We have to ackowledge the market place does have a degree of confusion, which doesn`t always help a customer to make the right choice.
In our experience therefore the best way to establish the correct level of service your vehicle requires is to give us a call, or pop in and have a chat.
In order for us to give you the correct advice, the main criteria we would require is as follows.
Vehicle Registration - Current Mileage - Date and Mileage of last service,
It can help us if you have a copy of your last servicing bill.
It has to be ackowledged for `in warranty ` vehicles the manufacturers recomended schedule of time due and service item replacement must be adhered to. In an ideal world this should also apply for the whole life of the vehilce if you prefer.
However with customers budgets being squeezed and the vehicle having either changed hands or is recording low mileage, it is not always possible to follow a manufacturers recomendation to the fullest.
Here at GTE, with the correct vehicle information supplied. Based on your vehicles age and mileage. We can make a recomendation to you based on the manufacturers schedule, but at the same time working with you on exactly what you can afford.aligned with previous service and repair history.
Vehicle servicing doesn`t have to break the bank. It is wise however to always have an annual service regardless of mileage covered.
Common servicing phrases or sayings - Oil/Lub Service - Interim Service - Full Service - Major Service.
Please talk to us and we can work with you, to guide you through what you require, more importantly striving to work with you and within your budget.
Servicing is important, and heres why...
1. A Service can save you money, [unserviced vehicles often fail prematurely].
2. Engine oil left for too long coagulates and causes internal lubrication problems.
3. A cars air filter is a good example of a minor service item too often neglected and should be changed annualy.
4. Modern vehicles are increasingly complicated, requiring specialist tools and diagnostics.
5. Regular servicing keeps your car safe.
6. Lack of servicing history can have a negative impact on an insurance claim.
7. Full service history adds value long term when selling you car.
ROAD TRIP ESSENTIALS - HOW TO PREP YOUR CAR FOR SUMMER
1. CHECK YOUR TYRES - the most important thing to check regularly. Pressures and also tread depth.
2. AVOID DAZZLE - ensure you have good quality screen wash topped up regularly and your wiper blades clear the screen effectively.
3. OBTAIN BETTER FUEL ECONOMY - oil change - pre long journey service with engine internal cleaning additives [see below].
4. CHECK ALL LIGHTS ARE WORKING