Generally speaking, car services are divided into two categories; there are the standard services (the major ones) and then the emergency or custom services. The standard services tend to include things like the oil change and a new windshield if the one you have is faulty or broken. The emergency services usually involve things like an upgrade of your windshield wipers or other such things that will help to improve your safety on the road.
The first group of car services fall under the major car service categories and include things like fuel delivery, oil changes, spark plugs, tires, brakes and water pumps. These are all standard car services that you can get from any major service centre. The other category of car services falls under the minor car service category and consists of things like brake repair, auto transmission fluid, tire rotation and starter motor repairs.
When it comes to the emergency category, things like flat tires, jump-start engine, battery cables and so forth are pretty much what you can expect in this category. In general, car servicing is considered as a complete service when it comes to changing tires, servicing engines, filters, spark plugs and so forth. However, the only time you should consider car servicing as a complete service is when it comes to changing a flat tire. All other services come first.
When it comes to the full car service, there are three categories that the vehicle normally falls under: manufacturer service, independent service and dealer service. The manufacturer service refers to the maintenance departments of the car manufacturer such as Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Daewoo, Fiat, Ford, Hummer, Hyundai, Land Rover, Opel, Saab and Volkswagen. For vehicles manufactured by these manufacturers, the full service includes tune-ups, diagnostics, fuel updates, oil changes, leather care and upholstery care, seat fabric changes, exterior cleaning, cosmetic modifications and so forth. Sometimes, all these services are included in the full service package.
There is also an interim service. This service only applies to cars that were stored for less than six months. Companies like Interlaget, Carters and LMC call it the interim service, because the car must be shut down for inspection, and a new filter has to be installed. But unlike manufacturer car servicing, the interim service does not include diagnostics or fuel updates. It’s for customers who want to get their cars fixed as quickly as possible.
Dealer servicing is another option. It only applies to dealerships that sell cars. There will be additional work like spark plug repairs, air filters, battery cables and so forth. However, this is still a full car service and doesn’t include any diagnostic work like the previous two options. This is for customers who want their cars to be fixed as soon as possible but who don’t want to pay for any additional work.