Exactly what is done on your vehicle when it is booked into a repair center for servicing varies according to the vehicle make, model, age and other factors. Some misconstrue vehicle service with engine oil and oil filter replacements. This is just one procedure to be conducted during a service visit. Others perform the same few procedures on all vehicles at all intervals and leave essential components to fail or break before there are fixed. In reality some vehicles require more than 80 or more checks and replacements to be carried out during a full service. These include adjustments, checks, tire pressure and their monitoring systems (TPMS), fluid level and consistencies, lighting, error codes, e.t.c
In a sentence what should be done during a service visit should be what the vehicle manufacturer has said are to be done. Baseless shortcuts to the manufacturers' recommendations may seem to save cost for the moment but in the long run are very costly and unsafe. Such practices lead to extended downtime, expensive repairs and replacement, loss of revenue and reputation, risk of injury or even death, reduced residual value of the vehicle among others.
At Wertsea Automobile Repair Center, we appreciate the scarcity of money to do all that should be done. We therefore carefully modify the manufacturer's recommendation to suit each specific vehicle to save on repair cost and still maintain the vehicle integrity. Why modify the manufacturers' schedule if it is the best? This is because individual needs, driving conditions, and driving environments all affect what should be done and when.Some experience and expertise are required to make this modifications.
The next time you send your vehicle for servicing, ask just what the repair center plans to do and check with the maintenance schedule in your user manual. Bear in mind though that if you are servicing with odometer, the great majority of vehicles in Nigeria bought as "Belgium" have their odometer reading tampered. We can get you an approximate of the last actual reading before it was sold. After the servicing, please insist that a service notice be pasted visibly to remind you of the next service. You are welcome to visit our temporary workshop.
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