Keeping Your Car Running Smoothly

Taking care of your car is essential to ensure it runs smoothly and stays reliable for years to come. One of the best ways to achieve this is through regular maintenance. The best way is to get a full car service. RT Mechanics, your local garage, is here to help you understand why a full car service is crucial and what is involved. In this article, we’ll delve into the benefits of regular car servicing, the different types of services available, the average costs involved, and why it’s essential to stick to the service schedule recommended by the manufacturer.

 

Why Choose a Full Car Service?

Regular car servicing is akin to giving your vehicle a health check-up. It involves a comprehensive inspection of various components to identify any potential issues and rectify them before they escalate into major problems. A full car service encompasses a thorough examination of the engine, brakes, suspension, steering, and other vital parts. By investing in a full car service, you can keep your car running efficiently, enhance safety, and prolong its lifespan. This should be done every 12 months.

 

Understanding the Levels of Car Service

Car services are typically put into different levels, each tailored to suit specific needs and intervals. The most common service types are interim service and full car service. An interim service is usually recommended every 6,000 miles or every six months. It includes essential checks and fluid top-ups, ensuring your car stays in decent condition between full services.

On the other hand, a full car service is a more thorough inspection, recommended every 12,000 miles or once a year. It is essential for maintaining your vehicle’s overall health and identifying potential issues that might not be noticeable during interim services. RT Mechanics offers top-notch full car service options to cater to your car’s specific requirements.

 

The Car Service Checklist: What to Expect

During a full car service, our skilled mechanics at RT Mechanics will follow a detailed checklist to ensure nothing is overlooked. Some of the crucial points in the checklist include:

  1. Engine Oil and Filter Change: Engine oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle, and changing it regularly is vital for proper engine function and longevity.
  2. Brake Inspection and Adjustment: The braking system is critical for safety. Our mechanics will inspect the brakes, replace worn-out pads, and adjust the system if needed.
  3. Fluid Level Checks: We’ll inspect and top up essential fluids, such as coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid.
  4. Air Filter Replacement: A clean air filter enhances fuel efficiency and engine performance by ensuring a steady flow of clean air into the engine.
  5. Tyre Inspection: We’ll check tyre pressure, tread depth, and overall condition to ensure optimal handling and safety.
  6. Suspension and Steering Check: A well-maintained suspension and steering system contribute to a smooth and comfortable ride.
  7. Battery Health Check: We’ll examine the battery to ensure it is functioning correctly and replace it if needed.
  8. Lights and Electrics: All lights will be inspected and replaced if necessary, and electrical systems will be tested for proper functioning.

 

Services Include Legal Requirements

Regular car servicing not only keeps your vehicle in good condition but can also fulfil legal requirements. In some regions, vehicles must undergo periodic inspections to ensure they meet safety and emissions standards. A full car service at RT Mechanics can ensure your car remains compliant with local regulations, helping you avoid penalties and ensuring your safety on the road.

 

Understanding Full Car Service Costs

The cost of a full car service can vary depending on factors such as the type of service, the make and model of your vehicle, and the local garage’s pricing. While prices may vary, it’s important to consider the long-term benefits of regular servicing, which can help prevent costly repairs down the road. RT Mechanics strives to provide competitive pricing and transparent service costs, ensuring you get the best value for your money.

 

Adhering to the Service Schedule

Following the manufacturer’s recommended service schedule is crucial for keeping your car in top condition. Each vehicle comes with a service manual that outlines the maintenance tasks and intervals specific to that model. Adhering to the service schedule not only preserves your car’s warranty but also maximises its performance, safety, and reliability.

Regular car servicing, particularly a full car service, is the main aspect of responsible car ownership. By putting trust in your vehicle to RT Mechanics for a comprehensive inspection, you can keep your car running smoothly, address potential issues proactively, and ensure your safety on the road. 

Remember, maintaining your car doesn’t just extend its life; it also brings you peace of mind knowing that you and your passengers are in safe hands. So, why wait? Book your full car service appointment with RT Mechanics today and experience the benefits of regular car maintenance firsthand.

