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The Importance of Regular Car Servicing

When you’re struggling with your budget and time is of the essence, the temptation of ignoring the fact your car service is due skyrockets. Most people think that it doesn’t hurt to extend the time between car services and even the time allowed before car repairs are actually being done. All in all however, this isn’t just dangerous, but can end up costing you money and stress that could have been avoided in the first place.

Why should a car be serviced regularly?

Regular services help make sure that your car works in a reliable and efficient way. It’s the biggest factor in ensuring the longevity of your car’s lifespan.

When a car gets a regular service, attention is carefully paid to its various parts, components and systems. This means that potential issues are flagged early and repairs can be carried-out before major stress affects vehicle components and causes unneeded costly breakdowns.

Regular services also help to ensure the performance and safety of your vehicle, not to mention reducing carbon emissions and increasing fuel efficiency.

What are the risks of not having regular car servicing?

Oil sludge build up in the engine – oil sludge that’s built up can be compared to a gel that holds back the smooth and flow of oil through your car’s engine. The overall result of aggravated engine oil will pollute your engine. The sad thing is that this issue is very common in modern vehicles.

Poor protection and safety

There’s no risk bigger than the possible havoc that can happen from mechanical failure whilst driving. You’ll be endangering not only yourself but other drivers as well. Steering, braking and suspension are crucial to a car’s performance and safety, so if these aren’t regularly attended to, drivers won’t have any idea how safe their car is. A regular service is vital to spotting and fixing wear that affects the steering and braking systems of the vehicle.

Extreme wear and tear

It’s a very real possibility that not having a regular service puts excessive pressure on your car and increases wear and tear. In the short term this may not seem like a big issue, but car repairs will soon be required and will likely be more expensive than you first thought. This is a frustrating concept when you remember that if spotted and repaired sooner, the expense and overall inconvenience wouldn’t have been that immense.

Lagging fuel economy

Fuel isn’t cheap and we all strive to get as much mileage from the fuel we purchase as possible. A car that’s not regular serviced won’t be as fuel efficient and will cause additional fuel expense.


Time you invest now will pay dividends later. You might think that you can’t afford a few hours away from your car whilst it gets serviced, but not many people realise that the inconvenience of being without your car for a longer period while it gets fixed is even greater.

All in all, the risk of leaving your car unserviced regularly isn’t worth it. Regular car checks are there to help increase your car’s longevity and efficiency and will relieve the burden of having it serviced.

Our experienced, capable and professional mechanics don’t just service SEATs too, so drop us a line and see how we can help keep you on the road.

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Miller & Middleton SEAT

124 Bergholt Road, Colchester, Essex CO4 5AJ
T: 01206 844455


Monday to Friday 8:00 until 18:00
Saturday 8:00 until 17:00 (Aftersales 8:00 until 12:30)
Sunday and Bank Holidays: Closed