Choose our Essential Service option to ensure your car is running as smoothly and safely as possible. During our Essential Service, your vehicle is road-tested and you receive a report of our inspection upon completion.
KEY CHECKLIST ITEMS:
- Change engine oil and filter
We drain the oil, replace the oil plug and replace the filter.
- Check and top up all oils and fluids
The engine oil is topped up along with the other fluids, which would include the checking and topping up, if required, of the transmission fluid, brake fluid, power-steering fluid and any anti-freeze fluids or coolants.
- Check brakes
Brake pads and discs are checked for any malfunctions.
- Check exhaust
Since the exhaust is an essential part of your vehicle’s emission system, it is vital that this is checked thoroughly to ensure the gaseous combustion process is streamlined and safe.
- Check transmission
It is important to ensure the car’s transmission is healthy. It is also helpful in detecting other possible problems such as leaks elsewhere in the vehicle.
- Check steering and suspension
Checking the steering and the suspension of your vehicle, as you can imagine, is very important for the safe operation of the car. Issues relating to damaged CV joints or axles can lead to more serious and much more costly problems. This is why we check this thoroughly before giving you the green light.
- Check (external) engine belts and hoses
Any failure of the belts could lead to serious engine damage and very costly repair work. We ensure that this is all covered in our Essential Service option.
- Check all lights
Electrical problems within the car can be found with the help of first detecting any lighting problems. We ensure that all lights, indicators and brake lights are in working order.
- Check tyres and pressures
We want to ensure that there are no nails or foreign objects in your tyres. We want to check the thread and ensure that it is safe enough to drive. Your tyre pressure is also important since the wrong amount of pressure can cause a blowout. We will make sure this never happens.
- Check windscreen wipers and washers
Down to the small things nobody thinks of, we ensure that elements of your car such as your wipers and your washers are in excellent working condition. We make sure there is water in your washer and that the wipers are effective, giving you clear sight in the midst of a storm.
- Battery test and report
Batteries, over time, lose their power. We test battery strength with a special device to ensure it is still going strong and will not let you down.
- Safety inspection
A full, round-the-car inspection is done to ensure that when we return your car, it is guaranteed to tick all our high-standard safety boxes, giving you peace of mind and confidence on the road.
Please Note: The Midas Essential and Extensive Services do not replace a Manufacturer’s Handbook Service; however, it may be all that is needed, especially as your vehicle gets older or when you want the assurance of extra care. Click here for more information.