It is important to know how long you will be without your car before you bring it in for car servicing so that you can make any necessary arrangements. Then you don’t have to stand around waiting.
Usually the length of the service or time taken will depend on several factors.
1. The amount of time it takes for your car to get serviced varies depending on the vehicle and amount of repairs it actually needs. Car Servicing can take as little as 30 minutes and as much as a full day, depending on the condition of your car. Usually a car will have three levels of routine service, often referred to as minor (or interim) service, full service and major service. You can find your local workshop, give them a call and they’ll be happy to talk you through the process and give you a more specific timeframe on how much time is needed.
2. Are you taking your car in for an interim service (usually performed every 6 months or 6,000 miles) or a full service (usually carried out every 12 months or 12,000 miles)? An interim service usually takes approximately about an hour and a half and a full service is usually completed within 3 hours.
3. The length of the service will depend on whether or not there are any problems found. If everything runs smoothly then you should have your car back within 3 hours It’s possible that additional issues can also be discovered during a routine service. However if there are any faults identified or additional parts required then this may take a little longer. so it’s important to ask the workshop to contact you before going ahead with extra repairs. Not only will this make you aware there could be a delay, you will also need to be notified of extra costs.