Basic car service
Check over the fundamentals with a basic car service featuring an oil and filter change at Protyre. This is our quickest and least expensive servicing package, but you'll still benefit from the expertise of our specialist technicians trained at the Institute of the Motor Industry.
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With your specific vehicle in mind, we use its service history and industry-standard Autodata technology to carry out the best basic car service plan. We only use the best-quality OE (Original Equipment) parts or equivalents to ensure that your car runs as it always should. To top it off, we guarantee our work for 12 months or 12,000 miles because we're confident in the quality of our professionals and services.
Prices start from just £79! And thanks to the 184 Protyre locations in the UK, we can provide a basic car maintenance service near you at a time and place to suit your needs. Book an appointment with our team below, and if you have any questions, call 03330602294 or send us an email.
What are the benefits of a basic car service?
Taking your car for a basic check and an oil and filter change is a good idea if you need your car regularly serviced. It's a cost-effective way to stay on top of maintenance throughout the year, especially if you put your motor through some serious strain. This could be due to racking up many miles over a short space of time or driving consistently in adverse off-road or city conditions.
Basic car services are a popular choice for drivers who simply want peace of mind and an improved driving experience. Changing oil and filters and taking care of other essential maintenance tasks can help improve your car’s fuel efficiency, handling and much more – perfect if you’re behind the wheel regularly and tend to notice the little things.
What’s included in a basic car service?
Our basic car service consists of a 27-point inspection checklist which covers just the essential aspects of your car. It's ideal for drivers who use their vehicle consistently or who rack up high mileage in short spaces of time. This package includes an oil and filter change, anti-freeze top-up, battery test and more.
Here's the full list covered in a basic car check:
· Engine inspection: Oil leaks, oil and filter plus antifreeze
· Electrical components: Battery charge and terminals plus horn
· Steering and suspension: Power steering system and fluid, steering components and steering rack gaiters
· Windscreens and mirrors: Washers and wipers, windscreen washing fluid, windscreen damage and security, interior and exterior mirrors plus number plates
· Exhaust system: Exhaust system and catalysts
· Braking: Brake pads, brake fluid boiling point, ABS warning light and brake fluid level
· Tyres: Tread depth, pressures, condition, wear, age and spare tyres
· Miscellaneous: Reset vehicle service light, road test and logbook stamp
If you don’t know whether our basic car service and oil change are enough for your car’s maintenance requirements, check your logbook and handbook to see what your manufacturer recommends. We're also here to help if required, so don't hesitate to give our experts at your local Protyre garage a call.
How much does a basic car service cost?
We offer basic car checks, including oil and filter changes, from just £79. It's the cheapest of our maintenance packages, although we also check many of the fundamental parts, systems and components that keep your car on the road.
This standard price could end up being higher if your technician finds issues with your car and performs necessary repairs, with your permission. In this case, the price of parts and labour will be added to your final basic car service bill.
How long does a basic car service take?
A basic car service with an oil and filter change and other fundamental maintenance checks should take between one and two hours to complete. Our technicians make sure each element is right before handing the keys back to you.
A few things may mean we require more time to carry out our checks. These include the condition of your vehicle, the number of issues that are identified and whether the servicer has access to important things like your car’s locking wheel nuts and service booklet. If subsequent repairs are needed, our technicians may need extra time to complete these too.
Why combine an MOT and basic car service?
To get the best value from your car maintenance, Protyre offers a great deal when you book an MOT and service together. It's not just financially beneficial, you'll be able to cut down on trips to the garage and avoid all the extra admin too. With one trip you can sort your MOT for another year and have basic car maintenance done at the same time.
Whether you've already had a full or interim service earlier in the year, or you just want a quick oil change and inspection before the MOT, you'll be more confident that your car will pass if it has our 27-point inspection beforehand.
Where is my nearest Protyre garage?
Not sure where to go for a basic car service? No problem! Use our garage locator to find your nearest Protyre garage. Simply click the button below and enter your postcode in the search bar.
Book a basic car service with Protyre today
Get a quality basic car check and oil change from Protyre, the UK’s trusted experts. Check out our tens of thousands of positive customer reviews that back up our claim. Choose from one of our 184 locations across the country and trust our highly trained specialists who know what they’re doing. Prices start from as little as £79.
** While our prices are competitive, servicing pricing may vary depending on engine size and vehicle type. Luxury cars, certain vehicle marques and engines over 2.5L may be subject to change. **
Basic car service FAQs
No, an MOT is a legally required annual test of your vehicle to ensure its roadworthiness. You aren't allowed to drive on UK roads without a valid MOT certificate, but you can drive with or without car servicing. A basic car service or check is a recommended extra step to take if you use your car a lot and don't do regular DIY maintenance tasks yourself.
Yes, our basic car services include changing oil and oil filters to help protect your engine from overheating and other damage. Old or contaminated oil can make your car less efficient and cause unnecessary wear and tear on your internal components.
It depends on if you get other types of servicing done, how much you use your vehicle and how much DIY maintenance you do. Our basic car service takes the hassle out of looking after your motor, especially if you don't want to do the dirty work yourself. If you rack up the miles, a regular basic car check can help to keep everything running smoothly and allow our experts to spot any signs of disrepair.
If you don't look after your car with basic maintenance and checks, it's likely to become more unreliable over time. This could mean unexpected breakdowns, costly repairs and more hassle for you in your day-to-day life. No one needs that! Staying on top of maintenance helps keep your car healthy and can save you a lot of time and money down the road.