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Servicing your car can seem a luxury, many car owners are over the moon when the trusty steed passes it’s once a year MOT and believe that this amounts to good car maintenance.

Unfortunately, this is simply not true (sorry) – an MOT is a test of a cars’ safety, not it’s state of maintenance or physical health….That’s where servicing comes in.

Car servicing is vital to long lasting, reliable, cost effective motoring (yes cost effective!)

There’s a cost to servicing your car, this can’t be denied – but there’s also a cost to not servicing your car – potentially very costly!

Keep your car in good shape – watch out for the service light – or get your car booked in at least once a year.

Call in today, with you car, van or motorhome – get you vehicle booked in for the care it is crying out for.

Of course as servicing and MOTs are undertaken yearly in many cases, it’s worth booking in for an MOT in Barry at the same time as your car servicing in Barry.

We service cars of all models at our workshop on Broad Street Barry.

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What car maintenance is necessary?

Car maintenance is crucial to ensure the safety, reliability, and longevity of your vehicle. Some essential car maintenance tasks that are typically necessary are regular oil changes, tyre up keeps, brake system inspections, fluid inspections/changes, air filter replacement, battery health checks, inspection of belt/hose connections, and spark plug replacement. Have your car inspected by a qualified mechanic at regular intervals to identify potential issues early on and address them promptly. Also, follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule outlined in your car’s owner manual.

Which cars are most expensive to service?

Luxury and high-performance vehicles tend to be more expensive to service compared to mainstream or economy cars. European luxury cars often have higher service costs due to the advanced technology, specialised parts, and higher labour rates associated with these vehicles. Sports cars are renowned for their performance and engineering. And the complexity and rarity of their parts, coupled with specialised maintenance requirements, contribute to higher service costs. Electric vehicles and hybrid cars require specialised attention and expertise, which can result in higher service costs as well.