Full Service and MOT in London

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Your MOT is a legal annual requirement and your car is also recommended a yearly full service

so why not book in for the two at once for the best price and ensure your car is safe and smooth to drive.


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Top garages for Full Service and MOT in London (2,164 found)
Best Bodywork Solution Ltd
10 Job Completed
Parivale London
4.0 / 5

Here at Best Bodywork Solution LTD, we specialise in high end vehicles, including cars likes Porsches, Aston Martin's, and Bentley's, in which we repair and work on cars

Zafar Automotive Repairs
864 Jobs Completed
Keston
4.3 / 5

We are an Automotive Repairs Service. We have been in the industry respectfully for the last few years with a fully established network within London, Kent, Surrey &

EURO AUTO TEK LTD
32 Jobs Completed
CROYDON
5.0 / 5

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
5658 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided: -- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements -- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. an

Queensway Autos
1188 Jobs Completed
Enfield
4.6 / 5

If you’re looking for repairs in Enfield that you can trust, Queensway Auto Repairs is the garage for you. We’re a local garage in the area, priding ourselves on our cust

Sahibs Auto Electric
180 Jobs Completed
London
4.0 / 5

We are London's go to centre for MOT, Servicing, Alternators, Starter Motors and Car Diagnostics. We pride ourselves in Car Electrics and are well renowned for are specia

London V Trader Ltd
458 Jobs Completed
Braking
3.9 / 5

At London V Trader, it is our ambition to see you back on the road as soon as possible no matter what the issue is. Established in 2013, we are an independently run famil

Autocentric
277 Jobs Completed
Swanscombe
5.0 / 5

We know that your vehicle is more than just a mode of transportation; it's an integral part of your daily life. Whether you rely on your car for commuting, running errand

Deniz Auto Repairs & Servicing
346 Jobs Completed
Enfield
4.8 / 5

Deniz Auto Repairs is a fully equipped DVSA approved MOT station with a total of 3 ramps and fully qualified mechanics with technical expertise. We ensure to deliver firs

Andrews garage
1385 Jobs Completed
LONDON
4.7 / 5

Established since 1974 Andrews Garage has been serving the local area for all its car related needs, such as, MOT'S, Servicing, Tyres, Bodywork (crash repairs), 3D 4 Whee

Brookdene Service Centre
527 Jobs Completed
Watford
4.8 / 5

Brookdene Motors has been established for over 25 years, offering general repairs and servicing to Watford and the surrounding areas. We are specialist in VW, Audi, Seat,

PKB Motor Company
924 Jobs Completed
Beckenham
4.7 / 5

We strive to become the best and most trusted local garage in Beckenham providing a main dealer, high level service at a price you can enjoy. All of our works are carri

Anees Autocare Centre
789 Jobs Completed
Hounslow
4.9 / 5

Specialising in Mercedes-Benz , Audi, Vw, toyota we cater for all makes and models of motor vehicles. From minor repairs to major maintenance, we are committed to ensurin

Protyre Enfield
913 Jobs Completed
Enfield
4.3 / 5

Protyre Enfield was originally owned by South African based Tiger Wheels and originally sold Yokohama exclusively. The centre is positioned on the A10 ideally situated fo

3R auto center
6 Job Completed
nazeing
4.0 / 5

3R auto center has been in the market for 4 years providing bodywork and painting services, mechanics in general for cars and vans. we are located in NAZEING EN92PA, come

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Full Service and MOT in London
Frequently asked questions
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What is a 'full service' on a car?

A full service involves thoroughly checking the fluids and components in the vehicle, to determine whether they need replacing, updating, or replenishing. Getting your car serviced will also help prevent larger jobs cropping up later on, thus saving you a lot of hassle and money.

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When is my car due for a service?

The recommended service schedule for your vehicle will be outlined in your owner’s manual. However, the general rule would be that a full service be undertaken at least once a year or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first.

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How often should you service your car?

Your car should receive a full service annually, and if you undertake a high mileage it should receive an interim service in between at the 6 month mark.

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What is included in a full service?

A full service is a visual inspection that includes around 60-70 checks, and will include some of the following:


Checks over your:

  • Battery condition
  • Tyre tread and pressure
  • Steering and wheel alignment
  • Wheel bearings
  • Brake pads and discs
  • Plus many more!


Top ups and replacements on your:

  • Anti freeze coolant
  • Brake fluid
  • Power steering fluid
  • Windscreen wash
  • Engine oil and filters
  • Plus many more!


