The Greatest Benefit to Regular Car Servicing

  • Avoid expenses down the track

The cost of getting your car serviced on a regular basis is nothing compared to paying for expensive, preventable repairs All regular services include an oil and filter change. Not changing your oil regularly can cause it to become dirty, burn away or clog up oil passageways. Engine oil is also used as a means to cool the metal inside your engine, this works in conjunction with engine coolant. Once the oil becomes old, it looses its ability to cool.
Your engine is now no longer properly lubricated or cooled. This results all the bare metal overheating and potentially rubbing up against itself causing serious damage, which will very likely lead to it needing to be replaced. The cost of replacing a whole engine far outweighs any servicing costs!

  • Extend the life of your vehicle

Regularly replacing items on time during a service ensures other components don’t need to be replaced early. This is what we call preventative maintenance. Constantly ignoring service schedules can lead to many of your car’s components wearing out early, to the point where so many repairs are required the car isn’t worth saving.

  • Keep your vehicle safe

Cars can be an incredibly dangerous piece of equipment.

You’re regularly going at speeds of 80+km/hr in a big metal box for extended periods of time with nothing but a small patch of rubber keeping you on the road – while also surrounded by hundreds and thousands of other cars doing the same! Regularly servicing your car and staying on top of the service schedule, ensures it can handle anything the harsh Australian roads have to throw at it (including hail, rain, heat, potholes, kangaroos, unsealed roads and much more).

  • Maintain a higher sale value

This is the most overlooked reason for anyone to stay ontop of car servicing. Granted we are discussing a depriciatying asset but would it not be better to retain the highest possible value for your vehicle when it comes time to sell it?

A private sale will always secure a better price than a dealership or car yard trade in. There are many reasons people opt for the dealer or car yard trade including convivence, ease or cash flow matters for SMEs. However in the private sale scenario, not taking the scalped trade in price and securing the best possible private sale price is far more likely if your vehicle has a good service record.

When buying a vehicle, it’s important to give it a detailed inspection (inside and out) to ensure it’s going to be a sound investment. One easy way to ensure a car has been properly taken care of is to take a look at its logbook. If the logbook has been filled out with regular services, it’s a good chance the car is in good working order. Having a car that is in great mechanical condition and a detailed service history is very desirable, and will always be worth considerably more than a car without a service history.

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