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 14,406 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 (12,146 found)
Sanu motors and Mobile Mechanics
508 Jobs Completed
Bromley
4.9 / 5

Sick of having to drag your car over to the garage to get it checked or repaired?
We at Sanu motors provide you the service of having your car inspected and carrying out repairs at your doorstep saving our customers time and effort with our Qualified Mechanics working 24/7 around the clock to provide you with the best service possible.
What to expect? Our team will appear in our own fully fitted mobile workshop, enabling us to carry out all necessary tasks at your location of choice be it at home or at work.
We are very trustworthy and, as you can see from our feedback, we go that extra mile where possible to ensure customer satisfaction at all times.

So why not give us a go at Sanu mobile mechanic.

EVS Motors Ltd.
2 Job Completed
Llanelli
5.0 / 5

We are an established 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.

JR Vehicle Services
227 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

Turtle Engineering Motor Vehicle Service
105 Jobs Completed
Forest Gate
4.9 / 5

We are a well-established garage based in Forest Gate, East London. Having been established since 2005 we have built up a steady customer base, however new custom is always welcome! We specialise in engine work including stripping and rebuilding engines. We also carry out all mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and class 4 MOT's too.

Our team of two technicians are fully qualified and have over 20 years of experience working on all makes and models of vehicles, with no job being too big or too small. Using the latest diagnostic equipment and most up-to-date software available, we can get your vehicle road worthy ASAP. We use good quality parts and aim to offer our customers the very best service possible whilst keeping our costs minimal.

FREE vehicle collection and delivery available within 5 miles of the garage. All work comes guaranteed.

CarGo Mobile Services
812 Jobs Completed
Alsager
4.9 / 5

Cambelt specialists, working on all makes and models of vehicles.

Additional services offered ....
Full and interim services
Brakes

I understand that when your cambelt needs to be changed it's a big undertaking which needs to be done with skill and care. As a specialist in this field this is exactly what you will receive from me; having carried out hundreds of replacements your vehicle is in safe hands.
Open 7 days a week, bringing the garage to you; saving you the costs of the main dealers and providing you with professional standards.

Auto works Service centre ltd
724 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

We aim to offer friendly, honest & personal advice to all our customers.

We offer a quality service with quality parts fitted, we believe in doing it right the first time and every time.

We are a little family run business that goes the extra mile helping customers out.

We are building a future for us and our customers, Auto Works will be a one stop shop for all repairs, we are a garage that is invested with moving forward and strive to be the best we can be.

You can be rest assured your car is in the best hands, if its a little car or a super car we will take the same love and care of your vehicle.

Are you looking for high quality vehicle servicing in South Birmingham? You have come to the right place. We have the experience and the expertise to resolve all your motoring requirements. We pride ourselves on our great levels of customer satisfaction and believe in building long lasting relationships with our customers.

Our customers are not just a number to us, we have no sales targets to meet so offer a honest service to all, we have many plans for the future and offer you to join us on this incredible journey.

Your car is safe in our hands

Merseyside Car Repairs LTD
586 Jobs Completed
Wallasey
5.0 / 5

We are Merseyside Car Repairs Ltd, a local, independent garage which specializes in the repair, servicing and MOT of all major makes and models of vehicle!

We employ a team of technicians, all experienced, qualified and passionate about what we do! We have over 30 years combined experience, so you can relax knowing you're in good hands.

We will, as you would expect from a trusted garage, check over the other related components to ensure they are all in good working order.

We are fully equipped with the up to date software programming computers, enabling us to provide a main dealer level of service, at sensible prices.

We also offer a collection and delivery service for all customers who fall into our catchment area of 10 miles at extra cost.In some cases we can extend this, so don't hesitate to ask!

We also offer a 1 to 6 month interest free payment plan for any costs or repairs up to £3000, with nothing to pay for the first 40 days if accepted.

I look forward to hearing from you and please do not hesitate in getting in touch to discuss your quote further.

Kind regards,
Jay - Merseyside Car Repairs Ltd

NGS Swansea
62 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

At NGS Swansea we offer a wide variety or vehicle maintenance and repair services. We can usually offer our customers a quick turnaround, meaning we always strive to get you back on the road as soon as possible. However, we don’t think a quick turnaround should mean that quality and customer service should suffer as a result.

Our technicians have an extensive background working to high standards with premium main dealers on executive vehicles. This experience and expertise mean that we can offer a comprehensive and efficient level of service at prices affordable to all.

We specialise in vehicle servicing and MOTs but can offer most mechanical repairs or services.

We’re conveniently located a short journey from Swansea city-centre and very close to junction 47 for the M4 corridor.

We offer 12-month warranties on parts and labour as standard and always try to source our parts from reputable part suppliers.

As part of our on-going commitment to deliver a high level of customer service we also offer a collection and delivery service for customers within 10-miles of the garage.

Contact us today for any inquiries, we’re always happy to assist.

Formula One Autocentres - Northampton (Gambrel Road)
47 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.0 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

All Fords LTD
928 Jobs Completed
Belvedere
4.8 / 5

ENGINES, GEARBOXES, CLUTCHES, TIMING BELTS, CHAINS, SERVICE, TYRES, MOT’s, BATTERIES, ETC

All Fords LTD specialises in servicing and repairing. We offer MOTs, car servicing, car repairs, brakes, batteries, tyres, diagnostics.
Our garage offers major savings of up to 50% on main dealer prices for car servicing and repairs, with discounted MOTs available, free re-tests and out-of-hours servicing available on request. We also offer servicing on a Saturday.
We offer Mot’s on cars, Vans and minibuses
We pride ourselves on offering the highest level of services and customer care. Our many regular customers appreciate the fact that we are a family-run garage that puts customers’ needs first.
Our garage offers a comfortable customer waiting area and a MOT viewing bay.
We have a team of highly qualified mechanics and offer services for all makes and models.

Boam Automotive Engineering Ltd
11 Jobs Completed
Crook
4.7 / 5

Boam Automotive Engineering Ltd in Willington is a family-run business that provides quality motoring services in County Durham and the surrounding area. We have been established for over 15 years and our experienced team have the skills to service and maintain your vehicle to the very highest standards.

As well as vehicle repair, we specialise in MOTs, servicing and Forté Power-Clean. We are an approved MOT Test Centre in Willington and a Bosch Car Service Centre. In addition, Boam Automotive Engineering Ltd is a member of the IMI Employer Recognition Scheme, which demonstrates our employees’ expertise, knowledge, and commitment in the motoring industry.

Autoserve Mobile
143 Jobs Completed
Leyland
4.8 / 5

Autoserve provides a mobile mechanic service covering the Northwest. All our friendly fully qualified mechanics have a minimum of 10' years experience & travel to your WORK or HOME with fully equipped vans including the latest diagnostics.

Everything we offer comes with an unconditional 12 month warranty on parts & labour.

If you would like to know more you can visit our website at:
www.autoservemobile.co.uk

www.facebook.com/autoservemobile

SMS Motors
986 Jobs Completed
Horton
4.7 / 5

SMS Autocare is dedicated to quality and value for money with the services we provide. We can offer full diagnostic testing, MOT and Service, mechanical repairs and much more.

Our experienced mechanics have various RMI/ATA accreditations and are always on hand to provide the help and advice that you need to get your vehicle back to full health. We have valuable links within the motor trade industry and aim to provide good value for money on all products and services.

SMS Autocare are proud members of the Retail Motor Industry Federation and the Trust My Garage scheme. All work comes with a 12 month / 12,000 mile parts and labour guarantee and we offer our customers a FREE collection and delivery service within 15 miles.

L. Wright - Mobile Valeting and Servicing
235 Jobs Completed
York
4.9 / 5

I'm Lee - your local mobile mechanic based in York, that covers work within a 30 mile radius. I have been valeting and fixing cars since I was 15 years old as my dad previously owned a car hire. It’s something I am very passionate about and I thoroughly enjoy my job. I have been self-employed for the last 3 years however I started off part time around 7 years ago and I have built up a steady loyal customer base. I can carry out almost all mechanical work and pride myself on offering fantastic customer service and competitive prices.

Mr Tyre - Tamworth
101 Jobs Completed
Tamworth
4.6 / 5

Whether you’re in need of tyres, MOTs or car servicing, throughout Central England you can rely on Mr Tyre to meet all your needs. Since 1971, we’ve been the premier car garage of choice for drivers across the country, and now you too can benefit from our expertise and friendly services.

Mr Tyre are an independent business, meaning we’re able to find and offer to you the very best deals on vehicle products. We aim to provide the highest quality products and services at the most competitive prices. As such, you can rest assured that our top priority will be your complete satisfaction and peace of mind.

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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

682 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£94.91
Ford£94.34
BMW£101.62
Volkswagen£96.03
Audi£98.31
Mercedes£105.50
Nissan£93.51
Renault£94.20
Peugeot£92.19
Citroen£93.01
Toyota£92.26
MINI£100.63
Volvo£104.12

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 25/11/2019 and 23/02/2020.

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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