Interim Service and MOT in Rochdale

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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 16,166 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 Rochdale (46 found)
ANA Garage & MOT Services ltd
311 Jobs Completed
Rochdale
4.7 / 5

A.N.A Garage & MOT Services Ltd has a proven track record of innovative and effective problem solving and attention to detail and our aim is to meet and exceed the ex

M&A MOT and Repair Centre
96 Jobs Completed
Rochdale
4.6 / 5

With more than 30 years experience in the motor trade we have the knowledge to give our customers excellent service. Based in Rochdale we offer a wide range of garage

Royton Car Service Ltd
179 Jobs Completed
Royton
4.5 / 5

We are a R.A.C approved garage celebrating 10 years in business. We offer customers quality customer service in front of house and on the shop floor. Our success has been

Wilco Motosave - Rochdale
177 Jobs Completed
Rochdale
4.7 / 5

Wilco Motosave is one of the North's leading independent family owned motorists' stores and fitting centres. With 26 branches located throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshi

Halfords Autocentre Rochdale
34 Jobs Completed
Rochdale
3.7 / 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

Formula One Autocentres - Heywood
297 Jobs Completed
Heywood
4.6 / 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

RG Motors
231 Jobs Completed
Heywood
4.7 / 5

RG Motors has been established for over 30 years, with owner Reg Garlick having over 40 years of experience in the motor industry. We are very confident in our standards

Premier Automotive (Rochdale)
2 Job Completed
Rochdale
5.0 / 5

Premier are one of the Oldest Kia dealers in the country having sold and serviced Kia since the late nineties at Dukinfield, and also now from Rochdale Town centre. Premi

Drive 2000 Safety Centers Ltd
11 Jobs Completed
Middleton
5.0 / 5

We at Drive 2000 Safety Centres are a well established vehicle service and repair workshop. Offering a comprehensive vehicle maintenance package to the cost concious m

A 2 B Mobile Servicing and Tuning
4 Jobs Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

A 2 B Mobile Servicing, which offers car repairs in Heywood and further afield, such as in Rochdale, Simister, Middleton and in the surrounding areas of North East Manche

Bullen Automotive
25 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.8 / 5

"We are an independent VW Audi specialist inc Seat Skoda ect, we have dealer level diagnostic equipment. We service most makes and models of car and provide a fantastic s

Stoneacre Rochdale
10 Job Completed
Rochdale
5.0 / 5

Stoneacre Rochdale 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 ve

T and H Motors
14 Job Completed
Rochdale
5.0 / 5

Local garage run by John and Dennis, honest, professional work carried out on all makes of vehicle

Motaquip autocentre
Member since 16 May 2017
Rochdale

Motaquip Autocentre is an independent vehicle service repair centre located close to Rochdale town centre. We have become renowned for the quality service that we provide

I & C Corlett Ltd
Member since 23 June 2020
Rochdale

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

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Interim Service and MOT in Rochdale
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 Rochdale bookings

4.80

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How much does Interim Service and MOT cost in Rochdale?

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


Interim Service and MOT Cost by Car Make in Rochdale
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Nissan£120.47
Ford£123.12
Toyota£117.88
Audi£132.34
Vauxhall£119.40
Volkswagen£120.36
BMW£124.11
Renault£124.53
MINI£136.50
Peugeot£124.39
Citroen£120.27

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 03/09/2021 and 02/12/2021.

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.

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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