When should a Full Service be carried out?
A Full Service is normally carried out on a vehicle once it is out of new car warranty (although Log Book Services can still be carried out after the warranty period has expired if preferred). A Full Service is recommended in cases where the vehicle’s service history is unknown, for example when you have just purchased a 2nd hand vehicle. A Full Service is generally recommended every 6 mths or 10,000 kms.
What does a Full Service include?
There is no official industry standard for a “Full Service” hence you will find it can be quite different from one service centre to another.
In our case a “Full Service” includes – Replacement of the engine oil and oil filter, replacement of spark plugs if standard spark plugs are fitted (without requiring removal of the manifold), service of the air filter. The vehicle is raised on the hoist and a 97 point inspection is carried out amongst which all wheels are removed and the brakes are inspected. The level and condition of the fluids in the Diffs, transmission, transfer case, brakes, power steering and radiator are checked. The tyres, wheel bearings, shock obsorbers, suspension, steering, belts, pulleys, exhaust, cooling system and hoses are checked. The battery, charging system and starting system is checked. Operation of all the lights and electrical accessories are checked. It is a bumper to bumper inspection that will pick up any maintenance or safety issues and avoid an unexpected break down.
Our “Full Service” also includes a written report customized for your vehicle (we don’t use a standard list with a tick, tick, tick approach). We will explain the report in every detail and give advice so that you will have a full understanding of what may be needed and any costs to keep your vehicle in a safe and sound condition.
Who carries out the Service?
The Service is always carried out by one of our Qualified Mechanics.
What we don’t do.
We don’t carry out any work over and above the price you have been quoted for your service (no surprises).
We don’t recommend replacement of items before they are necessary (saving you money).