The car had been serviced every year before I bought it and whilst I have owned it, I have continued to have it done each year. The servicing isn’t something too complicated, but I’ve always left it to the professionals so I can have the service book stamped. The original service book is full, so a new service book is now being stamped each year.
I have used the same place for MOTs since I bought the car, the guy that does it knows the car and takes good care of it. To be honest, I stand and watch, it’s a great chance to check underneath without having to lie on my back.