Your cars service & MOT may come across as similar but they both cover some different aspects. The MOT is a legal requirement each year for your car if it is over 3 years old and ensures your car is safe to be on the road. The service covers your vehicles performance and with replace & change items such as the air filter and your engine oil.
What Is Car Servicing
A car is recommended to be serviced regularly to ensure its functioning properly and any issues are spotted early and in some cases car manufacturers do require that a vehicle is serviced to validate the warranty. Many tend to forget about the service as it is not a legal requirement, but it can mean your car runs at its best, avoid later issues and ultimately keep your car on the road for longer.
Checks included in a full service are: –
- Engine oil change and filter check
- Lights, Tyres & Exhaust
- Operation of the brakes & steering
- Engine Tuning
- Fluid & Coolant levels
- Cooling System such as radiators, pumps & hoses
- Suspension Checks
- Steering Alignment
- Battery condition
Having over 50 or more checks ensures your car is at its best.
What Is A MOT
The MOT is an annual safety check, required by law, that you need for your car to be allowed on the road. This is for all vehicles over 3 years old. All garages that carry out MOT’s will need to be VOSA approved.
Checks on a MOT include: –
- Electrical Wiring
- Steering & Suspension
- Seat Belts & Restraint System
- Body & Structure, this includes VIN, registration plates and speedometer
- Exhaust, fuel and emissions
- Drivers View
Each of these points have sub-categories that will also be included.
Why Book Your Car Service With Your MOT
Keeping your car service and MOT together each year will mean you are less likely to forget. This will ultimately save you money and time, with no need to book to separate appointments.
Remember not having a valid MOT can result in a £2,500 fine and not having a service could result in a breakdown if your cars parts are not at their best, around 40% of cars that breakdown have not been regularly maintained. In the end this will be a higher cost than the service itself.
Car Servicing & MOT Near Me
At AMS we provide a range of affordable car service packages to suit your vehicle’s needs and along with MOT’s can be book online. Save yourself money & time and book with AMS Tyres & Autocentre Exeter