Full Service and MOT in Potters Bar

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Top garages for Full Service and MOT in Potters Bar (53 found)
Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
4282 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.8 / 5

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

Alex Motor Repair Ltd
12 Jobs Completed
Enfield
5.0 / 5

Operating in the field of automotive maintenance for over 14 years, always looking for the best and most viable solutions for our customers.

Galaxy Auto Centre Garage
769 Jobs Completed
Welham Green
4.8 / 5

Galaxy Auto Centre Garage is based in Welham Green, Hertfordshire, AL9 7DY. We started trading in 2013, and now we have two ramps and two mechanics. We carry out servici

Auto Dynamics Barnet
56 Jobs Completed
(Behind Weavers Bar)
5.0 / 5

"Auto Dynamics provides a unique personal service within the automotive industry, If you drive it we can fix it! Where we provide in-house; mechanical, mot, electrical, b

M & M Motors & sons ltd
1 Job Completed
Hatfield
5.0 / 5

JJ Auto Solutions
58 Jobs Completed
Potters bar
5.0 / 5

JJ Autos has built a great reputation for its garage services, MOT test centre and car repair shop. Owner, John Perkins is a vastly experienced mechanic and bodywork spe

A2bwatford
73 Jobs Completed
Borehamwood
4.7 / 5

I am a fully run garage with over 20 years’ experience. Wherever you are, I am can come to you to deliver you with expert repairs and services within 5 miles. I use quali

Oakmere Service Centre.
174 Jobs Completed
Hertfordshire
3.5 / 5

Oakmere provide MOT testing 7 days a week until late, offering our services at a time that suits you. We have a comfortable waiting and viewing area with free Wi-Fi and r

Halfords Autocentre Borehamwood
60 Jobs Completed
Borehamwood
4.5 / 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

Barnet Motor Medics Ltd
24 Jobs Completed
New Barnet
4.5 / 5

Based in Barnet since 1974 (formerly Todaton Service Garage), we provide MOT’s for class 4, 5 & 7, servicing, bodyshop repairs and accident repairs for all vehicle ma

Todaton Service Garage
186 Jobs Completed
New Barnet
4.6 / 5

Here at Todaton Service garage we are totally committed to providing you with a professional and high quality car servicing that will fulfil your needs and expectations.N

Engine Carbon Clean - Hertfordshire, North London
14 Jobs Completed
Borehamwood
5.0 / 5

Designed and manufactured in the UK, our innovative Engine Carbon Clean service uses the latest in hydrogen technology to help remove the carbon build-up from your engine

Jaguar Landrover Safe Motors
35 Jobs Completed
London
4.2 / 5

Save the hassle of going to a garage and let a fully mobile mechanic come to you. With a history working for independent garages and currently working for Jaguar Landrove

Chase Side Motors
54 Jobs Completed
Enfield
4.9 / 5

"Welcome to Chase Side Motors in Enfield. We are a local garage serving the local community for over 42 years. Andrew rented the garage when he was 21 and bought it 2 yea

Southgate Motor Engineering LTD
18 Jobs Completed
Southgate
4.9 / 5

THINK QUIALTY......THINK SOUTHGATE MOTOR ENGINEERING!!!!! Southgate Motor Engineering LTD is a well established family run business, managed by Alek and Farhad, with the

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Full Service and MOT in Potters Bar
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 Potters Bar bookings

4.76

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How much does Full Service and MOT cost in Potters Bar?

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 Potters Bar for Full Service and MOT on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Full Service and MOT Cost by Car Make in Potters Bar
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£224.53
Ford£222.59
Mercedes£232.50
BMW£234.48
Volkswagen£225.31
Nissan£224.93
Audi£231.56
Toyota£223.92
Renault£221.17
Citroen£220.95
Peugeot£221.03
MINI£232.38
Volvo£231.71

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 31/10/2022 and 29/01/2023.

Full Car Servicing Prices

To help you understand more about car servicing for your car, we have the produced the following guide to help you understand the subject in greater detail.

A car service is essentially a check carried out by a mechanic who analyses the essential systems in your car.

They will be looking to make sure the vehicle is safe to drive on the road which is why it is a legal requirement to have you serviced every twelve months.

A car service is NOT an MOT, even though many of the same parts and systems will be inspected during each.

The difference between an MOT and car service is that an MOT is a standardised check with specific rules and regulations set by the government.

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.

There are two different types of car service, the 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.

Therefore it is vital that you are able to talk to more than one garage before you have the job completed. You need to be able to compare price and how thorough the checks will be.

Fortunately you are in the perfect place!

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

Below you will see what most garages will check during a service however it is always worth checking before you book your car in as some garages may not cover what is listed.

Here are the parts and systems checks as part of most interim car services and full car services;

Full and Interim Car Service

  • Oil and Oil Filter Replacement
  • Brake Fluid
  • Anti-freeze 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
  • Full car service (Includes all of the above and the following)Auxiliary Drive Belt Check
  • Wheel Alignment Check
  • Wheel Bearing Check
  • Wheel Balance
  • Brake Fluid Condition
  • Fuel Filter (Diesel)
  • Spark Plugs (Petrol)
  • Air Filter

Most of these parts and systems should be checked during a full car service or interim service, furthermore, if you require a top up of motor oil or any other repairs, you will have to pay an extra charge as a result.

A car service is essentially a full diagnostic to find out about the health of a car, it is not a service where specific repairs are included.

That is why it can help to have interim checks six months before a full service, if there is a minor problem, the interim check would find it and you will be able to resolve the issue before it gets any worse.

However if you do not have an interim check and you have an issue, it will only get worse meaning you will have to pay more money when it is eventually discovered in the full car service.

Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy, which is why we simplified the process.

We work with a network of 17,146 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive car 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.

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.

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