At Cliffewoods Auto Engineers LTD we offer a choice of essential car servicing services in the Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, and Rainham Areas..

Your vehicle owners service manual is the key to making sure your vehicle is in tip top condition, in addition to this, it advises you on whether you need a full service or interim service.

Interim & Full Car Servicing

Having your car serviced regularly can extend the life of your vehicle. Defects are found before they become a problem. It also helps to maintain your car’s value.

Cliffewoods Auto Engineers provide a range of affordable car servicing packages to suit your needs and all include oil and filter replacement as standard.

Vehicle servicing is carried out by our friendly, highly trained service technicians and all parts used match the quality of the manufacturer’s original.

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Interim Service

We recommend carrying out Interim Car Servicing every 6,000 miles or 6 months (whichever comes sooner) to keep your car safe and roadworthy between full services.

Our Interim Car Servicing package is ideal for vehicles that see regular use, from short journeys in and around town to high mileage drivers who want peace of mind between annual services.

An Interim car service at Cliffewoods Auto Engineers includes checks on essential items such as lights, instruments and fluid levels, plus a full tyre & suspension inspection.

A visual brake inspection is also included.

BOOK INTERIM SERVICE

Full Service

We recommend carrying out full car servicing every 12,000 miles or 12 months – whichever comes sooner. A Full Service every year will   help maintain the value of the vehicle and reduce the risk of breakdowns.

A full service covers everything in the interim service, in addition, there are more points of interest.

Top-ups of the brake fluid and antifreeze, more brake tests, thorough inspection of the engine, wheel bearings and shock absorbers.

Replacement of pollen/fuel filters and inspection of the air conditioning system is normally included too.

BOOK FULL SERVICE

What is included in the service?

The car servicing schedule will recommend specific checks and replacement parts including an oil change at certain intervals. Cliffewoods Auto Engineers offer interim and full car servicing packages and all include an oil change and filter replacement as standard.

For a full list of what is included in our car servicing packages, see our car servicing checklist.

Car Servicing Checklist

Interim Service

Check instruments, gauges, warning lights
Check horn
Check windscreen wipers
Check Adblue/Eolys warning light
Check interior lights
Check clutch operation (manual only)
Check seat belts
Reset service light
Check climate control/ air con system
Check engine diagnostic codes
Check exterior lights & lamps
Check doors – operation and condition
Check boot – operation and condition
Check fuel cap – operation and condition
Check mirrors – operation and condition
Check steering, suspension linkages and ball joints for wear, damage and condition
Suspension – check shock absorbers & springs
Full tyre inspection (tread, pressure and alignment check)
TPMS inspection
Check battery
Check battery wiring
Test electrics (battery, alternator, starter motor)
Check coolant level (strength and condition)
Check brake fluid (boiling point and condition)
Check bonnet catch operation
Check brake pipes & hoses
Check power steering fluid & top up (if required)
Check auxiliary drive belt and adjust (if required)
Check radiator and coolant hoses
Visual brake check
Full brake inspection
Check fuel pipes for routing, damage & corrosion
Check engine, transmission and rear axle Train Drive
Check drive shaft joints and gaiters for wear and damage
Check exhaust system and mountings
Replace engine oil and filter
Top up windscreen washer fluid
Replace fuel filter (diesel vehicles)
Replace air filter

Full Service

Check instruments, gauges, warning lights
Check horn
Check windscreen wipers
Check Adblue/Eolys warning light
Check interior lights
Check clutch operation (manual only)
Check seat belts
Reset service light
Check climate control/ air con system
Check engine diagnostic codes
Check exterior lights & lamps
Check doors – operation and condition
Check boot – operation and condition
Check fuel cap – operation and condition
Check mirrors – operation and condition
Check steering, suspension linkages and ball joints for wear, damage and condition
Suspension – check shock absorbers & springs
Full tyre inspection (tread, pressure and alignment check)
TPMS inspection
Check battery
Check battery wiring
Test electrics (battery, alternator, starter motor)
Check coolant level (strength and condition)
Check brake fluid (boiling point and condition)
Check bonnet catch operation
Check brake pipes & hoses
Check power steering fluid & top up (if required)
Check auxiliary drive belt and adjust (if required)
Check radiator and coolant hoses
Visual brake check
Full brake inspection
Check fuel pipes for routing, damage & corrosion
Check engine, transmission and rear axle Train Drive
Check drive shaft joints and gaiters for wear and damage
Check exhaust system and mountings
Replace engine oil and filter
Top up windscreen washer fluid
Replace fuel filter (diesel vehicles)
Replace air filter

Car Servicing FAQs

Our car servicing options are designed to meet the needs of all cars, whatever their condition.

Interim Service – 6 months / 6,000 miles

49 point service designed for the high mileage car user, or where the manufacturer recommends more frequent checks between annual services. Includes oil and filter change, essential fluids top up, brake, steering and suspension checks.

