The New Year is a fantastic time for fresh starts. Whether that’s eating healthier, working harder or spending more time with family, new year’s resolutions offer the perfect opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start again.
One important resolution is to make sure you book your car in for a service when it’s due. Taking your car to be serviced is something that shouldn’t be ignored or extensively delayed because services are there to ensure your car operates reliably and efficiently and is maintained properly, in order to maximise the vehicle’s life span. If you keep putting your service off when it’s due, it is very likely to lead to undue stress on components which can lead to expensive and inconvenient breakdowns should something go wrong.
On our handy FAQ page, we have answered a number of your questions about servicing, including the most popular ones, such as:
Do you offer a payment plan for services?
“We are pleased to say we can you offer you a great service plan which is tailored to you and your vehicle. You chose how many years servicing you want to include and any MOTs and extras such as Brake Fluid Change, we then calculate a simple monthly payment which is inflation proof and interest free so you don’t have to worry about a large bill when you come in as it’s all taken care of! This really is a great way to pay for your servicing in advance, we liken it to a savings club and it’s easy to set up with a monthly direct debit from your bank account. Alternatively you can pay for the full amount in advance and take advantage of the inflation proof prices.”
How long will my car be with you?
This is a bit trickier to answer as each case is individual. When you are booking for service and MOT we can give you a good idea of the length of time the work will take us. However this may change on the day if we found we needed to carry out any unexpected work. It is more difficult for us to give a definite time if we are carrying out investigation work. Generally we allow an hour to carry out any initial diagnostic work and then go from there. What we can say for definite is that we will always keep you informed every step of way so you are always kept up to date. We completely understand that it takes a great deal of planning to be without your car for any length of time so with that in mind we always try to make it as convenient as we can for you by asking if need it back for a specific time and we will always do our best to make sure this happens.
Can I have a replacement car whilst my car is with you?
Yes. We can provide you with a courtesy car which must be booked in advance. We do have a limited amount and they do book up quickly so please try to give us plenty of notice as they are allocated on a first come, first served basis. The good news is that they are free of charge, all we ask is that you put in your own fuel whilst it is in your use. We also have a few other rules such as no smoking and no furry friends but other than that you’re good to go!
We hope we’ve convinced you that making sure your Ford is regularly serviced is a worthwhile new year’s resolution to make. If you have any more questions about servicing that we haven’t answered here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’d be more than happy to help!
Happy New Year from all the team at Pye Motors.