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Car Servicing - What's Included

A comprehensive checklist of what's included in our car service options.

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Our Prices

Interim Service From £79
Full Service From £149
Major Service From £215

Our car services are up to 40% cheaper than main dealer services when you book online, and are generally just as comprehensive - if not more!

The three levels of service are designed to meet the needs of cars no matter their age, condition or history, and all our work is protected by our Quality and Price Guarantee for your peace of mind.

Service Checklist

Service Types

Here are the types of service you can have:

Interim
6,000 miles
or every6 months
40 Points checked
Full
12,000 miles
or every12 months
69 Points checked
Major
24,000 miles
or every24 months
71 Points checked

Service Points

Here are the points that make up the services, and which type of services they apply to.

  • Engine

    • Drain engine oil and refill. We use Castrol oils
      Special or synthetic oils are subject to additional charge.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Replace oil filter.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check for excessive oil leaks.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check for timing belt (cambelt) replacement interval and report if replacement due according to mileage or age.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check radiator condition.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check coolant cap seals.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check coolant hoses for leaks and condition and security.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check electric cooling fan for operation where applicable.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check condition and tension of fan or alternator belt. Adjust or report on condition.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check condition and adjust auxiliary drive belts if required (excluding cambelt).
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Replace air filter.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Report if spark plugs are due to be changed according to mileage. An additional charge applies for the supply of plugs and fitment.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
      not included
    • Check and record antifreeze strength and minimum temperature and top up coolant as required.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
      not included
    • Drain out cooling system and replace coolant to correct specification.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      not included
      Major Service
    • Replace spark plugs for petrol engines only. An additional charge applies for platinum or long life plugs.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      not included
      Major Service
    • Check condition and security of undertray.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
  • Fuel

    • Check fuel cap seal condition.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check visual condition of fuel lines.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Replace fuel filter (if fitted and external from fuel tank).
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      not included
      Major Service
  • Drive System

    • Check for correct clutch operation.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check for correct gearbox operation.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check and top up clutch fluid where applicable.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check drive shaft gaitors for security and report leaks.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Grease prop/shaft if applicable.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check and top up axle and/or transaxle oil if applicable.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Top up gearbox fluid where applicable and not sealed.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
  • Electrical

    • Check operation of exterior lights.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check horn.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check diesel heater plug indicator operation where fitted.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check battery security and lubricate terminals.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check battery condition and print results.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Top up battery/non-sealed units only.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check dashboard warning lights.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Visual inspection of HT (high tension) leads.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Test effectiveness of starter motor.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      not included
      Major Service
    • Test alternator charging rate - check security.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      not included
      Major Service
  • Steering & Suspension

    • Check and top up power steering reservoir where applicable.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check steering and suspension components for wear and corrosion.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check steering rack gaitors condition.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check wheel bearings for excessive play or roughness.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Carry out shock absorber bounce test.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Grease steering and suspension where applicable.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
  • Exhaust

    • Inspect exhaust system (including catalyst if fitted) for leaks, security and noise.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Visual check for exhaust smoke.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
  • Brakes

    • Check brake pads for wear or damage.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check brake callipers for leaks and security.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check service brake shoes for wear or damage - clean and adjust if required (excludes internal handbrake shoes).
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Inspect operation of wheel cylinders and report any leaks.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Visually check brake hydraulic system, pipes and hoses for any leaks, chafing and corrosion.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check security of handbrake linkages and travel. Lubricate and adjust if required.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check brake discs and drums for wear, cracks, corrosion and scoring or pitting (excluding internal drums).
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check brake fluid level and top up if required.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
      not included
    • Check brake servo operation.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Carry out brake fluid boil test and record readings.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
      not included
    • Replace brake fluid and bleed system.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      not included
      Major Service
  • Tyres and Wheels

    • Remove road wheels.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check tyre size and whether tyre is fitted to side wall instructions.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check tyre condition and tread depth (including spare).
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check and adjust tyre pressures (including spare).
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Set wheel nut torque to manufacturer's settings.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check wheels for correct balance (including spare).
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
  • Vision

    • Check windscreen wiper condition and operation.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check rear wiper condition and operation (if fitted).
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check windscreen washer operations, align jets and top up if required.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check windscreen for chips and cracks.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check mirror condition (interior and exterior).
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check number plate condition.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
  • Internal

    • Advise if cabin filter is required according to age/mileage reccomendations and lasr change.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check seatbelts - front and rear including lap belt.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Check operation of all external door locks.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Lubricate accessible door hinges (with white grease).
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
  • General

    • Reset vehicle service light where applicable (subject to data and tooling availability).
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Conduct road test.
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Lubricate bonnet catch.
      Interim Service
      not included
      Full Service
      Major Service
    • Stamp service book (indicating a Halfords Autocentres Menu Service has been carried out).
      Interim Service
      Full Service
      Major Service

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