Full Service and MOT in Manchester

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Find the best garages for your car’s Full Service and MOT near you in Manchester

Finding your best local garages for full service and MOTs in Manchester has never been so easy! We work with over 10,000 independent local garages nationwide including Manchester Mobile Mechanics and dealerships. All you need to do is tell us what's wrong with your car and we'll send you local, competitive, quotes from garages in your area straight to your inbox. You can also compare reviews from previous customers for the specific garages in your area so you know what kind of service to expect.

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Top garages for Full Service and MOT in Manchester (443 found)
Direct Tyres Stockport - Team Protyre
196 Jobs Completed
4.9 / 5

Offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, GT Radial, Goodyear, Hankook and Falken with same day fitting available on a sele

Collingham Autos LTD
238 Jobs Completed
4.9 / 5

We specialise in car repair and car servicing all carried out in our fully equipped garage. We are a family business and operate throughout the Manchester, Cheetham Hill

Halfords Autocentre Oldham
28 Jobs Completed
Greater Manchester
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs f

Car Care Centre UK
5 Job Completed
5.0 / 5

We are the Car Care Centre UK, one of the longest running garages in the area! We are a family run, well established business with over 40 years experience in the automot

Awan Auto Tec
781 Jobs Completed
4.8 / 5

Awan Auto Tec are an independently run garage based in Awdwick, Manchester, which has been established since 2016. We have a team of three very experienced, fully qualif

Quick Lane (Trust Ford)
44 Jobs Completed
4.9 / 5

Here at Quick Lane, we not only want to give you extraordinary service, but excellent value, too. We are therefore always looking for ways to add extra value to your expe

968 Jobs Completed
4.4 / 5

...DS AUTO, is a family run business, based in Stretford and we cover all Manchester and the surrounding areas for Recovery, Breakdown and Garage service.<br /><br />We work alon

Taw Garage (Manchester) LTD
23 Jobs Completed
5.0 / 5

Taw Garage Limited is a Family owed business which has been established for over 35 years, we are also an RAC Approved Garage that carry's out all aspects of vehicle repa

Vehicle Lab LTD
167 Jobs Completed
4.9 / 5

Vehicle Lab LTD in Mossley.

Sarab Delta Works Ltd
588 Jobs Completed
4.8 / 5

We are a large family run 400 sqm garage which has been established for little over 3 years, since early 2014. We opened our doors originally purely as a bodyshop worksh

RTJ Autos Ltd
672 Jobs Completed
4.9 / 5

RTJ Autos Ltd is a Vat registered independent local garage. We provide servicing, repair &amp; diagnostics for all makes and models, specialising in Saab and Vauxhall. W

Integrated Auto Solutions
591 Jobs Completed
4.9 / 5

Integrated Auto Solutions are a local independent garage based in Manchester. We are a newly formed company who have been established a little over a year, and we are go

Outwood Motors Ltd
160 Jobs Completed
4.9 / 5

We are a newly set up garage in the centre of Radcliffe. After working as a qualified mechanic for the past 10 years, I have decided to go self-employed to offer my custo

Formula One Autocentres - Walkden
81 Jobs Completed
4.4 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Mr Tyre Ltd - Bolton
450 Jobs Completed
4.7 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres

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Full Service and MOT in Manchester
Frequently asked questions

What is a 'Full Service' on a car?

It 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.


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 every 12,000 miles.


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.


What is included in a Full Service?

A Full Service includes renewal or top-up of all major fluids including:

·      Oil

·      Coolant

·      Brake fluid

·      Automatic Transmission Fluid

A clean will be provided to:

·      Filters

·      Spark plugs

Other components that are also comprehensively checked are:

·      Suspension

·      Steering

·      Door locks


How long does a car 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. 


What's the difference between a Full and an Interim Service?

An interim service focuses on items that require the most regular renewal and maintenance. A full covers all of these, plus those that require a less-frequent review.


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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Full Service and MOT cost in Manchester

The cost of servicing, MOTs and repairs differs across the UK, with city to city also being different, as is garage to garage. The cost of labour will also fluctuate depending on where a garage is located. Below is the average prices of a full service and MOT in and around Manchester from garages affiliated with WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.

Full Service and MOT Cost by Car Make in Manchester
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This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 18/01/2021 and 18/04/2021.

What is a car service?

A car service is carried out by a qualified mechanic who will check all essential systems and items in your car. Their job will be to ensure that your vehicle is safe to drive on the road, hence the fact that it is a legal requirement for you to service your car every 12 months.

Is a car service the same thing as an MOT?

There is a difference between an MOT and a car service, despite the fact that both cover many of the same components.

An MOT is different to a service because one must be completed to a government set of regulations, with certain rules having to be followed. With a car service, everything is controlled by the mechanic and/or garage who are undertaking the work.

This is why pricings can change from garage to garage, and car to car. Different car makes and models will have different components, and different garages/mechanics will have their own way of carrying out a service.

What are the different types of services?

You have two options when wanting to get your car serviced, an interim car service or a full car service. Services change from garage to garage, so different check with be carried out, looking at different parts of your car.

Your car needs to have its health checked to make sure that it is running smoothly and safely, and that is the purpose of a service. Specific repairs are included as part of a car service as well, with a full diagnostic finding out everything about the health of your car.

That is why having interim service checks six months before a full service can be so helpful, as any minor issues can be fixed before they potentially get worse. This means you should have a few less surprises when you come to getting your car a full service.

Imagine finding out during a full service that you need to have major work done on your car. This could have been stopped if found 6 months earlier during an interim service, which would have been much cheaper.

That is why you must make sure you are getting the best value for your money, and talking to more than one garage is something that should always be done. Being able to compare all the prices in one place will allow you to evaluate your options in more detail, and luckily you are in the right place for that!

We have compiled a list of what most garages will check during an interim or full service. However you should check with a garage before you book as not every garage will cover what we have included below.

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 should be checked in a regular interim car service or full car service. If you need a top up of any lubricants such as motor oil or need additional repairs, extra costs will be involved.

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

It can always be difficult to find a mechanic you can trust, but for Manchester we have simplified this process so that you can get an MOT and a full service at a fair price from a garage in your area.

Simply enter your cars details in the form below, and you will have local garages in Manchester send you direct quotes for a full service, or an interim service.

By working with over 10,000 mechanics and garages in Manchester and the wider UK, we are able to find competitive MOT and service deals for you.

  • Enter your car registration number
  • Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
  • We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in your area.

Then you can sit back and compare the quotes you receive, and look at the reviews of garages you like the look of. This means you can find the best deal on a full car service or interim car service & MOT.