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Interim Service and MOT in Ilford

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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 15,152 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 Ilford (187 found)
Campbell's Mobile Mechanics
50 Jobs Completed
Ilford
3.9 / 5

Campbell's Mobile Mechanic is an established company and welcomes all customers. I can offer from home starts,battery replacements,oil changes,vehicle inspection & mobile car service. All makes and models consider, Ford,Vauxhall,BMW,Audi. My company has good reviews on Google and other platforms I'm honest and trustworthy

St Anthonys Motors
784 Jobs Completed
london
4.4 / 5

"Are you using your local and trusted garage services? Friendly and professional service Consultations and expert advice Qualified mechanics Latest diagnostic equipment Car diagnostics Car servicing and body repairs MOT's arranged Insurance accident damage German Car Specialists Very competitive prices Collection and delivery available in the local areaThroughout all our vehicle servicing and repairs, there are no hidden charges and you will be given honest advice on the best way to return your car to a roadworthy state."

TVMPL
131 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.9 / 5

15 years of mechanical experience. C&G certified. We take on all types of mechanical repair & warranty work, incl: General maintenance & repair. Servicing. Brakes. Clutch. Cambelts. MOT failures. Head gasket replacements etc. No job too big or small.
All our staff are friendly, patient & polite. And you're vehicle and time are probably even more important to us than they are to you..

We specialize in a prompt & efficient fast fit service.

P.S.
In the event of any issues arising, be assured that The Vehicular Maintenance Program will do all within its utmost to rectify any issues potentially caused by ourselves.
We encourage all customers and users of our services to immediately get in contact with us regarding any matters they aren't pleased with, before leaving negative feed back.

Thank you so much.

We look forward to working with you.

SN Autohaus Hainault
206 Jobs Completed
Ilford
4.6 / 5

When it comes to servicing your car, SN Autohaus Hainault can offer you the premium service you'd expect from a main dealer - without the premium price tag. This means you can reduce your servicing costs without compromising your warranty. Our Warranty Approved Servicing is carried out by highly trained technicians using parts and lubricants that match those specified as Original Equipment which ensures compliance with the Manufacturers Warranty, so the only difference you'll notice is in your wallet.

As well as great value for money, you can expect a thorough and fair service. We will not carry out any work without your consent, priding ourselves on the quality of work undertaken within our workshop. We do not fear our competition as we know what our quality and service is worth. We invite our customers to come and inspect what we do with no hesitation as we have nothing to hide.

Majestic Service Centre
202 Jobs Completed
Dockyard Industrial Estate
4.0 / 5

Hi there! We are an independent garage run out of South East London. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and can assure you a seamless experience when working with us. We are professionals specializing in Brakes, Batteries, Exhausts, Air-Cons, Services, Tyres, Wheel Balancing, Wheel Alignment and much more. We are very excited to see how we can help!

Pauls Mechanics
222 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

Pauls Mechanics is a well-established Ford and BMW specialist, offering a professional and high-quality service on a full range of work. At Pauls Mechanics we take great pride in our work and thus only use genuine OEM parts and the latest diagnostic testers which allows us to deliver Main Dealer Services. We are based in East London but also offer a mobile service where we come to you, allowing you to get on with your busy lifestyle! Give us call today to find out how we can help you with any of your car issues, no matter how big or small!
Mobile Mechanics only 10Miles radius from E4

Big LPG Automotive Service
288 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.8 / 5

Established back in 2000, BIGLGP is a family run independent garage based in Barking who will always go the extra mile for our customers.

We are a small team with decades of collective experience and are willing to collect and deliver within a 50 mile radius. We do a wide variety of work but specialize in ADAS Calibration, LPG Conversion, Gearbox Repairs and Wheel Alignment.

As part of our commitment to excellent customer satisfaction, we will also provide warranties on all labour work and parts.

So call us today for all your vehicle maintenance and repair requirements, we look forward to hearing more from you!

Onur Prestige Motors
109 Jobs Completed
Leyton
5.0 / 5

Onur Prestige Motors are your local independent garage based in Leyton. We have been established since 2012 and is ran by a small close-knit team of 3 technicians, with over 30 years of experience in the motor industry. We carry out all types of mechanical repairs and servicing, on all makes and models of vehicles.

Our specialities lie in performing thorough in depth diagnostic work and we hold a National Diploma in Motorsport Engineering too. We have a great passion for what we do and are members of the Good Garage Scheme and our work is back by the R.M.I / I.M.I, which should give you peace of mind when faced with the difficult task of choosing a garage to carry out your work.

