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Interim Service in Estover

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Top garages for Interim Service in Estover (49 found)
Protyre - Plymouth
126 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
4.8 / 5

Originally opened by Ferdinand Schmid as Gupa-P-Tyres Keyham in 1957 before moving to Stonehouse in 1976 and then moving to its current location Clare Place in 2001.
The name Gupa P originates from the Indian name for rubber products. The Schmid family originally used the materials to repair rubber conveyor belts to repair car tyres. The Plymouth centre joined the Protyre family in 1999 with three of the Schmid family still working for the company today. The Gupa P brand moved on to providing a complete range of motoring services. It has built a strong reputation among the motorcycling community and it began selling and fitting motorcycle tyres in 1976. Plymouth Protyre now also offers motorcyle MOTs.

As well as looking after the bike rider the centre provides for motorists including car, van and 4x4 drivers, fitting tyres whilst also undertaking MOTs and servicing. Protyre Plymouth also completes work on batteries, brakes, exhausts, suspensions and cam belts. Protyre Plymouth boasts a state of the art laser wheel allignment system. Protyre Plymouth cater for all your tyre needs whether that be buying online or speaking to one of our friendly members of staff in the centre. Tyre brands include Metzeller, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Michelin and Falken. The centre also boasts the widest stocks of budget tyres to meet every drivers requirements. Why not visit our centre to get the best advise from our experts or feel free to buy online with same day fitting available.

Benn and Sons Garage - Plymouth
93 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
5.0 / 5

Benn and Sons Garage – Plymouth

Built on trust and honesty. We only carry out work that is required. We only replace parts that need replacing. A small and friendly family run garage, located in Blagdons which is just off Embankment Road, heading in to town from Marsh Mills.

Our customer waiting area is warm, and has refreshments, a bean to cup coffee machine, soft drinks & snack vending machines.

We arrange MOT’s and carry out servicing, repairs, and diagnostics to cars and light commercial vehicles.

We fit quality parts from manufactures such as MANN+HUMMEL, Bosch, Delphi, SKF, Dayco, Gates & many more, plus we are a Forte Authorised service centre carrying a full range of treatments, flushes and additives that are proven to make a difference to your vehicle.

Plymouth Trade Centre
7 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
5.0 / 5

We are a family run service and mot centre based in heart of Plymouth. We are able to undertake all aspects of mechanical work and have courtesy cars available.

German motorworks
18 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
5.0 / 5

German motorworks offers a mobile repairs, servicing on all vehicles

Faraday Mill MOT
27 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
5.0 / 5

We are an AA Certified, Trading Standards and RAC approved garage. At Faraday Mill MOT, we offer MOT'S, vehicle repairs and servicing for individuals, companies and businesses across Devon. If you have a fleet of vehicles and are looking for fleet management services, we can help you out. Our team of professionals work to achieve complete customer satisfaction with high standards of workmanship in all the work we undertake.

AutoFix Plymouth
6 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
5.0 / 5

AutoFix is a professional garage that prides itself on providing a quality service using quality parts at a competitive price.

AutoFix specialises in brakes, diagnostics, auto electrics, servicing and security.

Paul has served in roles as BMW Technician, Jaguar Technician, Ford Technician, Renault Technician, Peugeot Technician, AA Patrol and Greenflag Patrol.

Marshall Motors SW Ltd
140 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
4.1 / 5

Marshall Motors SW LTD is an independently run business that prides itself on offering unrivaled sales, services, MOTs and mechanical repairs to its customers in the local area and further afield.We offer a comprehensive range of services so whether you need to book an MOT, have your car inspected for its annual check over, or if you have an urgent problem that needs attention, our team of highly specialised mechanics are on hand to fulfill your requirements. RAC ApprovedRMI ApprovedTrust My Garage ApprovedMotor Codes ApprovedTrading Standards Approved

Burnetts Auto Care
25 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
5.0 / 5

Here at Burnetts Auto Care we feel we are different from "your average garage".
We offer a complete service that is honest and affordable whether it is your MOT,TYRES,TRACKING, SERVICING, Major repairs or just a light bulb. We are your one stop shop. We are also RMI approved so YOU the customer feel reassured you are being looked after and don't have to worry ! We believe in providing our customers with a friendly, honest and fair service with guaranteed quality work, which is also good value for money so our customers will always come back to us, (but not too often).

