Interim Service in Swansea

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Top garages for Interim Service in Swansea (56 found)
C G AUTO REPAIRS
378 Jobs Completed
Langdon Road
4.7 / 5

Here at C&G AUTO REPAIRS we have over 20 years experience in Diagnostics and repairs on all make and model vehicles. we can do anything from timing belt renewals to

Battery Centre Ltd, Bosch Car Service
149 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.1 / 5

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

Keep Driving Auto Ltd
1409 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.9 / 5

Here at Keep Driving Auto we provide a first rate, friendly garage service. Serving the Swansea area, located in Llansamlet within easy reach of both the city Centre and

Protyre Swansea (Richardson Rd)
454 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.9 / 5

The newly refurbished Harris Brothers Tyre and Mechanical centre has been serving customers for over 70 years. Chris and the team will be pleased to welcome you with a fr

Gorseinon Tyre & Service Centre.
247 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.2 / 5

Gorseinon Tyre & Service Centre is a family run business and we have over 30 years experience within the motor trade offering our customers high quality service at af

Protyre Swansea (Ystrad Rd)
425 Jobs Completed
Swansea
3.9 / 5

The Swansea Fforestfach centre was originally opened in 2005 and became part of the Protyre network in 2011. The team at Harris Brothers in Fforestfach have been supporti

NGS Swansea
511 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.9 / 5

At NGS Swansea we offer a wide variety or vehicle maintenance and repair services. We can usually offer our customers a quick turnaround, meaning we always strive to get

Lace auto centre
106 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.6 / 5

We are a fully equipped Garage and Mobile Vehicle Repair service covering all aspects of repairs from Diagnostics injector coding key coding ,servicing , brakes, suspens

BDAutos
13 Jobs Completed
swansea
3.8 / 5

We are a small family running business operating in the swasnsea area, we thrive to bring quality workmanship at affordable prices We have a Facebook page BDAutos if

Ron's Recovery & Repair Ltd
55 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.1 / 5

Established by Daniel Aspland in 2017, we currently have 3 mechanics with a combined experience of 25 years. 'Ron's Recovery & Repair' has quickly implemented itself

Swansea Tyre Clutch & MOT Centre
456 Jobs Completed
Swansea,
4.4 / 5

Swansea Tyre & Clutch & MOT Centre does a lot more than just fit tyres and clutches & MOT's! In 2017 we have won both BEST AUTOMOTIVE GARAGE (SME Business Awards) and

Elite Mobile Autocare
10 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

We are a mobile mechanic based in Swansea, South Wales. We cover all aspects of car repair and maintenance at a place and time convenient to our clients.

Tancock Motors
19 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.8 / 5

We have been in business for 38 years will a wealth of experience on all makes of cars, we are a Mot test station, Car servicing centre and Car air conditioning centre, j

Interserve Auto Repairs
270 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

Independent Garage specialising in cam belts, clutches, brakes and engine work. We also offer diagnostics to most makes and models, general repairs, class 4, class 5 and

A P Motor Repairs
13 Jobs Completed
Neath
5.0 / 5

Bringing the garage to you! At AP Motor Repairs, it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair garages. We’re continuously training to provide the h

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Interim Service in Swansea

Average rating for  Interim Service in Swansea bookings

4.83

6 reviews

How much does Interim Service cost in Swansea?

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


Interim Service Cost by Car Make in Swansea
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Renault£153.08
MINI£154.87

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 17/04/2024 and 16/07/2024.

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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