We are all told that we should keep our car serviced to maintain our service history and make our lives easier. But have we ever stopped to ask, "why?".
Where an MOT is an annual visual check which your car has to undergo by law to make sure it’s safe to drive, where an MOT specialist will check around 20 areas of your car, a Service is a more in-depth investigation of your car, specific to your vehicle.
A specialist will change your oil levels, engine coolant, brake fluid, all of which might not have immediate consequences if they’re running low, but can cause a lot of issues if they run out. This gives you security about the level your car is functioning, avoids nasty surprises down the road and keeps your Mercedes-Benz functioning the way the manufacturer intended. But that's not all. We've compiled a list of the main reasons to keep your car frequently serviced.
Regular servicing helps to identify potential problems before they become real ones. Essential checks are carried out to critical vehicle components such as your braking system, oil and suspension to make sure that these vital parts don't let you down when you need them most. Regular servicing provides peace of mind that the vehicle is in road-worthy condition.
Just because a car feels ok, it doesn’t automatically mean all is working as well as it should be. As the miles clock-up so too does the wear and tear, but because deterioration is often gradual and hidden out of sight, drivers may not see and feel the change.
Regular servicing can help to identify issues early on that could later become costly and expensive to rectify. Engine oil, for example, is needed to lubricate and protect the moving parts inside your engine. Without it, your engine could seize up costing thousands to repair or replace. New oil and air filters and properly inflated tyres make for a smoother running engine and a more fuel-efficient car.
What's more, with a Mercedes ServiceCare plan you’ll know exactly how much your scheduled servicing costs will be. With prices starting from just £30 a month^, you can pay for your scheduled servicing costs either in manageable monthly payments, or as a one-off payment in full upfront.
Regularly servicing your car will undoubtedly improve the life span of the vehicle. Just like your body, the better you treat it – the longer it is likely to last. And with more and more people choosing to hold on to their car for longer – regular servicing is crucial if you are to enjoy many years of trouble-free driving.
The second-hand market is always competitive, with buyers expecting more for their money. A car with evidence of regular servicing – or even better a full service history - is likely to attract more potential buyers, a better part-exchange value or the highest price.
Comprehensive Roadside Assistance comes free-of-charge for 3 years with any new Mercedes-Benz or 1 year with all Approved Used cars. This means in the unlikely event of you breaking down, we will send a qualified technician to try and fix the problem at the roadside. If this can't be done, the RAC will recover your car to your home, or your nearest Mercedes-Benz retailer. Cover is automatically activated/renewed on completion of a service by one of our Jardine Mercedes retailers.
* Originally first registered in the UK.
Booking your service with an offical Mercedes-Benz Service Centre like those found at all of our Essex and Suffolk Jardine Mercedes-Benz retailer ensures that you are giving your pride-and-joy the best possible care available.
With fully qualified Mercedes-Benz Technicians, the very latest diagnostic equipment and product knowledge and only using GenuineParts - you can leave your car with us, rest-assured that it receiving only the most exceptional treatment. In addition, when you service your Mercedes through us, you will activate or auto-renew your 12 months' Complimentary Roadside Assistance package, meaning that whatever happens, you are covered for any eventuality^.
^ Cover is available for customers with cars registered from 24th October 1998* and is automatically activated/renewed on completion of a service by one of our Jardine Mercedes retailers.Terms and Conditions Apply.