Interim Service and MOT in Grays

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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 16,822 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 Grays (58 found)
Formula One Autocentres - Dartford
598 Jobs Completed
Dartford
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 pre

Kmita Motors
26 Jobs Completed
Gravesend
4.2 / 5

We are a family run business providing excellent service to our customers. Our fully qualified and trained mechanics can offer all types of service repairs and diagnostic

Sierra Garage Limited
243 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.8 / 5

Sierra Garage Ltd are an independent workshop based in Essex. We believe in providing our customers with the very best customer experience, as we pride ourselves on our

AA Autocentre Dartford
27 Jobs Completed
Dartford
4.7 / 5

When you arrive at your local AA Autocentre, you’ll get a warm welcome. Whether you drive a car or van; petrol, diesel, electric or hybrid – you can trust us to take care

Cazoo - Lakeside
Jobs Completed
Lakeside
4.0 / 5

Cazoo Provides servicing, MOT testing and repairing for all makes and models. Our wealth of experiencing providing car sales and aftersales care ensures that our customer

Inline Automotive Solutions
454 Jobs Completed
Aveley
4.4 / 5

We carry out all Major/Minor Mechanical & Electrical Work. Diagnostics, Repairs & Servicing. We are based on the outskirts of East London, just off the A13 near P

ISM Auto Repairs
36 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.5 / 5

ISM Auto Repairs also known as ISM Autos is based in Grays, Essex. We are proud to be one of Essex's most trusted and highly recommended garages for all your automotive n

RedStar-Workshop Ltd
131 Jobs Completed
Dartford
4.7 / 5

Dear Future Customers, we are REDSTAR-WORKSHOP, garage based in Stone, Dartford. We do offer wide range of services such as: tyre shop, tyre fitting and balancing,

Motor vision group
9 Jobs Completed
Swanscombe
5.0 / 5

At Motor Vision Group we are commited to providing complete vehicle services by offering all motoring needs, we offer 365 days 24HR recovery and Roadside assistance or ga

TMAKE AUTO SERVICES
39 Jobs Completed
Chadwell St. Mary
3.9 / 5

For quality Auto care, repairs, maintenance and MOT, contact T Make Auto Service. We are a Government Licensed and approved Auto Garage with a dedicated and responsive t

MKL Motors
29 Job Completed
Grays
5.0 / 5

Welcome to MKL Motors, who are a UK based provider and supplier of quality automotive parts for a wide range of vehicles. Here at MKL Motors we pride ourselves on offe

B2 garage
19 Jobs Completed
Swanscombe
5.0 / 5

Grays Motor Services Ltd
13 Jobs Completed
Grays
3.7 / 5

We are an independent garage based in Grays; who offer bodywork, mechanical and valeting services. We have a brand new unit fully equipped with a ramp and spray booth ove

Halfords Autocentre Grays
63 Jobs Completed
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3.0 / 5

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

GL Auto
5 Jobs Completed
Dartford
5.0 / 5

Hi, I'm Glen. I have over 27 years’ experience in the Motor Trade. I can repair all makes and models of cars. I am fully qualified and also have one year technicians tr

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Interim Service and MOT in Grays
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 Grays bookings

3.80

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How much does Interim Service and MOT cost in Grays?

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 Grays for Interim Service and MOT on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Interim Service and MOT Cost by Car Make in Grays
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Toyota£140.41
Ford£131.11
Peugeot£136.66
BMW£133.65
Nissan£139.74
Mercedes£146.91
Volkswagen£134.38
Citroen£134.62
Audi£143.93
Vauxhall£145.71

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/06/2022 and 28/09/2022.

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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