Interim Service

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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 14,162 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 (12,037 found)
Prime vehicle recovery and repairs
77 Jobs Completed
Newport
4.7 / 5

Based in Newport but have two mobile vans covering South Wales and the south west been working on vehicles for over 15 years carry a lot of specialist kit

Fife Autocentre - Dunfermline
361 Jobs Completed
Dunfermline
4.7 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

MCH Autos LTD T/A Gables Auto Centre
72 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
3.9 / 5

Established in 2007, we are a local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind, we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.

All makes and models are welcome, however, we also specialise in German makes and models such as VW, Audi, and Skoda. Because we source our parts from a reputable supplier, they all come with a standard manufacturer warranty. Our team covers a wide range of mechanical repairs and services, from servicing &MOT's to clutch repairs, no job is too big or too small.

Boni's - Mobile Mechanic
95 Jobs Completed
Beechwood Avenue
5.0 / 5

We are a very proud and professional mobile mechanic unit intent on providing a high quality service at reasonable prices.

Why take a day off to sort out your vehicle's needs when we can come to you instead?

Chris Davies
63 Jobs Completed
Merthyr
4.5 / 5

Garage based business specialists in mechanical repairs all work carried out to a high standard and all major jobs will come with warranty at very competitive prices happy to discuss any quotes given would also be happy to give quotes on any other repairs needed.

JR Vehicle Services
205 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.9 / 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

M3 Autos
314 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.8 / 5

We are a fully fledged garage offering all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOT's. Our team of three technicians have well over 50 years of combined experience working on all makes and models of vehicles, and we guarantee all of our work.

We can provide our local customers a vehicle collection and delivery service within 3 miles, or the use of our comfortable waiting room with Wi-Fi and refreshments.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Wednesbury
1426 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
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 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!!

Automotiv Ltd
139 Jobs Completed
Long Hyde Rd, South Littleton, nr Evesham
4.9 / 5

PROUD WINNER OF THE 2018
GOLD CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND
WORCESTERSHIRE TOP ACHIEVER AWARDS
NEW FOR 2019.
WINNER OF THE WORCESTERSHIRES CAMBELT AND BRAKE SPECIALISTS AWARDS.

I am an independent semi Mobile Mechanic with over 30 years experience covering the Worcestershire area! Save the hassle of going to a garage and let me come to you for all your repairs and services.

I am here to offer you quality prices at competitive rates! If your car requires additional work I can provide you with a courtesy car giving you the option to still get around. The parts used are at trade prices saving you even more money.

My hours are evening and weekends.

GOODFELLAS AUTOZ LTD
1481 Jobs Completed
horley
4.8 / 5

We at Goodfellas Autoz Ltd are based in Gatwick Businness in Horley near Gatwick Airport and provide full garage services such us car repairs , computer diagnostics , air conditioning full vehicle services and complete tyres services.
We are also a certified Terra Clean service centre.

Northwest Performance
78 Jobs Completed
Northwich
5.0 / 5

We are a small family run business here at Northwest Performance and we are committed to bringing you the best parts and equipment for your vehicle, at the best prices. We source parts from a wide selection of manufacturers and distributors at the best prices. We then pass these savings onto you.

Whites & Cardigan Garage
590 Jobs Completed
LEEDS
4.7 / 5

Our mechanics have been in the repair and servicing trade since 1969. With four men working for you on your car, all with full qualifications as mechanics, you can rest assured your vehicle will be back on the road in no time.

All our mechanics are experienced in car repair and servicing. We are an MOT testing station, and as such provide MOT testing on site.

At Cardigan Motors & Whites Garage, we often find ourselves with repeat custom due to our warm and friendly atmosphere. Our customers, especially our female customers, really appreciate how we tell them in plain English what needs to be done to their car and why.

We have a courtesy car but please note this needs booked in advance to ensure availability.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Nottingham
564 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
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 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!!

Buntingford Auto Services
11 Jobs Completed
Buntingford
4.8 / 5

"We aim to offer service that franchised garages cant supply, we offer you great value for money, by keeping our overheads low we can off you great value and affordable servicing..To minimize your inconvenience, we can collect your vehicle from your home or work within ten miles of Buntingford returning your vehicle back to you at no further expense, outside this area we can still accommodate you please contact us with your requirements."

A1 Clutch Centre Birmingham
370 Jobs Completed
Digbeth
4.8 / 5

At A1 Clutch Centre in Birmingham,our state of the art workshops are fully equipped to provide the best clutch repair services in the Midlands. We have a talented team of highly qualified and experienced technicians using the latest diagnostic equipment, specialist tools, and the best quality parts so that you can be sure of our work and safe in the knowledge that your vehicles performance is in good hands.We offer a free no obligation check on your clutch while you wait by one of our highly skilled technicians, this only takes minutes so there is no need to book.

Call in TODAY to any of our branches during opening hours. We are LUK, Borg and Beck approved as well as being a part of Clutch Centre Point. If you have a problem with your clutch rest assured that we can help. We offer a same day clutch fitting service, whatever the make and model. All our clutches come with a 2 year warranty and we will not be beaten on price. If you would like to know more please call one of our branches, or just simply drive in.

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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

4.67

661 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£95.22
Ford£95.14
BMW£102.34
Volkswagen£95.47
Audi£98.45
Mercedes£107.98
Peugeot£92.78
Nissan£93.88
Renault£94.12
Citroen£91.26
Toyota£93.78
MINI£97.92
Volvo£103.89

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 22/10/2019 and 20/01/2020.

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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