Thursday Tip: Why Is Car Servicing Important?

Is car servicing worth it? In this blog, Ian Oliver, Owner/Manager and resident car maintenance expert at Oliver’s Car Services, is going to talk us through why car servicing is important and how it can help prolong the life of your car or van.
Oliver's Car Service Centre in Gorey offering car service and repair
Can you really afford to NOT get your car serviced? The short answer is no!

Regular car servicing is essential for keeping your car or commercial vehicle healthy and can save you money in the long run. Sticking to the manufacturer’s service schedule can also help protect the future value of your car and your warranty.

Why car servicing is important

Don’t scrimp on car servicing. Here’s why:

  1. Keeps the engine healthy

During a car service, we check all the vital fluids, lubricants and filters that keep your car running at its best. The most critical is the oil and oil filter. There’s nothing that’s going to ruin your engine more than dirty oil. The oil change will stop clogging and residue build-up so that engine components are free to work as they should do. Next up is the air filter, pollen filter, and the fuel filter or spark plugs, depending on whether your vehicle is diesel or petrol. By changing the oil and filters in the service, you end up with a fresher and better engine that is cleaner, more economical to run, and will last longer.

  1. Tyre safety

Your tyres are your only contact with the road and are essential for the safe handling and braking performance of your car. During a service, we get your vehicle up on the ramp to check the inside and outside of the tyres. We check for signs of wear, including the tread depth and any bumps or bulges that indicate damage or weak points in the tyre that could result in a dangerous blowout. We check the tyre pressure in all four tyres and adjust it as necessary in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines. This is important for safety but also helps your tyres to last longer.

  1. Protects the car’s value

Full service history. There’s a reason why you will find those three words used frequently in ads to sell used cars! A full service history means that your car has been looked after in accordance with the manufacturer’s service schedule. It will help your car command a higher price when the time comes to sell it on. Your car service provider will stamp your handbook and record the details of work performed. Keep this safe as proof of your full service history.

Car Battery inspection and test at Oliver's Car Services in Gorey
How do I know it’s time for a car service?

Well, if your car is a spluttering mess and the dashboard is lit up like Christmas then it’s time to visit us. But we hope that you won’t let it get to that point.

Most vehicle manufacturers recommend that your car or van is serviced once a year or roughly every 20,000 km, whichever comes first. But it can vary depending on the model so check your vehicle handbook to find out the manufacturer’s recommended service intervals.

Most modern cars will have an in-built warning system to let you know when it’s time for your next service. A service light will typically appear on the dashboard to remind you it’s time to book your service soon.

Car Battery inspection and test at Oliver's Car Services in Gorey
Finally…

  • Don’t let car servicing slip.
  • The cheapest car to run is the one you already own.
  • An engine that hasn’t been serviced regularly will use more fuel than one that is well-maintained.
  • With regular car servicing from a reputable garage, your car or van can run for decades!
  • Do stick to the manufacturer’s servicing schedule and get your service book stamped as proof of the work done.
  • Don’t ignore warning lights that come on the dash. Come in and let us check it out to avoid bigger problems in the future.

Book your car in for a service today in Gorey with Oliver’s Car Service Centre!

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Thursday Tip: Tyres Sizes, What Do They Mean?

Thursday Tip: Tyres Sizes, What Do They Mean?

What does tyre size mean?
To the untrained eye, the side wall of a tyre can look like a meaningless set of numbers, letters and symbols. Hidden amongst these is the tyre size. But what does it look like and, more importantly, what does it mean?

Our Commitment to you

 

3 yr/50k mile warranty on most repairs & services*

 

“A” 36 months/50,000 Km, whichever comes first, on parts and labour when the client elects to use the top quality parts and completes the services recommended.
“B” 12 months/18,000 Km, whichever comes first, on parts and labour when the client elects to deviate from warranty “A” parameters.
“C” No Warranty if the client elects to use non-recommended parts or to omit related recommended services.

5 Year/ 75,000 km warranty on timing belts*

 

“TB” 5 years/75,000 km, whichever comes first, on parts and labour when the client elects to use the top quality parts and completes the services recommended for the timing belt replacement package.

*Warranty requires compliance with recommended precautions and follow-up procedures. These are written on the invoice when applicable. The client should discuss them with the staff if necessary. When necessary Oliver’s Car Services – We Fix Cars. will arrange low cost, alternate transportation during warranty repairs. This warranty does not extend to consequential damages, or repairs, which have been tampered with by any person not authorized by Oliver’s Car Services – We Fix Cars or abuse or neglect of the vehicle. Warranties do not cover symptoms, which occur above legal speeds.

IMPORTANT: To receive warranty repairs, the client must:

  • A. Notify We Fix Cars of the concern as soon as possible.
  • B. Allow We Fix Cars to diagnose and repair the concern.
  • C. If out of the Gorey area, call Oliver’s Car Services – We Fix Cars on 0539102416 for special arrangements with one of our many Independent Associate’s nationwide.

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