Maintenance and Servicing

Regular servicing can help to identify potential problems before they become real ones, that’s why it’s important to keep your car serviced according to the manufacturers reconmendations. Servicing will make sure that essential checks are carried out to critical vehicle components and that these vital parts don’t let you down when you need them most. Regular servicing provides peace of mind that the vehicle is in road-worthy condition.

Failing to service your vehicle each year to save some money really is a false economy. Regular servicing can help to identify issues early on that could later become costly and expensive to rectify. It can also help you at the petrol pump. New oil and air filters make for a smoother running engine and a more fuel efficient car.

Simply put, regularly servicing your car will undoubtedly improve the life span of the vehicle. 

Minor / Basic Service

A basic car service is the entry level servicing package which is also known as interim service or a minor service. The basic service is usually recommended every 10 000 to 15000 km or else every year. Typically included in a basic car service is an oil change, oil filter change and an inspection of main components of the car.

  • Changing the oil
  • Changing the oil filter
  • Basic Inspection of all fluids, filters, belts, hoses and brakes
  • Tyre Rotation on Request
  • Check all Lights Operation

Major Service

A Major Service includes the Basic Service Items and several other items essential to be maintained. 

Such as replacing brake and clutch fluid, adjusting tappet clearance to make sure the most important parts in your engine keep running in optimal condition and checking and replacing wheel bearing grease.

Some Items that may be included:

  • Road Test (Rattles, steering, braking stability & noises)
  • Check all warning lights on dash
  • Check rev counter & speedo operation
  • Check hooter
  • Refill front & rear window water bottles
  • Report on condition of discs & brake drums
  • Report on condition of pads & brake shoes
  • Replace Fuel filter (Where Applicable)
  • Replace Engine Oil and Oil Filter
  • Check Clutch pedal travel & squeaking (Where Applicable)
  • Check Brake pedal travel & squeaking
  • Check Door operation
  • Check Boot operation
  • Check Bonnet operation
  • Lubricate all latches/hinges slightly
  • Check Battery water if Battery is not sealed
  • Refill hydraulic levels if necessary
  • Check Battery terminals tightness
  • Inspect coolant system for leaks & levels, pressure test if needed
  • Inspect all Suspension Components and Bushes
  • Check Gearbox Oil Levels and Top-up if necessary
  • Gear Lever Linkages check
  • Check diff oil levels and Top-up if necessary
  • Inspect Exhaust system
  • Repack & adjust wheel bearings if necessary
  • Inspect Condition of all Tyres and Report
  • Check New Oil Level
  • Check wiper blade condition
  • Check windshield washers
  • Check all interior & console lights
  • Inspect handbrake operation
  • Check Handbrake Adjustment
  • Brake Fluid Condition Checked/Tested
  • Check all lLghts
  • Coolant Level Checked
  • Check Fan Belt Tension
  • Check Fan Belt Condition
  • Replace Spark Plugs (Where Applicable)
  • Check Spark plug Wires (Where Applicable)
  • Replace Air Filter
  • Inspect Cambelt Tension
  • Inspect Cambelt Condition
  • Inspect CV Joint Dust Covers/Boots
  • Check Steering Wheel if straight
  • Check Wheel Balance and Alignment (If Specially Requested)
  • Check Air Conditioner Operation (Where Applicable)
  • Replace Cabin Filter
  • Check Spare Wheel & Tools
  • Inspect Universal Joints
  • Grease Universal Joints
  • Inspect Tie Rod Ends
  • Inspect Steering Component
  • Steering Rack/Box Boots/Seals checked
  • All Grease Nipples Serviced (Where Applicable)
  • Inspect all Shocks
  • Torque Wheel Nuts
  • Pump all Tyres to Specification