Full Service – 12 month / 12,000 miles

Comprehensive annual service for worry-free motoring. It exceeds most manufacturers’ service schedules, including 76 checks and adjustments, air filter change, brake fluid top up, power steering fluid and coolant.

Please see our Car Servicing Checklist for a full list of items checked for each service.

To make sure your Car Service goes smoothly, please ensure you bring:

Alloy wheel keys or locking nuts

As part of your Car Service, we will need to remove your wheels to inspect the condition of your steering and suspension systems. Please bring your locking nuts with you.

Your service book

We’ll need to check when you last had certain items replaced, like spark plugs, brake fluid and air / pollen filters. This information is recorded in your service book – please ensure you bring your service book with you so we can properly assess your car on the day.

We only take payment for a service once it is complete. We accept cash, and debit/credit card.

All work is guaranteed for up to 12,000 miles or 12 months.

Yes! We offer manufacturer’s service for the vast majority of vehicle makes and models. Just give us a call on 07592 918144 for a no-obligation quote.

Car Servicing Checklist

Interim Service

Check instruments, gauges, warning lights
Check horn
Check windscreen wipers
Check Adblue/Eolys warning light
Check interior lights
Check clutch operation (manual only)
Check seat belts
Reset service light
Check climate control/ air con system
Check engine diagnostic codes
Check exterior lights & lamps
Check doors – operation and condition
Check boot – operation and condition
Check fuel cap – operation and condition
Check mirrors – operation and condition
Check steering, suspension linkages
and ball joints for wear, damage and condition
Suspension – check shock absorbers
& springs
Full tyre inspection
(tread, pressure and alignment check)
TPMS inspection
Check battery
Check battery wiring
Test electrics
(battery, alternator, starter motor)
Check coolant level
(strength and condition)
Check brake fluid
(boiling point and condition)
Check bonnet catch operation
Check brake pipes & hoses
Check power steering fluid and
top up (if required)
Check auxiliary drive belt
and adjust (if required)
Check radiator and coolant hoses
Visual brake check
Full brake inspection
Check fuel pipes for routing,
damage and corrosion
Check engine, transmission and
rear axle Train Drive
Check drive shaft joints and
gaiters for wear and damage
Check exhaust system and mountings
Replace engine oil and filter
Top up windscreen washer fluid
Replace fuel filter (diesel vehicles)
Replace air filter

Full Service

Check instruments, gauges, warning lights
Check horn
Check windscreen wipers
Check Adblue/Eolys warning light
Check interior lights
Check clutch operation (manual only)
Check seat belts
Reset service light
Check climate control/ air con system
Check engine diagnostic codes
Check exterior lights & lamps
Check doors – operation and condition
Check boot – operation and condition
Check fuel cap – operation and condition
Check mirrors – operation and condition
Check steering, suspension linkages
and ball joints for wear, damage and condition
Suspension – check shock absorbers
& springs
Full tyre inspection
(tread, pressure and alignment check)
TPMS inspection
Check battery
Check battery wiring
Test electrics
(battery, alternator, starter motor)
Check coolant level
(strength and condition)
Check brake fluid
(boiling point and condition)
Check bonnet catch operation
Check brake pipes & hoses
Check power steering fluid and
top up (if required)
Check auxiliary drive belt
and adjust (if required)
Check radiator and coolant hoses
Visual brake check
Full brake inspection
Check fuel pipes for routing,
damage and corrosion
Check engine, transmission and
rear axle Train Drive
Check drive shaft joints and
gaiters for wear and damage
Check exhaust system and mountings
Replace engine oil and filter
Top up windscreen washer fluid
Replace fuel filter (diesel vehicles)
Replace air filter

Car Servicing FAQs

Our car servicing options are designed to meet the needs of all cars, whatever their condition.

Interim Service – 6 months / 6,000 miles

49 point service designed for the high mileage car user, or where the manufacturer recommends more frequent checks between annual services. Includes oil and filter change, essential fluids top up, brake, steering and suspension checks.

Full Service – 12 month / 12,000 miles

Comprehensive annual service for worry-free motoring. It exceeds most manufacturers’ service schedules, including 76 checks and adjustments, air filter change, brake fluid top up, power steering fluid and coolant.

Please see our Car Servicing Checklist for a full list of items checked for each service.

To make sure your Car Service goes smoothly, please ensure you bring:

Alloy wheel keys or locking nuts

As part of your Car Service, we will need to remove your wheels to inspect the condition of your steering and suspension systems. Please bring your locking nuts with you.

Your service book

We’ll need to check when you last had certain items replaced, like spark plugs, brake fluid and air / pollen filters. This information is recorded in your service book – please ensure you bring your service book with you so we can properly assess your car on the day.

We only take payment for a service once it is complete. We accept cash, and debit/credit card.

All work is guaranteed for up to 12,000 miles or 12 months.

Yes! We offer manufacturer’s service for the vast majority of vehicle makes and models. Just give us a call on 07592 918144 for a no-obligation quote.