Vehicle servicing and MOT testing might sound very similar, but they do in fact cover different aspects of the vehicle and are required for different reasons. By law, an MOT must be carried out annually, but a vehicle service is not compulsory. An MOT is a standardised test set by the DVSA for all car makes and models except those which are under 3 years old, which is designed to check the safety of the vehicle. A service is a more general check designed to keep a vehicle running as well as possible for as long as possible. Unlike an MOT, a service includes replacing some service items such as the air filter and the engine oil.
Regular Vehicle Servicing
It is recommended that your vehicle is regularly serviced in order to ensure it is functioning properly and to allow problems to be spotted early. Some manufacturers require a vehicle to be serviced in order to validate its warranty. Furthermore, a vehicle with a full service history is more likely to hold its value.
Many vehicle owners put off getting their vehicle serviced, either because they rely on their vehicle and cannot have it in the garage for longer than necessary or because they feel that servicing, given that it is not a legal requirement, is less important than an MOT and want to save money. This article provides an outline of our MOT and vehicle services and explains why it is beneficial to have your vehicle serviced at the same time as its MOT test.
Vehicle Servicing at Hook Xpress
We offer three BOSCH service packages at Hook Xpress: Bronze (from £99), Silver (from £182) and Gold (from £236). All of our service packages include genuine BOSCH parts, written estimates, manufacturer’s warranty validation and service stamps, so you can rest assured that your car has been given a quality service. We even offer a local collection service for no extra cost (this should be arranged at the time of booking).
MOTs at Hook Xpress
An MOT is an annual check that must by law be carried out on all vehicles over three years old in order to determine whether the vehicle is safe enough to be roadworthy. We undertake MOTs for all vehicles in-house, regardless of make or model. Our experienced VOSA approved MOT testers can provide advice and recommendations regarding your vehicle, so you can make an informed decision on any repairs that may need to be carried out.
Why Not Book Your Next Service And MOT Together?
Many of our customers choose to combine an MOT with a service. This is useful as it saves you time having to take your vehicle to the garage on two separate occasions. Booking your MOT and service at the same time also means you are less likely to forget or put off having your vehicle serviced, as it is more convenient for you to have both done at the same time.
Remember that your MOT can be booked for up to one month before your vehicle’s MOT expiry date whilst preserving the existing expiry date. This is useful if your car requires a service but the MOT isn’t due just yet. It also means that some potential MOT failures can be fixed during the service, meaning you could save money from having to pay for those repairs to get the vehicle through the MOT then having them checked again during a service held at a later date.
Combine Your Service And MOT
Furthermore, combining your MOT and service together at Hook Xpress allows you to take advantage of benefits not available at other garages, including genuine BOSCH parts, a Wash n Vac and a free vehicle collection service.
Call Hook Xpress today on 01256 224 876 to speak to a member of our team and book your MOT and service .