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Car Servicing in Corby and Peterborough

Here at Close Motor Company (Corby & Peterborough) we can cater to all your servicing needs.

Please complete the booking form above or contact us about your servicing requirements we are happy to help. Getting a regular car service ensures that your car is safe, not just for you but for other road users too.

Making sure your car is running at optimum performance also improves fuel efficiency, prolongs the life of your car and can prove to be much cheaper in the long run. A badly maintained car is unsafe, inefficient and those breakdowns will all add up to a much larger bill than regular car servicing cost.

Our service departments are fully operational main dealer sites for Isuzu, KGM and Mitsubishi in Peterborough and Suzuki and Mitsubishi in Corby and have the very latest in diagnostics equipment and skilled certified technicians to care for your car.

We cater for all aspects of your vehicles needs from Servicing and MOTs to Air Conditioning servicing and Laser 4-wheel alignments.

Our Service advisors and vehicle technicians are Manufacturer trained to the highest level and use genuine parts.

We can supply and deliver genuine OE parts for Mitsubishi, Suzuki, KGM and Isuzu. Our parts departments have one of the largest trade delivery rounds for Mitsubishi, Suzuki, KGM and Isuzu in the area.

You are assured our workshops:

  • Using Manufacturer Parts keeps your vehicle 100% Original
  • Original Manufacturer Parts are guaranteed to fit first time
  • Original Manufacturer Parts ensure the optimum performance of your Mitsubishi, KGM, Suzuki or Isuzu, therefore, your vehicle will continue to deliver the comfort and fuel efficiency you would expect
  • We don’t stop at our main franchises we also have invested heavily in diagnostic equipment for all other makes and models so no matter what the car we are here to help and assist.

Feel free complete the booking form above or contact us about your servicing requirements and our friendly team will be in touch to discuss, quote and book you in where possible.

Service Plans Vehicle Health Check

When it comes to maintaining your vehicle's performance and longevity, regular car servicing plays a crucial role. We will look at the benefits, importance, and top-notch services provided by Close Motor Company, your trusted partner in Corby and Peterborough.

Regular car servicing is not just about keeping your vehicle in top-notch condition; it's also about ensuring your safety on the road. During servicing, technicians thoroughly inspect various components, including brakes, suspension, and tires. This proactive approach helps detect and rectify potential issues before they escalate, ensuring your vehicle remains reliable and safe for you and your loved ones.

Your car's performance and fuel efficiency are directly linked to its maintenance. Clean filters, optimised engine components, and timely fluid changes all contribute to a smoother ride and better mileage. A well-serviced car not only performs better but also saves you money at the pump.

Think of car servicing as an investment in your vehicle's future. By addressing minor problems early on, you prevent them from snowballing into major, costly repairs. This proactive approach can significantly extend your vehicle's lifespan, saving you from premature replacements.

At Close Motor Company, we take pride in our team of highly skilled technicians. With years of experience under their belts, our experts understand the intricate workings of various car models, making them the ideal choice for servicing your vehicle. We use cutting-edge diagnostic tools to identify issues accurately and provide effective solutions.

Why Should a Car Be Serviced?

Regular car servicing is essential to maintain the performance, safety, and longevity of your vehicle. Just like our bodies need regular check-ups to stay healthy, cars require consistent maintenance to function at their best.

Servicing helps identify and address issues before they become major problems, ensuring a smoother and safer driving experience.

How Often Should You Service Your Car?

The frequency of car servicing depends on several factors, including the make and model of your vehicle, its age, and how much you drive. As a general guideline, it's recommended to service your car every 12 months or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Some modern vehicles may have longer service intervals, so it's important to consult your car's manual for specific recommendations.

What is Included in a Car Service?

A typical car service involves a series of checks, tests, and maintenance tasks designed to keep your vehicle in optimal condition. The exact inclusions may vary depending on the service level and the service provider, but a comprehensive service usually includes:

Oil & Filter Change

Your car's engine can be likened to its heart, and the oil is its lifeblood. Over time, the engine oil deteriorates, becoming less effective in lubricating and protecting the engine's intricate components. Regular oil and filter changes are vital to keep your engine running smoothly. Fresh oil reduces friction, dissipates heat, and prevents harmful deposits from accumulating. Additionally, a clean oil filter ensures that contaminants are trapped, preventing them from circulating within the engine.

