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What Service Does My Car Need?

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A guide to choosing the right service for your vehicle.

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

The purpose of a car service is to check and replace the parts which wear down over time and use. Some parts, such as oil and brake pads need checking more reguarly than others, such as the fuel filter and spark plugs.

Every car is different, so to find out what needs replacing when on your vehicle (known as 'service intervals'), you should check your manufacturer's handbook.

Which service should I choose, and when?

There are three levels of servicing available at Halfords Autocentres. By choosing a combination of these services, the essential parts will be checked within most manufacturer's recommendations (in fact, our services actually exceed most manufacturer's recommendations, see our full checklist of what is included in each service).

Even if your car is used very little, it will still require regular servicing as many parts degrade even when not in use.

Interim Service
Interim Service

Recommended interval:
6 months or 6,000 miles


The Interim Service is designed for the high mileage car user, or vehicles which require frequent checks. We test all the main moving parts that may need attention over a short period of time. The interim service should be performed at 6 month intervals between annual services.

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Full Service
Full Service

Recommended interval:
12 months or 12,000 miles


The Full Service is among the most comprehensive annual services available, comprising 69 individual maintenance checks. It exceeds the recommendations made by most manufacturers of checks, refills and replacements to be performed annually and will help ensure trouble-free motoring.

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Major Service
Major Service

Recommended interval:
24 months or 24,000 miles


The Major Service is an exceptionally comprehensive service which, as well as covering all the areas of esssential maintenance, includes replacement of items which are regularly recommended for replacement every two years (such as brake fluid and spark plugs), saving you the cost of purchasing these items as extras.

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Depending on your annual mileage or manufacturer recommendation, services should be carried out as follows:

Low to average mileage

Interim Full Major
6 months
12 months
18 months
24 months

High mileage

Interim Full Major
6 months
12 months
18 months
24 months

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.


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