Interim & Full Service | Manufacturer Service | Engine Oil + Filter
Regular servicing is the best way to extend the lifespan of your vehicle and ensure that faults are identified before they become serious issues. We offer a range of service packages to meet the varying needs of drivers with appointments available 6-days-a-week.
Your vehicle is in safe hands with us. Our service technicians are specially qualified to carry out vehicle servicing for all makes and models of car using the latest electronic diagnostic equipment and all our replacement parts are of original manufacturer standard and come with a 12-month guarantee. To make things even better we do a full vehicle inspection with each service..
What is a Full Service?
Our Full Service is ideal as an annual maintenance programme for your car. We recommend your car receives a Full Service every 20,000 Lilometres (12,000 ) miles or 12 months – whichever is sooner.
A Full Service, also known as a Major Service, each year will reduce the risk of breakdown and can help maintain the value of the vehicle.
Our Full Service includes all items included in the Interim Service package plus a thorough inspection of your engine and a full brake inspection. A major car service also includes an air filter and extensive checks of items under the bonnet including brake, fuel and radiator pipes and hoses, power steering fluid and auxiliary drive belt adjustments (if required).
We recommend having an Interim Service every 10,000 kilometres ( 6000 miles ) or 6 months (whichever is sooner) to keep your car safe and roadworthy between full services.
Our Interim Service package is ideal for drivers who use their vehicle for regular, short journeys in and around town or for those drivers who have a high mileage and want peace of mind between annual services.
An Interim car service at Top Service includes checks on essentials such as lights, instruments and fluid levels, plus a full tyre & suspension inspection. A visual brake inspection is also included.
If you are keen to follow the vehicle manufacturer’s service schedule to keep your car in the best possible condition while maintaining its resale value, our manufacturer service package is the ideal solution.
In 2002, the European Parliament took a view that the practice of manufacturers forcing car owners to go to dealerships to get a service to uphold their warranty was too restrictive. The law known as ‘Block Exemption’ means all manufacturers must make available the service schedules and onboard computer information to all garages.
This means we can offer a genuine equivalent to dealership servicing while passing the savings onto our customers. But best of all, our stamp in your service book will uphold your warranty.
Why consider manufacturer servicing
You are keen to follow manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for your vehicle.
Manufacturer servicing is specific to your car’s age, make, model, and mileage.
We use competitively sourced parts of ‘Original Equipment’ standard.
A genuine and cost-effective alternative to dealership servicing.
Your vehicle warranty will be maintained with a Top Service stamp in your Service Record handbook.
If your car is not yet due its Interim Service or Full Service, our Oil Change package is perfect for those drivers who want to take preventative vehicle maintenance measures to maintain optimum performance levels without the cost of a full service
What does an Engine Oil and Filter Change include?
A full oil change includes the following steps, to help maintain performance levels and protect the engine oil from contaminants that can build up over time: Engine oil drained
Drain Oil and refill based on manufacturer’s recommendation.
Replacement oil filter
Replacement sump plug washer
Does an Engine Oil & Filter Change count as a service?
Despite an Engine Oil & Filter Change being an essential part of car maintenance it is not classed as a service as it does not cover the full range of vehicle checks that are required to stamp your vehicle logbook and reset the service light. Our Engine Oil & Filter Change is an excellent way to provide reliable performance for your vehicle, and give you peace of mind until your next service is due.
If your vehicle is due a service then you should opt for either an interim or full service instead.
With increasing public concern towards sustainability, and a growing number of manufacturers offering hybrid vehicle options, more and more people are now choosing to go for Hybrid and Plug-in hybrid vehicles.
As is the case with all motor vehicles, interim and annual services can help to identify any issues with your hybrid car early on, before they become any worse and lead to potentially expensive repairs.
Your vehicle handbook will offer you specific advice on when to service your vehicle but as a general rule we recommend booking a full service every 20,000 kilometres, (12,000 miles) or every 12 months. Whichever comes first.
Hybrid and PHEV Servicing at Top Service
We offer both interim and annual servicing at great prices, making a Top Service service more cost-effective than a main dealer without compromising on quality. Your Hybrid PHEV service from Top Service will be performed by our team of highly skilled technicians who are specifically trained to work on hybrid and EVs.
Although there are less moving parts and fluid changes required with an EV regular servicing can help to spot problems with your electric car before they actually become a problem. Preventative maintenance is key to avoid costly repairs down the road.
Electric vehicles can have different wear rates for items like brakes and tyres than regular vehicles, so it’s important to have regular checks on these items by our trained teams. They also have different maintenance requirements (no engine oil change), but may have additional filters or cooling systems that need attention.
It’s also important to remember that on some EVs the air conditioning system now plays an important role in keeping the battery at the correct temperature to maximise efficiency and longevity. Your vehicle owner's manual handbook will tell you exactly when your service is due and the interval between each service.