Regardless of whether you own a petrol, diesel, hybrid, or electric vehicle, it is important to book a service on a regular basis. Most manufacturers recommend a service every year or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. This is to make sure that it is running smoothly and there are no underlying issues which could affect your safety or the safety of other drivers on the road. The New Year offers the perfect opportunity to book a service in and make sure your car is good to go for the next 12 months. Find out why it’s worth booking a service in as soon as possible.

What is involved in a car service?

When you book in a car service, you can expect a qualified mechanic to look over the key working parts of your vehicle. These include your brakes, oil, filter, and other mechanical and electronic systems. The mechanic can examine these systems and suggest any replacement parts depending on their condition. The cost of replacement parts is not included in the cost of the service.

How will a car service benefit you?

Having a car service booked in at the beginning of the year can have numerous benefits, including:

Increased longevity

As the year begins, it is likely that the weather conditions will be at their worst. Cold temperatures, wind, and rain are tough conditions for your vehicle, and can cause numerous faults to develop. This is why giving your vehicle the attention it needs can ensure it is prepared to deal with these conditions. Your mechanic can replace essential fluids and examine important parts such as brakes to make sure your car is safe in the winter months. This important maintenance can also increase your vehicle’s longevity, as these important components make sure it is working at optimum performance.


In the upcoming year, you are likely to be undertaking hundreds of journeys, whether this is a commute to work or a family holiday at home. Every journey matters, regardless of whether it is long or short, so it is essential to make sure your vehicle is safe. Some of the most important components of your vehicle that keep you safe include brakes, tyres, suspension, lights, and the exhaust system. Damaged components could not only impact performance, but also put you or other drivers in danger. A service can help identify problems and rectify them so that you are safer on the road.

Maximise value

Thinking of purchasing a new car this year? One of the most important things to check is whether the vehicle has been well maintained throughout its lifetime and if it has a full service history. Having less of a service history can impact the value of a vehicle and put off a potential buyer. This is something to bear in mind if you are planning on replacing your vehicle this year, as a recent service is likely to make your car a more attractive prospect.

Want to get your car booked in for a service this new year? Our team at Double Dee Autos have you covered. We can book in a comprehensive service to make sure your vehicle is in good condition, with our team possessing the expertise to carry out repairs if necessary. If you want to get your vehicle booked in with our experts as soon as possible, give us a call today on 020 8460 3040 or email