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The hidden cost of missing a service
In today’s uncertain economic climate everyone is looking for ways to save money. Motoring can be a particularly expensive necessity, and record prices at the pumps are fuelling a trend towards skimping on
car servicing. A survey carried out on 2,000 people by Kwik-Fit suggests that 2.5 million less car services were performed by UK garages in the last year when compared to the preceding year. The survey findings go on to speculate that while many people may have attempted to service their own car, a large number missed out on car servicing entirely.

While it may seem that money can be saved by skipping regular services, the reality is that it is likely to end up costing you far more in the long run.

Why have a regular car service?

One of the main purposes of car servicing is to change various filters that become clogged and less effective over time. Failure to do so can result in increased costs due to lower fuel efficiency. It can also significantly decrease the lifespan of your engine.

A regular car service roughly every 10,000 miles is intended as an overall inspection to ensure all essential parts of the vehicle are in working order. By spotting potential problems and fixing them before they become more serious, servicing also helps to avoid costly and inconvenient breakdowns. By missing out on car servicing you could actually end up far worse off financially than if you had taken the car into the garage in the first place.

If your car has a warranty then skipping a service is highly unadvisable as this will usually invalidate it. This can lead to even more costs, as not only is your car more likely to suffer mechanical problems, but it also means that you’ll have to pay out for the repairs yourself.

Servicing StopAffordable and reliable car servicing

We all want to save as much money as we can and avoid paying high prices for things we feel we can do without. But car servicing is an absolutely essential part of car ownership, and missing out on it for financial reasons is unwise. Thankfully, Servicing Stop offers expert car servicing throughout the UK, and with prices up to 60% lower than main dealers we believe that we can save you money in the long term. All of our 750+ car service technicians are qualified and highly experienced, so you can be sure of receiving value for money. Call us today or book online to arrange a convenient time for us to come pick your car up and avoid the hidden costs of missing a service.

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