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What Should a Car Mechanic Do in a Major Service?

20 Sep What Should a Car Mechanic Do in a Major Service?

Your car mechanic must perform a thorough check to determine if all parts are working properly. What exactly does this inspection include?

Your car mechanic should not only check all the inner workings, but also check the outside of the car. They look for parts that may be getting worn out, giving you advance notice that they soon may need replacement. The service team will usually do an oil change, which includes replacing the oil filter in the engine during a routine service visit.

The purpose of having your car regularly serviced is so that problems can be spotted before they arise. This gives you time to determine how best to handle and pay for the needed repair. Although regularly servicing your car does cost money, it will very likely save you more money in the long run. Cars that are not being regularly serviced tend to consume a lot more fuel because they are not running as efficiently as they should. Even minor things, like your car being in need of an oil change, can have a big influence on the amount of fuel your car uses.

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Some people think that regular car servicing is an unnecessary expense because they are perfectly able to check their tyre pressure, the levels of oil and other fluids on their own, without having to spend their hard-earned money on a mechanic. Although this may be true, there are many other car parts that need to be checked by a professional car mechanic, someone with expert training and the proper tools to thoroughly check that everything is working properly and the car is safe to drive.

Newer cars are extremely complicated and if you’re not a highly trained car mechanic, it is very unlikely that you would know everything you need to know about your car’s inner workings. If you try to service your car yourself, you could end up damaging your engine, which would be very dangerous and quite expensive to repair.

Below is our 50 point inspection list that our team will carry out when you book your car in for a major service at Supa Mac.

STEP 1

Lights
– Head light bulbs
– Park light bulbs
– Flicker bulbs
– Brake light bulbs
– Reverse light bulbs
– Number plate bulbs
– Fog light bulbs
– Spot light bulbs
– Interior light bulbs

STEP 2

Tyres
– RF
– LF
– RR
– LR
– SPARE

STEP 3

Bonnet
– Boot
– Bonnet shocks
– Boot shocks
– Left front door lock
– Right front door lock
– Left back door lock
– Right back door lock
– Wipers

Wiper blades
– Wiper Mechanism
– Wiper Arm
– Washer Bottle

Mirror
– Left
– Right
– Rear view mirror

STEP 4

Wheel bearing
– Left front
– Right front
– Left rear
– Right rear

Shocks (visual check- oil leaks)
– Left front
– Right front
– Left rear
– Right rear

Take wheels off with power bar
– Check Brake wear

SUSPENSION

Steering rack
– Rack ends
– Tierod ends
– Rack boots
– Steering column boot
– Steering knuckle
– Idler arm
– Pitman arm
– Centre track rod
– Steering box
– Shock clamper

Ball joints
– Upper ball joints
– Lower ball joints
– Stabilizer links

Mounting
– Shock mountings
– Engine mountings
– Gear box mountings

Bushes suspension
– Lower control arm bushes
– Upper control arm bushes
– Shackle pin
– Stabiliser bushes
– Lateral arm bushes
– Gear lever bush kit

Drive shafts & CV joints
– CV Boots
– Prop shaft
– Drive shaft
– Diff seal
– Gear box sump seal

Exhaust
– Manufold Exhaust
– Exhaust hangers
– Rear box
– Tail piece
– Front pipe
– Flex pipe
– Catalatic converter
– Flange gasket
– Manufold gasket
– Exhaust weld

Engine
– Filler cap seal
– Bougi cords
– Coil pack
– Pencil coils
– Radiator cap
– Water hoses
– Fuel hoses
– Tappet cover gasket
– Cam belt
– Cam seal crank seal
– Water pump
– Sump gasket
– Rear main seal
– Other oil leak
– Vacuum pipes
– Multi V-belt
– Power steering pump belt
– Air con belt
– Fan belt
– Battery terminals
– Alternator charging test
– Breather box
– Water bottle
– Welsh plugs
– Anti-freeze test