James and Aldridge Garage Ltd offers car service options at different levels, starting from £85. You will be due a full car service or interim service at different stages of the cars life. Simply enter your registration, choose your desired service and book an appointment.
The annual service of your vehicle is one of the easiest and best ways to maintain the efficient running of the engine and to prevent issues that could have been some what avoided. One of the steps in car servicing is an oil change, which prevents the old oil restricting movement of parts and therefore causing unnecessary wear and tear.
Ensuring that you maintain your car servicing can also help maintain its resale value and provide the buyer with piece of mind that the car has been looked after. It differs from an MOT and involves replacing wearing components, whereas an MOT simply checks the safety of the car. The car servicing will check up to 50 components and adjustments across multiple areas.
How Often Should I Service My Car?
Unlike an MOT, a full car service isn't required by law but is a vital part of looking after your vehicle. Depending on how many miles you drive, or how long since your last service will affect what's required. Generally we would recommend that you have a full car service every 12 months or after every 12,000 miles. Obviously which ever comes first depending on how much you drive the vehicle.
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An Interim Service is a less in depth process and is generally for low milage drivers; someone driving under 8000 miles a year. We would recommend carrying out an Interim Service every 6 months or every 6,000 miles. Both of these services include a full brake and tyre inspection. The interim service is ideal for ensuring that your vehicles vital fluid levels are kept topped up and the overall condition of the car is okay until the full service is due.
If your vehicle has service history then you can check your vehicle log book to identify the last service date. The manufacturer will also suggest the standard internal or number of miles driven before a service will be required. If you're driving a relatively modern vehicle then they are actually pretty good at telling you that your vehicle needs looking at.
A service light will come on when the next service is due or will give you how many miles left before you should book a service. Or potentially you will get a yellow engine warning light which actually be a whole number of engine problems. Although not essential, its there for a reason and we would recommend getting it the garage.
Had an issue while on holiday and these guys sorted me out no problem. Excellent service and very reasonably priced. Very happy customer and I highly recommend them.
Been going here for servicing over the last few years. I highly recommend this garage. Have sorted all of my issues swiftly and to a high standard. I won’t go anywhere else now.
Car Service Checks
Around 75% of your MOT is covered during servicing but that doesn't mean you can skip either of them. The two different tests are there for a reason and to ensure that your vehicle is safe and roadworthy for both yourself and others. Please note that any additional work needed on the car will be highlighted and carried out at an additional cost. The full car service and interim service vary in the checks carried out but the main checks are listed below.
OIL AND FILTER CHANGE
CHECK OF AROUND 35 COMPONENTS
BRAKE AND TYRE CHECK
ALL OF THE ABOVE
ADDITIONAL 15-30 KEY CHECKS
ALL OF THE ABOVE
CHANGE OF SPARK PLUGS
CHANGE OF FUEL FILTERS
Certain oil or filters for some vehicles can affect the price of the service but this will be brought to your attention beforehand.