Tony Gilham
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Servicing, Tuning, Diagnostics and more!

Servicing, Tuning, Diagnostics and more!

Nov 29, 2011
A motor vehicle service is a series of maintenance procedures carried out at a set time interval or after the vehicle has travelled a certain distance. The service intervals are specified by the vehicle manufacturer in a service schedule and some modern cars display the due date for the next service electronically on the instrument panel. The completed services are usually recorded in a service book which is rubber stamped by the service centre upon completion of each service as a complete service history usually adds to the resale value of a vehicle.

Maintenance tasks commonly carried out during a motor vehicle service include:
  • Change the engine oil
  • Replace the oil filter
  • Replace the air filter
  • Replace the fuel filter
  • Replace the spark plugs
  • Tune the engine
  • Check level and refill brake fluid
  • Check level and refill power steering fluid
  • Check level and refill Transmission Fluid
  • Grease and lubricate components
  • Inspect and replace the timing belt if needed
  • Check condition of the tyres


  • Mechanical parts that may cause the car to cease transmission or prove unsafe for the road are also noted and advised upon. In the United Kingdom, few parts that are not inspected on the MOT test are inspected and advised upon a Service Inspection. These include:
    • Clutch
    • Gearbox
    • Car Battery
    • Engine components (further inspections than MOT)
    • Mechanical parts of the vehicle which deteriorated below pass standard since testing are inspected and advised accordingly.


    • Near to Dartford and within easy reach of the M25, M20 and London with other centres in Essex, we service Audi, Bmw, Mini, VW, Bentley, Mercedes, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Land Rover Range Rover, Jaguar, Fait, Ford, Vauxhall, Volvo & Aston Martin performance vehicles.

      Tony Gilham Limited has long been involved in performance car servicing and maintenance at their workshop, with our personal involvement with porsche racing and the British Touring cars (BTCC) we feel very strongly about the servicing we provide to all the makes of car we see.

      With a strong connection with the racing world we bring our track knowledge to the road driver so you are guaranteed the best perofrmance from your car.

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