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Interim Service in Belfast

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While Interim Car Servicing costs less than a Full (or 'Major') Service, it's still important to know that you're picking the right garage. We work with 15,252 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 in Belfast (56 found)
My Mechanic
189 Jobs Completed
Lisburn
5.0 / 5

We have been working on cars before we could drive and have over 30 years of experience between the team. A local busines possessing engineering qualifications and experience, resulting in our ability to diagnose and fix any fault on any make of car.

AEC Motors (Mallusk)
638 Jobs Completed
Newtownabbey
4.7 / 5

We at AEC Motors have been working on Audi and Volkswagen vehicles for over 15 years, however we have over 30 years of experience in the motor trade and have worked on most makes and models by now. We use state of the art Mac Tool’s and Snap-on car diagnostic equipment which can read the fault codes in your ECU’s memory. Our fully trained technicians are then able to produce a report and inform you of any necessary repairs, to get you back on the road quickly and safely.
And Have won BEST GARAGE Northern Ireland By WCFMC on its annual Awards 3 years running which is a FIRST for any garage both here and in mainland Britain

We are happy to provide a free collection and delivery service for vehicles within 7 miles of our garage depending car is drivable & roadworthy.
**Note If car needs recovered there will be a recovery fee applicable**

Charles Hurst Ltd - Belfast
263 Jobs Completed
Belfast
3.9 / 5

As the largest new and used car dealers group in Northern Ireland, Charles Hurst is proud to represent some of the world's leading new and used car sales, motorcycle manufacturers such as Yamaha and BMW as well as vans for sale within its dealerships. With showrooms across Northern Ireland covering a wide variety of franchises, our car dealerships really do offer the widest choice of new and used cars. Our new and used car dealers are located throughout Northern Ireland, and with helpful staff at all our showrooms we will be happy to answer any questions regarding buying a new car, used car, bike, or van and can even demonstrate the various features of each model as well as arrange test drives, or find you the latest offers and deals available.

At Charles Hurst car dealerships in Belfast, Newtownards, Newtownabbey, Lisburn, Portadown and Dundonald, we believe in exceptional customer service whether you are a first-time car buyer, or a client looking for commercial vans for sale or family cars, we consider customer satisfaction to be paramount. Our 'For you, For Life' policy ensures that The Charles Hurst Group is able to provide not only new and used cars, but also motoring advice, after sales care and finance options throughout our customers' lives. Contact your local Charles Hurst dealership for more information.

Nelson Auto Specialists
7 Jobs Completed
Belfast
5.0 / 5

Nelson Auto Specialists was established in April 2013. We are conveniently located near to Belfast City Centre which has plenty of shopping facilities close by and access to all bus routes. We have 3 fully trained technicians with years of experience behind them at your disposal. We offer a very professional service and are part of the good garage scheme which puts scrutiny on, and monitors, garages to keep standards very high. We promote ourselves as a one stop garage so there's nothing on a car that we can't get done, from mechanical to bodywork!

We offer the following services;
Servicing (even cars within warranty from new)
MOT work
All mechanical work
Electrical
Bodywork
Paintless dent removal
Welding
Cigarette burns on upholstery
Windscreen chip repairs

Our goal;
Nelson Auto Specialists sets out to repair any problem. We do not just specialise in mechanical work or in body work, we offer it all! Now there is no need to go to various mechanics for various problems anymore - just come straight to Nelson Auto Specialists and you will be back on the road in no time. We offer a friendly, clean & professional environment. You won't be disappointed.

Newtownabbey Autos
40 Jobs Completed
Newtownabbey
4.8 / 5

Newtownabbey Autos are your local independent garage, established since 2010.

We are Trading Standards Institute-Approved as well as being members of the Motor Industry Code of Practice, where our customers voted us as of the top 50 garages throughout the UK in 2012! Also, in 2013 and 2014 we were voted Regional Winners of the Year for Northern Ireland and are going from strength to strength.

