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Jason, ASE Certified Technician
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What is involved in a car service?

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What is involved in a car service?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Jason replied 8 years ago.
HiCustomer Thank you for asking your question on Just Answer. The other Experts and I are working on your answer. By the way, it would help us to know:
-What year is your Car?
-What make and model is your Car?
-How many miles are on your Car?
-What type of engine is in your Car?
-What have you already tried?

Thank you again for trusting us with your problem. Please reply as soon as possible so that we can finish answering your question.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Car Year - 2000

Make and model - Ford Ka

Mileage - 30,000

Engine - whatever type of engine it came with new

Tried - nothing

Expert:  Jason replied 8 years ago.
Are you wanting to know what a service station will perform and check on when you bring your vehicle in?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Expert:  Jason replied 8 years ago.
Well depending on the service package you want performed they will change oil and filter, check all fluids and top off if any are low. They will inspect all hoses and belts for signs of wear. Check tire condition and air pressure. replace fuel filter if needed lube any fittings that need grease. Inspect axle boots. Inspect plug wires and exhaust system .Do a diagnostic scan of the internal control computer The list can be long and it would depend on what package and price you want to pay. The best bet is if you have no immediate performance problems then I would go with the basic service inspection,if there are performance problems you could pick a different service package. Feel free to respond back if there is something in particular you are concerned of, Jason
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Quite pleased so far Jason, but is this a mini or a full service. If mini service what is involved in a full service.

Expert:  Jason replied 8 years ago.
full service would include the above mentioned checks and would also include suspension inspection,wheel bearing play ,ball joints, tie rods, brake condition, timing belt inspection, fuel system performance check, injector cleaning , any rubber motor or transmission mounts,and any vacuum hoses and signs of any gasket leaks. Jason
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