South Bay British / CAR REPAIR / Long Beach
Tips on servicing and maintaining your British car
If you look after your car right, you’ll be far less likely have major repair problems down the road. At South Bay British, our team have been successfully servicing British and European cars in the Long Beach area since 2002. Here are a few tips for avoiding problems with your car:
HOW OFTEN SHOULD A CAR BE SERVICED?
Most cars should typically be serviced every year, but be sure to refer to your service manual for recommendations on keeping your car in good repair. If you drive excessive miles you may need to service your car more frequently. Be sure to refer to your manual for mileage milestones recommendations.
SERVICING YOUR CAR SAVES YOU MONEY
Annual automotive service and maintenance – can actually save you money. Many times, issues are likely to be caught before they become a problem, when they are easier and cheaper to fix. Maintaining your car helps retain a higher resale value and extends the life of your car. Prospective buyers are interested in cars that have been well maintained.
WATCH FOR CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS
Most cars now have warning messages that alert you about issues such as tires, with the braking system, oil and coolant levels, and other mechanical issues. It is important to check out issues straight away – some which are very urgent. Refer to your manual for specific recommendations on the warning message.
FINDING A REPAIR FACILITY
Dealerships are nearly always a more expensive option for service and repairs than independent shops. Independent shops are a great alternative to the dealer. To help you find garage you can trust, ask friends and associates for their recommendations or look for independent reviews.
CLASSIC CAR RESTORATION
At South Bay British, we specialize in British car repair, maintenance and restoration. We have a great understanding of British cars and can help you maintain your car, or difficult diagnostics such as transmissions and and engine replacement. If you are looking to restore a classic car, our team is experienced in Classic Car Restoration and make restoring or customizing your dream car easier and more affordable than you ever thought possible.
We serve car owners in Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Hermosa Beach, Long Beach, Culver City, Westchester, and all Southern California.