regular Suzuki car service checks the condition of your car. It can assess everything from general wear and tear to fluids, brakes, the engine, and more. Each service is different depending on your vehicle’s make and model. A car service can involve up to 50 or more components, systems checks, and adjustments including:
- An engine oil change and/or filter replacement
- Checking lights, tires, exhaust and operations of brakes and steering
- Ensuring your engine is ‘tuned’ to run in its peak condition
- Checking hydraulic fluid and coolant levels
- Checking the cooling system (from radiators in your car to pumps and hoses)
- Suspension checks
- Steering alignment
- Testing the car’s battery condition
Suzuki Car Service Importance
When people talk about servicing a vehicle, they often refer to a range of processes and procedures that adhere to the recommended maintenance schedule of the dealer or manufacturer. It can be very easy to get lost in the process of service. This is because there are so many components of a car that need routine maintenance. In general, servicing your car at regular intervals ensures that the vehicle is in good condition. It addresses potential problems before they start affecting the performance of the vehicle in a negative way. If you decide to sell your vehicle, one of the things that a potential buyer will want to look for is the service record of the car. There should be no problems if you have the automobile regularly serviced. It is a sign that you are taking good care of the car. Servicing your vehicle can also help keep it operating in an efficient manner. This translates to better fuel economy and better safety. It can also reduce the chance of breakdowns in the future.
Suzuki Car Service Types
Suzuki Nadeem International provides different Suzuki car services. These can include an interim service, a full car service, a major service, an oil-and-filter change, and a manufacturer service. Each of these has its own range of services. Each has its own price as well.
Oil and Filter Change
This is one of the most basic Suzuki car services that Suzuki Nadeem International workshops can provide. It is also one of the cheapest. All types of car servicing also include a change of the motor oil and filter. This service helps make sure that your car’s engine gets all the proper lubrication. It ensures a more efficient engine operation. The only problem with this type of service is that the garage personnel will only focus on the engine of the car.
What’s included in an interim service?
An interim service is the most basic level of car service which will get you a stamp in your service book and the car’s service clock reset, if applicable. The oil and oil filter will be changed, some additional safety checks will be made and some moving parts will be lubricated. The checks will be centered around the horn, lights, brakes, fluid levels, exhaust, tires and searching for any fluid leaks in the car.
The current recommendation for a full Suzuki car service is once every 12 months or every 12,000 miles. So, what does an annual car service include? A full service adds about 15 to 30 different automotive checks on top of what you get from an interim car service. These can include checking the coolant system, throttle operation, distributor cap condition, and mounts for the gearbox and the engine. It can also include the condition of the wheels, the wheel bearing, and the starter motor. The assessments are more extensive in a full Suzuki car service. The workshop of Suzuki Nadeem international can also check for additional items based on the guidelines and recommendations of the vehicle manufacturer. Do take note that there is an extra charge for any additional work to be done on your car.
Some garages do not offer this kind of service as it is already covered by their full Suzuki car service. For those that do, it includes those items on a full service, plus changing the Spark plug and other automotive components that are subject to wear.
You can’t do a Suzuki Car Service Yourself?
Lots of modern cars are computerized and complex and most car owners simply don’t have the tools or skills to complete a service safely and effectively. Electronic control units and fuel injections have made cars easier to tune up and keep in good shape, but this can only be done with the right computer equipment and software. To ensure the job is done right, its best to trust the skills and experience of a good mechanic.