Car Servicing in Shefford
Regular health checks are important; they’re the best indication that we’re in good shape. More than that, though, they can pick up minor symptoms that if treated quickly, can circumvent health scares in the future. This is a logic we understand and accept, which is why the ‘health check’ is a great way to think about car servicing.
Country Vehicles provides car servicing in Shefford. We’re an independent garage specialising in automotive services for Bedfordshire since 1992. Car servicing has been one of our key offerings over the past 3 decades and in this blog we offer a guide to what you can expect, and the level of inspection you need.
Is a Car Service Part of the MOT?
The MOT and service often happen together, which is why this question gets asked. But the two inspections have different aims. The MOT is an annual test of vehicle safety, which is compulsory for all vehicles over 3 years’ old. Whatever the vehicle, the test will always be exactly the same.
A car service also has the aim of vehicle safety, but it is also concerned with performance and longevity. For this reason the process will be different for each car. There’s no legal requirement for a service, but general guidelines recommend that you book your car in every 12,000 miles.
What Kind of Car Service Do I Need?
There are two types of service we offer to our customers in Bedford:
- Full Service. This is the service recommended every 12,000 miles or so. It’s a detailed inspection of all your electrical and mechanical systems. The service also includes an oil change and top-ups of steering fluid and coolant.
- Interim Service. This is recommended every 6 months, or 6,000 miles. It takes care of the essential features like brakes, lights, tyres, exhaust, steering and suspension.
If your car hasn’t had a service for a while, or if you use your car extensively over the year, we can offer a major service that provides a detailed inspection of every single element. If your car is under warranty, you can depend on CVS engineers to follow the manufacturers’ specifications to ensure the validity of your warranty is maintained.
How Do I Book a Car Service?
We try to make booking car servicing in Shefford as simple as possible for CVS customers. You can either call us on 01234 381555, or message us. We’ll book you in when it’s convenient for you. If we find any repairs that need doing in the course of our inspection, we’ll let you know before going ahead with them. Once the service is complete, you’ll receive a record of all the work carried out and any recommended actions for you to consider.
We’re located in Shefford which is close to the A6, and conveniently close Bedford town centre.
Do you have any questions about Country Vehicles’ car service in Shefford? Please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01234 381555