Have Mechanical Services Today and Pay Later with Openpay
When should you have your car serviced?
Generally, vehicle manufacturers will state that your vehicle should be serviced every six months, or 10,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. If you can’t recall when your vehicle was last serviced check in your vehicle’s logbook. Alternatively, contact your local BestDrive store for assistance.
The type of service your vehicle requires will differ as each service is intended for a specific interval. Some services are minor and may include things such as checking the oil filter and an engine oil change. Others are considered major services and include things such as replacing spark plugs, timing belts and fuel filters.
Each recommended service will be dependent on the manufacturer’s logbook recommendations and how many kilometers the car has done.
You will also find useful information in your logbook about basic vehicle maintenance that you can complete yourself. This includes when to replace your windscreen wipers and various light bulbs such as the headlight bulbs.
Are regular mechanical services important?
There are many associated benefits to having your vehicle regularly serviced. These include:
- Enhanced vehicle safety
- Extended engine life
- Reduced fuel consumption
- Prevention of worn moving parts
- Maintains road-worthiness
A vehicle that isn’t regularly serviced poses a potential safety risk. When you ignore issues with your vehicle as they arise you run the risk of turning minor repairs or services into much bigger and more expensive issues later on.
Regular mechanical servicing is also important because it may be of assistance when on-selling your vehicle. Providing prospective buyers with a complete service history of your car can help with the resale value as it is clear that the vehicle has been well cared for and is in good operating condition.
Could Openpay help you with mechanical servicing?
How could Openpay assist you with your next mechanical service? At BestDrive, we understand that at times, finding the money up front can be difficult, resulting in people delaying much needed mechanical services. Using Openpay enables you to make manageable, interest free repayments over a chosen period of time - from 2, 3, 6 or 9 months.
Buy now, pay later schemes such as Openpay can assist you in maintaining your regular, recommended servicing schedule. Not only is the repayment option easier for many, but it may also save you money in the long run by addressing minor mechanical problems before they become more costly, serious problems later on.
How do you create an Openpay account?
If you’ve not yet opened an account with Openpay the good news is that it is a simple process, and can even be completed in store at the time of payment with minimal fuss.
To create an Openpay account follow these steps:
- Sign up to the service on the Openpay website
- Download the Openpay app from the App Store or Google Play Store
- Register your basic information via the app
- Link your Openpay account to your credit or debit card
Once you have completed these steps the approval process will typically take just a few minutes. When your account has been approved, it is ready for use straight away.
If you have additional questions regarding opening up an Openpay account we recommend that you visit their website.
How do you pay for Mechanical Servicing using Openpay?
To pay for your next mechanical service using Openpay simply select Openpay as your payment method at the direct time of payment. This is done using the Openpay app where you will choose your desired repayment plan. Your repayments will then be automatically deducted on a fortnightly basis from your chosen credit or debit account.
You can also make an early payment through the Openpay app if you wish to do so.
What is included in a regular mechanical service at BestDrive?
Your local BestDrive store offers a range of both minor and major mechanical services. Our qualified technicians will ensure that your car receives the appropriate service it requires depending on the manufacturer’s logbook recommendations and how many kilometers the car has done.
Your next mechanical service may include:
- Car battery testing and replacement (when necessary)
- Wheel alignments and balancing
- Diagnosing electronic functions, including the air conditioning system and lights for faults
- Inspecting mechanical functions, including safety systems such as the brakes and steering
- Checking or replacing vital fluids, including engine oil and radiator coolant
Regardless of the type of mechanical service your vehicle requires, feel confident that our qualified and experienced technicians will identify any possible issues and provide you with a quote for any necessary repairs or replacements.
Know that your car is safe and operating at its best when you maintain regular mechanical services at your local BestDrive store. Contact us to see how we can assist you with your next mechanical service.
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