Minor Car Service


According to your car owner’s manual, your car should be serviced every 10 000 or 15 000 km for petrol engines. When it comes to most diesel vehicles, the recommended service period is every 5,000 km or 6 months, whichever comes first. However, this service interval can differ quite significantly depending on the make and model of your car, as well as how much you drive. Therefore always consult your owner’s manual first.

So what does a minor car service entail?

Generally speaking, a minor car service can include the following:

Car oil

  • Change the engine oil
  • Inspect Diff oil
  • Inspect gear box oil
  • Inspect transfer case oil
  • Inspect power steering fluid
  • Fill up windscreen wiper fluid
  • Inspect radiator over flow bottle

Car Filters

  • Replace the air filter
  • Replace the oil filter
  • Replace the fuel filter (if applicable)
  • Inspect the cabin filter

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Minor Car Service (Typical)

Below we have what a typical minor car service involves. Please consult with your nearest e-CAR Workshop as to what their minor service entails. Find an e-CAR workshop near you.

Engine and Engine Diagnostics

  • Inspect the spark plugs, replace if necessary (additional cost)
  • Ask owner if diagnostics to Tune the engine should be done (additional cost)

Other Fluids

  • Inspect level and refill brake fluid/clutch fluid (if applicable)
  • Inspect level and refill power steering fluid (if applicable)
  • Inspect level and refill Automatic/Manual Transmission Fluid (if applicable)


  • Inspect and replace the timing belt or timing chain if needed (additional cost)
  • Check condition of the tyres
  • Check for proper operation of all lights, wipers etc
  • Check and adjust handbrake (if applicable)
  • Check for any Error codes in the ECU and take corrective action (additional cost)
  • Check Brake Pads/Liners, Brake Discs/Drums, and replace if worn out (additional cost)
  • Check windscreen pipers and replace if necessary (additional cost)
  • Battery voltage check
  • V-belt check


  • Wash the vehicle and clean the interior

A report on defects found and customer informed of additional repair work required to have your vehicle running in tip top condition.
No additional work is undertaken without the customers prior consent.


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