From giving them an affectionate nickname to washing them at the weekends, it’s a well-known fact that us Brits become very attached to our cars and vans, often treating them like valued members of the family. However, despite this, many motorists often forget or overlook the importance of getting their vehicle serviced.
Like us, your Vauxhall needs a regular health check to ensure everything is as it should be, and that there are no nasty surprises along the way. And yes, it’s not a legal requirement but there is a whole heap of benefits to maintaining your Vauxhall properly. So, here at James Haugh, we are offering our advice on why you should service your Vauxhall regularly.
So what are the benefits?
Safety is a number one driving factor to having your vehicle regularly serviced. Nipping small problems or potential issues in the bud before they become a real concern will ensure you are able to drive worry-free. Faults with your vehicle may go unnoticed, particularly as there often isn’t a noticeable difference or unusual sound when there is a problem, which can lull motorists into a false sense of security, as well as lead to breakdowns and dangerous situations if they are not sorted. With all crucial components of your vehicle tried and tested during an interim service, from braking systems to suspension, you can be rest assured about the condition of your Vauxhall.
Plus, with more and more people choosing to hold on to their vehicle for longer, regular servicing undoubtedly maintains the long-term performance of your vehicle. So, just like your body, the better you treat it, the more effortlessly it will run.
Additionally, regular servicing can also save motorists money at the petrol pump. New oil and air filters make for a smoother running engine and can maintain fuel efficiency, while addressing issues such as under inflated tyres will reduce rolling resistance and improve fuel consumption.
Whilst being told you need to replace components can feel costly at the time, in the long-run, it is completely worth it. By preventing your vehicle from having a major breakdown you could be saving yourself thousands of pounds. For example, engine oil is needed to lubricate and protect the moving parts inside your engine. Without it, your engine could seize up and cost a substantial amount of money to repair or replace.
Your service history matters
While these points stress the importance of regular servicing for safety purposes, saving money and the maintenance of your vehicle, there is also great weight in regular servicing when it comes to selling your Vauxhall.
A proven track record of quality servicing demonstrates to new buyers that the vehicle is in good-working condition, giving them the peace of mind and reassurance needed for them to go ahead with the purchase.
So, make sure your service book is stamped every time, as well as organising any paperwork and invoices in chronological order, so it can demonstrate clear and detailed accounts of the servicing history to avoid any doubts on the vehicle’s ability. All of these tips and tricks will make your regular servicing and care for your Vauxhall all worthwhile in the long run.
One of the big questions that sits around this motoring must-have is where to go when you get your vehicle serviced – independent garages or main dealers. While this debate on the benefits and disadvantages of both seems to be never-ending, you can be sure that if you visit a Vauxhall Retailer, you will receive a top-quality service from Vauxhall trained, qualified technicians that only use genuine Vauxhall approved parts. Plus, new buyers are more likely to want to buy your vehicle when it has been serviced at a main dealer, reassuring them of quality and value.
At James Haugh, our Fixed Price Services are carried out by Vauxhall Trained Technicians to ensure our customers have complete peace of mind when out on the open road.
Vauxhall Interim Service just £159*.What’s included in the interim service you ask? Everything you’d expect and more - parts, fitting and VAT – there are no hidden costs. Our specialists check brake fluid, engine oil, coolant, washer fluid and expertly examine the wear of the tyres as well as the brake pads. Plus, they will check the bodywork for corrosion as well as carry out any product updates.
And while our Vauxhall vehicles are known for reliability, even our models suffer wear and tear over the years, so if we do find a component that needs repairing, we’ll only be using Vauxhall genuine parts and you’ll get a 12 month warranty too!
For more information, get in touch with the team here.