There aren’t many opportunities to have your vehicle undergo scrutiny from trained mechanics, outside of an MOT test. And as we know, in nearly all cases in life, prevention is better than cure – not least in the automotive world. Car servicing is a vital chance for our mechanics to check-over and maintain your vehicle, preventing emerging issues from worsening, putting you and your vehicle at risk. At Higgins Mechanics t/a MTS, we provide car servicing to the same standards as main dealers and fast-fits, but offer a more personal and affordable service to motorists around the Bordon, Farnham, Liphook, Haslemere and Petersfield areas.
Car servicing is a series of maintenance procedures which aim to ensure a vehicle remains in good working condition, is safe to drive, and isn’t at risk of developing issues which will eventually cost a bundle to repair. At Higgins Mechanics t/a MTS, we offer interim, annual and major servicing to motorists in and around Bordon, Farnham, Liphook, Haslemere and Petersfield.
Manufacturers typically recommend booking in for interim car servicing every 6 months or 6,000 miles, whichever comes first. Annual servicing: every year or 12,000 miles. Major servicing: every 2 years. All forms of car servicing involve a trained technician inspecting elements and components including the engine, transmission, brakes, suspension, and electrical systems. How comprehensive the list of items checked and tested is, depends on the type of servicing you’ve opted for.
But what do the various forms of car servicing have in common? Well, they begin with a visual inspection of the car's exterior and interior, followed by a check of the engine oil and other fluids, such as brake fluid, power steering fluid, and coolant. The technician will also inspect the brakes, including pads, discs, and callipers, and test the suspension and steering systems for any issues.
Other components that may be checked or replaced during a car service include the air filter, fuel filter and spark plugs. The technician will also perform a diagnostic check using specialized equipment to identify any underlying problems with the car's electronic systems; keep in mind we also offer a dedicated diagnostics service to Bordon, Farnham, Liphook, Haslemere and Petersfield motorists who may need us to get to the bottom of specific symptoms.
Investing in car servicing is essential to ensure that your vehicle runs smoothly and remains safe to drive year-round. Regular servicing can identify potential problems before they turn into major issues that are expensive to repair. By keeping your car well-maintained, you are also extending its lifespan, which can save you money in the long run by reducing the need for premature replacement; it also means you can get every penny you deserve if you ever come to sell-up or trade-in.
Perhaps one of the most convincing reasons to get in to Higgins Mechanics t/a MTS for regular car servicing, is that a well-maintained car is more fuel-efficient, which can save you money at the pumps. It can also help to reduce harmful emissions, making your car more environmentally friendly. Alongside these very tangible economic and environmental benefits, regular car servicing can provide peace of mind to Bordon, Farnham, Liphook, Haslemere and Petersfield motorists, as they know that their vehicles are in good condition and that they’re safe on the road.