A Gregory Service & Repair - The Plymouth Mechanic
20 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
5.0 / 5

A Gregory Service & Repair is a family run business which has been serving Plymouth and the surrounding area since 2007, offering a range of motor mechanic services at a cost-effective price.
MOT tests, servicing and repairs for all makes and models of cars
Need car breakdown assistance at your home or office? For over 10 years, A Gregory Service & Repair has been providing a prompt and professional service, and aims to achieve 100% customer satisfaction. We specialise in:
Car servicing and mechanical repairs
Fully Authorised MOT Testing Station - MOT tests and failure repairs
Engine and bodywork repairs
Roadside vehicle recovery
Mobile tyre fitting and repairs
We offer a dependable vehicle collection and delivery service as well as mobile services for your car servicing and repair needs.
Contact us now to discuss your requirements.

Plympton MOT Centre
Member since 26 June 2019
Plymouth

Moorland Road MOT Centre pride ourselves on giving great service and value for money in the Plympton and Colebrook area.

Our helpful repair team is second to none within the area, with many years experience in the trade, you can be sure that we know what we are talking about.

All Moorland Roads new parts are backed by a twelve month guarantee, so you never need to worry.

RSP Vehicle Repairs
Member since 17 May 2016
Plymouth

I am a mobile mechanic based in Plympton, but I also travel further afield. I specialise in gearbox and clutch repairs and automatic transmissions repairing and rebuilding.

That said, I can perform almost all mechanical work including but not limited to servicing, brakes and exhausts. I can arrange your MOT for you and can undertake any repairs that may be needed so that it passes. I am very competitive on price but more so on providing a great service. I believe in only paying good money when you get a great job done, so I endeavour to do my very best for every single customer.

Newnham Park Garage
Member since 06 July 2018
Plymouth

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.

Plymouth Trade Centre LTD
Member since 28 February 2020
plymouth

MOT , SERVICE AND REPAIR CENTRE.
WE CAN DO ANYTHING AS SMALL AS CHANGING A BULB TO ENGINE REBUILDS.
WE HAVE A COMFY RECEPTION AREA WITH A DIGITAL MOT VIEWING AREA.
WE ARE COMPETITIVE WITH PRICING AND DEDICATED TO CUSTOMER CARE.

Mayflower Auto Services
Member since 06 September 2019
Plymouth

Welcome To Mayflower Auto Services
If you're looking for a reliable Car Garage in Plymouth, look no further than Mayflower Auto Services, specialists in a wide range of garage services including car servicing, tyres, mot, car repairs and air conditioning in Plymouth.

Established in 1988, we provide an honest and reliable service at all times, proud to be recognised as a highly reputable Car Garage in Plymouth.

Located at 85 Cattedown Road, Cattedown, we are ideally based to serve the local Plymouth community, undertaking all types of Car Garage services, from car servicing to tyres.

Why Choose Mayflower Auto Services?
At Mayflower Auto Services, we have worked hard to build a reputation for offering a trusted and value for money service to all our customers in Plymouth. We understand the importance of good customer service, with the majority of our work gained through positive word of mouth and repeat custom.

Qualified & Experienced Car Mechanics
Our Plymouth car mechanics are fully qualified and experienced in working with all types of vehicles, completing all work to the highest of standards at a very competitive price. Our mechanics are on hand to offer free, valuable advice on car servicing, tyres, and mot, and are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your vehicle.

When working on your car, we will clearly explain all the options available to you, along with our personal recommendations. At Mayflower Auto Services, we always offer a quote upfront and always make sure we obtain your approval prior to any work being carried out.

We understand the frustration caused by not having your car, which is why our Plymouth car mechanics work efficiently to get your car back on the road in next to no time.

Rodgers of Plymouth Hyundai
Member since 13 December 2017
PLYMOUTH

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities.

We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake of being different, but because it makes us better. And for us, that starts with you.

We're dedicated to providing a full spectrum of aftersales care, including maintenance and servicing. And naturally, all work is carried out to the highest standard by our team of Hyundai trained technicians, using only genuine parts.

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Interim Service in Estover

Average rating for  Interim Service in Estover bookings

4.00

1 reviews

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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