What Does “Full Service” Mean?

Being the owner of a car can be a very exciting adventure! If you are a new owner or looking to be, congratulations!

With the fun of a new car also comes some responsibility, read more to find out what you should be servicing. Cars are a major benefit to many lifestyles, providing daily transportation, access to faraway places, and convenience. However, they do require upkeep in order to maintain their working functions. Making sure that your car is in good order will ultimately provide you with the best vehicle asset, as well as prolong the life of your car. If you are looking to get your car serviced by a mechanic or body shop, you may want to consider a full service inspection. This article will go over what is included in “full service” so you know the benefits for you and your car. Here is a list of what full service includes:

#1: Exterior Condition

As a general rule of thumb, on the exterior of the car, mechanics will check:

  • Any damage to the body of the car
  • Tire and wheel condition (tread, pressure)
  • Brake tests (lines, fluid)
  • Wipers and mirrors
  • Head lights and tail lights
  • Exhaust system
  • Axels

#2: Internal Functions

On the internal workings of the car, they will look into the condition of :

  • Oil
  • Belts
  • Radiator
  • Air filter
  • Antifreeze
  • Fuel lines and caps
  • Gear operation
  • Electrical functions (battery, lights, dash controls, horn)
  • Power steering
  • Safety features (seatbelts, door locks)
  • Special features (hybrid components, clutch, etc.)

This list is just one example of what a full service on your car might include.  For someone who may not understand what all of these components are, the list can be overwhelming, but what is important to take away is that a full service really does cover all the bases. It is a great option to make sure that your new car is completely in good working order, from the smallest to the biggest things!