Other comprehensively checked components are your:

  • Windscreen wipers
  • Door locks
  • External lights
  • Brake fluid condition
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How long does a full service take?

A car’s full service can take around three hours to complete, if there are no significant issues encountered as they will of course lengthen the job time. You will ordinarily get your car back the same day but perhaps set a day aside for the service.


If you decide to book a major service, this can take slightly longer between three to four hours, as it essentially includes all of the checks included in with a full service, plus some extras.

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What's the difference between a full and an interim service?

An interim service is less comprehensive than a full service, and is advised to be carried out every 6 months, or every 6,000 miles. Interim services focus on items that require the most regular renewal and maintenance, and in turn can help to address any problems early on to prevent the issue becoming worse later down the line. A full service covers all of the elements of an interim service, plus more.

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What's the difference between a full and a major service?

Many garages won't differentiate between a full and a major service. Where they do, the major is even more comprehensive and may include items such as a full drain and renewal of brake fluid and coolant.

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What are the benefits of getting a full service?

Though getting your annual full service is not a legal requirement, there are a number of safety and financial benefits to getting one. Just a few of these benefits include:

  • Decreases the chance of your car breaking down
  • Helps to improve fuel economy
  • Getting your annual full service helps towards getting a full service history, increasing the value of your car when reselling
  • Reduction of overall wear on your engine, brake pads and tyres through regular maintenance checks

Average rating for  Full Service and MOT in London bookings

4.62

1336 reviews

Full Service and MOT cost in London

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Full Service and MOT is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in London for Full Service and MOT on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Full Service and MOT Cost by Car Make in London
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£228.05
Volkswagen£224.54
Mercedes£233.18
Ford£225.06
BMW£234.39
Audi£224.79
Nissan£222.61
Peugeot£224.46
Toyota£226.15
Renault£229.14
Citroen£228.26
MINI£232.49
Volvo£234.56

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 16/04/2024 and 15/07/2024.

What is a car service?

A car service is a service that looks the essential systems in your car. This is carried out by a mechanic who will look at everything in the car. They check to make sure the vehicle is safe to drive on the road - a legal requirement to have you serviced every twelve months.



Is a car service the same thing as an MOT?

An MOT is a standardised check with specific rules and regulations set by the government. A service not a legal obligation and is more for the benefit of your car.

It is important to note that a car service is not the same as an MOT. The similarities are that many of the same parts and systems are inspected during each.

A car service is carried out and fully controlled by the mechanic or garage carrying the work out.

This means that the pricing will change from garage to garage alone as well as from car to car, much like any other repair work.



What are the different types of services?

The two different types of services are an interim car service and full car service. As each service will change from garage to garage, they will carry out different checks and look at different parts. A car service is a full diagnostic that looks into the health of a car. This it is not a service where specific repairs are included.

Interim checks every six months before a full service will highlight if there is a minor problem. It will help you resolve the issue before it gets any worse. If you do not have an interim check and you have an issue, it may get worse, meaning leaving you paying more money when it is eventually discovered in the full car service.

Alongside this, it is vital that you are able to talk to more than one garage before completing the job. You should compare price and how thorough the checks will be.


The list below shows what garages will check during an interim or full service. However, it is always worth checking before you book your car in as some garages may not cover what is listed.



What is Checked in a Full and Interim Car Service?

  • Oil and Oil Filter Replacement
  • Brake Fluid
  • Antifreeze Coolant
  • Windscreen Wash
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Lights
  • Windscreen Wipers
  • Battery Condition
  • Charging System
  • Exhaust System
  • Tyre Tread and Pressure
  • Full Brake Check
  • Steering Check
  • Shock Absorbers Check
  • Suspension Check
  • A full car service also includes:
  • Auxiliary Drive Belt Check
  • Wheel Alignment Check
  • Wheel Bearing Check
  • Wheel Balance
  • Brake Fluid Condition
  • Fuel Filter (Diesel)
  • Spark Plugs (Petrol)
  • Air Filter
  • The majority of these parts and systems are checked during a full car service or interim service. If your car needs a top up of motor oil or any other repairs, you will have to pay extra.



How do I find a trusted local garage in London for a full service?


Finding a mechanic in London who you can trust to do a good full service and charge a fair price isn’t always easy, so we’ve simplified the process.


Just enter the details of your car in the form below and then sit back and relax while local garages in London send you direct quotes for a full or interim service.


We work with a network of 18,155 mechanics and garages in London and across the UK so we can find competitive car service deals near you.

  1. Enter your car registration number
  2. Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
  3. We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in your area.
  4. You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best deal, before booking a full car service or interim car service online.