Redline Garage Ltd
124 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

Established in 2011, our independent workshop based in Barking Industrial Park is home to a team of highly skilled mechanics who are committed to ensuring every customer receives an exceptional experience. Having access to fantastic diagnostic software allows us to identify any faults swiftly which assists us in getting you back on the road promptly. Being a mechanical and performance specialist means we cover a wide range of services including clutch repairs, brake and exhaust repairs, MOTs, servicing, Hybrid repairs and dual clutch transmissions and much more.

Our garage is well-equipped, so we can accommodate light commercial vehicles and fleet vehicles in addition to a variety of makes and models. We have a customer waiting room where you can enjoy some refreshments from a local store nearby. Conveniently situated near bus routes and Upney Station means you can still go about your day to day activities. All our parts are OE quality and all come with a standard manufacturer warranty.

Best MOT
131 Jobs Completed
Walthamstow
4.3 / 5

If you’re looking for a reliable car garage in Walthamstow, Greater London, look no further than Best MOTS, specialists in a wide range of garage services including Car Servicing, MOT, Tyres, Engine Diagnostics and Car Repairs in Walthamstow, Greater London.

Established in 2005, we provide an honest and reliable service at all times, proud to be recognised as a highly reputable car garage in Walthamstow, Greater London.

Located at 79-80 Yellow Arch, Rosebank Road, we are ideally based to serve the local Walthamstow, Greater London community, undertaking all types of car garage services, from Car Servicing to MOT.

The Car Doctors UK
12 Jobs Completed
Ilford
5.0 / 5

The Car Doctors UK are a local, independent, family run business based in Hainault. We take great pride in being able to offer our customers a comprehensive range of mechanical services with a very personalised service, ensuring each and every customer that walks through our doors, leaves here satisfied.

Our highly trained team provide a range of services ensuring a premium level of customer satisfaction.

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

We adhere to a very strict code of conduct as approved by Training Standards, as well as being backed by the Retail Motor Industry.

We provide a 12 month parts and labour warranty on all supplied and fitted parts, and can also offer you a FREE collection and delivery service within 2 miles of our garage.

Formula One Autocentres - Woodford Green
403 Jobs Completed
Woodford Green
3.5 / 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.

Goldline Garage Services Ltd
145 Jobs Completed
Manor Park
4.7 / 5

Our garage in Ilford is run with a lot of love and care as it’s run by people who live in the local community. We’ll give your vehicle the TLC it needs and can guarantee high standards of customer care. We have been working in our business for over 15 years which makes our working approach unique. We work as a team and are all highly skilled mechanics. We offer different services, MOTs and repairs TYRE CHANGE
WHEEL ALIGNMENT and want to reassure you that you'll be receiving quality work. We also aim to provide realistic, affordable prices that won't break your bank balance and that's why we're upfront and can give you an estimate on request.

HiQ Tyres & Autocare East Ham
221 Jobs Completed
East Ham
4.2 / 5

Every HiQ Centre in our network is driven to deliver 'fast fit you can be sure of' by taking the uncertainty and stress out of your fast fit car care experience. All of our HiQ centres are operated by a local team of trustworthy experts that you can count on each and every time. A team who will only ever sell you what you need and only ask you to pay what they quote.

We hope that by providing such a professional and comprehensive service, our HiQ franchisees create positive word of mouth that spreads, not just to their customers immediate friends and family, but to the whole community.

With over 125 centres in our franchise network and in excess of 200 online partners you’re bound to find a friendly member of the HiQ network near you.

M.R. Motor Services Ltd
71 Jobs Completed
London
3.8 / 5

"We offer a full range of car services and cater for all makes and models including light commercial vehicles on a While-U-Wait service . Our staff are experienced and trained technicians. We pride ourselves in good old fashioned customer care and service. Experts in Tyres and Exhaust replacement services, we have over 2500 tyres and over 10,000 exhaust units in stock at anytime and can offer an off the shelve service for these products. "

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Interim Service and MOT in Ilford
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 Ilford bookings

4.92

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How much does Interim Service and MOT cost in Ilford?

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


Interim Service and MOT Cost by Car Make in Ilford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£145.17
Toyota£139.59
Volkswagen£140.15
BMW£151.40
Audi£145.46
Mercedes£156.09
Ford£136.73
Citroen£150.08
MINI£146.69
Nissan£138.24
Volvo£141.91

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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