Why is Regular Car Servicing So Important?

Many of us are guilty of leaving getting our car serviced longer than we should - this blog post will explain why it's so important to get regular servicing to reduce fuel costs, improve vehicle safety and more.


It’s recommended to have your car serviced every 12,000 miles or every 12 months. If your car has a diagnostic tool, it will automatically indicate to the driver that it’s due a service. If this is the case, don’t wait until 12,000 miles or 12 months, take action to avoid any large repair costs down the line.

What are the benefits of regular car servicing?​

  • Save money

Regular servicing doesn’t only save you money, it will also lower the day-to-day costs of running your car. Correct tyre pressure, for instance, can reduce up to 20% of your cars fuel consumption.

  • Maintain vehicle value

Keeping your car well maintained with a full-service history will extend the lifespan of your car, making it more appealing to potential buyers.

  • Increased safety

Regular car servicing can help you spot faults and repairs that your car needs for improved safety.

What types of car servicing can you get?​

  • Regular maintenance – Oil and filter replacement.
  • Full/major service – A full service is based around the model of your car and the requirements are found enclosed in the car’s manual.
  • Interim/minor service – A check-up service every 6 months or 6,000 miles. You’ll generally alternate each year between having a major and minor service.
  • Manufacturer service – Set by manufacturer service schedule found in the car's manual.

Where should I get my car serviced?

You can get your car serviced at most garages, but only manufacturer-approved garages can guarantee your vehicle is getting the correct level of maintenance.

Our Mazda approved garage provides servicing carried out by manufacturer trained technicians that know your car’s maintenance needs inside out. Book a service or repair today at one of our Magna Mazda garages across Dorset & Hampshire.

We also offer a monthly and a fixed price Mazda servicing plan, which covers up to 3 years or 37,500 miles. To find out which plan is best suited to you, get in contact today or chat with one of our team on Live Chat.