What do I need to take to a car service?
You should always take your vehicle's log book so the garage can stamp it once they've finished the service. Getting your log book stamped makes sure your vehicle has a complete service history which can help increase its resale value.
If you're booked in for a full service, you should also take your locking wheel nut key so the garage can carry out the necessary wheel checks.
When is my car service due?
We recommend getting a full service every year, or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. If you're a high mileage driver, we recommend an additional interim service every 6 months.
Your manufacturer might also have a recommended servicing schedule, so check your vehicle's handbook. Some cars will also notify you on the dashboard when it's time to book a service.
What type of service do I need?
If your vehicle is still in its warranty period, you should consider a manufacturer service in order to ensure your warranty remains valid. The checks carried out will be specific to the manufacturer's service schedule, according to the age, model and mileage of your vehicle.
For more information about manufacturer services, see our pages for Audi servicing, Ford servicing, Vauxhall servicing and VW servicing.
If you choose not to have a manufacturer service, you can instead opt for our interim or full service options. We recommend having a full service every two years and interim service in the alternate years.