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Car Servicing at National Tyres and Autocare
Servicing your vehicle at regular intervals has many benefits including improved handling, smoother ride, an increased fuel-efficiency and most importantly it minimises the risk of breaking down. The service schedule for your vehicle will depend on the manufacturer, the age of the car and the mileage.
At National we only fit OE (Original equipment) approved parts and all mechanical parts carry a 12 month/12,000 mileage guarantee (whichever is sooner). With 250 fitting centres and thousands of highly trained technicians in a branch near you why not book one of our comprehensive services today.
If you are looking for car servicing near you, then National Tyres and Autocare are offering a range of car servicing packages to suit all requirements.
You can receive a quotation and request a servicing appointment, by entering your vehicle's registrations in the box at the top of this page. We will request three suitable dates and liaise with the branch to make your booking. We will then notify you by e-mail. Payment is made in branch after your service has been completed.
Frequently Asked Questions about Car Servicing
Yes. A car service will help improve the overall performance of your car. Safety is the main and probably the most important aspect of a car service as this will ensure that your vehicle is safe to drive. A regular service for your vehicle will also maintain its value, meaning that if you look to sell your car or van on in the future, that it will be more valuable than a vehicle that has not been regularly serviced. During a car service, there are a number of areas that are checked which will greatly improve the performance of the vehicle. To reduce the risk of mechanical issues, an Express Service will ensure that with a quick and easy oil and filter change- this ensures that the car engine is kept lubricated to maximise the life of your engine. A car that is not regularly serviced will produce more emissions, however regular car servicing will reduce this, which will result in fewer harmful emissions pumped out into the environment. On a car service, your tyres will also be checked, ensuring that the tyres have enough air in them to ensure optimum performance levels, as well as inspecting if there is any structural damage. Car tyres can improve fuel efficiency, your overall safety on the roads and also improve handling characteristics. If you have an issue with either your steering or suspension, this can be easily diagnosed during a car service- if any repairs need to occur, this will greatly improve your overall driving performance and experience.
If you are wanting to know when your car service to due, this information can be found in your car service book. However, if you believe that there may be some car service information missing from your service book, you can contact your vehicle manufacturer directly and they will be able to let you know if and when your car has been serviced by a franchised dealership. If you notice that your car has not had a service for a long period of time, we would recommend booking in for a Full Service at your National Tyres and Autocare branch. If you are about to embark on a long car journey and are looking for that extra peace of mind, we would recommend booking in for an Express service, even if your car service is not due.
For an Express Service, this should occur whenever your oil and filter needs replacing. If you are unsure of when you need this, you can book in at your local National Tyres and Autocare branch for a FREE visual health check. During this health check, our highly trained branch staff will be able to let you know if you are due an Express Service. For an Interim Service, it is recommended that this is completed every 6,000 miles or 6 months, whichever occurs first. Booking in for a regular 6-month Interim service will ensure that your vehicle is performing to its optimum level and will also give the branch staff an opportunity to identify if there are any issues. For a Full Service, National Tyres and Autocare recommend that this is completed every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. This is an important requirement to maximise vehicle safety and ensure your engine, tyres, steering and many other aspects of your vehicle are functioning correctly. For more information on car servicing, the following blog article will be useful: How often should you service your car?
If you are wanting to check the car service history of a vehicle, it is important that you check your car service records. Within the car service records, you will be able to see maintenance work which has been carried out and how often this has occurred. Regularly servicing a car or van can help maintain its value and improve its performance. It is important that if you are looking to purchase a car or van that you examine the car service records to ensure that you don’t occur any nasty surprises once you own the vehicle! It is also important, as well as the car service records, that you check the MOT history to help identify if there have been any issues with the vehicle in the past. Car service records and MOT history are vitally important when examining the performance of a car. You can find car service records in your service book. Your car service booked will be stamped whenever you have received a car service from a car garage such as National Tyres and Autocare. It is important to note that if you complete an Express Service at National Tyres and Autocare, you will not receive a stamp in your car service book. However, if your car completes an Interim Service or a Full Service, your service book will be stamped. A car service booked will make note of when the work has completed and how many miles were on the clock at the time of the work.
Yes, a car service can improve MPG, saving your money in the process. Whether it be an Express Service, an Interim Service or a Full Service this can ease the burden on your engine and help improve the fuel efficiency of either your car or van. If your vehicle has any issues, this can affect your fuel efficiency meaning that your vehicle will need to use more fuel. During a car service, the National Tyres and Autocare branch staff will carry out a number of essential safety checks which consequently will help improve MPG. It is also important to note that tyres can also improve MPG. If your car tyres have a tread depth below the legal requirement or any rips or bulges, it will be identified during a car service. At National Tyres and Autocare, we stock a number of tyres in order to suit any budget- whether that be premium tyres, mid-range tyres or budget tyres if you are a looking for a value choice tyre.
