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Get a great value BMW Interim Service (or 'Minor Service') in Acton with Who Can Fix My Car.
Very good service! Robert replied to all messages within minutes, the repairs and MOT were done within 1 day for a very fair price. Would definately go to C and R again.
Great service and high quality work. Bob was very knowledgeable and helpful, and price was fair.
I went for a abs fault, they very professional and friendly fix it in no time, I sincerely recommend this garage, they deliver as promised. I am making this my repair garage for the future
Did the work the following afternoon. Great service, good price. Definitely recommend
Very good service with honest feedback in relation to what needs changing or seen to within a specific time period. I would definitely recommend this garage.
Probably the most efficient and professional service I have ever received. I needed my bumper, driver headlamp, and 2 side wings fixed after an accident on a 9 year old BMW 1 series in red. It took just 3 days for the complete works to be completed including almost perfect dare I say it blending in the paintwork so that you cannot even tell the difference with the adjacent bonnet and car doors. Rob, Lucas and the team are consummate professionals and clearly very knowledgeable and skilled. My dad was so impressed that now the whole family will be coming to fix and service their cars! Great job!!
Wonderful job. Thanks MayCar for helping me finding plenty garages to choose from. Five star service
first time here....i cannot fault this garage...excellent service all round..communication....price....and fantastic job....friendly staff... as a woman never felt intimidated as do with some places....if needed again ill go nowhere else......definately recommened...many thanks..
Toyota Aygo clutch replacement, competitive price, quick turnaround and a job well done. I will be returning to Auto Plaza Ltd. for M.O.T. ect. Thanks guys.
Fantastic service, great price. I’ll be definitely coming back
Akash from Sky Motors was hired to replace a steering rack which was diagnosed by another mechanic. I had a noise from the steering and based on advise from other mechanics had already spent a lot to flush the steering system, change steering pump, tensioner pulley, another small pulley, water pump and thermostat. None of this helped with the steering noise and I was told only steering rack is left. However, over the phone, Akash said he suspected the issue was with the alternator pulley and not the steering rack. When he came, he confirmed 150% the steering noise would be cured by replacing the alternator pulley. The problem however was the the pulley was nor coming off the alternator. In fact Akash broke the bits for the alternator pulley removal kit. He went out to buy another kit which also broke. He then advised me that I would need to replace the alternator which comes with the pulley. I ordered this part and rearranged with him to replace it. It worked. The steering noise is gone. Akash is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, flexible and above all honest. I also am getting my glow plugs and glow plug relay changed on my other car (E60 530D). I recommend Akash to others and will be making use of him going forwards. He also helped me diagnose a separate transmission fault as well.
Akesh and his friend were really friendly and the job was well done. Thanks
Exceptional service baring in mind this was a very specific job (boost gauge installation) , work was undertaken by Akash who was both very friendly and professional and will definitely be using his services again soon, would highly recommend this business, honest and good value for money, excellent choice in my opinion
Akash mechanic and his coworker are brilliant professional guys ! Changing new LCD cluster speedo to my porsche Cayenne .Nice and polite people .highly recommend ! thank you !
I had a problem with the CTU auto transmission problem and had various quotes of around £2500. However Sky Motor quoted around £500 for a similar fix. They came to pick up the car and returned it 3 days after and so far it has been perfect. Very professional and friendly service with an honest price. I would definitely recommend Sky Motor. 10/10!
Helpful at providing advice!
Got car MOT'd and serviced by Sloane Services. It was more expensive than the online quote, but that was because it needed two new shocks and two tyres, and fitting the shocks was a lot more labour. So it was good value, and it was done to time and they were a pleasure to deal with.
Excellent and swift service. Thank you.
Really nice guys, completed the work on my car and explained all work done. Would recommend to all.
Like most car owners, I have my preferred garage but tried Paul and his team when my usual place couldn't urgently schedule a repair to pass an MOT. Paul took the car in the next day, talked me through the whole process, gave me options and completed an excellent job exactly when he said he would. Would highly recommend.
Paul was really helpful and had the fan and re-wiring done within a couple of hours and I picked my car up the same day. They also cleaned it for me which was an added bonus and greatly appreciated! Im sticking with this garage from now on!
Friendly and efficient service, wouldn't hesitate to recommend!
Good value for money. Paul was very friendly and he fixed my car In no time. Very nice and satisfactory experiance. I Will recommend to everybody who want good service. Thanks Paul, just in time to organise my trip.
Professional and friendly approch. Work properly done in really a short time. Highly recommented.
Excellent service at a very competitive price. I would recommend without hesitation.
Excellent work and service. Went above and beyond to make sure I was aware of everything. Happy to recommend.
I had a full service and MOT, the service was very professional at a great price! They even washed my car while they were at it... brilliant :-) Would highly recommend.
