Friday 30 May 2014

How do I know when my car needs to be serviced?


Have you just bought yourself a BMW or Mercedes? Nice cars aren’t they?
If you’re new to these cars you probably won’t know if your car needs a service or when its next service is due. Well, you’re in luck, this blog will explain when you should service your car.

The average miles covered between each service should roughly be between 12,000 to 16,000 miles. However, depending on your driving style and how may miles you cover per journey, your cars on-board computer will tell you when.


BMW, Mercedes (and most prestige cars) have what is known as a CBS system or Condition Based Servicing. This means that when they car needs to be serviced it will tell you!
The CBS system monitors the usage and lifespan of all the functioning parts of the car. When a functional part becomes worn, fractured, broken or is nearing the end of its lifespan the service light will appear on your dashboard letting you know the car needs to be serviced.

On average, the vehicle will give you around a month’s warning (before the worn parts life expires). This givens you ample opportunity to get the car booked in with your dealer.
So through the long and short of it, your car will tell you when it needs to be serviced so until then, sit back and enjoy the ride!

If your car is due for a check or service give us a call on: 01634 244 211 or visit our servicing page on our website here:

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