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Which car service is right for you?

It's generally recommended that you get a full service at least once a year or after 12,000 miles - whichever comes first. However, there are several different car services available for drivers and the right one for you will depend on your car's condition as well as how far it's been driven. Here are the main car services you can choose from and their typical cost. Just bear in mind that costs won't include parts.

  • Full service

    The average cost of an full service booked on WhoCanFixMyCar is £173.

    A full service involves a mechanic running around 60+ individual checks on your vehicle's condition. They'll assess any general wear and tear, carry out checks on your car's components and identify any issues that need fixing. A full service is recommended every 12 months or every 12,000 miles.

    Can include
    • 60+ checks
    • New engine oil and oil filter
    • All checks included in an interim service
  • Interim service

    The average cost of an interim service booked on WhoCanFixMyCar is £113.

    An interim service is recommended for cars that are driven a lot. It generally takes place 6 months after your full service or after every 6,000 miles - whichever comes first. An interim service consists of around 30+ different checks on your vehicle's condition.

    Can include
    • 30+ checks
    • Fluid top-ups
    • New engine oil and filter
  • Full service & MOT

    The average cost of a full service & MOT check booked on WhoCanFixMyCar is £199.

    A full service & MOT includes all the checks you would get in a full service, along with an MOT (which is a yearly legal requirement for cars over the age of 3 years old). By getting both done together, you can often reduce your overall cost and improve your chance of passing the MOT.

    Can include
    • 60+ checks
    • MOT test
    • Battery level check
    • New engine oil and oil filter
  • Interim service & MOT

    The average cost of an interim service & MOT booked on WhoCanFixMyCar is £132.60.

    An interim service & MOT includes all the checks involved in an interim service, as well as an MOT test. By combining the two, you improve your likelihood of passing the MOT and may also be able to reduce your costs.

    Can include
    • 30+ checks
    • MOT test
    • Battery condition check
    • New engine oil and oil filter
  • Oil change

    The average cost of an oil change booked on WhoCanFixMyCar is £80.

    Regular oil changes are an important part of maintaining your car engine in between services. Most newer cars have a dashboard warning light to notify you when your oil level is low and in need of an oil change.

    Can include
    • Engine oil drained
    • Refilled with new oil
    • Oil filter replacement
    • Service light reset
  • Electric car servicing

    The average cost of electric car servicing booked on WhoCanFixMyCar is £112.

    Servicing an electric car involves different checks from a regular petrol or diesel car service as there are different components involved. An electric car service generally requires a mechanic with specialist knowledge of electric vehicles.

    Can include
    • Interim electric car service
    • Full electric car service

What does a car service include?

A car service is an in-depth check of your car to make sure it's performing as it should be.

While an MOT is a legal requirement that checks your car is safe to drive, a full service is a much more thorough inspection of your vehicle's condition. Typically, it will include more than 60 different checks and routine maintenance tasks, such as:

Although it's not a legal requirement, regularly servicing your car is the best way to extend your vehicle's lifespan and catch any issues before they cause expensive damage.

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What does an average car service cost?

The cost of a car service will vary depending on the make and model of your car, as this will affect the amount of labour time necessary as well as the parts required. That said, you can expect to spend around £150 for a full car service. This will usually be higher if you book directly with a franchise dealer.

Below, you can see the average cost of a full car service for some of the top car makes on WhoCanFixMyCar.

Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhallfrom £136.00Get quotes
Fordfrom £146.00Get quotes
Volkswagenfrom £156.00Get quotes
BMWfrom £158.00Get quotes
Audifrom £153.00Get quotes
Renaultfrom £156.00Get quotes
Peugeotfrom £163.00Get quotes
Mercedesfrom £174.00Get quotes

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What is a car service?

A car service is a thorough inspection of your vehicle. A mechanic will carry out a range of checks on your car, looking at its condition and assessing any wear and tear on car parts. Typically, a garage will include an oil filter change and also advise if any car parts need replacement. A car service is recommended every 12 months to help maintain your car’s condition.

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