Even classic cars come with warranties, especially when you consider that a classic vehicle will usually appreciate as the years tick by. Standard warranties will cover the vehicle for X miles, giving you complete peace of mind that you’re covered no matter what. That is so long as you keep up to date with your vehicle’s servicing.
This is often a stipulation if you read the small print of most warranty agreements. So long as your vehicle undergoes a full service at least once a year, your warranty is safe (the policy will usually stipulate the maximum interval). If you wait too long, you might invalidate the warranty, leaving you footing any future repair bills that come your way, even if it’s not your fault.
But what if I don’t know when the next schedule is due? Just check your vehicle’s handbook, as this will outline the schedule. And if you’re still unsure, book your vehicle in at the earliest convenience for a full service. Our team will ensure that your vehicle is fully checked, optimised, and kept compliant with the terms of the warranty.
Engine is Kept Healthy
The engine is undoubtedly the most important part of any vehicle. After all, if the engine is non-functional, you’re not going anywhere – simple as. When problems arise with the engine, they can often start small and may usually go unnoticed. That’s why it’s important to have these problems checked for, saving you from being left stranded by the roadside waiting for a tow.
Your car’s engine needs to be regularly serviced, much the same as your teeth need a regular check-up by the dentist, or you should undergo routine physicals at the GP surgery. Every engine, as with the other vehicle components, is designed with maintenance and servicing in mind, so if you neglect either, this will only end badly.
Without regular inspection, cleaning, repairs, and optimisations, your engine’s lifespan and reliability will be significantly reduced. And your safety will also be impacted.
It could be something as simple as an oil and filter change that keeps your engine healthy, preventing debris, dirt, and water from entering the internal workings. Even a minor issue that might not cause problems now could lead to irreparable damage. Worst-case scenario could see you needing a new engine fitted. So, why take the chance? Get your vehicle serviced at our garage, and we’ll address any underlying problems before they spiral out of hand.
Safety Above All Else
If you don’t book your vehicle for a full service for any other reason but one, make it about safety above all else. After all, your safety and the safety of other drivers and pedestrians are paramount. You’re operating more than a tonne’s worth of machine that can be fatal if mishandled or if a serious malfunction occurs.
From tyres that are underinflated or thread-bare to steering that’s misaligned or brakes that have nearly worn down to the metal. Any issue can arise with the potential to leave you facing a nasty accident with potentially serious consequences.
That’s why it’s so important to stay on top of vehicle servicing, as without addressing these problems, your vehicle likely won’t pass its next MOT inspection. A full service at our garage gets down deep, exploring for any potential niggles and addressing them before they become potentially catastrophic-accident-causing problems later on.
We make sure that the essential components of your vehicle, like your tyres, suspension, steering, engine, and brakes, are operating at peak efficiency, so they won’t let you down while out on the road. A full service gives you peace of mind that your vehicle is roadworthy, so you’re not left playing with your life and the lives of others every time you turn the key.
Remember that your car might feel okay, handle fine, and all might seem well. That doesn’t mean that everything is working as it should be. As the miles rack up, so too does wear and tear. Early deterioration signs aren’t always noticeable, and motorists likely won’t feel any change until it’s too late.
Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security; get your vehicle serviced now at our garage and ensure your safety and the safety of others.
You Save Money
It might seem counterintuitive to pay for a full service if you’re looking to save money, but avoiding a service will likely leave you more out of pocket. That’s because vehicle servicing can save you money in all sorts of ways, and not just when it comes to selling your vehicle.
For instance, regular servicing will keep your car’s engine in excellent running order. It’ll run far more efficiently, consuming far less fuel. That means you spend a lot less at the pump – great news, with fuel prices the highest they’ve ever been.
Another area where you save money is your car’s tyres. If the tyres aren’t inflated to the correct pressure, they’ll create additional drag, increasing fuel consumption. Your tyres should also not be worn down so that they maintain a better grip on the road. Worn tyres increase braking distance which puts pressure on another critical area of the vehicle – the brakes.
And this leads to the last point, and that’s regular servicing not only addresses underlying issues but helps prevent issues from occurring. This keeps your repair costs down. For instance, ensuring your oil levels are where they should be keeps the engine lubricated, preventing it from seizing up, which could cost you thousands of pounds to put right.
Replacing oil and air filters stops debris, dirt, and water from entering the internal mechanisms, saving you an additional headache. And getting your tyres checked often reduces rolling resistance and improves fuel consumption.
So, the question you should be asking yourself is not, “Can I afford a vehicle service” but rather, “Can I afford to skip a vehicle service?”.
Car’s Value is Protected
Besides your home, your car is likely the second single most expensive investment you own, so it makes sense to protect said investment. A full service at our garage keeps your vehicle in tip-top shape throughout its lifespan. It’ll help preserve your vehicle in pristine condition for longer, ensuring you get a great resale price.
A full service makes a huge difference in this regard, whether you sell privately or through a dealership. Plus, the insurer is more likely to pay the amount you’re asking for even if a fault is present so long as they can see you’ve taken great care of your vehicle.
So, now that you’ve read about the fantastic benefits of vehicle servicing, it should be a no-brainer to get your vehicle serviced. Bring it along to Trickett Welding, and we’ll have your classic motor purring like a well-oiled machine in no time.
Next, let’s discuss MOTs and why an MOT inspection is a vital process and a legal obligation.