It is often dangerously tempting to skip servicing your car, especially when those household bills stack up. However, doing so could result in much bigger costs, so it is best to deal with it as soon as feasibly possible. Even if your car has just had an MOT, you still need to service it, because it involves a completely different examination.

I hear you exclaiming irritably; how can an MOT and servicing your vehicle be so radically different?

The answer is that the former is meant to check for any technical faults, which ensures your vehicle passes basic, legal safety standards, while servicing makes sure that everything is working to the best of its ability. It does this by correcting fluid levels and replacing any worn parts. Passing your annual MOT, therefore, does not mean that your vehicle is at optimal health.

If you go on ignoring that squeaky brake or those excess vibrations within the cabin, it will prove much more expensive in the future. Replacing a car filter, for instance, is much more expensive than having it cleaned during a regular service. If left unclean, it notably reduces fuel efficiency after as little as 5,000 miles in cities.

Unless you’re a car mechanic yourself, it’s probably a good idea to leave servicing to the experts. Many people think that they can save money by doing it themselves, but the more modern cars have become, the more complex their systems. Technicians have access to the correct tools for the job, and are trained to meticulously service your vehicle. This will save you a lot of time, and make sure that everything in your vehicle is in top condition.

Servicing your car regularly won’t only save you time, but will also keep you safe. For instance, if you overlook damage to your tyres, or anything else which is vital to your car’s well-being, you may be caught out and incur a flat tyre at the least convenient moment. Avoiding that service is certainly not worth having to resort to your breakdown service.

It’s worthwhile to regularly service your car, as it will save you time and money in the longer term. If you’d like to book a service contact us at Autoworld Group, for more information on our range of services.