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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 15,319 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 (12,940 found)
IN'n'OUT Autocentres Basingstoke
679 Jobs Completed
Basingstoke
4.5 / 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 are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

Js Auto’s
98 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.8 / 5

Here at Js Auto’s we offer a fully mobile service coming to you providing a fast, reliable and honest service. Everything from repairs to servicing, covering Glasgow and surrounding areas.

Mobile-mechanic
1176 Jobs Completed
Alfreton
4.9 / 5

Mobile mechanics and diagnostic mobile service full car service auto electrical

C.W.Brakes
133 Jobs Completed
Doncaster
5.0 / 5

C.W.Brakes operating 24hrs a day will provide a 5*, very quick yet clean and tidy fully mobile service either at your home or workplace covering Doncaster/ Devon and surrounding areas. I Specialise in braking systems with years of vehicle mechanic experience working in the British forces. I will provide the best price on the market and a hassle free service that I gaurentee you will be very happy with.

JR Vehicle Services
309 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.8 / 5

We are an independant garage that caters for most of your vehicle needs.

We are fully qualified, fully insured and very keen to repair vehicles honestly and as reasonably as possible.

We try to keep our prices as low as possible but we will quote for work to be done thoroughly so it's worth comparing our quotes to see exactly what you are getting.

We like to do things properly so quote accordingly, what we quote is what you pay.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Josh

AF Service Centre
580 Jobs Completed
Cramlington
4.9 / 5

Established in 1998, we are an independent garage with an aim to provide a first-class service to our customers both private and business. Delivering our customers with an honest, efficient and professional service is paramount to us and we strive to deliver nothing less. As we have grown, we have moved forward with the industry, modifying our equipment and services to meet industry and customer requirements.

Over the years we have successfully maintained our client base and have built relations with many customers who have in return, through recommendation brought new custom year after year. After all, the most successful form of advertisement is a personal recommendation.

Our highly-skilled team of mechanics has over 80 years’ experience in a wide range of mechanical repairs and services from clutch and gearbox repairs to servicing and MOT’s, every job is carried out with the same level professionalism. With a wealth of knowledge, they can provide repairs to a variety of makes and models and have the ability and equipment to diagnose faults promptly ensuring you are back on the road swiftly. We are also one of the only workshops offering a welding service in our area.

Here at AF Service Centre you will receive transparent prices and honest advice leaving you with peace of mind that you and your vehicle are in good hands. All our parts are OE quality and are sourced from well-recognized suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty, in addition to this our labour comes under a 12-month warranty.

Tab Automotive
240 Jobs Completed
Harrow
4.8 / 5

Dealing with main dealers and independent car garages can get quite stressful, especially with busy home life and work schedules, so therefore why not choose a knowledgeable IMI approved, qualified Mobile Technician who has a vast number of years experience dealing with all types of vehicles from your standard to your high-end, luxury and classics.

Tab Automotive thrives on delivering a first class service to all it's client's by providing a professional & efficient service in a timely manner, and most importantly at your own doorstep, work place or wherever you prefer.

All London and surrounding areas are covered.

Tranztec
117 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

Tranztec is a small, friendly garage that was founded in 2013. Setting a business up by himself, Joseph Huxley specialises in repairing and servicing cars of all makes and models. With years of experience in this business, our team are committed to providing you with first-class car garage services at all times. Over the years, we have developed an outstanding reputation for quality and service.

Our mechanics are fully qualified and are always ready to provide you with a range of garage services at affordable prices. Since we are a reputable car service centre, rest assured that your vehicle will be repaired efficiently.

We are relatively new to this website however we have existing reviews on Yell, so please have a read of these to get an idea of how much customer excellence matters to us and the treatment you can expect to receive by choosing us to carry out your repair.

RJD Automotive
19 Jobs Completed
Evesham
5.0 / 5

RJD Automotive is based just outside kidderminster, no job is to small or big. We specialise in all aspects of keeping you and your vehicle on the road. We have a race team and also do alot motorsport vehicles also. Please get in touch for competitive prices and A class service.

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2137 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.
We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49 years of combined every day garage experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work,clutches,timing chains and belts,automatic and manual gearbox reconditioning,engine reconditioning,all electrical work,difficult jobs undertaken,mot failures,etc!If we cant do it,nobody can!
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 15 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer a FREE no obligation diagnostic check service in some cases.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
2491 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. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

Tyre and Auto Southampton - Team Protyre (Burgess Rd)
170 Jobs Completed
Southhampton
4.7 / 5

Nick and the team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Tyre and Auto Southampton joined the Protyre network in 2016. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs as well as supplying and fitting tyres for cars, vans and 4x4s from all leading manufacturers, including Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone and Continental. Nick and the team will be pleased to provide advice on the best tyres to meet your driving requirements. Why not visit our centre to get the best advice from our experts or feel free to buy online with same day fitting available.

Blackpole Trade and Save Autocentre
108 Jobs Completed
Worcester
5.0 / 5

Blackpole Trade & Save Autocentre in Worcester, the place for all makes & models vehicle maintenance. We have an MOT Test Centre on-site located in Blackpole, Worcester which is situated just off J6 of the M5. We offer a range of ‘fast fit’ facilities including brakes, exhausts, tyres and air conditioning maintenance. And, of course, a range of service and maintenance packages to suit your cars mechanical requirements.

Every vehicle that enters our workshop will receive a vehicle health check and a video will be emailed to the customer to guide them through any work that needs attention. Our comprehensive vehicle health check will examine areas of your vehicle such as your brakes, tyres, exhaust, shock absorbers, fluid levels and battery to ensure that it's in the best possible condition.

Be safe in the knowledge that YOU are our priority. Total customer satisfaction is our mission, proven by our high volume of returning customers we have at Trade & Save. We measure our success on customer satisfaction, please see our Good Garage Scheme page to read our customer testimonials .

Fenlake Auto Electrical Services
5 Job Completed
Bedford
5.0 / 5

ESTABLISHED 1979, FENLAKE AUTO ELECTRICAL SERVICES SPECIALISE IN CAR, COMMERCIAL, AGRICULTURAL, PLANT AND MARINE SERVICES.

Fenlake is an independent authorised Bosch Car Service and Repair Centre specialising in auto electrical repairs and we probably have more technical equipment than many franchise dealerships. Fenlake has been trading for more than 30 years.

Contact us and our team will be waiting to help!

LEVOFIX LTD
39 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

I am a specialist car mechanic with a wide range of experience. I have been a mechanic for 14 years and have experience working on all car types. I love my job and enjoy helping people. No job is too small. I work on Sundays and bank holidays.

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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

4.65

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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
BMW£119.03
Vauxhall£105.52
Ford£105.27
Audi£123.28
Mercedes£115.87
Volkswagen£106.35
Peugeot£105.52
Renault£105.15
Nissan£107.10
Citroen£104.17
Toyota£104.30
Volvo£112.14
MINI£105.67

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 27/08/2020 and 25/11/2020.

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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