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What is changed on a Full service on your vehicle

IMG_1779Details of our Full Service are as follows:

  • Check front and rear lights
  • Check horn
  • Top up screen wash bottle
  • Check wiper blades
  • Check front (and rear) wash and wipe system and adjust jet settings
  • Check coolant strength and level (minimum -25C)
  • Check power steering fluid level
  • Add fuel & oil system cleaning solutions (optional)
  • Visual look over top of engine compartment for obvious faults
  • Replace engine oil and oil filter
  • Replace pollen filter
  • Replace air filter
  • Replace spark plugs (Petrol engines)
  • Replace fuel filter (Diesel engines)
  • Check tyre tread depths
  • Check front and rear brake pad wear
  • Reset service indicator
  • Stamp paper service book
  • Complementary Wash & Vacuum
  • Check operation of interior and glove box lights
  • Visual check of airbags for signs of exterior damage
  • Check battery
  • Carry out full diagnostic check of all compatible control units and list any faults
  • Lubricate door hinges, boot hinges and bonnet catch
  • Check tyre tread depths, condition and set correct pressures (including spare)
  • Check engine and components from above for leaks and damage
  • Check alternator belt, power steering belt, air conditioning belt (if all fitted)
  • Visual check of timing belt (if accessible type)
  • Visual check of braking system for leaks and damage
  • Check front and rear wheel bearings for excessive wear
  • Check shock absorbers and suspension springs for leaks and damage
  • Underside of engine check for leaks and damage
  • Manual/Auto gearbox check for leaks and damage
  • Manual gearbox, and Auto gearbox with dipsticks check oil level
  • Front suspension check all bushes and joints for excessive wear and damage
  • Rear suspension check all bushes and joints for excessive wear and damage
  • Rear final drive (if fitted) Check for leaks and damage
  • Steering joints check for excessive wear and damage
  • Drive shafts check joints for wear and damage
  • Underbody protection check for damage
  • Exhaust system check security and for leaks and damage
  • Carry out road test


And depending on car model, mileage and time intervals, extra items that may be required (Additional charges apply)…

  • Replace gearbox oil
  • Replace gearbox filter
  • Brake fluid service
  • Air conditioning service
  • Timing/cambelt replacement
  • Haldex oil change
  • Haldex filter change

We use genuine manufacturer parts on your vehicle ensuring peace of mind and a two year warranty.

Call us on 0208 2000 995 if you would like us to give your car its correct service.


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