Scheduled servicing is one of the most important aspects of keeping your TVR in perfect working order. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of thinking “I missed the last two services, and it’s running fine! It’s all a load of OTT nonsense!” because the issues that can arise from irregular or missed services aren’t issues that will arise quickly. Differentials don’t seize overnight, they wear very gradually – over a period of years, in fact. Likewise camshafts in Chimaeras and Griffiths, which aren’t the strongest to start with, so leaving them running in old dirty oil with poor lubrication qualities is only going to end in tears. Manufacturers don’t specify regular servicing for their benefit, either. Why would they? You’re likely take it to a local independent garage, not them. And, if you think about it, the longer something can run in between services, the better as it means lower running costs, which is a selling point when trying to shift cars out of dealerships. So specifying a more frequent servicing schedule than is really needed, is not in the manufacturer’s best interest.
Here at Southways, we take servicing very seriously. We see too many TVRs in through the door which have clearly been neglected either by previous owners, or in the worst cases, the ‘specialists’ they entrusted their last service to.
Our 2018 TVR fixed-price service menu (see below table for different levels of service explained):
|Wake-up’ service||Interim Service (6,000miles/12months)||Major Service (12,000miles/24months)|
|V6 ‘Cologne’ models||£224.99||£274.99||£424.99|
|Tasmin V6 models||£224.99||£274.99||£424.99|
All prices are fully inclusive of parts and VAT. Serving members of the Armed Forces & current TVR Car Club members can enjoy a 5% discount on the cost of ALL fixed-price servicing, and 10% discount on our hourly labour rate.
“Wake-up” service – This is a term we’ve coined for what is essentially a very minor service, sometimes referred to as a 3k service. Designed for cars that have been static for a period of time (advised around 6-12 months) it is a basic refresh and check of fluids and all safety critical items. We introduced this service mainly to cater for those who used their cars irregularly (members of the armed-forces who are away on deployment, for example). It is designed to work in conjunction with major services carried out at the correct intervals on cars that typically cover very few miles. Please note – this service is not a substitute for the correct TVR service schedule – it is designed to work around it. It is not a factory-specified service and as such no stamp is placed in the book (though a full invoice/service checksheet is supplied).
6,000 mile aka ‘Interim’ service – A minor service carried out in accordance with TVR specifications (updated by ourselves in one or two areas to reflect advances in technology and tooling!) Largely a thorough check-over and top up of fluids and replacements of short-life consumable parts. Original specifications denote this service should be alternated yearly with the major service, as while the cars may not cover the 6,000 mile yearly interval, the fluids and consumable components may deteriorate to a point they don’t function as required (e.g. moisture in the brake fluid.)
12,000 mile aka ‘Major’ service – A full service carried out in accordance with TVR specifications (updated by ourselves in one or two areas to reflect advances in technology and tooling!) A thorough procedure replacing ALL filters, fluids and oils. Carried out to correct TVR specifications, this service could easily take up to 7-8 hours (on Chimaera & Griffith models) if carried out correctly, and as such we advise customers to prepare to leave their vehicle overnight at our secure indoor premises. Original specifications denote this service should be alternated yearly with the minor service, as while the cars may not cover the 6,000 mile yearly interval, the fluids and consumable components may deteriorate to a point they don’t function as required (e.g. moisture in the brake fluid)
To book in your TVR for any of the services listed above, or to discuss your options further, please call us on 01329 220755, or email us directly using the contact box below: