Interim Service in Braintree

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Top garages for Interim Service in Braintree (21 found)
WrenchWorks Automotive Limited
133 Jobs Completed
Braintree
4.8 / 5

We are WrenchWorks Automotive a mobile mechanic and vehicle recovery/transport business based in Essex and cover Essex, London and surrounding areas. Our mobile techni

Quest Motor Group
6 Jobs Completed
Braintree
4.5 / 5

As an authorised Bosch Car Service workshop, you rest assured that we deliver high quality servicing, maintenance and repairs for all makes and models of vehicle. Our acc

Halfords Autocentre Braintree
57 Job Completed
Braintree
5.0 / 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

VSA MOBILE AUTOS
25 Jobs Completed
Chelmsford
4.2 / 5

Fully trained vehicle technicians we've worked with some of the best manufactures in the world such as Ferrari, Lamborghini , Bentley and Aston Martin throughout my profe

John Pease Motor Group
45 Jobs Completed
Braintree
4.2 / 5

Welcome to John Pease Motor Group. Over the past 45 years, we have fully dedicated ourselves to establishing our family-run company at the forefront of the automotive ind

Braintree Motor Works Ltd
Member since 20 February 2017
Braintree

Here at Braintree Motor Works, we offer a full range of car servicing and can undertake work on all makes and models. We are also specialists in car diagnostics in Braint

Westdrive (Braintree)
Member since 17 November 2015
Braintree

Westdrive is the largest independent Kia Dealer in the UK. We have an extensive selection of New, Kia Approved and all make used cars and have represented Kia for over 15

Perkins Garages Limited
Member since 17 August 2015
Braintree

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at a Perkins Garages Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when s

Steve Mott & Co. Ltd.
Member since 23 June 2020
Braintree

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

Westdrive Kia
Member since 06 May 2015
Braintree

Westdrive is the largest independent Kia Dealer in the UK, with a state of the art showroom in Essex. We have an extensive selection of New Kia models, Kia Approved Used

SE Tyres Braintree
Member since 03 August 2011
Braintree

"We have 17 fast-fit auto centres located across the South East. SE Tyres Braintree offers a range of services and tyres from all the major manufacturers including Goody

John Hazell Auto Repairs
Member since 28 June 2011
Braintree

"John Hazell Auto Repairs provides car repairs and servicing at competitive prices. Work is carried out by our experienced mechanics and we aim to complete all jobs on sc

Essex Auto Care
Member since 28 June 2011
Braintree

"Essex Auto Care is a small, friendly, family-run business who specialise in classic Minis but also cater for all other vehicles. We have over 60 years experience in the

Family Car Centre
Member since 14 March 2019
Essex

We do Mot class 4, Mechanical work, Tyres and Alignment in Braintree Essex.

DM.MECHANICS
Member since 25 July 2020
Rayne, braintree

I'm a small garage based in rayne. I carry out all kinds of service, repair, mot, electrical and diagnostic work. I have range of diagnostic equipment including volvo so

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Interim Service in Braintree

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How much does Interim Service cost in Braintree?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Interim Service 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 Braintree for Interim Service on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Interim Service Cost by Car Make in Braintree
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Audi£130.70
Ford£125.35
Vauxhall£119.49
MINI£126.18

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 11/05/2022 and 09/08/2022.

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.

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