Published: 08 Oct 2013

Car Servicing Explained

What happens when Jennings Motor Group service my car?

When you hand over your keys for the annual service at Jennings Motor Group, we feel that it is important you understand the work that we will be doing and why we are doing it.

Why should I service my car?

Having your car serviced on a regular basis helps it run at its optimum level, improve efficiency and in turn save fuel. Not having your car serviced on a regular basis may decrease its life, increase chance of breakdown and repair costs.

What service options are available?

All servicing is carried out in line with manufacturer requirements and usually consists of either an Interim or Full Service.

Interim Service / Full Service

An interim service usually takes place as the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th service that is carried out on your vehicle. Whereas a full service takes place in alternative services, 2nd, 4th, 6th etc. Each is carried out inline your individual car requirements. A full service usually has additional checks included over an interim service.

What is involved in a car service?

The checks on your car can depend on what service is due, however the highlighted below are likely to be inspected during a service.

  • Windscreen Wipers
  • Lights
  • Fluid levels
  • Brake shoes, lines, pipes and pads
  • Cambelt
  • Suspension Dampers
  • Fuel Filter
  • Clutch Cable
  • Handbrake
  • Spark plugs
  • Fan belt
  • Engine oil
  • Body work inspection
  • Tyre condition
  • Exhaust Emissions

Getting your Service Book stamped

Once a car has been successfully serviced your service book will be stamped and details of the service added. This helps to demonstrate the cars full history and may help to improve your cars value when you come to sell it.

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