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Interim Service and MOT in Birkenhead

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While an Interim (or 'Minor') Service costs less than a Full Service, it's still important to know you're choosing the right garage. We work with 15,150 nationwide so we're sure to help - and many will offer a half-price MOT or discounted Clutch Replacement with every service!

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Top garages for Interim Service and MOT in Birkenhead (89 found)
Wirral Car Repair
17 Jobs Completed
wirral
4.9 / 5

we are a newly established vehicle repairer with under 10 years experience, we have recently set up Wirral Car Repairs to get customers to use are services provided to get all makes and models of vehicles repaired by qualified mechanic here at Wirral Car Repair.

we take time to ensure all services and jobs done on vehicles are done to a correct and safety manner all parts are sourced either from automotive copy parts or if the customer prefers to use main dealers for genuine parts.

so come on give us a try you wont be disappointed in using use.

thanks for your time to read this and hopefully see you soon.

Merseyside Car Repairs LTD
618 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

Paul Yates (Wirral) Ltd T/A Dave Campbell Autos
77 Jobs Completed
Bromborough
4.2 / 5

Dave Campbell Autos are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of RAC Approved powered by 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.
In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind
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Mersey Garage
521 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.8 / 5

We set up in 2016 as a garage to repair vehicles because we have been appalled at some of the horror stories we have seen and heard about garages with customers vehicles.

We are an honest, transparent and open garage who will always repair your car with as little cost to yourself as possible.

Once you've had your car repaired with us, you'll bring your family and friends here too, we guarantee it!

Sefton Hire LTD T/A Practical Autocare
7 Jobs Completed
LIVERPOOL
5.0 / 5

we are a local company situated in the city centre of liverpool, we offer a wide range of mechanical sevices including diagnostics, servicing,mot prep and fail work, tyres brakes etc.. we also have a hire car and van firm onsite to offer a replacement vehicle whilst there vehicle is in for repairs.

Auto Repairs Liverpool
253 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

*PLEASE CALL THE GARGAE FIRST BEFORE ACCEPTING ANY SMART QUOTE*

With almost 20 years experience in the motor trade you can trust Auto Repairs Liverpool to repair your vehicle to the highest standard, we cover a wide variety of vehicles from small cars up to large vans.
At auto repairs Liverpool we will go above and beyond to accommodate customers whether that be working late evenings or weekends to get your vehicle fixed.
Based in L4 Walton right next to Everton football club we are just a 10 minute drive from the city centre.
We offer a recovery service for cars and small vans. Vehicles can also be collected from your home or work address and returned there once work is completed.
below is a list of services we offer:

MOT'S
Service/Repairs
Brakes
Exhausts
Batteries
Clutches
Timing belts/chains
Diagnostic
Body/Paintwork

Bootle Motor Company
17 Jobs Completed
Bootle
5.0 / 5

When 1992 came Stephen Long finished school and started as a trainee. Stephen was working through the ranks, gaining both experience and management skills from his mentor Chris and in 2014 Stephen became a director of the company.

Right from the start, the company's reputation was built on reliability and honesty rather than just price. As we are now servicing and repairing vehicles for the third generation of many of the same families, who became customers and friends all those years ago, we feel this decision was the right one, And in sync with our customer base.

We currently have a fully trained staff of five and an extremely low turnover of staff - our foreman, Graham Kelly, has been with the company for over ninteen years. consequently, many of our customers have come to know our technicians and will often have the same person maintaining their vehicle for the whole time they own it.

Colourspray Auto Services
1 Job Completed
Wirral
5.0 / 5

ColourSpray Bodyshop was founded in 2002 by current owner, Graham Young. Over time we have built our reputation for quality body and paintwork, alloy wheel refurbishment, everything from a scratch to a smash.

We have listened to our customers and responded with requests for vehicle service, maintenance and MOT's. This was no easy change but we have had a transformation in our business, with a new state of the art, twin paint booths, MOT ATL For class 4,5 and 7. A fully fitted service facility with new ramps and latest SNAP ON diagnostic equipment, tyre facilities and much more.

Wirral Remaps
52 Jobs Completed
Wirral
4.7 / 5

We cover all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repairs
Remapping
Performance car specialists
DPF & EGR specialists
Turbo reconditioning
2WD dyno
Servicing
Mot's
Pre mot's
steering & suspension
Welding
Clutch/gearbox specialist
Diagnostics
Exhausts
Air conditioning recharging
Batteries carried in stock!

