2018-07-25 06:00

ALTHOUGH servicing your vehicle is not a legal requirement, there are a number of reasons why you should consider getting your car serviced by a professional workshop within the recommended service interval.


Servicing a vehicle within the specified service interval can help to identify potential problems before they become serious ones as essential checks are carried out to critical vehicle components to make sure that these vital parts don’t fail when you need them most. A comprehensive vehicle inspection is carried out as part of our service schedule, providing you peace of mind that the vehicle is in road-worthy condition. Just because a vehicle drives ok, that shouldn’t suggest that all is working as well as it should be. As the mileage increases, so too does the wear and tear. Deterioration is often gradual and hidden out of sight, hence motorists may not see or feel the defect. This can lull motorists into a false sense of security, mistakenly believing that all is ok because nothing major has gone wrong with their vehicle.


Failing to service your vehicle within the specified service interval to save a few rands is really just a false economy. Regular servicing can help to identify issues early on that could later become costly and expensive to rectify. Take engine oil for example, it needs to be adequately lubricating and protected with the correct grade & viscosity of oil, as there are a number of moving components inside your engine. The ability of oil to lubricate & protect your engine reduces over time and mileage and could cause premature engine failure, costing thousands to repair or replace. This also applies to the gearbox & differential. All our service schedules include engine oil replacement with the correct grade of oil, oil filter and checking of the gearbox and differential oil and, if needed, replacing. This ensures that your engine, gearbox & differential run smoother for longer.

Regular servicing can save you money on fuel — new oil, filters and spark plugs make for a smoother running engine and improves fuel economy.

Furthermore, not servicing your car increases your chances of suffering a breakdown — which is both costly and inconvenient if you subsequently become reliant on hire cars or public transport whilst your vehicle is being fixed.


Servicing your car within the specified service interval will undoubtedly improve the life span of the vehicle. Just like your body, the better you treat it — the longer it is likely to last. With more and more people choosing to hold on to their car for longer — regular servicing is crucial if you want to enjoy many years of trouble-free, reliable driving.


The second hand market is always competitive, with buyers expecting more for their money.

A car with a full service history by a professional workshop is likely to attract more potential buyers and a higher selling price.

Book your service at ACS Autoworx today.

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