The thread yin the past few days by Riderman (about what oil to use for DIY changes) poses a related question. If you're confident on the tools and aren't aware of any issues with your bike, are there compelling reasons to put your bike through a workshop for a scheduled service? Benefits of a workshop include having evidence of regular servicing by trained people for resale, plus trained folks may pick up issues a layman might miss. And you'd hope they'd do it right, reducing the chances of stuffing it up that might happen with DIY. But what if you know that most of the points on the checklist for your upcoming service are OK? And you're fine changing the oil and filters yourself? Is having a mechanic do the work worth the piece of mind? Or do you save the dollars and enjoy working on your bike yourself? Maybe there are specific service intervals that it makes sense using a workshop for - where more serious items are checked, rather than just the superficial stuff. My 6000km service is coming up in a couple of weeks, so I have a vested interest! I know my bike was serviced at a workshop 6 months ago (before I bought it). I'm pretty new to this (but a confident tinkerer and fair mechanically) so I'm interested in your perspectives.