Car service overview

A car service typically includes an inspection and maintenance of several key systems and components in the vehicle. Here are some of the main items that are typically reviewed during a car service:

  1. Oil and filter change: The oil and filter are replaced to keep the engine lubricated and clean.
  2. Brake system: The brake pads and rotors are inspected for wear, and brake fluid levels are checked.
  3. Suspension and steering: The suspension and steering systems are checked for wear, leaks, and proper alignment.
  4. Tires: The tires are inspected for wear, proper inflation, and alignment.
  5. Battery and charging system: The battery and charging system are checked for proper operation and voltage.
  6. Exhaust system: The exhaust system is checked for leaks and proper operation.
  7. Cooling system: The coolant level, hoses and the condition of the radiator are inspected for leaks and proper operation.
  8. Fuel system: The fuel filter and fuel injectors are inspected for proper operation and leaks.
  9. Electrical system: The lights, wipers, and other electrical components are checked for proper operation.
  10. Emissions system: The emissions system is inspected for proper operation and emissions compliance.

Please note that the checklist of the inspection and maintenance items can vary between different car models, manufacturers, and service centers. It’s always recommended to consult the owner’s manual or the service center for more information on the specific items that will be checked during your car’s service.

At what milage should the car service be done?

The mileage at which a car requires service can vary depending on several factors such as the make and model of the car, the driving conditions, and the maintenance schedule. In general, most car manufacturers recommend service intervals at around 7,500 to 10,000 miles or every 6 to 12 months, whichever comes first.

However, it’s important to check the owner’s manual for the specific service intervals for your car. Some cars may require more frequent service, particularly if they are driven in severe conditions such as extreme temperatures, heavy traffic, or off-road use. Additionally, some cars may have oil life monitoring systems that can alert you when it’s time for an oil change.

It is also important to note that regular maintenance such as oil changes, tire rotations, and brake inspections are essential to maintaining the performance and longevity of your car. In addition to following the recommended service schedule, it is also a good idea to pay attention to any warning signs or unusual noises your car may be making, and address them as soon as possible.