Keeping your vehicle in the best condition possible is what all drivers should aspire to do, but it can be tricky.
Motorists can monitor the tyres fitted on their vehicle and carry out other simple jobs, such as changing the windscreen wipers when they are showing signs of wear and tear, replacing bulbs that are no longer working or topping up oil levels.
However, there are some jobs that are best left to the professionals as the number of parts and components that need to be in tip-top condition number in the hundreds, if not thousands.
To get this done to a high standard it may be time to book a vehicle in for a car servicing procedure, enabling trained professionals to get down to the nitty gritty of checking over your vehicle.
Vehicle manufacturers recommend cars are regularly serviced, aside from the mandated MoT process, as keeping a vehicle in good condition can go a long way to extending the life of a car.
Minor problems that may go unnoticed by the untrained eye can be spotted by trained professionals, which can ensure repairs are carried out early, limiting their cost and giving drivers peace of mind that the car they are driving is roadworthy.
Motorists can also help when it comes to servicing, highlighting areas they want to be checked or any potential problems brought to their attention by mysterious rattles and noises.
A standard service at ATS Euromaster comprises a 46-point check including a full tyre and brake inspection, while a comprehensive service is a 51-point check, which is recommended for vehicles used for longer journeys.
Professionals will also carry out an electrical system check and a range of engine bay checks, including ignition leads, coil, distributor cap, cooling system, battery and charging system, fluid levels, tension, as well as monitoring the condition of the alternator, air conditioning system and power steering belts.
A series of under body visual checks including the exhaust system, gearbox and drivetrain are also carried out.
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