There are many different types of makes and models of cars on the market. However, in this article, we are going to be focusing on Skoda’s and SEAT’s. Every car needs a service when in use and the recommended time period to have a full service is every 12 months. However, if you have driven over 12,000 miles before the yearly period, it is recommended that you have a service at this point.
There are two types of SEAT services available on the market. These include:
- Fixed/ time and distance SEAT service
This particular type of service is recommended if you are likely to drive your car less than 10,000 miles in a year.
- Longlife/ variable SEAT service
This type of service is available on new generation SEATs with variable service intervals of up to 20,000 (at a maximum) or at a 2-year interval, depending on which one comes first.
Like SEATs, Skoda’s have two types of services which are available including:
- Fixed service/ time and distance Skoda service
If you are driving your car less than 10,000 miles a year, then this service is recommended for your Skoda.
- Longlife/ variable Skoda service
This service is available to all new generation Skoda’s. It is recommended with variable service intervals of up to 20,000 miles or 2 years, depending on which comes first. It is also recommended if you drive your car for more than 25 miles per day.
What does a full car service include?
A full car service includes tasks which can involve up to 50 car parts and components, system checks as well as adjustments. Some of which include:
- Engine oil change and filter replacement.
- Checking all dashboard warning lights.
- Steering alignment.
- Checking the brakes, steering, exhaust, tyres and lights.
What is a car service?
A service on your car checks the condition that your car is in and therefore will access general wear and tear of car parts and much more.
How much is a service?
Depending on what type of car service you require for your Skoda or SEAT, a service can range from £100 – £250.