Servicing FAQs

What does a full car service include?

When it comes to vehicle servicing, a full car service is the most thorough inspection of all the key components of your vehicle. From checking the quality of your tyre tread to the level of CO2 emissions, the efficiency of your windscreen wipers to the braking system, more than 50 components will be checked to ensure that your vehicle is running safely and efficiently.

How long does a full service take?

In terms of time, vehicle servicing varies according to make and model, with larger and more complex vehicles naturally taking longer to assess. In general, however, we anticipate a full vehicle service to take no longer than three hours. A member of our aftersales team will be able to provide you with details at the time of booking.

What is covered under Nissan extended warranty?

All Nissan vehicles are provided with a three-year/60,000-mile new vehicle warranty, while the Nissan Care Extended Warranty is available for models aged up to seven years of age that have covered less than 75,000 miles. This coverage will protect you against unforeseen mechanical or electrical failures.

How long is the Nissan factory warranty?

All new Nissan cars are backed by a three-year/60,000-mile warranty. However, you may be able to extend this coverage with a Nissan Care Extended Warranty. Speak to a member of the team today for more details.

How often should I service my Nissan?

The general consensus regarding vehicle servicing is that a service should be completed every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes sooner. More details will be found in the service logbook.

What is the difference between major and minor services?

Major servicing takes place on a less frequent basis, with minor services occurring in between. In addition, the volume of components checked during a minor service is a fraction of those checked during a major service.

What is an MOT?

The MOT is an annual check into the roadworthiness of your vehicle. This is a legal requirement for all models aged over three years, and should be conducted by a registered test centre. An MOT will investigate such measures as CO2 emissions, tyre tread, lighting systems, fluid levels and more.

What’s included in Nissan’s service schedule?

Nissan’s service schedule predominantly follows a routine of alternating minor and major services. For example, your first service will be a check up and tune up of key components, followed by a thorough investigation into your vehicle’s health.

What are the Nissan car repair costs?

The cost of a vehicle service will vary according to model and complexity. However, we at South West Nissan work to ensure we provide great value for money wherever possible. Not only that, but our service plans will help spread the cost over an agreed period to help reduce any expenses.

Why should I service my car regularly?

Regular vehicle servicing has a number of benefits. For example, checking your model will mean it continues to perform efficiently and safely, and also identifies any potential issues before they impact performance. Not only that, but servicing enables you to preserve the resale value of the model should the time come to sell, with buyers more likely to invest in one that has a full history.

Why choose a service with South West Nissan?

We at South West Nissan take great pride in offering vehicle servicing that is as good as those conducted by Nissan itself. Our team of experienced technicians have access to the latest equipment and Nissan-approved components, and will be able to add the requisite service stamp to your servicing book. Find out more by speaking to a member of our team today.

How often should you get a wheel alignment check?

Though not a legal requirement, it’s recommended that you check your wheel alignment every two or three years. Regularly going over kerbs and potholes can lead to alignment issues, so ensure you check with South West Nissan if you sense you have a problem.

Do I need an alignment after replacing my tyres?

To ensure that your tyres don’t wear at a different rate, it’s recommended that a wheel alignment is carried out when new tyres are fitted.

How do I know if my cambelt needs changing?

Certain warning signs will highlight when your vehicle requires its cambelt to be changed. These include unusual rev activity, engine oil leaks, difficulty starting the engine, and more. With cambelt servicing from South West Nissan, you can avoid a number of these issues before suffering any serious damage.