Regular servicing ensures that your car runs efficiently, but it can also be a part of your warranty agreement. Plus, a full service history is essential if you want to sell your car in the UAE and get a true market value. If you buy from a dealership, you will often be offered a service package that includes periodic maintenance contracts to cover both minor and major servicing. But what’s the difference?
Major services are usually scheduled for specific times or when your car reaches a certain number of kilometres. These are often at 10,000km intervals but may vary depending on your vehicle's age, model, and make. For example, on the Lexus range, minor services are done at 10,000km, bigger ones at 20,000km, and major services happen at 40,000 and 80,000km. If you buy a new car or a used car with a warranty, a major service may be part of your package. Failure to carry out any service at the appropriate time or when your vehicle reaches a certain point may invalidate the warranty, so it's essential to note when these services are due.
In between these major services, you should also carry out minor services. These ensure that your car is performing as efficiently as possible and that consumables such as oil, tyres and fluids are correctly maintained.
Minor services include the basics to keep your vehicle performing correctly and safely. Your technician will check:
A major service is a far more comprehensive inspection of your vehicle and will take longer. As well as the items checked on a minor service, a major service can also include:
If you need a minor service or are due for a full service on your Lexus, contact Al-Futtaim Lexus today and book in at one of our service centres in the UAE.