Full Service Checklist

A Full Service is just that. As standard we will replace the appropriate oil, oil filter, air filter, pollen filter, fuel filter and spark plugs (petrol engines). However, there are circumstances where a service item may not require replacement. For example; long life fuel filters or iridium or platinum spark plugs that do not warrant changing given the vehicle mileage and interval since they were last replaced.

In these circumstances we will advise the customer and give them the option to decline this item at the time of undertaking the Service. This saving will then be itemised and refunded to you in branch.

Stage 1: Check vehicle history, mileage, service schedule requirements
To identify what is required according to the manufacturer’s service schedule taking into account previous work/history.
Stage 2: Road Test
To test overall performance and handling of the vehicle – paying particular attention to any noises or issues associated with steering, suspension, brakes, clutch, bearings and exhaust (e.g. knocking, juddering, pulling etc).
Stage 3: Vehicle on floor
Check all apertures including fuel caps and seal Check interior warning lamps/gauges Check horn
Check wipers Check, adjust and top up windscreen washers Check windscreen and mirrors
Check exterior light bulbs Check seat belts and seat security Check condition/tension of auxiliary drive belt
Check engine compartment for noises on tick-over Check and top up power steering fluid Check, test and top up anti-freeze
Check, test and top up brake fluid Check, test battery condition and security Check coolant, hoses, radiator and rad fan operation
Stage 4: Vehicle on Ramp
RENEW ENGINE OIL AND FILTER RENEW AIR FILTER RENEW POLLEN FILTER
RENEW FUEL FILTER (if long life fuel filter not required, item will be deducted from invoice) RENEW SPARK PLUGS (if long life platinum/iridium plugs are not required, item will be deducted from invoice) Check tyres: tread, pressures, condition, sizes, fitment, including spare
Check wheels and valves Check complete brake system. Includes callipers, pipes, hoses, cables, pads and discs. Clean and adjust where applicable Check suspension condition, wear, movement, dust covers/gaiters. Includes shocks, springs, ball joints, arms, links
Check steering condition, wear, movement, dust covers. Includes rack, arms, rods, joints, hoses, pump Check drive shafts/ prop shafts, cv joints, gaiters Check wheel bearings
Check exhaust system, mountings, rubbers Check transmission condition/gear box fluid Check engine for oil leaks
Check fuel system for petrol/diesel leaks Check chassis for rust/corrosion on sills and prescribed areas  
Stage 5: Final Checks
Clean engine covers Lubricate door hinges and bonnet catch Check and advise timing belt replacement interval
Stamp service book Reset service lights Road test

Interim Service Checklist

Stage 1: Check vehicle history, mileage, service schedule requirements
To identify what is required according to the manufacturer’s service schedule taking into account previous work/history.
Stage 2: Road Test
To test overall performance and handling of the vehicle – paying particular attention to any noises or issues associated with steering, suspension, brakes, clutch, bearings and exhaust (e.g. knocking, juddering, pulling etc).
Stage 3: Vehicle on floor
Check interior warning lamps/gauges Check horn Check wipers
Check, adjust and top up windscreen washers Check windscreen and mirrors Check exterior lightbulbs
Check and top up power steering fluid Check, test and top up anti-freeze Check, test and top up brake fluid
Stage 4: Vehicle on Ramp
RENEW ENGINE OIL AND FILTER Check tyres Check front brakes
Check front suspension Check steering Check front wheel bearings
  Check exhaust  
Stage 5: Final Checks
Check and advise timing belt replacement interval Stamp service book Reset service lights
  Road test  

Useful Information

Regular servicing extends the life of your car, improves fuel economy, reduces the risk of avoidable repair bills and the inconvenience of mechanical breakdown.

Most manufacturers recommend that their vehicles are serviced every 12 months or 12,000 miles.