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An interim service ensures that all major fluids and components in your vehicle are checked, whilst misses out some of the biannual checks included in a 'Full Service'. Whether you want a service in Birmingham or in Bristol, we've got the country covered, with 15,260 garages nationwide.

Interim services are recommended cars that cover a high mileage of around 20,000 mile or more a year to guarantee safety and proficiency on the road.

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Top garages for Interim Service (12,804 found)
Continental Motors
1509 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.8 / 5

Family run independent garage est 1987. Honest and trustworthy helpful staff. Highly reputable garage specialising in MOT's, Servicing/Repairs for all your passenger and

Platinum Motoring Solutions Ltd.
501 Jobs Completed
romford
4.8 / 5

Established in 2008 with over 7 years of experience, Platinum Motors is a well-known, locally run business based in Romford. We pride ourselves on providing an honest and

Elite Garages Brighton
17 Jobs Completed
Brighton
5.0 / 5

Elite Garages are one of the South’s leading independent tyre, MOT and car service operators with a turnover in excess of £53 million and around 240 employees. <br /><br />Elite

Mark Askey Motor Services
311 Jobs Completed
Newcastle under lyme
4.9 / 5

Mark Askey Motor Services was established in 2003 taking care of our locals in the Newcastle, Stoke On Trent area. With over 35 years experience in the motor trade we pri

Millers Garage
1 Job Completed
Newbury
5.0 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

S.M BRAKES
856 Jobs Completed
RENFREW
4.9 / 5

Award winning mobile brakes specialist covering Glasgow and the surrounding areas. Dedicated to providing a hassle free service at your doorstep. A first class company su

JTH Performance
92 Jobs Completed
Princess Risborough
5.0 / 5

Small independent business covering a variety of aspects from full vehicle restoration/ motorsport preparation through to general service work and repairs. All work under

Key Auto Trade / Key Auto Care
20 Jobs Completed
Ashford
5.0 / 5

Key Auto Trade / Key Auto Care are based in Ashford, Kent. <br /><br />We carry out a range of fixed price Services, Vehicle Maintenance and Repairs, to the highest standard qual

Zafar Automotive Repairs
96 Jobs Completed
Sydenham
4.8 / 5

We are a Mobile Automotive Repairs Service. We have been in the industry respectfully for the last few years with a fully established network within London, West Midlands

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Northampton - Kettering Road
397 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.6 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we a

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Leeds
1362 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.4 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we a

Halfords Autocentre Derby (Wyvern Way)
14 Job Completed
Derby
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

Mobile Tekniks
53 Jobs Completed
Windsor
4.8 / 5

We come to you so you don’t have to move. <br /><br />Services we provide : <br /><br />MOT and Service<br /> <br />Tyres, Wheels and Tracking<br /> <br />Diagnostics<br /> <br />Clutch and Gearbox Repair

RTJ Autos Ltd
677 Jobs Completed
Stockport
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

Brownshore Motors.
364 Jobs Completed
Willenhall
3.7 / 5

Brownshore Motors was originally established in 1968 by Jack Clutton and was taken over in the late 1970’s by Warren Clutton who is still running the family business to t

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Interim Service
Frequently asked questions
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What is an Interim Service?

An Interim Service is a car service that includes an Oil and Filter change and a long list of essential maintenance checks, but isn't as extensive as a Full or Major service.
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What is the difference between an Interim Service and a Full Service?

The Interim Service focuses on components and fluids that require the most regular checks and maintenance. A full Service will also cover adjustment of belts, greasing additional moving parts, topping up gearbox oil and the like.
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What is included in an Interim Service?

An Interim Service involves an Oil and Filter Change, along with a long list of essential maintenance checks, covering tyres, faulty hoses, lighting, battery, topping up coolant and the like.
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Is an Interim Service and Minor Service the same thing?

Yes, typically garages won't differentiate between Interim and Minor servicing. They will both include an Oil and Filter change and a number of key component checks.
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How do I know which service I need?

Typically you will alternate between a Full Service and an Interim Service. If you're not sure, your garage will be able to advise you.
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How much does an Interim Service cost?

Good news: an Interim Service can often cost under £100. Exact prices will depend on the car you drive. Post your job and receive quotes straight to your inbox.

Average rating for  Interim Service  bookings

4.66

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How much does Interim Service cost?

The cost of a Interim Service can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Interim Service Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£107.08
Ford£107.59
BMW£117.38
Volkswagen£107.91
Mercedes£118.21
Audi£112.39
Renault£107.96
Peugeot£108.08
Citroen£104.59
Nissan£110.27
Toyota£104.51
MINI£107.76
Volvo£117.43

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 13/02/2021 and 14/05/2021.

What is an interim service?

An Interim service is a car service that includes several maintenance checks as well as an oil and filter change.

Interim services are designed for high mileage drivers who undertake around 20,000 miles or more a year. It is advised that your car undergoes an interim service every 6 months to alternate with your annual full service.

Cars with a high mileage are liable to more wear and tear, therefore an interim service offers peace of mind between yearly full services. Most of the checks and services included in an interim service focus on the car parts that require more frequent inspection.



What is the difference between an interim service and a full service?

MOT’s are an annual legal requirement, and a full service covers all bases when it comes to car condition and repair. There are no written rules regarding the frequency of interim and minor services. Therefore, much confusion exists around what is needed for your vehicle and when.

A full service covers all the same checks and jobs of an interim service, as well as additionally topping up the gearbox oil, greasing additional moving parts and covering the adjustment of belts.

Interim services act as a top up, giving drivers peace of mind and ensuring road safety all year long.

What is included in an interim service?

    Oil and Oil Filter Replacement

    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

    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!



    Anti-freeze Coolant

    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.



    Windscreen Wash

    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.



    Power Steering Fluid

    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.



    Lights

    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

    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.



    Battery Condition

    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.



    Charging System

    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.



    Exhaust System

    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.



    Tyre Tread and Pressure

    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.



    Full Brake Check

    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.



    Steering Check

    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.



    Shock Absorbers Check

    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.



    Suspension Check

    The suspension of a car is part of the steering system and so will be rigorously checked during an interim service.



How much will an Interim Service cost, and where can I find local garages?

An Interim Service will not break the bank, with the service often costing less than £100. The exact price of your interim service will differ depending on your car, however you can compare quotes and customer reviews to find the best deal available with WhoCanFixMyCar.com.



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