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Car Service in Essex

Regular servicing will extend the life of your vehicle, and Elite Direct specialise in offering professional car servicing in Essex.

Car Servicing - Elite Direct

Maximise the lifespan and value
of your car with regular car servicing at Elite direct.

Our fully trained and qualified service personnel are happy to advise on all of your servicing needs to enable you to find the perfect solution for your specific requirements. We understand the importance of keeping your vehicle in the very best condition, and our team have extensive experience of working with motorists from across South Essex and the surrounding area. Whatever the make or model of your vehicle, and whether your car requires some simple maintenance work or a more comprehensive service, our team can help to ensure that you can always rely on your vehicle working when you need it most.

  • Reduced cost of repairs over the life of the vehicle
  • Improved performance
  • Reducing possible breakdown risks and time off the road
  • Engine parts are kept in good condition and return greater fuel economy
  • General increase in vehicle life

We offer 2 levels of service to our customers, which are designed to cover the needs of every motorist.

What is the difference between an Interim Service and a Full Service?

A Full Service is ideal for an annual maintenance programme for your car and recommended every 10,000 miles or 12 months – whichever is sooner. Some manufacturers may recommend more frequent checks. Interim Servicing is ideal for vehicles used for short, mainly urban journeys or for those who wish to service vehicles doing very high mileage more regularly. An Interim Service every 5,000 miles or 6 months helps keep your car safe and roadworthy between full services.

Contact us to Book a Car Servicing with Elite Direct

Where is our Servicing Centre


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Service   Interim Full Major
    6,000 miles
6 months
12,000 miles
12 months
24,000 miles
24 months
  Points checked 35 67 71
Engine Drain engine oil and refill.
Special or synthetic oils are subject to additional charge.
Replace oil filter.
Check for general oil leaks and report any serious leaks.
Check for timing belt (cambelt) replacement interval and report if replacement due according to mileage or age.
Check radiator condition and report any leaks.  
Check condition of radiator cap.  
Check coolant hoses for leaks and condition, check securing clips for tightness and report on condition.  
Check and record antifreeze strength and minimum temperature and top up coolant as required.    
Visually inspect expansion bottle and tank for leaks and cap security.  
Drain out cooling system and replace coolant to minimum of 33% antifreeze.    
Check electric cooling fan for operation where applicable.  
Check condition and tension of fan or alternator belt. Adjust or report on condition.  
Check condition and tension of auxiliary drive belts (excluding cambelt).  
Replace air filter.  
Report if spark plugs are due to be changed according to mileage. An additional charge applies for the supply of plugs and fitment.    
Replace spark plugs for petrol engines only. An additional charge applies for platinum or long life plugs.    
Fuel Check fuel cap condition.  
Check visual condition of fuel lines.  
Replace diesel fuel filter (if fitted and external from fuel tank).    
Replace petrol fuel filter (if fitted and external from fuel tank).    
Drive System Check clutch operation for drag, slip, judder or noise and adjust if applicable.
Check propshaft, drive shaft and joints. Grease nipples where fitted.  
Check drive shaft gaitors for security and report leaks.
Check and top up axle and/or transaxle oil if applicable.  
Top up gearbox fluid where applicable and not sealed.  
Check and top up clutch fluid where applicable.
Electrical Check operation of exterior lights.
Check horn.
Check diesel heater plug indicator operation where fitted.  
Check battery security and lubricate terminals.  
Top up battery/non-sealed units only.  
Visual inspection of HT (high tension) leads.  
Check external condition of distributor cap.  
Test effectiveness of starter motor.    
Test alternator charging rate - check security.    
Steering & Suspension Check and top up power steering reservoir where applicable.
Check steering and suspension components for wear and corrosion.
Check steering rack gaitors condition.
Grease steering and suspension.  
Check wheel bearings for excessive play or noise.
Check shock absorber condition and report on any serious leaks.
Exhaust Inspect exhaust system (including catalyst if fitted) for leaks, security and noise.
Visual check for exhaust smoke (diesel).  
Brakes Check brake pads for wear or damage.
Check brake callipers for leaks and security.
Check foot brake shoes for wear or damage.
Inspect operation of wheel cylinders and report any leaks.
Visually check brake hydraulic system, pipes and hoses for any leaks, chafing and corrosion.
Check security of handbrake linkages and travel. Lubricate and adjust if required.
Check brake discs and drums for wear, cracks, corrosion and scoring or pitting.
Check brake servo operation.  
Check ABS warning lights for correct operation if applicable.  
Test and report brake fluid boiling point (if applicable).  
Replace brake fluid and bleed system.    
Check brake fluid level and top up if required.
Tyres and Wheels Remove road wheels.
Check tyre size and whether tyre is fitted to side wall instructions.
Check tyre condition and tread depth (including spare).
Check and adjust tyre pressures (including spare).
Set wheel nut torque to manufacturer's settings.
Check wheels for correct balance (including spare).
Vision Check windscreen wiper condition and operation.
Check rear wiper condition and operation (if fitted).
Check windscreen washer operations and top up if required.
Check windscreen for chips and cracks.  
Check mirror condition (interior and exterior).  
Check number plate condition.  
Internal Remove and check pollen filter condition, report if replacment required (supply/fitment at additional cost).  
Check seatbelts - front and rear including lap belt.  
Lubricate accessible door hinges (with white grease).  
General Lubricate bonnet catch.  
Reset vehicle service light where applicable (subject to data and tooling availability).
Road test.
Stamp service book.


Car Servicing - Elite Direct

Car Servicing - Elite Direct

Car Servicing - Elite Direct