Why Do You Need a Car Service Plan

You've probably heard of a Car Service Plan before, but do you know exactly what a Service Plan is and how it can benefit you? Without knowing what it is, it can sound a bit like a luxury, but nothing could be further from the truth. If you want to spend a small amount of money every month (we're talking approximately R150) and be covered for your car servicing needs in the future, we suggest you read on.

What is a Car Service Plan?

First of all, let's talk about what exactly, a Car Service Plan is. Basically, it's a plan that will pay for the regular services of your car. The exact parts of the service that it covers will be stipulated by your car manufacturer, as most service providers of these plans will stick to what is recommended by the manufacturer. Parts, fluids and labour are the general elements that are covered. The plan can run over a certain time frame, or according to a certain amount of kilometres driven. Whenever your car is due for a service, the elements stipulated will be covered, no hassles.

Of course, there are limits: if you bring your car into the service centre in pieces, your plan won't cover it. Major mechanical damage and electrical faults won't be covered, but this is standard with all service plans. If you took your car for a service and they fixed all mechanical and electrical damage as part of the service, mechanics would go out of business, and so would service centres!

What are the benefits of a Car Service Plan?

As you've probably guessed, there are quite a few benefits to taking out a Service Plan.