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Having your car serviced regularly can help keep you and your family safe on the road

When will my car need servicing?

Typically, cars require servicing once every year or every 10,000 miles – whichever comes first.

This is only a rule of thumb though. Different manufacturers and different models have different dates. Check your car’s owner’s manual for a more detailed service schedule.

Depending on its age and condition, your car might need more regular checks – particularly on things like tyres, brakes and oil. Asking a mechanic to check these regularly will help keep your car safe and healthy.

You can get some of these basic checks completed at an intermittent service, in between your main services.

Your car’s service schedule will ultimately be determined by the manufacturer. Some manufacturers prescribe a large service every two years with smaller services in between.


Don’t fall for the dealership service myth

Some car dealers claim that your new car needs to be serviced through them. This isn’t true.


Anti-competition laws mean that independent garages can access the same technical information as manufacturer dealerships.

Independent garages like Moss Motors Repairs are cheaper than franchised dealerships and use Original Equipment (OE) guaranteed service parts and can service your car without invalidating the manufacturer’s service warranty.

What if I skip a service?

When money is tight it can be tempting to skip your car service.

If you don’t get your car serviced you could face much higher bills in the future. Regular servicing helps keep components in your car firing properly.

If a component like the diesel particulate filter or engine fails because it hasn’t been serviced, then the replacement bill could run into the hundreds or thousands of pounds.

Occasionally, a critical component like a cam belt will need to be replaced as part of your service. These components may seem expensive, but if they fail while you are driving, then the repair bill can easily run into the thousands.



We'll repair your pride and joy!

Your in safe hands here at Moss Motors Repairs. With over 30 years experience and a team of professionals, along with the latest diagnostics equipment we can find the problem, fix and repair your vehicle to a high level of standard and at an affordable price.

Some of the repair services we offer:

 Air-conditioning Service


 Car Accessories

 Car Batteries

 Car Care

 Car Servicing


 Damage Repair

 Electrical Work



 Fault Seeking & Diagnostics


 Head Gaskets


 Oil Change

 Rust Repair


 Suspension & Shock Absorbers

 Timing Belts

 Tyre & Wheel Changing

 Underseal & Rust Protection


 Wheel Rims

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