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How Often Should You Book a Car Service and Why?

All professional drivers know that automotive service or maintenance is the most important part of road safety. Even though it may seem unnecessary, regular car service can help you avoid unforeseen circumstances such as accidents and expenses. Regular full service ensures that all essential components are in good working order, thus giving you peace of mind while on the road.

With that said, it is important for you as a driver to have some valuable tips on how to maintain and service your car to make it safe on the road, reduce repair costs, and increase its lifespan.

How Often Should You Book Car Servicing?

Most carmakers recommend that you service your vehicle every six months to a year, or every 10,000 kilometres, whichever comes first. This is just an estimate as there are many factors you should consider. If you are using an old car or if it performs heavy-duty tasks, it is highly advisable to book a service frequently.

You will need to follow your car manufacturer's service schedule to validate your warranty for a new car. More importantly, you should always have a car schedule in your glove compartment and know when your next appointment is as indicated by our auto service experts.

Why Service Your Car Regularly?

There are many benefits of getting your car regularly serviced, the top reasons being:

  • For safety purposes
  • To lower repair costs and other related expenses
  • To maintain your car warranty
  • To obtain a higher resale value
  • To reduce air pollution

Why Car Service With SEAT Aftersales

For long-term investment items like a vehicle, proper upkeep is vital for longevity. It’s not unusual for a vehicle to last 20 years if it is maintained according to the carmaker's schedule at all times and is well cared for by its owner. At SEAT Aftersales Ireland, we do a full car service on everything from brake pad replacement, timing chain replacement, timing belt change, and more at an affordable car service cost. Our auto mechanic will also conduct tests on a variety of car parts during the inspection, which may include the following:

  • Checking and refilling levels
  • Change of dust and pollen filter
  • Brake fluid change
  • Change of spark plugs
  • Engine oil and oil change service
  • Brake fluid
  • Air filter change
  • Fuel filter change
  • Warranty
  • Control lamps / Warning lights
  • Spare parts
  • Usual wear and tear (Battery change, tyres, and shock absorbers)
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