What MOT or Service Is Best for Me?
People for some reason seem to be cautious and tentative in the modern day when it comes to spending money on maintenance and repairs for their car. A mentality of if it isn’t broken don’t fix it is trending, but this could have detrimental effects on your vehicle and to your wallet in the long run. One way to ensure the safety and reliability of your vehicle is to make sure your vehicle has a regular mot and full service history.
Arranging regular vehicle service checks conducted by an expert and professional team can identify potential problems with your vehicle that may need care or attention before your mot is due. A regular service includes all the essential checks are carried out to critical vehicle components. These checks include testing and examining your braking system, suspension, oil and other components to make sure that these vital parts don’t become a serious problem. During your mot service pre-check the specialist engineers will highly recommend on the spot repairs where the mechanic has noticed a problem or hazardous fault with your vehicle and suggest they need immediate attention.
When It comes to your service itself there are different options to decide between. These options are the fixed service and long life service. Choosing which option is ideal for you depends on how you are as a driver. For example, it would be recommended that for mainly city drivers to consider the Fixed service and for long distance drivers the long-life service is considered the better option.
This service is recommended for drivers who are likely to drive less than 10,000 miles in a year. The fixed service option depends on the type of driving that you do and will be this service option will be suggested if you tend to drive in the following way:
- Mainly city centre driving, short journeys with frequent cold starts
- High engine loading activities, e.g. frequent hill climbs, driving with your vehicle fully loaded and towing
- Uneconomical driving using high RPMs with heavy acceleration and heavy braking
Long Life Service
This service is recommended for drivers who are likely to drive more than 25 miles a day. This service is also suggested if you drive TO have the following driving style:
- Long distance driving
- Driving at a continuous speed with minimum vehicle and engine loading
- Economical driving
Whichever service is chosen it is highly recommended that one of these is taken as when your MOT is due to arise it may stop a delay or extra costing when your mot service is carried out.