The place to find press releases from Concorde Auto Centre and what's new in the automotive services industry

Why it pays to have your Car Serviced

Published: Thursday 21st of March 2013 | Author: Scott | Category: Turbos

Considering the current financial climate we are in, you could be mistaken for thinking that missing the occasional scheduled service on your car might save you money - think again!

We recently heard about an owner of a 2005 Mazda 3 Turbo Diesel who was trying to save money and hadn't had his pride and joy serviced for two years since buying it second hand. Not only that, he was unsure of the full service history of the car when he purchased it; you can see where this is heading right?

Driving home on the motorway, he heard a high-pitched noise coming from under the bonnet and seconds later he lost all power! Upon having the car checked over, it was revealed that the engine oil had congealed and was not feeding the turbo anymore.

Unfortunately the cost of the repairs far exceeded the cost of a couple regular services to replace and refresh the oil. Instead, the engine had to be completely stripped down and cleaned to remove all traces of the congealed oil. With a replacement turbo, new oil and filters the car was soon back on the road again, but with the owner being out of pocket and rethinking his money saving options for the future!

Don't let this happen to you. We recommend that you always keep your vehicle serviced on a regular basis and at Concorde Auto Centre you can get a FREE MOT when you book your car in for a scheduled service at any of our branches.

About Concorde Auto Centre

With branches in Cambridge,   Coventry,   Leicester,   Milton-keynes,   Northampton,   Norwich,   Oxford,   Peterborough,   Swindon and Wisbech,   Concorde Auto Centre offers a wide range of professional services with highly trained auto technicians always on hand to fit new parts or to offer advice to our loyal customers. Call us today to get the best prices on new car tyres fitted, winter car tyres fittedwheel alignmentcar exhaust systemsair conditioning rechargesreplacement brake pads and discsbooking in your car for its MOTcar servicingcambeltsshock absorbersengine rebuildsvehicle diagnosticsclutchesbatteriestow barsturbo inspection and  car gearboxes

Request a callback from our customer support team


"I popped into Concorde to see if they could check my tyres today. They were really helpful and quick. I'll be using them again when I need a service."

MATT - 01 Apr 2013

Choose Concorde Auto Centre for replacement Brakes, Pads and Discs with prices from only £30

Book your next service with Concorde Auto Centre from only £60

Concorde Auto Centre fit tyres from leading brands with prices from £25

Book your next MOT with Concorde Auto Centre for just £20