My second full service from this garage. Very competitive price and excellent service. I would recommend without reservation.
I had a full service and MOT, the service was very professional at a great price! Would highly recommend.
An interim service is carried out on a car by a mechanic, who checks a number of key components and parts of a car.
An interim service can be extremely helpful for finding minor problems before they develop into major ones as many parts of a car will naturally wear down over time. The ones at high risk will usually be checked during an interim service.
For a driver, having an interim service carried out is a smart move as you may not realise there is a problem developing and it could end up costing you even more money down the line.
It is also recommended that you should get an interim service every 6,000 miles.
What would you prefer, to replace a pressure gauge or have your car written off entirely due to the head gasket blowing!
The difference between a full service and an interim service is the amount of parts checked. As the name suggests, an interim service will be less thorough than a full service.
However, that does not mean that a lot is checked during an interim service!
In the next section, we will list what is checked during an interim service.
If you would like to know what is included in a full service, click here to see a dedicated page.
Engine oil is absolutely vital for keeping your car is good health and serious damage will be cause to a vehicle if there is low or none existent engine oil.
This is one of the easiest things to check and will always be included in an interim service.
Brake fluid is vital for the brake system as it is responsible for applying pressure to the pads and discs when bringing a car to a halt. If there is a small leak in the braking system, the liquid will inevitably pour out. This will then prevent you from braking all together so it is vital that this never happens!
During the winter months, if a car is left outside for an extended period of time, it will be subject to potential problems. Coolant is a liquid which runs through a car engine, keeping the level of heat and friction down, similar to engine oil.
The radiator needs to have a healthy supply of coolant to operate and keep the engine cool, which is why it is vital there is also enough anti-freeze in the system as well. If the coolant freezes and you start your engine in cold weather, your engine could overheat and damage could be caused extremely quickly.
Having enough windscreen wash may not strike you as critical, however, if you are driving your car and your view of the road becomes obstructed, you need to be able to wash your screen.
Like brake fluid, power steering fluid is checked in an interim service and the reason are exactly the same. Power steering fluid is critical for being able to steer a car and if there is a leak, or even air bubbles in the system, you will be in trouble.
If the problem is air bubbles, you can pump the clutch to resolve the issue, however, if there is a leak, a bigger repair will be required.
It is a legal requirement that you have working headlights so the wiring around rear and headlights will be checked during an interim service to ensure they are not at risk of cutting out.
Windscreen wipers naturally wear down over time and lose their ability to remove dirt and water from a windscreen. A mechanic will make sure your windscreen wipers are good enough to do this during an interim service.
The most common problem car batteries have is dying however, with a jump start, this problem can be sorted. A mechanic has no way of knowing if this will happen and so they cannot check for anything specific when it comes to this potential issue arising.
However, the integrity of a car battery could come into question and they can sometimes crack, resulting in battery acid spilling into the car engine. This is a very serious issue and so the battery will be checked for signs of damage during an interim service to ensure this does not happen to you.
The charging system is responsible for keeping your car battery full of power, if it is compromised, then it highly likely that you will suffer from a regular dead battery.
The alternator can be to blame for problems with the charging system and so will be checked during an interim service.
The most common issue the exhaust system suffers from is rust and leakage of dangerous fumes. There are several parts of an exhaust system which will be checked in an interim service including the catalytic converter which is responsible for taking the most toxic and dangerous elements out of the fumes created by a car engine.
A mechanic will mainly be checking for holes and rust when it comes to the exhaust system.
It is a legal requirement to have 1.6mm tyre tread depth in the UK as this allows a car to grip the road firmly, if it is any lower, you are actually breaking the law!
This will always be checked while an interim service is being carried out, as will a pressure check on your tyres.
A brake test will be carried out during an interim service to ensure your car is able to come to a stop properly. If your car cannot do this, there is a good chance the brake pads or discs have worn down.
Surprisingly, some drivers don’t realise that their steering isn’t what it is supposed to be which is why this service is provided in an interim service.
There may be a number of issues which would cause steering issues including wheel alignment, in which case, a simple fix is available.
The shock absorbers make up a part of the steering and suspension system and are self explanatory in their role in a car.
However, their effectiveness will drop over time resulting in a less comfortable ride for passengers. The large springs will be checked during a full service for degradation.
The suspension of a car is part of the steering system and so will be rigorously checked during an interim service.
As mentioned at the top of the text, an interim service can help identify problems before they arise as mechanics are trained to be able to recognise the signs of a part having issues at an early stage.
This means you will be able to avoid a serious and potentially dangerous situations developing in the future.
The cost of an interim service will vary depending on the garage and the car itself. At the top of the page you will be able to see what the average cost of an interim service is in the UK, however, you can get free and personalised quotes for an interim service using WhoCanFixMyCar.
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