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Vehicle ServicingCar and Van Servicing

Regular servicing can extend the life and effectiveness of your vehicle. Servicing maintains the key components within your vehicle that have the potential to fail commonly due to wear and tear. Servicing can also carry the benefit of resolving minor defects before they become a major implication for you, ultimately saving you inconvenience, money and on occasions your vehicle.

"Our staff are trained to undertake thorough checks on your vehicle but will only perform modifications if
it is completely necessary to do so and with your prior consent."

Bicester Tyre and Exhausts provide both a part service and full service packages depending on your requirements:

Key components of a service consist of the follwing items:

Engine Area

  • Change engine oil and filter
  • Air cleaner, paper element, renew
  • Valve clearance, check and adjust (except hydraulic adjusters)
  • Spark plugs, renew
  • Ignition timing, check, adjust if required
  • Engine idle speed, measure and adjust CO if required
  • Fuel filter, renew, Fuel system, check for leaks
  • Drive belts, check and adjust
  • Ignition system check (points, cap, rotor arm if applicable)
  • Battery, check condition, top up if applicable, clean and grease terminals
  • Carburettor, check security, top up damper if applicable
  • Screen washers, top up reservoir
  • Bonnet release catch and hinges, check operation and lubricate
  • Check brake and clutch fluid, top up if required*
  • Automatic transmission, if fitted, check oil level, top up if required*
  • Power steering, check for leaks, top up if required*
  • Cooling system, check for antifreeze strength and leaks, top up coolant if required*
  • Pollen filter, renew if required*

* charged extra

Inside the Vehicle

  • Interior lights and instrument lights, hazard light switch check
  • Heating and ventilation controls, check
  • Windscreen and headlamp, washers and wipers, check
  • Door hinges and locks, lubricate

Outside the Vehicle

  • Lights, check operation
  • Headlamps, check alignment
  • Boot lid / tailgate hinges, lubricate
  • Refit road wheels, tighten retaining nut to the correct torque

Beneath the Vehicle

  • Brake pipes and hoses, check for leaks and corrosion
  • Remove road wheels, check front disc condition and pad wear
  • Remove drums if applicable, check lining condition and examine cylinders
  • Check handbrake travel, adjust if required
  • Steering gear, check for wear & gaiters for leaks
  • CV joints (FWD) check for wear and gaiters for splits
  • Clutch, adjust if required (if applicable)
  • Gearbox, rear axle (if applicable), check oil level, top up if required
  • Tyres, check and report condition, correct inflation if required, including spare
  • Exhaust system, check for security, leaks and corrosion
  • Ball joints and transmission, check for wear
  • Shock absorbers, check for condition and operation
  • Tracking, check

Road Test

  • Check operation of vehicle
  • Test brake
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