What Is an Interim Service

Chances are you’ve heard of a full or annual car service, but have you considered an interim service? If you’re unfamiliar with this option, you might be wondering what it is and whether it’s necessary for your vehicle. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about an interim service and whether it’s right for your car.

What’s the difference between an interim service and a full service

The main difference between an interim service and a full service is that an interim service is a bit less comprehensive than a full service, but it’s still a thorough check that can help catch any problems before they become major repairs. While an annual full service can pick up any issues with your car, if you’re doing a lot of miles, you may want to consider having your vehicle serviced every six months

What checks are done on an interim service

An interim service involves a range of checks on your car, including:

  • Inspecting the exterior of the vehicle for damage
  • Checking wheel alignment and bearings
  • Inspecting the brakes for wear and tear
  • Checking the suspension using a bounce test on the shock absorbers
  • Replacing the oil filter and topping up engine oil, antifreeze, coolant, and clutch fluid
  • Replacing the fuel filter if necessary
  • Checking the condition of the windscreen wipers, spark plugs, and exhaust system

How long does an interim service take

On average, an interim service takes around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. The duration of an interim service can vary depending on the make and model of the car, as well as the specific items on the checklist of the mechanic.

What is an interim service

In conclusion, an interim service can be a great option for car owners who drive frequently or for those who want to keep their vehicle in top condition between annual services. This type of service provides a thorough check of the vehicle’s key components and can help identify potential issues before they turn into costly repairs. 

If you’re due for an interim service or want to learn more about this type of maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact us at ASDA Motoring. We are here to help you keep your car running smoothly and safely. Book your interim service today and enjoy peace of mind on the road.

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