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When Do I Need a Car Service?

2nd October 2023

We all know how important it is to have our cars serviced regularly. A car service will help to keep your car in good condition and prolong its life, as it gives trained specialists the opportunity to spot any underlying issues before they develop into problems – saving you money in the long run. But how often should you have your vehicle serviced? 

How Often Should I Service My Car? 

As a general rule, you should book in for a service every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first), to keep your vehicle in good condition. If you use your vehicle more frequently, you should also book in for a service every 6 months or 6,000 miles to ensure that it remains in good condition.

We recommend looking at your vehicle handbook for servicing recommendation intervals from the vehicle manufacturer. If you do not meet the specified servicing requirements, your warranty could be invalid. 

How Do I Know If My Car Needs Servicing? 

Many modern vehicles feature on-board computers that alert you when your car requires a service. Even if it has not been 12 months, or 12,000 miles, since your last car service, you should book in for a car service as soon as your dashboard warning lights alert you. 

Signs your vehicle needs a service

There are a few signs to look out for that could indicate your vehicle requires a service. These include:  

  • Strange or unusual noises 
  • Dashboard warning lights 
  • Grinding gears 
  • Frequent stalling  
  • Brake fluid leaking 
  • Juddering and vibrations  

Car servicing with Merityre

Here at Merityre, we provide Gold, Silver,Bronze and EV Servicing options to help keep your vehicle in good condition. Learn more about the benefits of a car service, or book a car service online at your nearest Merityre Specialists or contact our expert technicians today. 

Merityre servicing branches 

At Merityre, we offer car servicing at the following branches: