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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 15,391 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 (8 found)
Eastern Garage
125 Jobs Completed
Essex
4.6 / 5

Eastern Garage is your local independent garage that has been established since 1950. We have been serving the local community for over 60 years and hope to do so for many more years to come.<br /><br />The current owner, Martin Sheath, took over in 1989 and runs a team of 10 employees. Our technicians have over 60 years of combined experience with all makes and models of vehicles.<br /><br />By choosing us to repair your vehicle, you can be assured that your vehicle will receive the care and attention it needs and deserves. We are able to carry out all repairs in line with manufacturers recommendations.

Shire Hill Garage Ltd
65 Jobs Completed
Saffron Walden
4.7 / 5

Here at Shire Hill we use the latest diagnostic equipment, meaning that we can accurately detect what is wrong and suggest how best to make any necessary repairs. We specialise in clutch and electrical problems, and we also offer air conditioning diagnosis and repair.<br /><br />For honest, accurate services and affordable MOTs, bring your vehicle to Shire Hill Garage. We service all makes of cars and vans, with a highly qualified, experienced team offering a broad knowledge of different makes and models. <br /><br />rom cam belt replacements to air con repairs, Shire Hill Garage is the place to bring your car for extended maintenance and repairs. Just contact us for some friendly advice and to book your vehicle in for an appointment.

Drive Vauxhall Haverhill
Member since Invalid date
Haverhill

Here at Drive Vauxhall in Haverhill, we promise the highest industry standards and a hassle-free, great value experience every time. Phil and his team provide the best advice, care &amp; special offers to ensure that maintaining your Vauxhall is as simple as possible.As well as being an award-winning authorised repairer and approved MOT centre, we have Vauxhall-trained technicians, the latest equipment &amp; technology and we'll use genuine Vauxhall parts every time. We'll also do a full Vehicle Health Check at no extra cost, so you can be confident that your car is in the best condition whenever you visit us.We offer a free wash &amp; vac for all our customers and with our longer opening hours, flexible booking times and complimentary tea, coffee &amp; wifi we promise to look after you.Let us know if you need a while-you-wait appointment, free local collection &amp; delivery or a hire car to keep you on the road.We look forward to seeing you soon!

ABCD Garage
Member since Invalid date
London

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David Pryke Motor Repairs Ltd
Member since Invalid date
Clare, Nr Sudbury

"Established over 25 years ago, David Pryke Motor Repairs Ltd provides an extensive range of mechanical services to all makes and models of car and LCV. Having acquired a wealth of experience and expertise, we can provide you with sound advice, whilst always delivering an honest and reliable mechanical service that promises to adhere to your every request. Here at David Pryke Motor Repairs Ltd, we pride ourselves on the quality mechanical repair services that we provide for our clients. From engine diagnostics to four wheel alignment, we provide a range of mechanical services that are carried out by fully qualified and experienced mechanics."

Park Vehicle Services
Member since Invalid date
GREAT CHESTERFORD

For services, MOTs and general repairs, choose Park Vehicle Services in Great Chesterford. If you heard an unexplained noise from your exhaust, or a squeal from the brakes, we’ll be able to diagnose your problem quickly and repair your car for a pre-agreed price you can afford.

Park Street Garage Services Ltd
Member since Invalid date
Thaxted

"Park Street Garage Services is an official Unipart Car Care Centre which guarantees you peace of mind with the quality of parts we fit and quality of workmanship provided. Park Street Garage Services is set up with modern diagnostic facilities for investigating problems in a wide range of vehicles, with superior dealer-level diagnostic equipment for use on VAG and Porsche cars.Our full range of services include MOT/Servicing/Tyres and much more...."

Suffolk Automatic Transmissions
Member since Invalid date
Sudbury

Suffolk Automatic Transmissions was established in 1981 and has been providing domestic and commercial vehicle repairs to customers around Suffolk and Essex ever since. We remain a family run company who's focus lies in providing an honest and quality service and can provide diagnostics and repairs in our fully equipped facilities. We specialise in the repair of gearboxes but can also offer other garage services.

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

4.65

860 reviews

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£105.21
Ford£104.81
Volkswagen£107.48
BMW£115.36
Mercedes£116.16
Audi£111.28
Renault£104.91
Peugeot£105.57
Nissan£106.05
Toyota£104.88
Citroen£104.51
MINI£105.66
Volvo£116.31

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/12/2020 and 05/03/2021.

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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