What is an Interim Service?
An interim service is less comprehensive than a full service and is designed to be carried out every 6 months, or every 5,000-6,000 miles. This doesn’t replace an annual service; instead, it helps to address any issues early on that may be caused by driving more miles than average, because long commutes and driving in congestion can lead to harmful consequences for your car.
Typically, an interim service can include component and system checks and adjustments including:
Top up of brake fluid, screen wash and antifreeze coolant
ENGINE OIL AND FILTER CHANGE
VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTION
Do I Really Need an Interim Service?
You aren’t legally required to have an interim service; however, it is strongly recommended that you do so if you drive in excess of 12,000 miles a year. Most car warranties also require full and interim services according to their schedule, otherwise it may become void, so if your car is still under warranty, you should check and book one in accordingly.
For the most accurate information regarding when you should get your vehicle serviced, you should refer to the manufacturer’s service handbook.
I’ve Just Had an MOT, Why Do I Need an Interim Service?
Many people often think a car service is just the same as an MOT, however, it’s important to note that an MOT is an annual inspection for safety and isn’t designed to replace or repair worn vehicle components or fix any major issues- you’ll just fail it instead. An interim service takes care of any wear and tear and makes sure your vehicle is running safely, smoothly, and efficiently.
At Tab Automotive, we offer both full and interim services and your dealership warranty will be protected. Call us on 07484 721346 if you would like to talk to our friendly staff about the services we provide in Chorley.