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Get a great value BMW Interim Service (or 'Minor Service') with Who Can Fix My Car.
Got a full service , 2 new tyres, came and picked up my car then dropped back off , very pleasant , would use again , thanks
Best service I got my car problem was fixed in no time be garage ever
Drivers again provided top quality service with no problems.
Excellent garage I would recommend this to anyone for a car service
A very convenient service was provided by the garage. They came and collected my car from my home and dropped it back once the cam belt and water pump had been replaced. Thanks to Swanmore garage.
Excellent and friendly service. Would highly recommend.
was pleased with the service given they picked my car up and delivered it back to my place of work
Car was still bit noisy but not as bad , but everything in boot was messy and mud on door panels inside and dirty carpet . Muddy hand prints on car wasn't cleaned
Charged me an extra 20 for work I never agreed to was there only flaw still a better price then most other garages pick up and drop off same day good communication problem free so far thanks
Work was done to a hi standard
Excellent service would and have already recommeded the garage. Will definatley use again
Excellent, friendly service
Friendly and efficient service -
Absolutely fantastic!!! I couldn’t fault the service, friendly, professional and just a dream to have found. Thank you so much for the work you provided, last minute notice but accommodated us regardless! 5 star!
Very friendly service and did a great job replacing my cam belt and water pump!
Great communication Job done with no fuss at the price quoted ...very happy customer, thanks goodfellas.
Very fast and honest, great Customer Service
My go to garage! After discovering the engine management warning light had come on last Sunday evening, I was contacted by Patrick within an hour. He offered to come and collect my car on the Tuesday morning and quoted me a very reasonable price to run a diagnostic. I was kept up to date on the day as to what was wrong with the engine, what needed to be replaced and how much it would cost. My car was returned by 4pm the same day, all fixed and running as should be. Amazing service from Patrick and the team!
I can highly recommend this garage, Patrick was extremely pleasant, efficient and helpful all with a reasonable price. They are extremely reliable with all aspects and keeping us informed all the way through the job. Will use again in the future and highly recommend them to anyone who needs a garage.
Great guy. More issues on my car were found and sorted out and a reasonable price and quick turn around. Will go extra mile to help out when stranded in motorway as well.
Amazing service....this will now be my go to garage.....would highly recommend!!!
Nine months ago I gave up 15 years of Honda ownership and bought a 2010 SEAT Ibiza. This was now due for its 80K service so I was looking for a garage that would do a good job a bit cheaper than SEAT's authorised service stations. I was given a link to WhoCanFixMyCar and used this to find garages in my area. Even though they are not that local to me, I chose ACS "in the dark" as they had an impressive number of good reviews, particularly an enthusiastic one in March by another SEAT owner, Maria; I was not disappointed. My car was booked for full service and MOT and Patrick was very prompt with messages and texts (even up to midnight) about this and subsequently the needed extra work to be done (replace brakes and tyres) - which was not at all unexpected in view of previous MOT advisories - and also the dreaded timing chain replacement as this had become very noisy. He was very helpful with guidance on what to be done now and what could be left until a bit later. However, as my car was with him for several days I did feel that later communications were somewhat infrequent, leaving me uncertain as to when I would get my car back. (I'd deduct a 1/2 point for this). This niggle apart, ACS were not the cheapest, but were reasonably priced (less than SEAT's prices) and gave me a feeling of confidence that the work would be done "to bring the car back to where it should be" to use Patrick's words. They collected and returned the car for me, and now that I have had the opportunity to drive it for about 200 miles, it feels good! I hadn't realised just how noisy the worn timing chain had been; the brakes (although I am still bedding them in) are now smooth and powerful, and the new tyres (Patrick's choice) seem much quieter than my old ones. It all feels like a new car. I'll be using ACS for again for further jobs - there are still some of those advisories to be completed!
Quick and smoth
Got an appointment for the day after I booked it. I arrived promptly, and they were ready to get started, which was nice. Work was completed quickly and efficiently.
Excellent service they were welcoming and nothing seemed a problem. I was quoted £350 for a clutch replacement but they checked the car first and only needed filters replaced so they did a full service also. Great lads, great service thank you I will be using you again.
Fast, friendly , professional would use them again
The bill was a bit higher that the quote but the guy take it down a bit so was happy with that
Highly recommend, great service, car was serviced within the agreed time and price. Thanks very much, will be back
Couldn't fault the high level of service. Friendly and professional . No hidden costs or nasty surprises. I highly recommend the team.
Mike offered realistic prices and explained exactly what was needed to be done. I will definitely be using his services again as I actually felt I'd found a garage that provided me a service I require as I am not motor inclined
The cost of Interim Service will likely differ greatly depending on which BMW model you have. Combining the varying cost of parts and the difference in labour hours needed to complete the job, different BMW models will cost different amounts for Interim Service. Take a look below at the average quote for Interim Service on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top BMW models.
|BMW Model||Average Price||Get Quotes|
|BMW 3 Series||£103.30|
|BMW 1 Series||£97.06|
|BMW 5 Series||£106.36|
|BMW 2 Series||£90.20|
|BMW Z Series||£105.73|
|BMW 4 Series||£122.00|
This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/01/2019 and 24/04/2019.
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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