If you are handy with your car, you might be tempted into thinking that you can get away with performing the service on your own vehicle. For minor services on fairly new cars, this can be a sensible and safe option but all major services, and all services on older cars should be undertaken by a fully qualified mechanic in a well-equipped garage. Here are some compelling reasons why professional car servicing should not be ignored.
Peace of Mind
When you DIY something, there is always – unless you are supremely confident in your skills – a worry that something might go wrong: a screw slightly off on its threads, the wrong connection used, and so on. Having your car serviced by a professional mechanic is an excellent way to enjoy peace of mind. Not only is the responsibility for the service not yours, but you can be sure that the mechanic has skills and access to technology that you do not that will help them do the job competently and safely.
Pick Up Minor Faults
Services tend to pick up and sort out minor faults, preventing them from becoming or causing major faults. These tiny preventative measures save you money, time and inconvenience in the long run by ensuring that your car stays in operating condition and can stay on the road in between services.
Ensures Your Vehicle is Roadworthy
Your car must always be in a legally compliant condition – it is not just for MOT time! Having regular services not only makes sure that you are ready when it is MOT time, but they can ensure that your car is always in a state of legal compliance with road use regulations. The penalties for having faults with your car can vary from the mild: a notice to fix the fault, to the extreme: a large fine, points on your licence (or even the loss or suspension of your licence altogether), the removal of the car for destruction, and perhaps even prison time. Obviously these high penalties are the result of major faults with the car causing serious accidents – but even the mildest faults with your car can put yourself and others in danger.
Most of the reasons why you should not ignore professional car servicing is invisible. Accidents not experienced, blowouts not terrifying you and your passengers, and engine fires that do not happen are seldom thought about: and yet it is the qualified mechanic performing a few simple tasks that has prevented these things from turning into reality. So while you allow your imagination to work on a few what ifs for things going wrong with your car, make sure that you have a reliable garage ready and waiting to service your car: check with experts at Broadway Autocentres when you are looking to book car servicing in Buckinghamshire.