Car servicing guide
G&M Direct Hire regularly services its vehicles in order to maintain and improve the quality of our vehicles. This guide intends to explain when you can service your car and how you can make a service appointment.
What is a car service?
A car service is a health check with routine maintenance for your vehicle, which assesses everything from your engine’s fluid levels to your car's general wear and tears. Servicing the car is crucial to the efficiency and longevity of the car, and hence it is paramount to get it serviced at the right time.
A well-maintained car is less likely to break down because of a common fault, and if a fault does occur and is caught earlier on, it is often cheaper to fix. A well-maintained car is also likely to have a higher resale value and a longer life. In addition to that, it will reduce the burden on the engine and provide you with improved mpg.
What is included in a car service?
What’s included in the car service depends on the garage and the type of the services. It could be an interim service or a full service (or a minor and major service).
All the services involve visual checks such as inspecting the body or wheels of the car for any damages and manual checks such as checking your brakes and gearbox to make sure it is working as it should. Checks during a car service can include:
- Engine oil and oil filter
- Lights, tyres, bodywork, and exhausts
- Brakes and steering
- Fluid and coolant levels
- Car battery
- If you have an electric or hybrid car, the checks will also include your charging port, cables, and connections.
How often should the car be serviced?
G&M Direct Hire services its cards based on the mileage driven per manufacturers' recommendations.
G&M Direct Hire services their cars between 10,000 to 20,000 miles depending on the type of the vehicle. Here is a list of the cars and the number of miles.
- Kia E-Niro (Full electric): Every 10000 miles.
- Nissan Leaf (full electric): Every 17000 miles
- MG5 (Full electric): Every 15000 miles
- Toyota Prius+ (Hybrid): Every 10000 miles
- Toyota Prius (Hybrid): Every 10000 miles
- Toyota Corolla (Hybrid) Every 10000 miles
- Toyota Prius (Plug-in): Every 10000 miles
- Mercedes Benz: Every 10000 miles
- Volkswagen Sharan: Every 10000 miles
How much does the service cost?
G&M Direct Hire is responsible for paying the service fee and will reimburse the driver if the driver pays for the service in any circumstances.
How to book the service appointment?
Once your car needs service, you will get a notification on your mobile application or your WhatsApp number. You can either call us to book your service appointment or book the appointment from your mobile application.
How long does a car service take?
The waiting appointment can take anywhere from 1 – 2 hours, depending on the type of service and the garage.