DC vehicle Repairs
6 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

DC Vehicle Repairs has an excellent reputation for a genuine, honest, quality service with repeat business making up a lot of the work.
We are a friendly, reliable garage with over 12 years experience in the trade. We rely on our customers recommendations so you can guarantee a quality, cost effective service at very fair prices.
Servicing all makes and models, Cars, 4X4's and Light Commercial vehicles at times to suit you! Out of hours collection and drop off service available.

Stoneacre Liverpool
23 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

Stoneacre Liverpool is part of one of the country's fastest growing motor groups. The company was first incorporated on the 21st December 1994 and started off as a used vehicle retail operation in Scunthorpe in May 1995. We look forward to receiving your enquiries.

A&M Tyres Ltd
5 Jobs Completed
Birkenhead
5.0 / 5

A&M Tyres Ltd are your local independent garage, based in Birkenhead, who specialise in providing new and part worn tyres. In fact, we are Wirral’s number one tyre shop! We do also undertake car servicing and repair work on most makes and models, specialising in Ford and Peugeot vehicles. Our technicians have over 15 years of experience in the motor industry.

We are able to offer you a free collection and delivery service too.

Stoneacre Wallasey
11 Jobs Completed
New Brighton, Wallasey
3.7 / 5

Stoneacre Wallasey is part of one of the country's fastest growing motor groups. The company was first incorporated on the 21st December 1994 and started off as a used vehicle retail operation in Scunthorpe in May 1995. We look forward to receiving your enquiries.

Wheel Alignment and Balljoint Centre Ltd
12 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

"Based in Bootle Liverpool we specialise in the following :1. 4 Wheel Alignment with the latest Hunter equipment.2. Servicing on most vehicles.3. MOTs on class 4, 5 and 7 vehicles.4. Tyres at competitive prices. "

One Stop Garage
1 Job Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

"One Stop Garage is a family run business and has been established for 14 years, we employ a number of qualified IMI accredited mechanics so you can always be sure of a fast efficient service. We pride ourselves on a quality service were we always aim to go the extra mile to keep our customers happy as nearly all our business comes from word of mouth. We are considered to be number one in the region for our 3D Four Wheel Alignment system not just for the top of the range computerized system but for our market beating prices. We offer a free wheel alignment check just for that extra peace of mind. "

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Interim Service and MOT in Birkenhead
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 and MOT in Birkenhead bookings

4.17

6 reviews

How much does Interim Service and MOT cost in Birkenhead?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Interim Service and MOT is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Birkenhead for Interim Service and MOT on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Interim Service and MOT Cost by Car Make in Birkenhead
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£127.47
Ford£131.61
Nissan£135.09
Volkswagen£138.18
Peugeot£132.28

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 10/04/2020 and 09/07/2020.

What is an interim service?

An interim service is carried out on a car by a mechanic, who checks a number of key components and parts of a car.

An interim service can be extremely helpful for finding minor problems before they develop into major ones as many parts of a car will naturally wear down over time. The ones at high risk will usually be checked during an interim service.

For a driver, having an interim service carried out is a smart move as you may not realise there is a problem developing and it could end up costing you even more money down the line.

It is also recommended that you should get an interim service every 6,000 miles.

What would you prefer, to replace a pressure gauge or have your car written off entirely due to the head gasket blowing!

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

The difference between a full service and an interim service is the amount of parts checked. As the name suggests, an interim service will be less thorough than a full service.

However, that does not mean that a lot is checked during an interim service!

In the next section, we will list what is checked during an interim service.

If you would like to know what is included in a full service, click here to see a dedicated page.

What gets checked during 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.

What are the benefits of an interim service?

As mentioned at the top of the text, an interim service can help identify problems before they arise as mechanics are trained to be able to recognise the signs of a part having issues at an early stage.

This means you will be able to avoid a serious and potentially dangerous situations developing in the future.

What is the cost of an interim service?

The cost of an interim service will vary depending on the garage and the car itself. At the top of the page you will be able to see what the average cost of an interim service is in the UK, however, you can get free and personalised quotes for an interim service using WhoCanFixMyCar.

Simply enter your details in the form above and you’ll get bespoke quotes from the best local garages in no time.

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