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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

Sign off

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