How Much Should an Interim Service Cost?

Ellie Dyer-Brown, 3 months ago

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  • Servicing
  • Maintenance
  • Cost
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WhoCanFixMyCar explains how much an interim service costs on average.

Most drivers know what a full service is and why it matters but might be unaware of how other servicing types play a valuable role in car maintenance.

This guide focuses on interim services and how much they cost on average.

Contents

What is the average price of an interim service?

What is an interim service?

What is included in an interim service?

What's the difference between an interim and full service?

Are an interim service and a minor service the same thing?


What is an interim service?

An interim service is the most basic type of service, recommended every 6,000 miles or six months, depending on which comes first. It ensures your car is in good condition for everyday driving but is much less comprehensive than a full service.


What is the average price of an interim service?

The good news is that an interim service shouldn’t break the bank, with the average price for all main manufacturers being £139.46.

Car MakeAverage Price
Audi£139.32
BMW£142.28
Citroen£131.84
Ford£1135.82
Mercedes£146.10
MINI£138.90
Nissan£1134.46
Peugeot£132.61
Renault£130.85
Toyota£1134.70
Vauxhall£133.85
Volkswagen£135.88
Volvo£144.43

What is included in an interim service?

A technician carrying out a vehicle check or service.

An interim service typically includes checks of your car's lights, fluid levels, instruments, tyres and suspension. It also often includes an oil and filter change.


What’s the difference between an interim and full service?

While an interim service acts as a top up, focusing on components and fluids that require the most regular maintenance, a full service includes several extra checks and an air filter replacement.

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Find out more about the differences between a full and interim service in this guide.


Are an interim service and a minor service the same thing?

Yes. Typically, garages won’t differentiate between an interim and minor service as both include an oil and filter change and several key component checks.


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Written by Ellie

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Ellie is WhoCanFixMyCar’s Content Writer. She has a BA in English literature from Durham University, a master’s degree in creative writing, and three years of experience writing in the automotive industry. She currently drives a Suzuki Swift.

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