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Should I buy a car servicing plan?

Are you wondering if it’s worth purchasing a car service plan? Read on to find out more about what’s included.

A service plan will secure the cost of your car's servicing and MOT tests

A service plan will secure the cost of your car's servicing and MOT tests

What is a car service plan?

A service plan allows you to spread the cost of your car’s future servicing and MOT test costs by purchasing a prepaid plan.

What is included in a car service plan?

At Arnold Clark, we offer two types of service and MOT plan:

Clark Plan – This plan includes two Arnold Clark standard services and two MOT tests and can be bought at any time (providing your car is 36 months or older). The plan costs £219 for cars up to 2000 cc and £249 for cars 2001 cc to 4000 cc. If you buy your Clark Plan at the same time as your car, the cost can be incorporated into your car finance deal. Contact your local branch for more information.

Service Plan – With this plan, you can choose whether to cover the cost of your car’s servicing and MOT tests for two, three or four years. This plan can be taken out when buying a car from Arnold Clark (providing the car is less than 42 months old). You’ll receive manufacturer servicing for the duration of the plan. Prices start from £319, and the cost can also be incorporated into your car finance deal.

You’ll also receive a free car care kit or road atlas when you take out a service plan with Arnold Clark.

The care kit includes:

  • Air freshener
  • Pen
  • Auto polish and cloth

How much does a car service cost?

Arnold Clark’s Value Servicing starts at £119 for a Standard Service (recommended every 12 months) and £179 for a Major Service (recommended every 24 months).

Manufacturer servicing prices can vary but tend to be more expensive as technicians will use genuine manufacturer parts. This type of service is usually necessary to preserve your vehicle’s service history, warranty and future resale value.

How much does an MOT test cost?

MOT testing is available for all makes and models at Arnold Clark and it starts at £54.85. It is a legal requirement to have an MOT test carried out on your vehicle annually.

Will I save any money by taking out a service plan?

Absolutely! With a Clark Plan, you’ll save over £128.*

By purchasing a service plan, you’ll also protect yourself against price inflation.

*Saving based on Arnold Clark Value Range standard service at £119 and DVSA MOT price of £54.85.

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Sophie McGraw