Bringing your vehicle in for a car service appointment takes time, effort and a significant amount of money. Despite all of this, you should never skip this appointment. Read on to find out why.
It could compromise your safety
A standard car servicing will include an extensive examination of all of your vehicle's most important components. This examination will enable the mechanic to identify and either replace or repair parts that have deteriorated or been damaged to the point where they no longer perform the function they are designed to. This, in turn, will ensure that the vehicle will not malfunction at an inopportune moment and cause an accident.
For example, during the car servicing, your mechanic might notice that the pressure levels of one or more of your vehicle's tyres are too high. This is easily remedied, simply by opening the tyre's valve and releasing a small amount of air until the pressure gauge indicates that the correct pressure levels have been reached.
However, if you fail to attend your servicing appointment and therefore continue to drive on an overinflated tyre, you could experience a blowout when you're on the road, as overinflated tyres are far more prone to bursting open when exposed to sharp debris (such as a stone or a shard of glass).
A blowout (where a tyre loses almost all of its air in a matter of seconds) can lead to a driver losing control of their vehicle. As such, if the blowout occurs on a busy road, you would almost certainly collide with another road user and be seriously injured.
It could increase the chances of your car breaking down
A car which is not serviced regularly is far more likely to break down unexpectedly. This is because a car that is not well-maintained is more susceptible to damage and deterioration which could cause it to malfunction.
For instance, mechanics will almost always examine a vehicle's battery during a car servicing. They will check its fluid levels (and top them up if needed) and will remove corrosion from the battery terminals.
If you don't have your car serviced, however, and your battery fluid levels drop too low, or the terminals become severely corroded, the battery may die when you're driving and lead to you being stuck by the side of the road.
A breakdown can be extremely stressful, time-consuming and expensive (as you may need to hire a tow truck to collect your car). As such, getting your car serviced should be viewed as an investment that will drastically reduce the chances of you finding yourself trapped in this type of unpleasant and costly situation.