Regularly servicing your car can make the difference between it running smoothly and fuel efficiently, and the risk of it breaking down and incurring an expensive and unexpected repair. It can be a false economy to avoid regular car servicing, since expected wear and tear requiring minor maintenance, can fast become a costly major repair or replacement.


The service schedule for your vehicle will depend on the manufacturer and also depend on the car’s mileage and age.


It’s recommended that you have a professional service every 15,000 kilometers/ 20,000 kilometers or once a year, whichever occurs first.This may consist of a simple oil change or could involve a full service check of the vehicle including safety checks.


The most vital part of a car service is to have your oil changed. If you don’t regularly change your oil, sludge may build up which will prevent the engine being correctly lubricated. This could result in engine failure and an expensive repair. Having a regular service will help you avoid this problem and save you money in the long run.

Although you should schedule to have your car serviced regularly, there are times when it’s particularly important. For example, if you’re about to embark on a long journey or if your car hasn’t been used for a while. Cars which have been sitting still for prolonged periods of time may have developed issues on account of the engine being left idle.


· Help reduce engine wear

· Improve fuel economy

· Prolong the life of your engine.

· Highlight any outstanding safety issues or wear and tear on suspension, steering and braking systems.