You need a mechanical service… AGAIN, and this time it’s a “Major”… wtf?
Look, think of it this way… It’s like going to Sunday Brunch with your extended family – you don’t really want to go, but you know it’s a good idea to show up.
- This will be what most of your services are. You need to replace the oil and oil filter regularly. Why?
- Well, they get clogged up and dirty. Think of it a little bit like changing your bed sheets… the longer you leave them, the dirtier they get (and no-one likes sleeping in filth)
- It also involves inspection of all the internal bits (kinda like a physical for you), just to check for any obvious wear and tear and any urgent attention that may be required.
- This usually involves replacing the bigger components of the car, such as timing belt and water pump, in addition to the oil and filter. These services take a bit longer to complete but are very detailed and keep your car in-check for a long time.
- While you may not have any noises coming from your car or any lights on the dash warning you – if the service booklet suggests you replace it, you probably should. The manufacturer usually knows how well they have assembled the car and when you need to take pre-emptive measures, so… your car doesn’t fall apart.
Sooooo, which one?
- Well, that all depends on how many kilometres and miles your car has climbed. It used to be a standard 100,000km was a Major service, however, now each car is different and varies greatly – so much as 60,000km for one car and 120,000km for another car.