Forget a Service? Forget Saving Money


Regular service means regular outgoings from your bank account. Not a pleasant thought! There is something more unpleasant though… the cost of a major breakdown!

We understand that the pinch in the pocket is real, we feel it too. When we feel ‘the pinch’ most of us do our best to avoid those spending that feels ‘negotiable: we freeze our gym membership or miss out on our scheduled monthly dinner date with friends. Or, we miss sending our car for its regular service.

The thing is, getting your car serviced regularly should be in your ‘non-negotiable’ spending bracket.

Firstly, you and your family’s safety should always be a priority, whatever the cost. A service is about safety. It’s amazing what our trained and brilliant mechanics can pick up as faulty or potentially faulty in your car during service. They’ll make sure you drive away in a vehicle that is as safe as it can be, meaning you drive off with peace of mind.

Secondly, we have to debunk the myth that avoiding your regular service saves you money! Sure, it might save you it temporarily, but ultimately these regular services ensure your car is kept in tip-top condition. Avoiding it means you avoid eliminating potential trouble with your car. Imagine if you avoid service and as a result, a problem becomes way bigger than it could have been!

To put this into a real-life example for you: If you don’t get your oil changed and leave it to its own devices for too long, the oil does something called ‘coagulating.’ It basically means that it starts to become solid and get stuck which in turn means that your engine ceases to get any sort of lubrication and that can result in a broken engine. Yep! Now compare the cost of a service and a change of oil to the cost of a new engine and you see what we mean…

Not to mention thirdly, fourthly, and fifthly (!) that failing to have your car serviced regularly can reduce the life expectancy of your car, affect your insurance claims and reduce the resale value of your car.

Don’t say we never told you! Truly, truly, not having your car serviced can be scarier and more costly than the regular small expense of service.

Luckily for you, we have e-CAR workshops across the country filled with brilliant and expertly trained mechanics ready to help and ensure your car is in tip-top condition. So don’t avoid that service next time the light on your dashboard starts flashing. And, if you really can’t afford it, ask your local e-CAR workshop what the most critical thing to do or fix on your car is. We’re here to help.