Car Servicing

Quality car servicing at First Stop

First Stop offer all makes and model servicing according to the manufacturer's recommended servicing schedule which is tailored to your car's age, make, model and mileage.

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Servicing is key to maintaining a safe and healthy vehicle, reducing the risk of a breakdown and helping retain value.

Car Servicing and Maintaining your Manufacturer’s Warranty

When your vehicle needs servicing you do not need to return your vehicle back to the manufacturer dealer to maintain its warranty. First Stop can service vehicles of any age, make, model and mileage, so your warranty won't be affected. 

Vehicles will be serviced in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer service schedules.

We offer car servicing for Mercedes, BMW, Hyundai, Volkswagen (VW), Ford, Skoda, Nissan, Toyota, Kia, Renault, and Audi plus many more manufacturers. Our Car Servicing "Service Schedules" can be tailored in order to suit cars whatever their age or annual mileage.

How often does my vehicle need a service?

Most manufacturers recommend a service every 12months or 20,000km / 12,000miles - whichever comes first.

Some have more specific service schedules, so always check your vehicle handbook or speak to First Stop for advice.

What is the difference between an interim and full car service?

A full car service is ideal for an annual maintenance programme for your car and recommended every 20,000 kilometres or 12 months – Whichever is sooner. Some manufacturers may recommend more frequent checks. Interim Servicing is ideal for vehicles used for short, mainly urban journeys or for those who wish to service vehicles doing very high mileage more regularly. An interim service every 10,000 kilometres or 6 months helps keep your car safe and road worthy between full services.

At First Stop we offer both interim and a full car service packages as well as oil changes. 

A change of oil increases performance and extends the life of your engine.

Mileage, use and date of manufacture all have a direct influence on its wear and tear.

If you just require a oil change or top up, call into First Stop today.

Why change the oil?

  • Improve fuel efficiency
  • Extend engine life
  • Reduce harmful emissions
  • Stop build up of debris in your engine

When should I check the oil level in my car?

We recommend checking the oil level at least once a month, or every 1,000 km / 600miles. This is to ensure it's not risen above the maximum level or fallen below the minimum.

To avoid damage, premature wear or excess fuel consumption, always use the oil recommended by the manufacturer

When should I change the oil and filter?

Normally, you should change the oil once a year. If you make mostly short trips, or use the vehicle very little, it'll need changing less often.

For vehicles made before 2000, every 7,500 to 15,000km
For vehicles made after 2000, every 15,000 to 30,000km

What are the different types of engine oil?

Your vehicle’s engine requires the correct grade of oil in order to lubricate the internal parts and components. The grade of oil for your vehicle is determined by the vehicle manufacturer based on the size, type, general working conditions and operating temperature ranges of the engine. First Stop stocks and recommends quality oils to keep your engine well protected. We will be happy to advise you of the correct type of oil for your car.

 

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