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Major Car Service Checklist


Check car history
Check timing belt replacement interval
Check for damage to bodywork, lamps and trims
Check condition of all seat belts
Check operation of interior and exterior lights
Check operation of ABS and/or air bag warning lights
Check windscreen washers and wipers
Check horn
Check operation of suspension dampers
Lubricate all door hinges, locks, and bonnet catches
Check fuel cap

Under the Bonnet

Check cooling system
Check anti-freeze protection
Check brake fluid boiling point
Check all auxiliary drive belts
Check engine breather system
Check vacuum pipes
Check power steering operation and fluid condition
Check full throttle settings and lubricate linkage
Check battery level and lubricate terminals
Check and top up all under bonnet fluid levels

Vehicle Raised

Change oil, filter and fit new sump plug washer
Check fuel lines and brake pipes
Check the condition and security of the exhaust
Check and top up rear axle and transfer box oil levels
Check and top up gear box oil level
Check all steering and suspension joints, mounting and gaiters
Carry out tyre check
Check all wheel bearings for excessive ‘play’ and noise
Check CV gaiters and joints for wear or splits
Check clutch adjustment and adjust
Grease all greasing points
Check operation and condition of front brakes
Check operation and condition of rear brakes, including handbrake
Carry out brake report

Vehicle Lowered

Refill engine oil
Torque wheel nuts/studs

Final Check

Road test vehicle and report any findings
Re-check engine oil level
Carry out emission report
Reset service lights
Ensure all upholstery, gear lever, steering wheel etc. are clean

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