Interim Service in Dartford

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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 17,141 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 Dartford (99 found)
HD MotorSports LTD
490 Jobs Completed
Longfield
4.5 / 5

HDMotorSports LTD A garage for all your car solutions with very high and respectful reviews rating though the high level of client's that we have built up over the yea

All Fords LTD
2332 Jobs Completed
Belvedere
4.8 / 5

ENGINES, GEARBOXES, CLUTCHES, TIMING BELTS, CHAINS, SERVICE, TYRES, MOT’s, BATTERIES, ELECTRIC & HYBRID VEHICLES All Fords Ltd specialises in servicing and repairi

Formula One Autocentres - Dartford
647 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

F&M Autos LTD
109 Jobs Completed
South Ockendon
4.5 / 5

F&M, the region’s fastest growing body repair centre, is located in an ideal position on the borders of London, Essex and Kent. We are a family run business with a

ISM Auto Repairs
71 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.3 / 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

Sierra Garage Limited
250 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

RedStar-Workshop Ltd
131 Jobs Completed
Dartford
4.8 / 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,

Autotech Ltd
746 Jobs Completed
Erith
4.8 / 5

With more than 10 years’ experience, you can rest assured if your vehicle has a problem or requires a repair, we can fix it. We bring together a group of dedicated and

Cazoo - Lakeside
Jobs Completed
Lakeside
3.7 / 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

AA Autocentre Dartford
56 Jobs Completed
Dartford
3.2 / 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

Inline Automotive Solutions
464 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

Dynes Motor Group
20 Jobs Completed
Erith
4.7 / 5

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Halfords Autocentre Dartford
61 Jobs Completed
Dartford
4.3 / 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

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

DS Mechanics
89 Jobs Completed
Crayford-Dartford
4.3 / 5

We are a family run business with over 10 years experience we cover all aspects of work from engine changes to servicing work per not checks 24/H recovery

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Interim Service in Dartford

Average rating for  Interim Service in Dartford bookings

4.60

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How much does Interim Service cost in Dartford?

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 Dartford for Interim Service on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Interim Service Cost by Car Make in Dartford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£104.89
BMW£114.63
Nissan£103.63
Audi£104.44
Mercedes£112.36
Ford£101.82
Volkswagen£118.21
Peugeot£100.79
MINI£99.17
Citroen£97.27
Renault£111.81
Toyota£103.90

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 31/10/2022 and 29/01/2023.

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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