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How a Car Service Improves Performance

Getting your car serviced is something that many people overlook. It is, however, one of the best things you can do to help increase the longevity and performance of your car. Servicing can come at a cost in the short term, but it’s far better for improving the performance of your car and preventing high repair bills in the future.

Here at Ken’s Autos, we are experts in car servicing and have been for over 40 years. To help you understand how a proper service will help you, we’ve put together a few important points in our blog post below.


As it is the beating heart of your vehicle, you should take especial care of your engine. There are many moving parts and many things to go wrong, but the simple and regular maintenance work of a car service will help to maintain and even improve performance.

Things such as regular oil changes can help to keep the engine lubricated and moving as it should, which prevents it from seizing and reduces the chances of a breakdown. This will also help to elongate the life of your engine so you are getting more bang from your buck with your vehicle.


A key indicator that a vehicle is lacking in performance or is on its last legs is that it is using more fuel and producing more emissions than it should. By keeping up with your regular servicing, however, you can postpone these changes from happening. This means your car will use less fuel and release fewer harmful emissions into the environment, which helps to save you money and also save the planet.


The brakes on your car are an important safety feature of your vehicle so it’s very comforting to know they are working as they should. It’s very difficult as the common car owner to check your brakes are working correctly, though, so regular servicing will ensure they are in good condition and doing their job in the right way.


Arguably one of the most important safety features of your vehicle is the tyres. The only point of contact you have with the road needs to be kept in excellent condition as any discrepancies can be costly and dangerous.

You are able to check the pressure of your tyres and that they have enough air in them, but a service can help to spot other, less obvious, flaws such as tread wear and structural damage.

Good tyres can help with handling, safety, fuel efficiency, and much more.

Steering and Suspension

Another aspect of your car that is very difficult to keep ahold of as the average driver, the steering and suspension have a lot of influence in the safety and performance of your car. A regular service will check these over to ensure they’re keeping you on the road correctly and help to reduce knock-on effects such as damage to tyres and wheels.

A Small Price to Pay

A lot of the argument against car servicing we see is the expense. Because it isn’t a legal requirement, it can sometimes be seen as an unnecessary cost and brushed under the rug. This is the wrong attitude as a car service is more of an investment into improved performance and safety of your vehicle, which will be more beneficial in the long run.

Ken’s Autos

If your vehicle needs a service in the Croydon area, please contact us here at Ken’s Autos by calling 01883 622 069 or filling out our simple contact form.