If you’re in search of a car service in Christchurch, then give Fitzgerald Motors a call. As part of the Auto Super Shoppe group, you know we only have the very best when it comes to staff, parts and services.
What is a car service?
A car service is an essential component of stopping our car from suddenly breaking down on us. Unfortunately, many people think that because they’ve had their WoF, then car servicing isn’t a necessity. Some people may find it surprising that the two aren’t the same, and having a Warrant of Fitness doesn’t mean you can skip on car servicing.
Look at it this way; a WoF is simply a way to make sure your car isn’t a danger to others on the road for at least the next 6 months. It’s a quick check up of the major systems and components of your car, but it doesn’t go into too much depth. Car Servicing looks into your vehicle more systematically, identifying little problems that could turn into big problems in the future. And of course, as we all know, the bigger the problem, the bigger the bill. Finding out through car servicing that your brake pads are wearing down and have to be replaced soon, at least gives you time to budget and save for the repairs. If you’re simply driving along and waiting until your car fails its Warrant, then you’ll suddenly have a huge invoice in the mail.
How often should I get a car service?
How often you should go for car servicing depends on the age, condition and yearly kilometres of your vehicle. If your car is over ten years old or you do more than 10,000 kms a year, then ideally, you should be booking in for a vehicle service every 6 months. A younger model or infrequent use, then once a year should be fine for a comprehensive car servicing.
Even basic car servicing can make a huge difference. A basic service will usually include an oil and filter change, a brake check, fluid change (washer, anti-freeze etc) and anywhere up to a dozen other crucial component checks.