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Interim Service in Tunbridge Wells

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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 15,155 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 Tunbridge Wells (44 found)
G & R Autos LTD
148 Jobs Completed
Tunbridge wells
4.8 / 5

We have over 17 years previous experience within the motor trade. We take on all makes and models of cars and short wheel-base vans.

We can do anything from:

Bulbs, brakes, exhausts, servicing, cambelts, welding, MOT’s and much more!

We offer collection and delivery service within a 5 mile radius to reduce inconvenience you your working day.This service has to be booked in advance.

For your no obligation quote call us!

Halfords Autocentre Tunbridge Wells
6 Job Completed
Tunbridge Wells
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 from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

Lifestyle Ford Tonbridge
6 Job Completed
Tonbridge
5.0 / 5

We at Lifestyle in Tonbridge are a main Ford and Renault dealer. We offer a collection and delivery as a customer drop off and collect. Courtesy cars available upon request. We have the facilities to Service, MOT and all type of repairs we are also able to supply and fit new tyres at the best rates.

Opps fuel and mechanical services
14 Job Completed
Rusthall
5.0 / 5

Hi my name is mark jones I have been a mechanic for over 20 years always worked for a company but due to family ties I feel I have to now work for my self I can do wrong fuel engine diagnostics and general repairs any think else you would like to know just ask

I. G. Collins
22 Jobs Completed
Tunbridge
5.0 / 5

If you are looking for a car servicing from an independent garage that you know will be able to deliver good results, then you have come to the right place. IG Collins take great pride in our work and our ability to deliver only the very best results when it comes to car servicing. We also know that getting your car serviced regularly be someone who is reliable is very important to keep your car running at its best. Not only do we have some of the very latest equipment in order to get the job done properly, but we also have some of the best mechanics in the business. No matter what, we will always deliver the very best results for you and your vehicle.

Paddock Wood MOT Service & Repairs Ltd
2 Job Completed
Paddock Wood
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business that was established over 40 years ago in South London. We relocated to Paddock Wood in 2009.

Since 2009 we have established a good customer base and have built up a good reputation with all our customers. We are happy to have and continue to have excellent recommendations from our customers, and due to this we now provide services to members of families, friends, neighbours and local businesses.

We are 2 minutes walk from Paddock Wood Train Station, which means dropping off and picking up your vehicle is not a problem. We also provide a local collect and deliver service for those customers that are unable to get to our garage.

We have excellent mechanics and MOT testers that have been in the garage business for many years and whom work to a very high standard. We also provide an apprentice scheme and work closely with the local college.

We also sell low cost second hand vehicles, which are always fully serviced and always have a brand new MOT. These vehicles are advertised on our website and on Autotrader.

Our aim is to be Paddock Wood's premier MOT Garage, providing an efficient and effective customer service, with the highest quality of workmanship, in relation to MOT's and other company products and services. Always ensuring that the work is carried out in line with Company and Ministry procedures.

Paddock Wood MOT Service & Repairs Ltd is certified by the Retail Motor Industry Federations Independent Garage Association as an approved member of Trust My Garage.

MTMC
9 Jobs Completed
TONBRIDGE
5.0 / 5

We are an independent garage based in Tonbridge, specialising in the service and repair of all makes of cars. Our services include:
Servicing,
Supply & fit of tyres,
3D Wheel Alignment using the Hunter Elite TD Wheel Aligner,
Diagnostics,
MOT's,
Clutches, Brakes, Exhausts and much more.
Our fully qualified technicians have many years combined experience and our prices are very competitive.
Whatever work is required on your vehicle it will be explained to you and you can be assured you won't be blinded with jargon!

LADDINGFORD GARAGE SERVICES LTD
4 Job Completed
GRAVELLY WAYS
5.0 / 5

"FAMILY RUN WORKSHOP WITH 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE. ALL MAKES AND MODELS REPAIRED. LATEST TOOLS AND DIAGNOSTICS. ROUND THE CLOCK SUPPORT.
EVERYTHING FROM CLASSICS TO MODERN DAY VEHICLES.
SPECIALIST ELECTRICAL REPAIRS"

Lifestyle Ford Tunbridge Wells
1 Job Completed
Tunbridge Wells
5.0 / 5

We at Lifestyle in Tunbridge Wells are a main Ford, Suzuki and Subaru dealer. We offer a collection and delivery as a customer drop off and collect. Courtesy cars available upon request. We have the facilities to perform fast fit services and tyre work.

MOTORVATION SAAB
2 Jobs Completed
Tonbridge
4.5 / 5

"Founded by Chris Wilkinson we have always sought to establish ourselves as professional, friendly and above all honest. As Independent Saab Specialists we have always relied upon our reputation for referral of new customers by existing ones for Saab Servicing, Saab Repairs and Saab Parts. People and their Saabs are our business. We have many longstanding clients from as far away as Holland,Bristol,Devon,& the Midlands. We have avoided the temptation to get too big, preferring to stay small & personal, away from the high street and the "dealer image". Thus we have been able to keep prices low whilst not compromising on our ability to keep up to date with the latest models and technology. We get to know our customers personally and want you to get to know us too.With the sad demise of Saab Canterbury, please remember we are not too far away. We are located near Pembury,just off the A21 between Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks and within easy reach of Maidstone, Canterbury, and the Medway Towns. "

Laurel Garage
Member since 17 December 2018
Tunbridge Wells

" Laurel Garage has been trading now for 37 years and prides itself on customer care. 99% of our new customers visit us via personal recommendations which speaks for itself! The team at Laurel Garage are dedicated to providing the highest possible standards of service providing excellent workmanship at a competitive price. We are one of the leading independent vehicle repair, servicing MOT test centres in this area, and as a registered member of the Good Garage Scheme quality is assured and regulated. Within our large workshop we have a team of experienced and professional technicians who offer a courteous and friendly service.We carry out all aspects of repairs, service and diagnostic investigation to all makes of car and light commercial vehicles, the experience we have occurred over the years ensures your vehicle is in the best possible hands."

Topmech73 Ltd
Member since 20 May 2018
Kent

Topmech73 Ltd is MOBILE MECHANIC service and was established in 2014. From day 1 we have consistently delivered our customers with a top-quality service. With over 25 years experience, we have an impressive amount of knowledge on many makes and models. From breakdown recovery to bodywork, no job is too big or small.

Being mobile means we can come to you wherever you are leaving you with peace if mind that we can cover any repairs, services and breakdowns you may encounter.

We have access to a fantastic workshop where we carry out a lot of our work including clutch replacements and gearbox repairs. We always provide every customer with honest, competitive quotes and understand how important it is you receive quality work at affordable prices.

Lifestyle (Tunbridge Wells)
Member since 19 January 2016
Tunbridge Wells

Lifestyle Europe have multiple service locations in the South East offering Main Dealer Servicing and Repairs for Ford, Mazda, Renault, Kia, Subaru and Isuzu. This location in Tunbridge Wells is a Renault and Kia Main Dealer. We have highly qualified and experienced technicians and offer servicing on all makes and models. We offer a full range of services from tyres to MOT's and look forward to welcoming you soon!

Halfords Autocentre Tonbridge
Member since 27 May 2020
Tonbridge

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 from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

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Interim Service in Tunbridge Wells

Average rating for  Interim Service in Tunbridge Wells bookings

4.67

3 reviews

How much does Interim Service cost in Tunbridge Wells?

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


Interim Service Cost by Car Make in Tunbridge Wells
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£101.55
Ford£112.02

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 12/04/2020 and 11/07/2020.

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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