Making your vehicle last longer after your car servicing in Salisbury

Making your vehicle last longer after your car service

Regular car servicing in Salisbury is the best way to avoid breakdowns and prolong the life of your vehicle if you’re a car owner in Salisbury or surrounding areas including Durrington. Regular servicing helps to keep your car on the road, trouble-free and running smoothly. To make your vehicle last longer, minimise repair bills and keep the running costs down, there are a few simple things that you can do at home on a regular basis.

The most important tip to make sure your vehicle lasts the distance is to have your car serviced in line with the manufacturer’s recommended schedule. Your car handbook will say when a service is due and exactly what the service should include. If your car handbook says that a service is due now, click here to contact us so we can book your car in promptly.

Once your car has had its routine service, there are some simple car maintenance checks that you can do regularly to help extend the life of your vehicle and reduce the chances of it breaking down.

Prolonging the life of your car can be as simple as checking a few fluid levels and making sure the tyres are properly inflated.

Keep the tyres well inflated

Check your tyre pressure and the condition of your tyres every two weeks. Don’t forget to check the spare tyre too! Keep an eye out for cuts or wear and make sure the tyre tread is within legal limits. Running your car on tyres which are at the correct pressure is important to help your vehicle last longer. If your car is ready for new tyres, Rangers Garage offer tyre fitting at internet prices with a local garage service you can trust.

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Check the engine oil

Check your engine oil with a dipstick every two weeks. It’s also especially important to check the oil before a long journey. Top up the oil if needed. Click here to contact us to book your car in if you find you’re topping up more often than usual.

Check the water

Check that the coolant levels are between Min and Max every week. The check should be performed while the engine is cool.

Power Steering

We will fill your hydraulic fluid reservoir when we service your car. You should then check the levels once a month. If needed, you can top up with a recommended fluid. Keeping power steering fluid levels at the recommended levels is important to avoid any unnecessary damage.

Monitor brake pads

Keep an eye on the thickness of your brake pads and don’t let them wear down to the metal. Worn out brake pads can lead to costly car repairs. Any damage caused to the rotors and calipers will be far more expensive to replace than brake pads.


Give your car body panels an occasional look-over for any damage or signs of rust. Promptly treating any signs of corrosion will prolong the life of your car’s bodywork.

Wash your car regularly

Regularly washing your car is vitally important to avoid rust and expensive bodywork. Rust related repairs can cost thousands if you neglect to wash your car.

Need to arrange car servicing, repairs, tyre fitting or your MOT in Salisbury? Contact Rangers Garage

Rangers Garage is open conveniently Monday to Saturday. Our early opening time of 8.30am means that we can work around your busy schedule.

Whether you need to book your regular service, tyre fitting, annual MOT, or emergency car repairs, get in touch by calling us on 01980 655555. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be more than happy to help.


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