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Brake Safety

When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system should be at the top of the list. The summer months are the perfect time to get your brakes inspected to ensure your brakes are in good working order before the schools reopen and the cold weather returns.

Brakes are a normal wear item for any vehicle and they eventually will need replacing. For regular maintenance, you need to inspect your vehicle’s brakes at least once every twelve months. A thorough examination usually includes checking the brake lining wear, brake fluid level, condition of hoses and brake lines and the rotor thickness. The inspection also includes a test drive to check for any other potential brake system problems.

If your car is pulling to the right or left, or if you hear odd noises when you apply the brakes, you should get your brakes inspected. Other warning signs may also include a brake warning light on the dash board, squealing as well as vibration.

We know that several factors could affect your car’s brake wear, which include your driving habits, the vehicle type and the quality of the brake lining material amongst a number of other things.

We recommend you do not delay routine brake inspections or any necessary repairs. Doing so can lead to a costly repair bill at the very least; even worse it can have fatal consequences.

For further advice on car servicing in Reading, Bracknell, Ascot and the surrounding areas of Surrey and Berkshire, please contact NVS.

Benefits of Onsite Car Servicing

When looking for a reliable car servicing in Reading, Maidenhead or Ascot, what are the main factors that you consider? Of course, there are a number of things that one takes into account, including the reputation of the mechanic, their experience, and their customer service. And when you find a car service provider, it becomes your responsibility to take your car to the service centre for a regular maintenance and services. That is where most car owners get a bit lazy, compromising both the performance and overall life of their vehicle. That’s where the NVS onsite car servicing comes in – the most convenient and customer centric solution in this regard.

The popularity of onsite car servicing has dramatically increased recently. Many car owners now choose to get their vehicle serviced at their doorstep rather than driving all the way to the service centre. The reason is not just one but many benefits of onsite car servicing. Here are just a few big ones to prove our point.

Helps You Save Time

NVS onsite car servicing lets you cross out the ‘trip to mechanic’ from your to-do list. With our expert mechanics reaching you on their own vehicle along with all the tools, you can use the time you save for other errands.

Helps Establish Trust

Car owners are often sceptical about leaving their vehicle at the service centre because they want to keep a watchful eye all the time. With onsite car servicing, you can actually watch the experts taking care of your car properly.

Helps Maintain Schedule

You don’t have to delay your regular car maintenance due to shortage of time or simply because of laziness. One call and the onsite car maintenance team will be there at your door step to make sure your vehicle is in best condition.

When looking for car service in Maidenhead, Reading, Ascot, Bracknell and the surrounding areas of Surrey and Berkshire, make sure you contact NVS onsite car servicing.

Simple Oil Change

Not all the regular car maintenance is complicated. There are a number of things that you can carry out yourself. Checking your vehicle’s oil level and topping it up is one of these straight forward maintenance tasks you can undertake yourself. More importantly, it will help you extend the life of your car’s engine.

Most of the cars will have warning light or a message to warn you if the oil gets too low but it would still be worth checking it every few months without relying on any warning lights.

Here are some quick steps to guide you through this process:

First of all, you need to make sure that the car has been turned off for at least 5-10 minutes. This will allow all the oil to settle back in the tank, and it will prevent any misreading.

Second of all, you ought to make sure that your vehicle is parked on a level surface. Again, this can lead to a misreading as well.

Remember, having too much oil in the engine can also be harmful.

Thirdly, open your car’s bonnet and locate the dipstick for the oil; ideally when there is sufficient daylight. The dipstick is a long stick that is designed to deep into the car’s engine to check the oil level. It usually has a brightly coloured handle, and it should be very easy to get to. If in doubt, refer to your car’s manual. When you locate it, pull the dipstick out of its tube and wipe the end clean with a cloth, rag or a towel. Re-insert the dipstick slowly into its tube and making sure that it goes all the way in. Now pull it back out and to see if the oil is between the lower and upper marks. Be careful not to turn it upside down to look at it, which could make the oil run upward and ruins your reading.

If the oil between the two marks, you’re good to go. If it’s near the lower mark or below it, you need top up your oil. Keep adding the oil in small quantities so that you are not overfilling it.

This 5-minute job will help you keep your engine healthy.

Please keep in mind that most car maintenance tasks are not as easy as this, and unless you know what you are doing, you may cause yourself and your car some serious damage. For your car servicing in Reading, Bracknell, Ascot, Maidenhead, London and the surrounding areas, please call NVS on 01344 429 149 (50 Mile Radius of Ascot), 01189 783 977 (50 Mile Radius of Reading) or get in touch with our HQ on 0870 850 6651 for the other areas. Alternatively Book Online Here.