Interim Service and MOT in Bishop's Stortford

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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 16,168 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 Bishop's Stortford (41 found)
Ev Tech and MOT LTD
135 Jobs Completed
Harlow
4.8 / 5

We are EV Tech and MOT LTD, specialist in service and maintenance for all makes and models of vehicles. We are a DVSA approved MOT Station. We offer FREE Safety Inspec

KHN Services Ltd
144 Jobs Completed
Harlow
4.7 / 5

We are recognised and approved by the AA, IMI, The Motor Ombudsmen Our friendly team here at KHN Services specialise in transmission and engine work. Our expertise and kn

Formula One Autocentres - Harlow
227 Jobs Completed
Harlow
3.6 / 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 pre

RSR Porscha
156 Jobs Completed
Bishops Stortford
4.9 / 5

Twenty one plus years in the automotive industry. Worked with UK Main Dealer's: BMW and Porsche. Worked in Canada also for a BMW Main Dealer in Toronto and a Porsche Mai

Stortford Performance Tyres - Team Protyre
118 Jobs Completed
Bishops Stortford
4.7 / 5

Stortford Performance tyres is located just off the M11 motorway on the Raynham Close industrial estate. The centre is proud to have been a Platinum rated Pirelli Perform

VDS
96 Jobs Completed
Stocking Pelham
4.8 / 5

I am a mobile Vauxhall specialist with over 15 years experience with the Vauxhall brand. I have extensive knowledge of all aspects of diagnostic and repairs of Vauxhall i

MGP Motor Vehicle Engineers LTD
11 Jobs Completed
Dunmow
4.0 / 5

Mobile mechanic based near the Stansted airport, we service and repair all makes and models of all ages, over 20 years of experience, fully insured and committed to offer

Pallas Autos
16 Job Completed
Bishop's Stortford
4.0 / 5

We are a professional independent garage based in Bishop's Stortford offering wide range of garage services. Our 2-enthusiastic mechanics have a combined experience of ov

P&A Autos
3 Job Completed
Harlow
4.0 / 5

Looking for a garage in Harlow for car repairs or an MOT? If so, look no further than the quality services on offer at P&A Auto's. With a wealth of experience in the

All Klasse Autos
13 Job Completed
Bishops Stortford
5.0 / 5

All Klasse Autos was established in April 2010 by Alex Brant and Kelly Dawkins, who are fully manufacturer trained technicians with Mercedes Benz and VW Audi however we a

24hr Solutions Ltd
Member since 04 January 2021
Wareside

24hr Solutions Vehicle Repair and Recovery Division is based in Wareside Hertfordshire. We have a 6 bay workshop with facilities for cars, vans, trucks and busses.

AutomobileUk Ltd
Member since 07 October 2020
Harlow

AutomobileUk Ltd

Halfords Autocentre Bishop's Stortford
Member since 22 April 2020
Bishop’s Stortford

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs f

Peugeot Harlow
Member since 15 October 2013
Harlow

Welcome to Peugeot Harlow. Established from a single motor retail dealership in Bristol Street, Birmingham nearly 100 years ago, Bristol Street Motors has grown to become

Groves Autos Ltd
Member since 23 July 2014
Harlow

"WE ARE AN INDEPENDENT FAMILY RUN BUSINESS WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE MOTOR TRADE. WE SPECIALISE IN HIGH QUALITY SERVICING, CARRIED OUT TO MANUFACTURERS SPECIFI

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Interim Service and MOT in Bishop's Stortford
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 Bishop's Stortford bookings

5.00

1 reviews

How much does Interim Service and MOT cost in Bishop's Stortford?

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 Bishop's Stortford for Interim Service and MOT on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Interim Service and MOT Cost by Car Make in Bishop's Stortford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£142.87

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/08/2021 and 28/11/2021.

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.

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