Fluid Checks and Top Ups

Imagine trying to run a marathon without staying hydrated. Similarly, your car's various systems require fluids to operate optimally. From coolant that prevents your engine from overheating to transmission fluid that enables seamless gear shifts, these liquids play a crucial role. Regular fluid checks and top-ups ensure that these systems operate smoothly, preventing potential breakdowns and costly repairs.

Brake System Inspection

Brakes are perhaps the most critical safety feature in your car. A well-functioning brake system can mean the difference between avoiding an accident and a potential disaster. Regular brake system inspections encompass checking brake pads, rotors, brake lines, and the brake fluid. Detecting and rectifying issues early ensures that your braking system operates reliably, providing you with the confidence to navigate various road conditions.

Tyre Inspection and Rotation

Tyres are the only point of contact between your car and the road. As such, their condition significantly impacts your driving experience and safety. Regular tyre inspections help identify uneven wear patterns that could indicate alignment or suspension issues. Additionally, rotating your tyres ensures even wear, extending their lifespan and contributing to better fuel efficiency. Properly inflated tyres also play a role in fuel economy and a smoother ride.

Air Filter Replacement

Think of the air filter as your car's lungs. It prevents dust, debris, and contaminants from entering the engine and compromising its performance. Over time, the air filter gets clogged, reducing airflow and potentially affecting fuel efficiency and power output. Regular air filter replacements ensure that your engine breathes clean air, maintaining its efficiency and prolonging its life.

Battery Check

Few things are more frustrating than a dead battery when you're in a rush. Regular battery checks are crucial to identify weak batteries before they leave you stranded. These checks involve assessing the battery's voltage and overall health, ensuring that it holds a charge and starts your car reliably, even in cold weather.

Suspension and Steering Check

Your car's suspension and steering systems are responsible for providing a comfortable and controlled driving experience. A well-maintained suspension system absorbs road imperfections, contributing to a smoother ride. Meanwhile, the steering system ensures precise control over your vehicle's direction. Regular checks and maintenance ensure that your car handles well and offers optimal comfort for you and your passengers.

Lights and Electrics Inspection

Properly functioning lights and electrical systems are integral to safe driving, especially during low-light conditions. Regular inspections encompass checking headlights, taillights, indicators, and other electrical components. Ensuring that all lights are functional enhances your visibility on the road, communicates your intentions to other drivers, and contributes to overall road safety.

Levels of Service

When it comes to maintaining your vehicle's performance and ensuring its longevity, regular servicing plays a crucial role. There are different levels of vehicle servicing, each designed to address specific aspects of your car's maintenance needs. In this article, we will explore three primary levels of vehicle servicing: Interim, Full, and Major.

Interim Servicing

Interim servicing, also known as minor or basic servicing, is usually performed every 6 months or after every 6,000 miles, depending on your vehicle's usage and manufacturer recommendations. This level of servicing includes essential checks and replacements that help keep your car in good working condition.

During interim servicing, the focus is on key areas such as oil and filter changes. Fresh engine oil and a new oil filter are essential to maintain proper engine lubrication and prevent excessive wear. Additionally, technicians inspect the vehicle's fluid levels, including brake fluid, coolant, and power steering fluid, and top them up if necessary.

Interim servicing provides an opportunity to examine crucial components like brakes, tires, lights, and wipers. Any signs of wear or potential issues can be identified and addressed promptly, ensuring your safety on the road.

Full Servicing

Full servicing, as the name suggests, is a more comprehensive maintenance level. It is recommended to be performed annually or after covering around 12,000 miles. This level of servicing goes beyond the basics and includes a thorough inspection of various vehicle systems.

In addition to the tasks covered in interim servicing, full servicing involves checks on components like the air filter, cabin filter, and fuel filter. These filters contribute to the overall air quality within the vehicle and the efficiency of the engine.

Furthermore, full servicing often includes a comprehensive examination of the suspension system, exhaust system, and electrical components. This level of scrutiny helps identify potential issues that might not be apparent during routine driving.

Major Servicing

Major servicing is the most comprehensive level of vehicle maintenance and is typically performed every 2 years or after covering approximately 24,000 miles. This level of servicing involves an in-depth inspection of nearly all vehicle systems, aiming to ensure optimal performance and safety.

In addition to the tasks covered in interim and full servicing, major servicing includes a detailed examination of the braking system. Brake pads, discs, and hydraulic components are thoroughly checked, and any necessary replacements are made to maintain braking efficiency.

Moreover, major servicing often includes a focus on components such as the timing belt, which has a critical role in the engine's operation. Ignoring the replacement of a worn timing belt could lead to severe engine damage, making this aspect of major servicing especially important.


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