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 Car Servicing In Sandy  

Full & Interim Services

What is a Car Service?

A car service is when you take your car to a garage for a routine check up. A mechanic will look at your car’s condition and check parts for wear and tear, like brakes, oil, filters and engine belts.

We’ll replace your oil and oil  filter as part of the service. They may recommend that you replace other car parts too. That way, getting your car serviced can help you spot any issues and fix them before they cause a breakdown.

Regular servicing also helps to prolong the life of your car. A complete service history can even help with the resale value of your car as it shows that it's been well looked after.

The Benefits of Regularly Servicing your Car

While car servicing isn’t a legal requirement, it’s a great way to save you money, prevent breakdowns and prolong the life of your vehicle.

It can also help you spot any problems with your car early on, meaning you’re not left with a hefty bill further down the line.

If you service your car regularly, it can mean it's:

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  • Safer to drive.

  • More fuel efficient (greener, and cheaper to run).

  • Less likely to break down.

  • Less likely to need a major, more costly repair.

  • More attractive to buyers (some buyers will see service history as a sign the vehicle's been well looked-after).

  • More likely to retain its resale value. 

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How Often Should I Service my Car?

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

Most modern cars will have a service indicator to remind you when your service is due. This is likely to take into account the time and mileage since your last service.

Full details of your car’s recommended service schedule can be found in the handbook but, at the very least, we recommend:

  • An interim service every 6 months if you drive more than 2,000 miles a month.

  • A full service every 12,000 miles or annually.

What is an Interim Service?

An interim service covers 39 main action points including 4 changes and 4 top-ups.

Changes include engine oil, oil filter and wheel nut torque (depending on the vehicle’s mileage and manufacturer specification).

We will also check and improve the tyre pressure and top up the clutch fluid, power steering reservoir, brake fluid level, and windscreen washer, if required.

When you book a service through Krause Autos our technicians will let you know if they find anything else that needs your attention and outline your options for potential repairs.

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What is a Full Vehicle Service?

A full service covers 43 main action points. These include all the points included in an interim service, as well as additional checks, top-ups and changes (including the air filter, which is replaced based on the mileage and vehicle usage).

We will also check and top-up your coolant or antifreeze, gearbox fluid, clutch fluid, axle and/or transaxle oil and non-sealed battery units – all according to the manufacturer schedule.

Your spark plugs will also be checked, and replaced based on mileage and manufacturer specification. An overall health check will be included too, for extra peace of mind.

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Why Choose Krause Autos for Car Servicing?

  • Free vehicle collection and return.

  • AA approved garage.

  • Quick and easy online booking and payment.

  • 12-month guarantee on all parts and labour.

  • Fair, transparent pricing.

We even have next-day availability for servicing and MOTs.