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What is Included in a Car Service?

What Is Included In A Car Service?

Car servicing in Luton do a thorough service that covers every aspect of the car. By covering all areas, it allows the mechanic to be clear on whether the car is safe for road use. You should have your vehicle serviced on an annual basis just to ensure that all concepts of the engine are functional.

 

In a full service, the entire car is checked and its categorised into eleven sections.

 

Engine

Within the engine, there are multiple areas that the mechanic needs to look at. They’ll look at the oil (check it’s not leaking), the coolant (check it’s sealed and not leaking), check the radiator works and all filters are clean. In petrol engines, the spark plugs are often replaced.

 

Fuel

Check the fuel cap seals, replace the fuel filter and ensure that the fuel lines are shown and visible.  

 

Drive System

The mechanic will make sure that the clutch and gearbox are working and fluids will be topped up if necessary.  

 

Electrical

The horn is checked along with exterior and dashboard lights, after this a mechanic will inspect the effectiveness of the starter motor.  

 

Steering and Suspension

Ensure that the steering and suspension work efficiently and isn’t corroding. Look at the wheel bearings and do a shock absorber bounce test.

 

Exhaust

Look at the exhaust system and make sure that all components are present and that there are no leaks, unnecessary noises or excessive amounts of smoke.

 

Brakes

Inspection of brake pads and callipers, the hydraulic system and pipes to make sure they are no leaks. The mechanic will do tests on the security of the handbrake and top up brake fluid should it be required.

 

Tyres and Wheels

The mechanic will look at the tread depth, tyre size, pressure and tyre balance. All this will be done for the spare tyre too, ensuring it’s in working condition for an emergency.

 

Vision

The front and rear windscreens are checked for chips, and to make sure the wipers work, and the cleaning fluid is topped up. Mirrors and number plates are looked at as well to make sure they can be seen clearly.

 

Internal

A mechanic will check the seat belts fasten properly and their emergency lock kicks in when necessary. The doors will also be looked at to ensure that the hinges are properly lubricated, and the doors lock when required.

 

General

Road tests will be carried out, and finally, the service light is reset so that it can indicate a service again in a year.

 

Garage in Luton will do a professional service of the car and should anything need repairing it’ll be fixed to ensure optimum road safety.

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MOT Failures

MOT Failures

Cars are required to go for an MOT test annually to ensure that it’s safe for the road. However, often a car will fail its MOT and leave the owner confused as to what to do next. The process is simple, and an MOT in Luton will be able to service your car and talk you through any complications if necessary.

 

What To Do if Your Car Fails its MOT

The whole MOT process is to check how your vehicle is doing and ensure that the car is operating correctly. An MOT test will exclude the inspection of the engine, clutch and the gearbox. This is because an MOT isn’t a car service and therefore doesn’t check its mechanical condition. The MOT is only concerned about the fundamentals in the car such as the lights, exhaust and tyres.

 

Five of the most common MOT failures are listed below.  

 

Common failures:

  • Lights – Headlights, Brake Lights, Reverse Lights, Indicators
  • Tyre Tread Depth
  • Exhaust System
  • Mirrors
  • Windscreen Wipers

 

These are the most common failures as they are the most likely to break. Each can be very dangerous if not working properly. For example, broken windscreen wipers will result in your view being restricted if it’s raining.    

 

Once your car has been looked at the engineer will then inform you about your vehicle and if there is anything that is wrong with it. In the unfortunate circumstance that something isn’t working as it should in your vehicle, then the engineer will let you know after inspection and ask your permission to fix it.   

You will not be able to drive the car until the issues have been fixed otherwise it will be illegal to have on the roads.  

Once the failed areas have been fixed, it is a good idea to book a retest as soon as you can. This will enable you to know that your car is fully legal to drive and there’s nothing more that needs fixing.  

 

If you are looking for a car service after your MOT, then car servicing in Luton will examine your vehicle and let you know if it’s operating as it should or if it needs a bit of repair.

Get in touch with us today to book your MOT and car service!