Is your car or van due for its annual servicing? At Alan Johnson Vehicle Repairs, we undertake oil changes, and intermediate and major services on all types of vehicles, from private domestic to light commercial. This includes vans and transits. Having your vehicle serviced on a yearly basis is not a legal requirement, unlike MOT testing. But this isn’t because it’s any less important. Regular car servicing keeps your vehicle performing at optimal levels, reduces the risk of roadside breakdowns and avoids larger, costlier repairs by catching small issues early.
Based in Sevenoaks, our company is the trusted choice for servicing in all surrounding areas. With a reputation for a fast, reliable and honest service, we welcome motorists from Brasted, Hildenborough, Kemsing, Sundridge, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.
Current industry guidelines recommend taking your vehicle for servicing once a year. While annual servicing is the most effective way to maintain your vehicle’s performance, it’s also key in keeping your long-term costs as low as possible. As such, delaying a service for weeks, months or indefinitely is only a false economy. Any money you save in the short-term will disappear again further down the line. This typically comes in the form of major repairs you could have avoided. However, when you try to sell a car with no or poor servicing history, you will also find it has a lower resale value.
Our in-house team shares over 80 years of industry experience. With this combined expertise, we work with a meticulous attention to detail, identifying minor faults before they develop into bigger problems.
Your own servicing requirements depend on your vehicle’s mileage. If you’re a low-mileage driver making short trips around town, you will have distinctly different needs than a motorist who clocks up significant miles driving along motorways.
In fact, this is why services aren’t a legal requirement like MOT testing – a uniform approach that benefits all motorists equally isn’t possible.
To cover every eventuality, Alan Johnson Vehicle Repairs covers all car servicing options:
Regularly changing the oil in your vehicle is essential to maintaining a reliable, healthy engine. There are few more important components in your engine than oil. It helps to lubricate other key parts and even regulates operating temperatures.
If you allow your oil to become old and dirty, it can have an impact on your vehicle’s MPG (miles per gallon) and overall efficiency.
This is the ideal service if you make regular short journeys. However, it can also provide added peace of mind for high-mileage drivers between major services. Intermediate servicing should take place after 10,000 miles travelled or every 12 months, whichever comes first.
A major service is your vehicle’s yearly maintenance check-up. When combined with safe and responsible driving practices, there’s no better way of keeping your car or van fully functional and on the road. Major services should take place after 20,000 miles travelled or every 24 months, whichever comes first.
For the best possible protection, we advise alternating between all 3 services.
You can rest assured, Alan Johnson Vehicle Repairs stamps your service book following satisfactory completion of our work.
We understand the inconvenience and disruption that comes with taking your car off the road. For minimal impact on your daily routines, we offer a pick-up and drop-off service in all locations within a 5-mile radius of our Sevenoaks workshop.
During all servicing options, we run through a multi-point checklist of parts and components. Intermediate servicing includes:
Major car servicing involves all the above as well as the spark plugs and additional filter replacements, such as the fuel and pollen filters.
Our Sevenoaks-based team happily performs the necessary repairs on issues uncovered during your service. We operate a permission-only working policy, so we always seek your approval before starting on any additional work.