Car Servicing Information

Car servicing is necessary for maintaining the life of your vehicle, as well as helping to improve fuel economy and reduce the risk of breakdowns.

Here at Merityre Specialists, we offer 3 main levels of car servicing to cater for all motorists' needs. Choose the best option for you, and then book your car service online with us today:

Basic Service. Advised every 12 months / 12,000 miles
Intermediate Service. Advised every 12 months / 12,000 miles
Full Service. Advised every 12 months / 12,000 miles
Electric vehicle specific service. Advised every 12 months / 12,000 miles

Please note your service price may be higher for vehicles which require specialist oils.

Interior/Exterior Checks
Check bodywork condition
Check condition of windscreen and mirrors
Check operation of interior and exterior lights
Check dash warning lights and note any illuminated
Check operation and condition of all wipers and washers and top up screen wash if required
Check horn operation
Check seatbelts
Check air conditioning operation
Lubricate bonnet catch and door hinges
Check condition of charging port and cable
Engine Bay
Check PAS system, including pipes and gaiters
Check battery security and condition
Check auxiliary belts
Check anti-freeze level and strength
Check brake fluid level and report
Check clutch fluid level
Check PAS fluid level
Check cooling system including radiator and pipes, top up coolant if required
Replace air filter (if required at extra cost)
Replace coolant (if recommended by manufacturer, extra charge)
Replace fuel filter (if required at extra cost)
Replace pollen filter (if required at extra cost)
Replace spark plugs (if required at extra cost)
Check auxillary battery
On Ramp
Check steering and suspension components
Inspect exhaust system and mountings
Check wheels and tyres including spare and all pressures
Change oil and filter
Visual check on brake pads and discs
Wheels off full front and rear brake check including shoes, cylinders and drums
Check brake system including pipes and calipers
Check handbrake, lubricate and adjust if required
Check clutch and adjust if required
Check CV gaiters
Check driveshaft/propshaft
Check gearbox, differential and transfer box levels
Check fuel lines
Check wheel bearings
On Ground
Torque wheel nuts
Road test vehicle
Reset service light
Stamp service book
Check cambelt due date and report
Carry out code read

Many vehicle owners overlook the importance of a vehicle service and mistakenly believe that it is the same as an MOT test. The MOT test is an annual test designed by the government and it must be undertaken annually once your vehicle reaches three years old. The MOT test ensures that your car is roadworthy, whereas a car service checks the mechanical condition of it.

During a car service, a qualified technician will look at the parts of your vehicle susceptible to wear and ensure that it is in good mechanical condition. Having your car serviced regularly will help to reduce your risk of breakdowns and can help you to avoid unnecessary repair bills further down the line. For more information, take a look at what is checked during the MOT Test and during a car service.

At Merityre Specialists we offer three car servicing options to suit varying requirements.

Gold service

We provide a comprehensive Gold Service which includes a full check of your engine, a replacement of spark plugs, air filter and fuel filter (if applicable) as well as an inspection of the exterior and interior of your vehicle.

Silver service

Our Silver service is a full servicing option and we would recommend this is undertaken every 12 months or 12,000 miles. During a Silver service, we will check your engine, brakes, tyres and steering, as well as performing a diagnostic check.

Bronze service

We also offer a basic car servicing option, which is called a Bronze service. This is ideal for cars which are frequently used to drive short distances as it checks that all essential vehicle components are performing satisfactorily.

Merityre Specialists provide car servicing at our Andover, Bagshot, Chertsey, Farnham, Hazlemere Mots, Leatherhead, Little Chalfont, Sunbury, Thame and Wallington branches. Learn more about what's included in a car service now.

Missing a vehicle service can have a detrimental impact on the condition of your vehicle and it will more likely cost more in the long run. This is due to the fact that a car service provides your vehicle with essential maintenance and allows the opportunity for any issues to be identified and remedied before they potentially develop into more serious problems. In addition, if your vehicle is under warranty, missing specified service intervals can invalidate your warranty.

If your vehicle is long overdue a car service, you should book your car service as soon as possible. Merityre Specialists would recommend undertaking a Gold Service in this instance, which is a comprehensive check that will ensure all vehicle components are working effectively to help maintain the condition of your vehicle. It is recommended that you have your vehicle serviced every 12 months, or 12,000 miles. Vehicles which frequently drive long distances may benefit from interim servicing as well.