Full Service and MOT in Manchester

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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 (484 found)
Wilco Motosave - Rochdale
250 Jobs Completed
4.6 / 5

Wilco Motosave is one of the North's leading independent family owned motorists' stores and fitting centres. With 26 branches located throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshi

Brook Street Motors Bury
876 Jobs Completed
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide e

2782 Jobs Completed
4.1 / 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. We work alongsi

Taw Garage (Manchester) LTD
637 Jobs Completed
4.8 / 5

Taw Garage Limited is a Family owed business which has been established for over 39 years, we are also an Approved Garage that carries out all aspects of vehicle repairs

Euro Testing Station
536 Jobs Completed
5.0 / 5

Hi we pretty much do everything except electrics. Also do Class 4,5&7 mots.

Formula One Autocentres - Heywood
565 Jobs Completed
4.0 / 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

BHP Mobile Tuning & Repairs
1795 Jobs Completed
4.6 / 5

Welcome to BHP Tuning & Repairs BHP Tuning and repairs is the only number you will need for any of your vehicle needs. We offer All vehicle repairs to all makes

City Motors MOT Garage
36 Jobs Completed
4.6 / 5

Family run business based in Longsight Manchester with 5 Star Customer service. We offer MOT Service Mechanical, Tyre and Body work at competitive prices.

A6 autos ltd
51 Jobs Completed
4.8 / 5

We are a friendly family run garage operating for over 50 years, with over 120 combined years of knowledge, passed down through generations of our hard working members of

Integrated Auto Solutions
788 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

Eviva Automotive
97 Jobs Completed
5.0 / 5

Independent Mercedes, BMW and VW Audi Group specialist, also electric vehicle and hybrid specialist. At Eviva Automotive, we operate with a full spectrum of services f

Mr Tyre Ltd - Ashton-under-Lyne
474 Jobs Completed
4.7 / 5

Whether you’re in need of tyres, MOTs or car servicing, throughout Central England you can rely on Mr Tyre to meet all your needs. Since 1971, we’ve been the premier car

Awan Auto Tec
1687 Jobs Completed
4.7 / 5

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

Direct Tyres Stockport - Team Protyre
541 Jobs Completed
4.3 / 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

RTJ Autos Ltd
884 Jobs Completed
4.9 / 5

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

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Full Service and MOT in Manchester
Frequently asked questions

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.


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.


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 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

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.


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.


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.


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

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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 28/06/2023 and 26/09/2023.

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.