Fleet ServicingServicing Advice
Servicing generally takes place in three or four different forms, oil and filter change, interim service and a full or major service. The single most important thing that a person can do to prolong the life and performance of their car is to have an oil and filter change once a year or every six to twelve thousand miles.
By changing the oil you reduce the chance of wear on engine components. The oil filter needs to be changed at the same time because oil carries dirt and particles that clog up the filter which will ultimately reduce the life of the engine and its efficiency.
The more intense the service the more parts and components will be checked, to some extent all levels of servicing will help in the following:
- Saving you money- Preventing untimely breakdowns
- Increasing your MPG (i.e. make your fuel last longer)
- Increase your all round general vehicle safety
- Keeping within legal requirements
"Servicing your car can save you more than £100 on fuel each year"
At Mr Clutch we recommend having our major Gold Plus service once a year to fully ensure that your vehicle is running to its optimum efficiency. This will help stop unexpected breakdowns and allow you to better plan for your vehicle maintenance through the year.
If you would like any further advice on servicing please contact your local Mr Clutch Autocentre, they will be more than happy to assess your servicing requirements.
What is Block Exemption?
The Block Exemption Regulation was brought in to allow customers to have their vehicles repaired without invalidating their warranties.
As stated in the Right To Repair campaign, "The Block Exemption Regulation includes elements that give the consumer the freedom to choose where they have their vehicle maintained without negating manufacturer's warranties. To enable repairs to be made, the vehicle manufacturer under the Block Exemption Regulation should make technical information freely available to the independent market."
What does this mean for the consumer?
Basically, this means that providing the independent garage you are using, such as Mr Clutch, use original parts or parts of matching quality, then the consumer no longer needs to pay the high prices that dealers demand and the customer's warranty will remain completely valid with the dealer.
Mr Clutch only use new, quality vehicle parts. If you wish to maintain your vehicle with Mr Clutch during the warranty period, you can do so without invalidating the warranty.
The cold weather and dark mornings appear to now signal the impending return of the winter season. Christmas is now just around the corner and preparations seem well underway with the first carols now being broadcasted in retail outlets throughout the country.
With this period comes an ever-growing 'to-do' list. Gifts, food, travel arrangements, who goes where; these are just some of the tasks that accompany the festive season which leaves little time to even consider other necessary preparations.
The car appears to become even more of an integral part of everyone's lives during this time of year but the impact of the wet and cold conditions sometimes goes unnoticed.
Is your car ready for winter?
While sun is not expected in any British summer, we can anticipate an array of bad weather conditions will batter the nation through the great British winter. A time which appears to serve only to make life just that bit more difficult for us all.
At Mr Clutch we understand that you may not have the time to perform these vehicle checks and we appreciate the importance of having your vehicle ready for the winter. In line with this, we have developed the Mr Clutch 12 Point Winter Safety Inspection. This year we are providing an exclusive promotion in which you will receive a Winter Safety Inspection with any service that you purchase. Furthermore, if you just want a Winter Safety Inspection rather than our service options, you can purchase one for just £19.99!!
12 point winter car check
Let us take the hassle out of motoring and check that your car is fully prepared for winter. Please contact your local branch for further information or to arrange your Winter Safety Inspection.
- Carry out a battery and alternator test on your vehicle
- Check all exterior lights
- Check radiator anti-freeze level
- Check tyre tread depth
- Top-up tyre pressure to the correct level
- Carry out a visual inspection for coolant leaks
- Check fan belt
- Check the condition or wiper blades
- Check engine oil level
- Check power steering fluid level
- Check brake fluid level
- Top-up washer bottle with the correct mix screenwash