You cannot check your car service records online. However, your vehicle manufacturer will be able to locate your full service history. If your service records are not located in your service history book and you want to see if any servicing history is missing from your service book, then you will need to contact your vehicle manufacturer. When contacting your car manufacturer, they will ask for you to provide your VIN number (vehicle identification number). If you do not know where to find your cars VIN number, you can find this either in the engine compartment or on your cars doorframe. Once this has been provided, your vehicle manufacturer will be able to instantly check the service history of your car and let you know if the vehicle has been serviced at a reputable garage, such as ourselves at National Tyres and Autocare.
During a car service, a number of essential checks will occur to ensure optimum performance levels of your vehicle and also maximise car safety. When looking at how a car service is completed, this will depend on which level of car service you have purchased. With an Express Service, this will include a 25-point check and your oil and filter will be changed to ensure the car engine to lubricated correctly. During an Interim Service, a 39-point service check will be undertaken while a full service will consist of a 51-point service health check. All of these services will be undertaken at your local National Tyres and Autocare branch. As the car needs to go onto our vehicle ramp, so that the branch staff can fully inspect and carry out essential checks, a service can only be completed in-branch and cannot be completed by a mobile driver, unlike a mobile tyre-fitting service. During the service, you will be advised to leave your vehicle with the branch staff to allow them to complete to work and have the opportunity to rectify any issues that they may find during their inspections.
No, car servicing is not a legal requirement. This is unlike a car MOT which is a legal requirement that needs to take place on a year basis. However, even though car servicing is not a legal requirement, there are still a whole host of benefits in getting a car service. There are a number of reasons why you should service your car. Firstly, regular car servicing is vitally important if you are wanting to ensure that your vehicle is safe to drive and that there are no mechanical faults or defects. Car servicing prevents vehicle malfunctioning and also it is proven to prolong the life of your car. Fuel efficiency is improved if you service your car on a regular basis, whether that be an Express Service, an Interim Service of a Full Service. Car Servicing that also help and maintain the cars maintenance record which is noted in the car service book. This can be a great benefit if you are looking to sell your car in the future as cars with a full service history, or even a partial service history are more expensive than cars with no service records at all. A great example of this is vehicle purchasing companies such as We Buy Any Car. If you head over to We Buy Any Car and enter your vehicle registration, you will see that you will receive more money for your vehicle if there are car service records. If you have no car service records, you will not be able to sell your vehicle for as much money as a car with a service history.
It is important that you check directly with your vehicle manufacturer that it is okay to get your car serviced elsewhere than the vehicle manufacturer’s main dealer. At National Tyres and Autocare, we pride ourselves on always using manufacturer-approved parts when conducting a car service, whether that be an Express Service, an Interim Service or a Full Service. In some occasions, vehicle manufacturers may request that you use a main dealer such as National Tyres and Autocare. This is to ensure that the vehicle continues to function at its optimum level. There is a risk that if you were to get your car serviced at an independent dealer than manufacturer-approved parts will not be used. This will void your manufacturer warranty. If your car is serviced incorrectly and the correct parts are not used this will cause issues with your vehicle manufacturer. Here at National Tyres and Autocare, we would always recommend using a National Tyres branch for a car service if you are wanting to ensure that you don’t void your vehicle manufacturer warranty.
If your car is in for a service at a National Tyres and Autocare branch, you technically do not need to bring anything with you- our branch staff will complete the work and let you know when the vehicle is ready for collection. If you are booked in for an Express Service, you will not be able to get your car service book stamped. However, if you are booked in for an Interim Service or a Full Service, if you bring along your car service book, this will be stamped. It is important to get your car service book stamped to ensure that your car service history is kept up to date. Once your car service book has been stamped, this will be proof that your car has been into National Tyres and Autocare for a car service and that manufacturer-approved parts have been used. This is important if you sell the car in the future or if your vehicle manufacturer has stated that manufacturer-approved parts need to be used during a car service.
A full service history means that a car has been serviced on a regular basis and in line with the recommended manufacturer’s service schedule. A full service history also requires a note of any repair work that has been completed on the vehicle. This is important if you are looking to sell your car. A car with a full service history is more valuable than a car with no service history. If you are wanting proof that a vehicle has a full service history, then you can check this is your car service record book.