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What service does my car need?

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With a variety of car service options to choose from, decide which service option is right for your vehicle with our helpful guide to choosing the right service.

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Interim Service From £74.99
Full Service From £139.99
Major Service From £189.99

Why Service?

We highly recommend you regularly service your car. Servicing keeps your car running at its best and reduces the risk of it breaking down when you most need it. During a service, we will inspect your car and replace parts that are aged or worn, to keep it running smoothly and reliably. This will save you money in the long run as you face fewer big bills caused by major components, such as the engine or suspension, breaking due to a lack of maintenance.

The type of service you choose is really important because, depending on the service your car last had, it may need a more thorough inspection than usual, or vital parts may need replacing.


What Service do I need??

If your last annual service was a Full Service, we highly recommend your car has a Major Service. This is because during a Major Service we change your brake fluid which is vital for stopping your car safely. Over time, your brake fluid can become contaminated making your brakes less effective, so it takes longer to stop your car. This could have serious consequences in an emergency.

Because of this, we advise you have a Major Service or change your brake fluid, every two years or 24,000 miles, whichever is soonest. During the Major Service we will also change your car's cabin filter, which we also recommend is changed every two years.

If your last annual service was a Major Service then we'd recommend your next is a Full Service, which is a thorough 76 point inspection of your car. Our Full Service is our next most comprehensive inspection after the Major Service and exceeds most car manufacturers' specifications.

However if you are a high mileage driver, for example you regularly drive more than 2,000 miles a month, your car may need more frequent checking due to the extra wear and tear being placed on it. If this is the case, you should consider having an Interim Service every six months in addition to a Full or Major Service. During this service, our highly trained technicians will check the parts of your car that need a more frequent inspection.

Interim Service
Interim Service

Recommended interval:
6 months or exceeding 2000 miles per month


The Interim Service is designed for the high mileage car user, that may need more than one service a year. For example, if you are driving 2,000 or more miles a month.



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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 75 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 our most comprehensive car service which includes everything needed in an annual Service. In addition, we change parts recommended for replacement every two years including a brake fluid change (worth £37), and a cabin filter replacement (worth a minimum of £30). This Service should be carried out every other year, in place of a Full Service.



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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

We are committed to giving you the best possible service at our Autocentres. Our expert technicians are trained to the highest possible standard and our centres are equipped with the latest diagnostics equipment, so you can relax knowing your vehicle is in safe hands with us.

Car Servicing
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At Halfords Autocentres, we offer three levels of Car Servicing depending on your needs. We operate 300+ autocentres nationwide, and each one is equipped with the latest diagnostics equipment to ensure we're able to Service any make and model of car.
What's more, our knowledgeable and approachable technicians are ATA-trained to the highest possible standard, so you can relax knowing your vehicle is in safe hands with us.

Book a Car Service today and choose a time and date to suit you.

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