It is a common temptation to extend the time between services on the car in an attempt to save money. This is a false economy that can turn into a real horror story.
Why is regular car servicing important?
Your car starts to lose efficiency when things like spark or glow plugs wear out, your air quality decreases if your cabin air filters aren't replaced and potentially expensive conditions like oil sludge can build up if oil is not replaced when due. This can cost you money and that's before you get to worn safety items like brakes and shock absorbers!
One of the risks of not carrying out regular servicing on your car is the potential for oil sludge to build up in your engine. Oil sludge is like a gel that sticks to your engine parts and blocks oil galleries preventing the normal flow of oil throughout the engine.
Caused by a breakdown of over-stressed oil in an engine, it has become extremely common in vehicles manufactured from 1997 onwards.
Protecting your family
A mechanical failure on the open road can have devastating consequences, especially if a critical part of the braking, steering or suspension is involved. Regular servicing identifies potentially dangerous wear on the vital steering and braking components in your car.