Understanding the Importance of Regular Car Servicing

Understanding the Importance of Regular Car Servicing
December 19, 2016 City Subaru

Understanding the Importance of Regular Car Servicing

Many people don’t visit their local Subaru service centre often enough, if they visit at all. For many people, having their car serviced ranks right up there with an unpleasant trip to a dentist. However, the reality could not be further away from this misconception, and although it may seem to be expensive, it will save you money in the long run. Here are some key concepts to consider that will change the way you look at car servicing.

Prevention is far Better Than the Cure:

Having a regular car service is vitally important for keeping your car on the road. These days we can take advantage of features such as capped prices and menu style servicing options. The pricing is much more transparent than it was in years gone by. You will find that there is a ceiling on the maximum price of your service and there will be a breakdown for every component that has been used. If you’re driving an older model you may find that you are not covered by a fixed service price plan, so it’s a good idea to carry out some research.

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What Kinds of Prices Should You be Paying?

There are three major considerations that factor into the price of your car service. They are the number of kilometres on the clock, the complexity of the job and the amount the mechanic wants to charge. There is no such thing as an average service or repair cost, and due diligence is essential. Every new car sold usually comes with a minor check after a month to check that everything is running well. The next service occurs 6 or 12 months later or at a fixed number of kilometres, and it is classed as the first major service. The pattern is then established; a major service is then followed by a minor service and a major service costs more. Every manufacturer has differing criteria for each model, and the annual servicing cost can vary a great deal. Always check the fine print before you sign any agreement and please ensure that you ask plenty of questions.

Should You Use an Approved Service Centre?

The very short answer is yes, thanks to capped price servicing a local garage is now no cheaper than a professional service centre. Your local garage is probably staffed with hard working honest people, but some aren’t. It is a sad fact that there are many counterfeit parts for many makes of car in circulation in Australia. These parts are not fit for purpose, and they will break early, perhaps even causing additional expensive to fix the damage.

If they are in need of a Subaru service, Perth drivers should contact us at City Subaru. All of our technicians are trained by Subaru to work on your car. We only ever used approved genuine parts that will last longer and perform better. Our pricing is very reasonable, and any necessary work will be only be carried out with your express consent. You can book your service online using our website or give us a call, and we will be happy to answer your questions.

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