In our garage you will find a fully equipped workshop complete with 6 ramps and very highly trained technicians. We are specialists and can offer you car servicing and MOT checks at great prices using only the latest diagnostic equipment. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service.

Eurofit
11 Jobs Completed
Belfast
5.0 / 5

Here at Eurofit, we aim to provide a high quality service at affordable prices to get you back on the road. We are an independent garage located in Belfast, with many years experience within the motor industry.

At Eurofit we specialise in a wide range of services – for all makes & models.

Established 1992 in Belfast, offering quality products & services to service Belfast and beyond for both private customers and businesses. We carry out work for local businesses, keeping their cars and vans on the road and to keep their company going.

Ideally and conveniently located just off the west link close to Belfast City Centre, Castle Court Shopping Centre and convenient to M1, M2 and M3.

Professional Staff – extensive experience.

Our reputation comes from years of commitment to customer satisfaction which is why our customers come back time and time again/ Our professional and compassionate staff have extensive experience. Give us a try, we can tackle almost any problem.

Dalys Garage Limited
Member since 12 March 2017
BELFAST

Dalys garage are of the longest serving Hyundai dealers in N Ireland providing all that a main Hyundai dealer should ,from new and used cars sales, fleet sales , servicing ,service plans ,parts ,body repairs ,total after care package provided

Charles Hurst Renault Belfast
Member since 27 February 2017
Belfast

We are a Renault main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault vehicles. Competitive service and MOT prices are only but a few of the surprises we can offer you. If you live within 10 miles of our dealership, we are able to provide you with our collect and deliver service. If you have somewhere to be whilst your vehicle is being repaired, we offer a courtesy car service. With every job; we complete a free vehicle health check to provide total peace of mind. In addition, all Renault approved parts come with a one year guarantee!

Cannon Motors Limited
Member since 06 September 2016
CARRICKFERGUS

Cannon Motors have been serving Carrickfergus and Northern Ireland for the last 26 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, customer service and also the friendly atmosphere of our dealership.

We know visiting a car dealer can sometimes be daunting. You've got lots of questions and you feel you can't ask them. We're here to help you on your journey. Which means we'll listen to your questions and give you expert advice without pushing you down a path that's not right for you. Whether you're looking for a new, used or motability car, at Cannon Motors, we have the expertise to ensure you benefit from miles of stress free motoring.

SERE SEAT Lisburn
Member since 07 May 2019
Lisburn

We offer competitive, transparent, fixed prices on service and maintenance work that are great value for money.
You love you SEAT and so do we. Keep it as good as new with a maintenance check from your local SEAT Dealer. You can even book your appointment online to make it even more convenient for you.

Charles Hurst (Belfast)
Member since 04 April 2016
Belfast

For a great range of used and new Kia cars, fantastic competitive Kia offers and customer service that is second to none, then visit Charles Hurst Kia in Belfast today. At Charles Hurst Kia we are happy to discuss any fleet and Kia Motability options with you, as well as taking you through the paperwork and discussing any finance options with you too. We also offer Kia after sales such as Kia servicing, parts and Kia spares. Why not visit Belfast’s premier Kia dealer, Charles Hurst Kia, or to find out more about our new or used Kia cars or to arrange a test drive or service today. We'd be happy to help.

Good Autos Service Centre
Member since 01 April 2019
Saintfield

Good Autos Service Centre offers a fast turn around with a professional and welcoming atmosphere.

Charles Hurst Toyota Belfast
Member since 29 July 2015
Belfast

Charles Hurst Toyota Belfast offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you and your Toyota receive the best care possible, and we will only ever use Toyota genuine parts on your Toyota.

Charles Hurst Toyota Dundonald
Member since 29 July 2015
Dundonald

offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you and your Toyota receive the best care possible, and we will only ever use Toyota genuine parts on your Toyota.

Bridge Autos
Member since 09 June 2020
Dunmurry

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of 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
We cover Dunmurry and surrounding areas and offer courtesy cars as well as a free collection and delivery service

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Interim Service in Belfast

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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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