Car Servicing in Bideford at Boards Auto Repairs

Vehicle or car servicing is the most important and fundamental step towards looking after your car and extending its overall life and durability. Good and timely services enhance the performance of the vehicle as well as make it relatively safe and efficient for the car owner to drive. As a matter of fact, regular servicing on your car also means saving money as you insure your car against incidental or sudden breakdowns that can happen anytime on the road. These breakdowns can come down heavily on your pocket.

Every motor vehicle undergoes some maintenance procedure after a regular time interval or when the vehicle has covered specific distance milestones. The servicing schedule differs for every make and model of a car. These servicing days are stated by the vehicle manufacturer.

It is critical to get your vehicle serviced regularly as it not only impacts the performance of the vehicle to a great extent, but it also has a positive effect on the driving experience and safety aspect of the car.

At Boards Auto Repairs we offer all these services at a very competitive rate, which is a fraction of what most of the other car dealers and service stations in Bideford will charge you.

Basic or Interim and Full Car Servicing

We offer two different types of car servicing, an Interim Service and a Full Service, the difference between them being that a basic or interim car service is more like ensuring that the basic functionalities of the car are working fine where as a full service covers every aspect of your vehicle’s well being as listed below:

STAGE 1: ROAD TEST

  • Check steering for pull / vibration / travel
  • Check brakes for pull / judder

STAGE 2: VEHICLE ON FLOOR

  • Check exterior lights operation
  • Check seat belts (excluding any child seats if fitted and report)
  • Check wipers condition and operation
  • Check front washer operation, adjust washer jets if required and top up
  • Check rear washer and wiper for condition and operation
  • Check condition and tension of fan / aux. belt where visible
  • Check instrument panel for warning lights and report
  • Check / top up power steering reservoir (if applicable)

STAGE 3: VEHICLE ON RAMP

  • Check and report Wheel Alignment or Geometry
  • Check steering gaiters, joints and dust covers
  • Check propshaft, suspension joints and grease nipples where fitted
  • Check wheel bearings for excessive play or noise
  • Check inner and outer driveshaft gaiters
  • Check tyres size, condition, tread depth, and fitment including spare
  • Check clutch operation and top up fluid if applicable
  • Check shock absorbers and spring condition (where visible)
  • Check all road wheels for correct balance (including spare)
  • Check and adjust tyre pressures (including spare)
  • Check condition of brake pads and shoes
  • Check condition of brake discs and drums
  • Check condition of wheel cylinders, calipers and adjusters
  • Check handbrake linkages
  • Check exhaust system
  • Check any items reported by customer

STAGE 4: SERVICE TASKS

  • Replace engine oil and engine oil filter with treatments
  • Replace air filter
  • Replace pollen filter
  • Replace fuel filter
  • Check coolant level and top up if required
  • Check brake fluid level and top up if required
  • Check anti-freeze strength MIN -20
  • Check battery condition and grease terminals if accessible
  • Lubricate accessible door hinges
  • Lubricate bonnet catch

STAGE 5: SCHEDULED SERVICE TASKS

  • Check for timing belt replacement interval and report if due according to mileage or age
  • Check for Pollen Filter replacement interval and report if due according to mileage or age
  • Report if Spark Plugs are due to be changed according to mileage or age
  • Reset vehicle service light where applicable / subject to data and tooling availability

STAGE 6: ROAD TEST

  • Road test
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