FAQs

We are really easy to find and now have 2 locations. We are just 5 minutes from the A3 in Haslemere on the border of Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex.
Absolutely not! Due to block exemption rules, you don't have to be forced to pay higher prices at official manufacturer garages. We use the same parts and our staff are constantly training.
With our expansion into 2 sites, we now have a whole MOT and servicing centre to speed up the process for you.
We can pretty much repair and service any car, however we specialise with BMW, Audi, Mini, Volvo and Audi vehicles. Our staff use the latest diagnostic equipment for each and are fully trained in each model.
We aim to turn around the vehicle as soon as we can, but if there are any delays we can arrange a courtesy car, keeping you on the road.
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Alex NolanAlex Nolan
11:44 06 Apr 24
I had a problem with my wipers and after another local garage failed to permanently resolve the problem, I went to RT Mechanics having seen they were a Seat specialist. They identified a broken wire and incorrect motor fitted, and replaced it with OEM parts. They quoted me for replacement of the motor and linkage before finding the broken wire, however the final cost was not far off the quote. More expensive than other garages in the area, but I am happy that my wipers are fully functional again! (And hopefully stay that way.)
adam minchinadam minchin
08:36 12 Mar 24
I don't normally leave reviews but felt impelled to share my experience. My car went in for a wheel bearing replacement and I have to say it was an amazing experience. My car was collected, repaired and delivered all in one day and the job has transformed it. The communication beforehand was great and the price didn't break the bank. Thank you guys and I will definitely be using RT mechanics again.
Terry LoringTerry Loring
13:25 27 Jan 24
What an organisation....I am very particular about our cars but so too is Russ and his team! Absolutely excellent.........keep up the good work!
Matthew BoydMatthew Boyd
14:14 10 Jan 24
I agree below - so expensive and employees all seem a bit cocky (for some reason). Twice I haven't heard back from them asking for a quote. Hard to find a trustworthy, or even a reasonably affordable garage in Haslemere.
Tŵm HTŵm H
18:43 27 Nov 23
Whoever says competitive price is lying, this garage is made up of cowboys, once sent my car there and was given a massive list of items that “HAD” to be done, costing me total £4000, and they said my breaks were so bad they couldn’t with good conscious let me have the car back so I got them to do the break pads for about £300. Thinking this sounded a little dodgy, I took it to a trusted Mercedes garage where I used to live, they said most of the jobs on the list were not necessary and it would cost £1200, plus the break job that RT did was only half done!Please shop around first and get quotes, they may be convenient for some, but it didn’t cost me £2800 to return to my original garage.
Andrew MinorAndrew Minor
11:29 31 Oct 23
chris matechris mate
18:33 04 Oct 23
Went in to borrow a tool and they were so friendly and helped and didnt want any money im sure based on the previous reviews this is a great place!!
Sarah FitzgeraldSarah Fitzgerald
15:11 29 Jul 23
Glen LewisGlen Lewis
05:16 27 Jul 23
The Wet Hill team were very friendly and professional throughout, and the work carried out was very efficient. Will use again
Jane DevlinJane Devlin
06:59 20 Jul 23
Juliet AuburnJuliet Auburn
15:21 06 Jun 23
Mike was so helpful when I got a nail in my tyre. He went out of his way to work around the difficulties of not being able to do without a car for 24 hours whilst waiting for a replacement tyre to be delivered. I’ve now booked an MOT with them and intend to stay with them rather than continue to use the local car dealership.Thank you Mike!
HenrikHenrik
11:20 03 Jun 23
chris harrisonchris harrison
14:11 15 Mar 23
Very good local and independently run garage who perform work to a high standard using OEM parts. One thing to bare in mind is that they aren’t cheap - quoted slightly more than the dealer in my case £75 more than ŠKODA) but they did price match to their credit.
Clare KingswellClare Kingswell
13:01 16 Feb 23
Always friendly, nothing too much bother and good prices, i had pothole damage to my tyre and RT Mechanics had a new 1 fitted and checked for other damaged and checked the senors all within 24hrs. A great reliable garage A+
Lee MurphyLee Murphy
21:36 15 Feb 23
First time using RT Mechanics to fix an issue with my partners Audi, service is first class and prices very reasonable, found them very knowledgeable and provided a quick turnaround, would definitely use them again.
Felicity WilliamsFelicity Williams
06:51 28 Nov 22
Very helpful with necessary car maintenance. Quoted me a price but then it was half that as required less work ...very honest !! Will definitely use again. Also got us in quickly.
Nick HindsNick Hinds
15:13 14 Nov 22
We have used RT Mechanics for many years and their service has been excellent. They are good at explaining any issues and repairs and will go out of their way to help. I have recommended RT Mechanics to many friends over the years. Thanks Russell and Team!
James KennedyJames Kennedy
14:37 26 Sep 22
Excellent work on Audi, VW, Volvo and Land Rover for me over the last 6+ years. Always reliable service, sensible approach to what needs to be done, everything quoted accurately and delivered professionally. Highly recommended.
Paula DayPaula Day
05:57 24 Jun 22
Excellent service, very professional and friendly staff. ?
David WindellDavid Windell
12:22 03 Dec 21
I drove half an hour to reach RT Mechanics after reading high praise on Volvo online forums. You will not be disappointed - finally a garage that responds to email communication and keeps you regularly informed. They even valeted my car before collection!
P DavisP Davis
14:00 25 Mar 21
Service- very professional. Really helpful that they pick up and drop off. And so grateful that they cleaned my car.
Robbie StewartRobbie Stewart
16:51 12 Feb 21
Russ and Dan are brilliant to deal with , after using various garages fell across this little gem and wouldn’t take my car anywhere else, fully recommend. 5 star from me ?
Lee KirtonLee Kirton
12:50 06 Jan 21
Great team of people, always on time and their work is fantastic. Been servicing and keeping my cars running for years now. Highly recommend!
Demetris KoulourisDemetris Koulouris
13:23 16 Jul 19
Trust this garage to take care your car. Top nudge
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