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Did a good job
I would most definitely recommend auto plaza every time...been there twice...once to have bodywork done..second time MOT and a full service...Rob is amazing!!!! Each time he has full exsplained everything prior to doing the work.. I have recommended him and autoplaza to everyone who has ears..I won’t be going anywhere else
Work was very professional. Would definitely recommend Auto Plaza
Their quote was the cheapest (without parts), and was the only one available within two days, had good communication and did the job on time. I am very satisfied with the work and would go back in future.
Rob and his team were fantastic. No fuss, speedy and solid mechanic. The final price was slightly higher due to an additional part that was required, but Rob was an excellent communicator and kept me informed at every step of the way. Highly recommended.
The service rendered was second to none. They did what 6 other local garage and dealer couldn’t. Very reasonable and straight forward. Special mention to Gary for his skills and knowledge and Robert for accompanying my request at the last minute. Highly highly recommended!
Really great service. Polite and professionals! Always available to contact and happy to provide any sorts of advice. I had my car on a full service and MOT. Job done within the agreed time. Will definitely return.
Very straightforward and honest, told me straight away what was going to happen and worked right away. Got my Left Wing mirror kicked off by a random drunk, they fixed it within 3 hours of receiving the parts, would recommend and the finishing product looks brand new. Very very helpful.
Great service, didn’t take too long price was decent considering the damage
Excellent experience with C&R Motors! Prior to my appointment Robert's communication was spot on and no matter how many questions I had he gave professional and prompt answers. Not only was the service excellent, honest and quick but also Robert is a very polite and straightforward guy to deal with. He told me exactly what was going to happen and when and he finished when he said he would. He advised me after that there are a couple of minor issues I need to address before the next MOT. I know from experience in the past that other garages would have falsely failed the MOT and got me to pay for these unnecessarily early. He cleaned the car after the service and finished when he said he would which made planning my day easy. This was my first service since buying the car and I have just driven home very happy because the car drives so much smoother than before. I didn't realise how choppy the performance was until the full service made a MASSIVE difference noticeable afterwards. I agonised over choosing a Garage and I think I've found a gem. All in all, Robert has my business from now on. Honest business, nice people in the team and fair price. Can't ask for more. Recommended!
Very professional, good work, would recommend.
Akash and his colleague did a great job for a very competitive price! They were very reliable and easy to communicate with. They picked up my car in the morning, did all the repairs, and returned the car in the evening. In closing, I can highly recommend Sky Motor service. Thanks again guys!
Really responsive garage who were really accommodating throughout. They were really happy to help with all of my questions and completed the work promptly for a good price. They even came out on the day of the Royal Wedding and FA Cup. Great experience, would recommend.
Highly recommended, very serious and professional mechanics. They sent an email in the morning to confirm their arrival, they called in advance to let us know that they are stuck in traffic. Very happy with the job and I will be definetely contact them in the future for any problems I have with the car.
You couldn’t meet a nicer and more honest guy. Akash is punctual, polite and a competent mechanic. Couldn’t ask for more. He did a great job changing my timing belt and major service for a great price - no con man tricks for a change.!! Plus the car came back clean and fragrant.!! Will be keeping him as my mechanic from now on!
Good communication, good service, pleasant to deal with and clear report after the service. I am happy to recommend Alperton Car Clinic.
Friendly, honest and efficient. Will use them again in the future and recommend to others.
Friendly and efficient service. Would highly recommend.
Very genuine mechanic! Didn’t mess me around as the other mechanics do. Do book in with him without any doubts.
Good Service. Accommodated on short notice.
Really nice guys, completed the work on my car and explained all work done. Would recommend to all.
Excellent and swift service. Thank you.
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.
Helpful at providing advice!
Found Billy & his team very helpful & friendly. Kept informed of extra work required & completed on time for a very reasonable cost. Would use again & can recommend.
They were fantastic and i will be using them again in the future
Fantastic service. Great job and very well priced.
I could not be happier with the service I received at 4 Fab Wheels. Although my car required additional work than initially noted and the paintwork was truly a nightmare; Billy ensured the job on my car was of top class with attention to detail - at no extra cost than originally estimated! Many thanks to Billy and his team, I am impressed and grateful for the hard work and quality of service you provided. Honest, friendly and professional at a very fair price. My car looked brand new upon collection! Highly recommend 4 Fab Wheels and will refer my friends and family; you are in the best hands with Billy and the team!
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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