How long does a car service take?

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In this article, we will explain to you how long a car service will take when booked in at your local National Tyres and Autocare branch.

how long does a car service take

Firstly, when looking at how long a car service will take, it depends on the type of service. At National Tyres and Autocare, we offer a variety of servicing packages to suit the needs of our customers. We offer an Oil and Filter Service which is perfect for drivers on a budget or alternatively, drivers who are wanting to know whether their car is running smoothly and looking for that extra peace of mind.

If you have registered your vehicle as off the road (SORN) and you have now made the decision to 'unSORN' your vehicle, this would be the perfect time to book in for an Oil and Filter Service at your local National branch. In a study conducted by ByMiles, it was found that "48% of UK drivers have cut their mileage compared to the start of the pandemic". If you are starting to drive your car on a more regular basis, then it could be the perfect time to book in for an Oil and Filter Service.

We also offer an Interim Service, which is perfect for drivers who have reached the midway point between their last MOT or have reached 6,000 miles since their last service. More extensive than an Oil and Filter Service, but not as much as a Full Service, the Interim Service is comprised of a 39-point vehicle check.

Finally, we offer a Full Service. Our Full Service option is a major service and our most extensive servicing package. We recommend that you book your car for a full service every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever occurs first. At our MOT approved branches, we also have the option to book in for an MOT and Full Service, allowing you to gain the MOT at a discounted rate.

It is vitally important that you don't just wait to get your vehicle inspected every 12 months, once your full service or MOT is due. This is why regular servicing is highly recommended to ensure your vehicle is safe and roadworthy all year round.

How much is a car service?

An Oil and Filter Service is our cheapest car service. A full car service is our most expensive servicing package. To find out the cost of our car servicing packages, please click on the button below. If your local National Tyres branch is an MOT approved branch, you can also combine either your Interim or Full car service with an MOT at a discounted rate.

Related: Servicing Pricing

How long does it take to service a car?

Depending on the vehicle make and model, a car service can vary in the time it takes to complete. Due to the complexity and amount of work that needs to be undertaken by the branch staff, we may advise that you leave the vehicle at the branch- the branch staff will give you a call when the work is complete.

This could be either all morning which is 8:30 am to 1 pm or all afternoon which is 1 pm to 5:30 pm. Depending on the type of car service, the vehicle may need to be in the branch from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. This additional time is to allow for potential rectification, with regards to other problems that may be found during the service inspection.

If your vehicle needs additional work carried out, then the time it takes for a service to be completed is dependant on whether the parts are available or if we need them delivered to our centre.

Book a car service

You can book a car service online on our website. By clicking the button below, you will be taken to our servicing page. From here, you will need to enter your vehicle registration, you will then be displayed with the relevant information for each of our servicing packages. Once you have picked which National branch you would like your car serviced, you then will then have the option to pick between three possible dates. Once the car service has been requested, you will receive a response with the allocated date and time.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to book over the telephone instead, you can find the number for your local National branch on our Servicing page.

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