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Almost no-one looks forward to having their car serviced, and some put this off for as long as they can. It’s only when strange rattles and squeaks start to occur, that many vehicle owners reluctantly take their car in to a garage. Of course, should the worst case scenario happen, and you find yourself stranded on the side of the road, perhaps even at night, you’ll wish you’d taken better care of looking after your vehicle. The old adage of ‘a stitch in time saves nine’ holds true for most mechanical devices, including cars. Regular servicing can keep your bills down, while putting off repairs can often result in major damage that is vastly more costly.

The reluctance to car servicing in Newton Abbott, or elsewhere in the world, usually stems from two sources. Convenience is one concern, because it’s often difficult to do without your vehicle for a full day. The other problem often stems from a lack of knowledge about cars. There’s the fear that the garage can charge an outrageous amount and carry out work that they claim is essential, while you would have no way of knowing whether this was reasonable or not. Those anxieties are often misplaced nowadays if the business you work with is modern and computerised. 21st century garages work with engine management systems that can rapidly diagnose if there is work that needs to be done to your vehicle engine, and you can rest assured that this repair is essential. As to the cost factor, a good technician will always discuss the price with you in advance, and you would be able to negotiate if you feel this is too expensive.

Selecting a garage in Newton Abbott to provide you with on-going car servicing

If you have a new car, you may have been advised to use only the dealer that supplies that make of car until the warranty has expired. If this is convenient, you may wish to follow this advice, but it has been found that these dealer services can be costly. There are now laws in place that allow you to have your car serviced anywhere, provided that you notify the garage you have chosen that your vehicle still has a warranty. The important thing is to ensure that the manufacturer service schedules are complied with, and then your warranty is still fully in effect. It goes without saying that you would need to check with the garage you choose to ensure that they have experience of working on the model and make of your car – for a high performance sports car; for example, it might be wise to stay with a dealer for your servicing. You can visit here to get more details.

Modern technology means that servicing vehicles is increasingly complicated

As the design of vehicles becomes increasingly complex, with turbo-charging and fuel injection systems, so those working on these engines need to have increasingly superior skills. You would be well advised to check that the garage you’re taking your vehicle to has highly trained technicians who are regularly up skilled to ensure that their skills are current.

If you need to have car servicing in Newton Abbott, it’s important to check that you partner with a business that is modern, computerised, and has well trained technicians. Monnington Motors Ltd fulfils all these requirements and has been delighting customers for many years.