Car servicing refers to a sequence of mechanical maintenance processes performed after a period of time or after a certain distance covered by the car. Some cars have a self-diagnostic system, which alerts one when the service is due.
Majority of Kenyans are guilty of not servicing their cars, there are those that take it as a cumbersome process, some blame it on the cost claiming it’s too expensive. While others are just too busy to get time to take their car to the garage for service, so they say. What most of us don’t comprehend is, just like we go to the doctor for regular check-up with an aim of
improving our health, the same applies to taking cars for service. As much as one may think car servicing is
expensive, not taking it for service will actually cost you quite a fortune, which is way more than
what you will pay for service.
There are two types of car service, it is important to at least have an idea of what each comprises before we get to the importance of servicing your car. There is minor car service and major car service.
A minor car service is usually a very short procedure that can take an hour or two hours of your time. This is usually carried out after a 6 months period or after covering 6000 miles. Minor car servicing in Kenya involves the following:-
- Changing the engine oil
- Replacing the air filter
- Replacing the fuel filter
- Replacing the oil filter
A major car service is a very intensive procedure that can take up to 4 hours of your time. It can be undertaken after a period of 12 months or after covering 12000 miles. Major car service involves the following;
- Checking the cooling system
- Checking the brakes and brake fluids
- Replacing the engine oil
- Changing the fuel filter
- Changing the oil filter
- Replacing the air filter
- Replacing spark plugs, this is for the cars that don’t use diesel.
- Checking all warning lights on the dash
- Checking all operations for interior and exterior lights
- Checking the windscreen wipers and washers
- Replacing the A\C filter
- Taking the car on a road test. This is for the purpose of picking up any problem that was not easily noticed during engine inspection
Now that we are familiar with car servicing and what it entails, let us get into the importance of servicing your car.
Importance of servicing your car
Car servicing is very important and crucial to every car owner. It doesn’t matter if the car is old from the 90s or brand new, servicing it is mandatory for your benefit and your family as a whole. The following are valid reasons why servicing your car is important;
Boosts your safety
Servicing your car on a regular basis will definitely ensure your safety. For instance when you take your car to the garage for service, the mechanic will note a few problems, such as faulty brakes, worn out tires and faulty headlights; this in turn will result to the fixing of those identified problems. If you had not taken your car to the garage and decided to embark on a road trip with your family, chances of you getting into a car accident would be very high, hence putting your life and that of your family in grave danger. This is why it’s very important to always take your car to Agba motors for regular servicing.
It saves you money
Regular car service will most definitely save you money. Most Kenyans will tend to differ with this statement, simply because they think car servicing is too expensive. On the contrary, not servicing your car will actually cost you a fortune. When you change the oil, fuel and air filters on a regular basis, this will in turn prevent the engine from wearing out. It will also enable the engine to consume a fairly amount of oil. Dirty filters, can cause the engine to burn too much gas and not enough air. It also causes large consumption of fuel, this would in turn, cause you a lot of money due the engine wear out since you will have to get a new engine. Taking your car to our workshop for regular service will help you save a lot of money.
It increases resale value
Car servicing is a very essential and most valid way of increasing the resale value of your car. When you take your car to the garage for service, any tiny problem that may be seen will be solved instantly; this will in turn make your car to be better at performance. Since it is highly maintained when it comes to reselling it the value would have increased because it is still in perfect shape. However when you don’t take your car for service, the problems that it has no matter how small they may seem, they will definitely accumulate and turn to bigger problems , when your potential buyer comes to contact with it and takes it on a test drive, the problems will definitely show. This is a very bad first impression, because it shows lack of maintenance on your side. It will cost you losing a potential client. To avoid this and ensure the resale value for your car increases, book with us today for car services at very affordable charges.
It reduces air pollution
Cars are one of the biggest contributors to air pollution. They produce harmful gasses such as carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide which are a big threat to our environment. However this can be reduced by regularly servicing the car, this will help in ensuring the filters are in good condition, hence reducing the amount of gas released in the atmosphere.
Boost fuel economy
Regular servicing of your car, will improve its general performance .This includes normal fuel consumption. A car that has not been serviced, will undergo some several malfunctions, this includes the engine not working properly. It will result in consuming too much fuel, making one to spend so much on buying fuel. Servicing your car on a regular basis will help you save money by buying just the right amount of fuel needed and not more than what is required. To avoid this, visit our workshop for car services.
It increases the life span of your car
When you service your car on a regular basis, the chances of it lasting for a long time are very high. This is because it will be in good condition, preventing it from malfunctioning. Failure to service your car on a regular basis will cause your car to always breakdown and it will not serve you for a long time as it is intended to.
Prevents premature engine wear out.
Periodic servicing of your car, will keep the engine in perfect condition. Replacing the filters on a regular basis will help the engine to not wear out. It will make the engine perform at its very best level, since its well taken care of. The reverse is also true, when you fail to service your car, the engine will wear out causing you to get another engine. This is a very expensive situation that can be avoided.
These are some of the importance of servicing your car. It’s very necessary to service your car, for both your good and that of your family. When taking your car for service, it’s also important to choose the best workshop that can provide the best services for you. Visit agba motors today for all your automotive needs, and you won’t be disappointed.