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Busting Common Myths About MOT and Servicing

At Tanners of Cardiff, we understand that keeping your Mitsubishi running smoothly and safely is a top priority. But with so much information (and sometimes misinformation) out there, it can be confusing to know what's truly important when it comes to MOTs and servicing.

Here, we debunk some of the most common myths surrounding these essential car maintenance procedures:

Myth #1: My car feels fine, so regular servicing isn't necessary.

This is a recipe for trouble down the road (literally!). Even if your Mitsubishi seems to be running perfectly, a regular service acts as preventative maintenance. It allows our qualified technicians to identify potential problems before they become major – and expensive – repairs.

Myth #2: An MOT is the same as a service.

While an MOT is crucial for ensuring your car meets road safety and environmental standards, it's not a substitute for a full service. An MOT focuses on specific safety-related checks, while a service involves a more comprehensive inspection of your vehicle, including fluids, filters, and components like brakes and tyres.

Myth #3: You only need a service when your MOT is due.

Think of servicing as preventative healthcare for your car. Regular servicing, following the manufacturer's recommendations for your specific Mitsubishi model, helps prevent breakdowns, keeps your car running efficiently, and can even extend its lifespan.

Myth #4: Servicing at a dealership is the only way to maintain my warranty.

This isn't true! You can have your Mitsubishi serviced at an independent garage like Tanners of Cardiff, as long as we use manufacturer-approved parts and follow the recommended service schedule. In fact, we often offer servicing at more competitive prices than dealerships.

Myth #5: Servicing costs are always the same.

The cost of a service can vary depending on the type of service required, your Mitsubishi model, and any parts that need replacing. However, at Tanners of Cardiff, we'll always provide a transparent quote before any work begins. Remember, regular servicing can save you money in the long run by preventing costly repairs.

Bonus Myth: You can't service a Mitsubishi before its MOT.

There's no such rule! In fact, getting your Mitsubishi serviced beforehand can identify any potential MOT failures, giving you time to address them and avoid a retest.

Keeping your Mitsubishi in top condition doesn't have to be a mystery. By understanding the difference between MOTs and servicing, and the importance of both, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable driving experience.

At Tanners of Cardiff, our Mitsubishi specialists are here to help. Contact us today to discuss your servicing needs and book an appointment.

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