What Is Car Servicing? The 101 On Why, What, and How.

Why Should Car Service Be Done Regularly?

A car service is to your car what a health check-up is to you.

The manufacturers of a car decide the intervals between which the various parts have to be checked upon, spruced up, or replaced.

The interval period is decided by them to ensure maximum safety, reliability, longevity and efficiency in terms of performance and costs to the car owner.

It is therefore tremendously important to follow manufacturer guidelines - usually mentioned in the manual you get with your car - on when your car should be serviced.

What Is A Car Service Checklist? What Does A Full Car Service Include?

A checklist of the various aspects of car maintenance and repair must be kept in mind when giving your car for service. It can involve over 50 or more system checks, repairs, replacements and maintenance adjustments to keep your car running smoothly and safely. A full car service includes:

System Checks:

  • Checking Functioning of Lights, Tyres, Brakes, Exhaust and Steering
  • Suspension Checks
  • Engine Checks
  • Entire Cooling System Check

Level Checks and Top-Ups:

  • Wiper Fluid
  • Battery Water
  • Coolant
  • Fuel Filter
  • Gear Oil
  • Brake Fluid


  • Car Wash
  • Interior Detail Cleaning
  • Cabin Filter/ AC Filter Cleaning


  • Air Filter Replacement
  • Oil Filter Replacement
  • Brake Pads Checked
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Wheel Balancing
  • Tyre Rotation

How Often Should I Give My Car for Service?

On purchasing the car, a manual with the required maintenance intervals will be provided to you based on the make and model, the age of the car, kilometres traveled and the type of roads frequented.

The advantages of following manufacturer service guidelines are:

  • You save money in the long run by ensuring consistent proper maintenance - the bigger the problem later, the more the money required.
  • You also save money on fuel by keeping your car running at maximum efficiency with on-time servicing.
  • Regular servicing reduces the risk of dangerous car accidents keeping you and your family safe
  • It increases your car's lifespan.
  • It increases resale value by assuring the buyer of a safe, well-maintained car.
  • It will help you claim maximum insurance in case of an accident.

What Should A Car Service Cost?

Car servicing costs depend on the make and model of your car, the age and condition of the car, the extent of repairs and replacements required and your location.

We have 10 authorized Hyundai service centers in Bangalore and we also offer pick-up and drop facilities at Trident Hyundai.

How To Find A Car Service Centre Near You

A simple Google search will help you identify a service centre near you and show you reviews for that particular centre. The service centre should be chosen based on the make of your car.

You can also visit the dealership's website to look for their centres.

If you are in Bangalore, you can find the entire list of Trident Hyundai service centres at along with contact numbers and addresses.

Can I Service My Car At Home?

There was a time when cars weren’t as intricate and a good eye and hand could take care of them. With technological advancements and evidence-based data being added to the mix, stricter guidelines, system checks and methodologies have been developed to ensure proper car maintenance to maximize safety and efficiency based on research and scientific data. It is thus safer and better to get your car serviced by professionals specifically trained for the purpose. Moreover, with electrical and digital components now making up a large part of the car - expert knowledge is more important than ever. Our team at Trident has been trained by Hyundai Motors India to ensure the best care for our customers’ cars.