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Comparison website MyCarNeedsA.com explain the different servicing options for your car and what you should expect to pay for them. 

When your car is serviced a detailed list of the checks and activities carried out on your vehicle should be provided to you by your garage. You should also be made aware of any issues that have arisen throughout the process that might mean you incur additional costs. 

Finding a garage to carry out work on your car is easy with MyCarNeedsA.com* who compare quotes from local service agents in your area to save you time and money.  We have a network of over 4000 dealers, fast-fit chain and independent garages who are ready and waiting to carry out your full service to the highest possible standard. All you have to do is follow our 3-step process. First of all, simply enter your registration number and location*. Then, tell us what service or repair you require. Finally, after we have compiled a list of competitive quotes from garages in your local area, simply choose the deal that suits your budget and location best. Easy!

Car Servicing Explained 

Interim Service

An interim service is the most basic level of service your car can receive, this is usually carried out at 6,000 miles or 6 months whichever comes first.  There are typically 40 checks in an interim service, expect to pay on average £70 for this service but prices vary by make, model and postcode. To compare prices in your local area visit www.mycarneedsa.com* today.

Interim service includes

  1. Oil

  2. Oil filter

  3. Brake check

  4. Tyre check

  5. Wheel check

  6. Steering check

  7. Check for leaks

  8. Check on the timing belt  and more 

Full Service

Comprising of over 60 checks, a full service takes an extensive look at your vehicle’s parts to ensure that everything is working adequately. Typically, a full service is the second most rigorous service that a vehicle can have. Expect to pay on average £130 for this service but prices will vary by make, model and postcode. To compare prices in your local area visit www.mycarneedsa.com* today. 

A full service includes:  

1. Brake fluid and antifreeze top-up

2. Brakes assessment, including pipes, hoses and shoes

3. Pollen and air filter checks, oil change

4. Spark plugs/fuel filters inspection

5. Engine assessment

6. Check of the air conditioning system

7. Wheel bearing and shock absorber effectiveness test

8. Exhaust inspection

9. Suspension check

10. Clutch and handbrake test

11. Timing belt check and more

Major Service

 A major service should be carried out every 24 months or 24,000 miles whichever comes first, this is one of the most important services your car will receive. All the checks in a basic service and a full service are included in a major service and more, in total there are over 70 checks performed for a major service. Expect to pay on average £200 for this service but prices will vary by make, model and postcode. To compare prices for your car in your local area visit www.mycarneedsa.com* today.

A major service includes additional:

  1. Spark plug replacement

  2. All filters replaced including air filter

  3. Replace brake fluid and bleed the system

  4. Alternator test

  5. As well as checks on all major components of the vehicle.

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