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Get a great value BMW Interim Service (or 'Minor Service') with Who Can Fix My Car.
Very quick and prompt diagnosis
Service went fine good price as well. Only thing is there is a squealing noise coming from one of the belts. Not sure if its nothing to worry about as wasn't informed. I don't blame the garage for this. Just wish I knew what was causing it
Fast friendly service with a very reasonable price. Was made feel important customer and offered tea coffee. Would use in the future 5*
Excellent service. Good communications. Will be using again.
Great, fast service
Got the job done for a good price
Completed the work within the agreed time frame. Would use again as half the cost of a main dealer and just as good.
All done within the time said. Perfect
Work carried out as requested within few hours
Excellent service from start to finish, felt comfortable being a woman motorist and everything explained clearly i definately found myself my new go to mechanic. Fitted a air con motor for me whilst fitting a cam belt and water pump , highly recommended!!
Superb service def reccomended
Done the job very quick
Really fast and efficient would highly recommend
Prompt, professional and courteous. Highly recommended!
brakes were done at the agreed price, half the price of the dealers. Friendly staff!
All good and still is ok
Rang about a timing chain issue, collected the car next day and got the job done within 24 hours. Even picked the car up on a recovery truck to avoid further damage all included in the price. Also sorted a few minor bits like refilling AC which he did not charge for. Really does a good job, car sounds brand new, will use him again.
Brilliant service from start to finish Would definitely recommend and use again
Cheaper than the rest, good service
After speaking to Patrick yesterday he had my van picked up straight away and diagnosed within the hour. Finding a few things wrong he quoted a fair price and was professional throughout. My van was delivered back to me today and is now running better than it ever has. Thank you Patrick, extremely pleased with the service from start to finish! Will definitely be a returning customer.
Oh my word! Patrick is amazing and a life saver. He was calm, reassuring, helpful and sincere. I was going to continue looking for the cheapest option but after one phonecall with him - I was happy to proceed with the original quote. He told me what he would do - and he did it. He kept me updated and he took into consideration payment options, my location and urgency of my need..... an all round good bloke and the garage provided a great service. Very, very happy! ;-)
The price was more than quoted as I got a full service and MOT. Great friendly service and very helpful. I had a lot of questions which they where more than happy to answer and give me some advice on.
Will deffo use again
Fantastic service, will highly recommend IN'n'OUT garage!!
Took car down for aircon regas at 8.30 picked it up at 9.30 when said it would be done. Great service, good blokes and a good price.
As always, excellent service and nothing is too much trouble for Dan. Couldn’t recommend highly enough.
Great service as usual, was issue with the price being for the wrong oil but waved the difference, work done while I waited, will use again
Fast, efficient and friendly service. Will definitely be a return customer.
Good work by Craigs garage, they are knowledgeable of BMWs and I have confidence they did a good job.
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||£104.25|
|BMW 1 Series||£100.34|
|BMW 4 Series||£106.79|
|BMW 5 Series||£110.28|
|BMW 2 Series||£102.28|
|BMW 7 Series||£112.92|
|BMW Z Series||£99.57|
This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 27/05/2019 and 25/08/2019.
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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