What is a Basic Car Service

Jul 24, 2019

What is a Basic Car Service

A basic car service is known as the entry-level servicing package, which can also be known as an interim service. A basic car service is usually recommended every 6000 miles, or every 6 months depending on how many miles you do a year.

A basic car service is simply checking on your vehicle and ensures that the car owner is fully aware of what the car needs. The garage will not carry out any work on your car without your permission, they should simply advise you on how urgent the work is that will need done.

This type of car service generally involves a visual inspection, as well as an oil change, and can also involve inspection of the main components of your car. Depending on the garage that you decide to use, the service could involve checking the brake pads, tyre wear and tear, light functions and various other checks.

How much does a basic car service cost?

A very basic service involves an oil and oil filter change, no safety checks will be carried out. You can expect this to cost anywhere between £50-£150, depending on the oil and oil filter your car requires.

A basic or interim service can involve getting the oil and filter changed, as well as those additional safety checks on:

  • Horn
  • Wipers
  • Brakes
  • Fluid levels – brake fluid, washer fluid, coolant and transmission fluid.
  • Steering
  • Clutch
  • Tyres
  • Exhaust

The garage should stamp your service book and reset the service light.

This will cost between £70 to £250 which is all dependent on oil and parts costs for your vehicle. Be sure you ask about what exactly you’re paying for, as you don’t want the garage to miss something that could be potentially causing you issues.

Where can I get a basic car service?

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